Monday, January 30, 2023

Studies look at reactions to COVID vaccines

Two studies into COVID-19 vaccinations in Australian pharmacies have found fewer people reported adverse reactions compared to those who received the jabs at medical practices and vaccine hubs.

New study recommends prioritizing diabetes care for global post-pandemic recovery

People with diabetes were among the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new global study, co-authored by a Western professor, examines the impact of COVID-19...

New research-backed tools ready to support parents in navigating COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a series of new information tools to help parents with questions about their children and COVID-19.

Surgical masks as good as N95 masks for health-care workers providing routine COVID-19 care

Surgical masks are not inferior to N95 masks for preventing the spread of COVID-19 to health-care workers, says a study led by McMaster University researchers.

Antibody therapies against Covid-19 for most vulnerable patients work, new analysis finds

The largest analysis of data on antibody therapies for protecting clinically extremely vulnerable people from Covid-19 shows that they are effective, a new study has found.

Not pursuing your goals during the pandemic is good for your mental health

People who shelved their long-term goals during the pandemic were better able to avoid anxiety and depression, according to a new study.

MIHI awarded Ministry grant to assess Māori COVID-19 vaccine clinic work

A mobile vaccination clinic initiative to improve Māori rates of protection from COVID-19 in Canterbury has been awarded a major Te Whatu Ora grant to assess its future viability.

Is New Zealand well prepared for the next COVID wave?

Following the Government decision to drop most mandatory Covid public health measures, Professor Michael Plank and co-author David Welch talk numbers on The Conversation.

Students explore the art of togetherness in a pandemic lockdown

Lockdowns were lonely and isolating for many, but an imaginative bunch of Bachelor of Arts students discovered how their creative projects fostered a sense of togetherness.

COVID vaccine patch fights variants better than needles

A needle-free vaccine patch could better fight COVID-19 variants, such as Omicron and Delta, than a traditional needle vaccine according to a University of Queensland study in mice.
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