Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, concerning mental health trends and major treatment gaps were noted among adolescents. We spoke with Cécile Rousseau, MD, researcher, psychiatrist, and professor in the division of social and transcultural psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health.
Higher rates of smoking, lower rates of lung cancer screening, and more diagnoses of asthma and COPD have been seen in transgender vs cisgender individuals.
About 90% of those with familial hypercholesterolemia have not been diagnosed or treated for it, leaving them more vulnerable for COVID-19 infection and its complications.
Since pulse oximetry technology was developed in nondiverse populations, racial bias may influence the accuracy of pulse oximeter readings.
An emerging body of research highlights plant-based vaccine manufacturing as a potential solution to risks posed by traditional egg-based manufacturing.
Patients with “long COVID” have described a wide array of ongoing, unpredictable impairments in physical, cognitive, emotional, and occupational functioning.
Anna Lembke, MD, discusses how patients who use drugs are affected by the convergence of 2 public health emergencies – increasing overdose rates, and the COVID-19 pandemic – and addresses controversial solutions proposed by other investigators.