Addiction

Alcohol use disorder deaths up during the pandemic

Alcohol use disorder (AUD)-related mortality rates increased among all ages and both sexes during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online May 4 in JAMA Network Open.

Health informatics

Chatbots deployed in response to COVID-19 pandemic

If you've been to a clinic for a vaccine or COVID test during the past two years, you've likely interacted with a chatbot. Chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate conversation with human users. Scalable to answer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: How addictions have been affected by COVID-19, good and bad

In addition to the public health crisis that is the COVID-19 pandemic, the turmoil of the past two years has caused widespread challenges to mental health and well-being. The picture of its long-term consequences—including ...

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