Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pediatric inpatient admissions down during pandemic

Inpatient pediatric admissions were down across a wide range of diagnoses during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in JAMA Network Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Historical coronaviruses show evidence of seasonality and immunity

Using historical data, a UCL research team has found that levels of infection from three common coronaviruses appear to have followed a seasonal pattern in England, with peaks occurring during winter and broadly at the same ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

To predict flu's spread, modelers turn to weather forecasts

Are influenza outbreaks and weather patterns connected? Researchers have long known that flu season occurs in the colder months, and that infection rates drop dramatically as the weather warms. But why? And could weather ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Got the winter blues? All about seasonal affective disorder

If winter days get you down, you're not alone. You may have seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression triggered by the change of seasons. People with this disorder tend to feel depressed in the fall and winter, when ...

Health

Incidence of PE hospitalizations rises from 2001 to 2010

(HealthDay)—The incidence of hospitalizations for pulmonary embolism (PE) increased from 2001 to 2010, and a pattern of seasonal variation can be seen in PE hospitalizations, according to a study published in the January ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Tis the season for seasonal affective disorder

(HealthDay)—Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs in some people due to decreased amounts of daylight during the winter.

Health

Hospitalizations for pulmonary embolism vary by season

(HealthDay)—Hospitalizations for pulmonary embolism (PE) are higher in the winter and lower in the summer, according to a study published online Oct. 31 in the Journal of Thrombosis and Homeostasis.

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