Psychology & Psychiatry

WHO warns of 'long term' COVID impact on mental health

The mental health impact of the pandemic will be "long-term and far-reaching", the World Health Organization said Thursday, as experts and leaders called for action on COVID-linked anxiety and stress.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic changed perceptions of masked faces

The COVID-19 pandemic has improved perceptions of facial attractiveness and healthiness of people wearing face masks in Japan.

Medical research

Should changes made to clinical trials during pandemic be kept?

(HealthDay)—Many of the alterations made to clinical trial procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic should be implemented in the post-COVID-19 roadmap, according to an article published online July 21 in Cancer Discovery.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coordinated approach to pandemic research needed

Australia should follow the examples of the UK and parts of the US and establish a national, coordinated approach for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for COVID-19, any future pandemics, and inter-pandemic periods, ...

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Pandemic

A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" + δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of infectious disease that is spreading through human populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics exclude seasonal flu. Throughout history there have been a number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis. More recent pandemics include the HIV pandemic and the 2009 flu pandemic.

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