Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rigid social distancing rules for COVID-19 based on outdated science

Rules which stipulate a single specific physical distance (1 or 2 meters) between individuals to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are based on outdated science and experiences of past viruses, argue researchers in The BMJ today.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Addressing long-term pandemic anxiety in children

Young children growing up during the pandemic have faced confusion and fear surrounding coronavirus and their safety. As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, parents are navigating how to keep their children safe while also ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clearing up omicron confusion

By now, Americans are weary of having to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, and many are confused by advice about COVID that seems inconsistent. Albert Ko, MD, the Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor at Yale School of Public Health, ...

Health

Children and good hand-washing habits

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness.

Health

Examining the adverse effects of hand sanitizers

Washing hands and using hand sanitizer have been some of the most important methods to combat spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports of increased hand irritation and dryness prompted a study led by researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand dermatitis currently prevalent in health care workers

(HealthDay)—More than 90 percent of health care workers and two-thirds of the general population currently have hand dermatitis, according to a study presented at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Spring ...

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