What is the impact of COVID-19 on male reproductive health?

In a recent study published in the Endocrinological Investigation Journal, researchers assessed male reproductive health three months after infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Male reproductive health after 3 months of SARS-CoV-2 infection: a multicenter study. Image Credit: BlurryMe/Shutterstock Background Studies have identified male vulnerability to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection … Read more

Academic stress is significantly correlated with students’ psychological well-being, study finds

Academic stress weighs on the mental well-being of some groups of students more than others – a correlation further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers found a significant correlation between perceived academic stress and poor mental well-being among … Read more

Poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic associated with weight gain in obese people

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 30% of obese patients gained more than 5% of their body weight, and 1 in 7 gained more than 10%. While diet and exercise habits were factors, people with the highest levels of stress, anxiety and depression reported the most weight gain, UT researchers reported. Southwestern … Read more

CU2RE Summer Program Expansion Supports UAB Medical Students – News

The summer program is part of the larger CU2RE medical student program, which was created to support medical students interested in serving in areas of the state that lack adequate primary care. Written by: Ann Marie Stephens and Caroline Newman Media Contact: Anna Jones The summer program is part of the larger CU2RE medical student … Read more

38% of Americans are compromising as inflation hits non-healthcare spending, West Health-Gallup poll finds

Rising health care prices have caused 38% of American adults – representing about 98 million people – to delay or skip treatment, cut back on driving, utilities and food, or borrow money to pay medical bills in the past six months, according to a new survey by West Health and Gallup. The survey was conducted … Read more

Substantial Increases in Cardiovascular Trends Contribute to Increased Burden on U.S. Healthcare System

According to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Substantial increases in cardiovascular trends may add to the burden on the US healthcare system and underscore the need for equitable access to prevention education and treatment now to prevent future disease. The researchers used data from the 2020 US … Read more

Many breast cancer patients report changes that affect their sexual health during and after treatment

A new study published by the University of Colorado Cancer Center shows that more than 70% of breast cancer patients reported changes that affect their sexual health during and after treatment. The study was published this week in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. “More than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors live with permanent or temporary … Read more

Personal health records can be useful for patient self-management and communication in colorectal cancer networks

Recently published JMIR publications “Uses of personal health records for communication between colorectal cancer survivors, caregivers, and providers: interview and observational study in a human-computer interaction laboratory” in JMIR Human Factors which reported that personal health records (PHR) can be useful for patient self-management and participation in communication with their caregivers and health care providers. … Read more

Weill Cornell Medicine-led consortium wins $14 million grant to study emerging technologies for aging adults

A consortium led by Weill Cornell Medicine has received a five-year, $14.7 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging for a research center focused on using emerging and existing technologies to help to promote the well-being, quality of life and independence of diverse populations of older adults and to … Read more

Exposure to SNAP work demands associated with increased use of mental health care

Being exposed to job demands in order to receive nutritional benefits from the US government significantly increased mental health care utilization for depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Northwestern University. The negative effects of the policy occurred much earlier for women than for men. This is the first study to examine how … Read more