Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What experts know about the Omicron 'variant of concern'

(HealthDay)—Hopes for an easing of the pandemic were dealt a major setback over the Thanksgiving weekend, with news that a variant first spotted in southern Africa carries a multiplicity of mutations that might make it ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is another COVID-19 surge around the corner?

You may have seen the latest COVID-19 numbers in Illinois and thought you were reliving parts of 2020. Unfortunately, new COVID-19 cases in Illinois have been on the rise since late October. That could mean we may have another ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Positive SARS-CoV-2 test result linked to psychiatric morbidity

(HealthDay)—Having a positive severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) test result seems to be associated with an increased risk for psychiatric morbidity, fatigue, and sleep problems, according to a ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health

Depression and anxiety have been increasing among teenagers worldwide for many years, and the COVID-19 global pandemic only exacerbated the problem.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU drug agency looking at data on Merck's COVID-19 pill

The European Union's medicines agency on Monday began reviewing Merck's COVID-19 treatment pill so that it can swiftly advise national drug authorities in the 27-nation bloc that want to begin using it before it gets official ...

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