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Antipsychotic drug use increased in Canadian long-term care homes in first...

While most aspects of care quality in long-term care homes did not differ in the first year of the pandemic from pre-pandemic levels, a new study shows that the use of antipsychotic drugs increased in all provinces.

How Canadians’ lifestyle behaviours changed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sixty per cent of roughly 1,600 Canadians who took part in a new McGill University study say their lifestyle habits either stayed the same or improved during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The power of peer-to-peer communication in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout: study

During the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions with peers played a large role in people’s decisions around vaccination, new research from UNSW Sydney shows.

Key to fighting chronic inflammation in severe COVID

A treatment to prevent runaway inflammation in patients with severe COVID-19 is a step closer after a University of Queensland-led study into how immune cells respond to the virus.

Energy insecurity worsened in remote Australia during COVID

Residents of remote Indigenous communities who prepay for access to electricity experienced unrelenting energy insecurity during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU).

Virtual visit program helps people living with dementia in care homes...

Video calls became a lifeline for many people during the restrictions of the early COVID-19 pandemic, allowing families to catch up, employees to work and patients to meet their doctors, all without ever leaving home.

Analysis: Ageism and the pandemic: How Canada continues to let older...

Three years into this pandemic, most Canadians have taken off their masks and many have stopped getting booster shots.

Smoking rates surge during COVID-19

University of Queensland researchers have found nicotine consumption in Australia increased by 30 per cent during the early stages of COVID-19.

Impressive results with long COVID pacing trial

A pacing rehabilitation programme that helps people with long COVID reduce their symptoms and increase activity levels has shown “impressive” results, say scientists.

Global study presents first results on the longer-term effects of therapies...

The world’s largest trial into the effect of multiple interventions for critically ill adults with COVID-19 on longer-term outcomes has released results from the 180-day (six month) follow-up of 4869 critically ill patients.
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