What Is Paxlovid? Everything You Need to Know

What Is Paxlovid?  Everything You Need to Know

Hopes that it could be useful for treating people with mild illness have also proved unfounded. In June, a trial of Paxlovid’s effects in standard-risk Covid patients was ended when the treatment failed to significantly relieve the symptoms of those participating. Paxlovid’s usefulness is in protecting at-risk people from experiencing the very worst effects of … Read more

Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the US, Insurance Data Suggests

Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the US, Insurance Data Suggests

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Newly released data is the latest to show that Lyme disease cases in the US are on the rise. The research found that private insurance claims related to the tickborne disease have substantially climbed since 2007, including more recently in the last five years. This relative increase was especially dramatic in rural … Read more

Exposure to SNAP work requirements associated with increase in mental health care use

Exposure to SNAP work requirements associated with increase in mental health care use

Being exposed to work requirements in order to receive nutrition benefits from the US government significantly increased mental health care use for depression and anxiety, a new Northwestern University study has found. The policy’s negative effects occurred much sooner for women than men. This is the first study to look at how work requirements associated … Read more

These Vaccines Will Take Aim at Covid—and Its Entire SARS Lineage

These Vaccines Will Take Aim at Covid—and Its Entire SARS Lineage

Even though the researchers only used an RBD from one version of Covid, their vaccine generated a robust polyclonal response—meaning it created multiple antibody types, rather than just one. To Saunders, this is part of the approach’s charm: Creating many antibody types is beneficial, he says, because one that is extremely effective against a certain … Read more

Hoping for a breakthrough, the search for answers on long Covid continues

Hoping for a breakthrough, the search for answers on long Covid continues

A new US study is the latest to identify several factors that make some people more susceptible to long Covid than others. Yet with millions around the globe experiencing debilitating symptoms weeks or months after first being infected, the medical establishment does not yet understand why. Patients who have been obese at some point prior … Read more

FSSA to fund mental health services | News

FSSA to fund mental health services |  News

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction is providing new funding to help build and support projects in Indiana to improve mental health services for Hoosiers. This includes funding appropriated by the Indiana General Assembly in House Enrolled Act 1001, and additional funding from the federal American … Read more

Multi-agency team responding to mental health emergencies leads to better outcomes

Multi-agency team responding to mental health emergencies leads to better outcomes

Having emergency services work together to attend mental health emergencies reduces the likelihood of the person in crisis ending up in hospital, a study from the University of Otago in New Zealand has found. The co-response team, made up of police, ambulance and mental health staff, was evaluated from March 2020 to March 2021 in … Read more

NAMI Tyler educates community leaders, spreads awareness on Black mental health | News

NAMI Tyler educates community leaders, spreads awareness on Black mental health |  News

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Tyler met Tuesday with community leaders to spread awareness on mental health in the Black community. NAMI is dedicated to rebuilding better lives for the millions of Americans who are affected by mental illness. It offers free support services for those struggling with mental health. With the month … Read more

The Covid Virus Keeps Evolving. Why Haven’t Vaccines?

The Covid Virus Keeps Evolving.  Why Haven’t Vaccines?

On March 16, 2020, the first volunteer received a shot of Moderna’s then-experimental Covid-19 vaccine, just 63 days after the company had generated a genetic blueprint of the new virus. But Moderna’s rival beat it to the marketplace: Pfizer’s Covid vaccine would be authorized for use in the United States less than a year later, … Read more

Digital mental health companies draw scrutiny, growing concerns | News

Digital mental health companies draw scrutiny, growing concerns |  News

When Pat Paulson’s told her he was feeling anxious and depressed at college, Paulson went through her Blue Cross Blue Shield provider directory and started calling mental health therapists. No providers in the Wisconsin city where her son’s university is located had openings. So she bought a monthly subscription to BetterHelp, a Mountain View, California, … Read more