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Patient page: Teen vaping
How parents can identify whether their teens are vaping, how to help prevent it, and what to do if their teen is addicted are discussed in this JAMA Pediatrics Patient Page. (2021-02-22)

State legislation related to abortion services
This survey study looked at changes in abortion policies among states by examining legislation enacted between January 2017 and November 2020. (2021-02-22)

PTSD in patients after severe COVID-19 infection
Characteristics associated with posttraumatic stress disorder in patients after severe COVID-19 were analyzed in this observational study. (2021-02-18)

Assessing brain capillaries in COVID-19
This case series analyzes brains from autopsies of patients who died of COVID-19 as confirmed by nucleic acid test and with severe pulmonary pathology. (2021-02-12)

National trends in us otolaryngology surgical volume early in COVID-19 pandemic
Changes in otolaryngology surgical volumes in the United States early on in the COVID-19 pandemic are described in this study. (2021-02-11)

Role of dermatologists in early HIV/AIDS epidemic
This article revisits the role of dermatologists in the early HIV/AIDS epidemic for the 40th anniversary of the epidemic. (2021-02-10)

Proton pump inhibitor use by children, risk of asthma
Researchers investigated the association between the use of proton pump inhibitors among children and adolescents in Sweden and the risk of asthma. (2021-02-08)

Outpatient dietary management of electrolyte disorders during COVID-19
In this essay, the authors describe a 97-year-old patient who learned to titrate condensed chicken soup like a medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2021-02-08)

10-year study shows elevated suicide risk from excess social media time for teen girls
In the longest study to date on the effects of social media on teens, BYU research found a correlation between time spent on social media and suicidality risk among teenage girls. (2021-02-08)

Emergency department visits for mental health, overdose and violence before, during COVID-19 pandemic
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were used to look at changes in emergency department visits for mental health, suicide attempts, drug and opioid overdoses and outcomes of violence before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2021-02-03)

Public attitudes about COVID-19 in response to President Trump's social media posts
Researchers used near real-time social media data to capture the public's changing COVID-19-related attitudes when former President Trump was infected. (2021-02-01)

Hand sanitizer-induced ocular injury
The cases of two children with eye injuries after unintentional contact between alcohol-based hand rubs and the eye are described in this observation. (2021-01-21)

Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis after receipt of 1st dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
This JAMA Insights review provides clinical details of anaphylactic reactions reported to and verified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the first week of use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. (2021-01-21)

Socioeconomic disparities in patient use of telehealth during COVID-19 surge
Which demographic and socioeconomic factors were associated with patient participation in telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic surge was examined in this observational study. (2021-01-14)

Twitter croudsourcing found effective for dermatologic diagnoses
New study from researchers at the University of Paris provides support for social media as a potentially useful tool in the doctor's diagnostic toolkit and a way for general practitioners with questions to connect to specialists who may have the answers. (2021-01-12)

Public health messaging in era of social media
The rapid spread of scientific misinformation on social media platforms throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is discussed in this Viewpoint, which also proposes strategies to counteract its adverse effects including surveillance of digital data and partnering with trusted messengers to engage the public and advance scientifically sound public health measures. (2021-01-04)

Carotid physiology, neck restraints in law enforcement
This Viewpoint reviews the potential neurologic consequences of any restriction of blood flow or oxygen to the brain and calls for an examination of the safety and appropriateness of the use of neck restraints by law enforcement. (2020-12-28)

Obesity, eating disorder disparities among sexual, gender minority children
The likelihood of having obesity or eating disorders was compared between sexual and gender minority children ages 9 to 10 and other children in this study. (2020-12-28)

Comparing health outcomes of privileged Americans with residents of other developed countries
Researchers looked at whether health outcomes of white citizens living in the richest U.S. counties were better than that of average individuals in other developed countries. (2020-12-28)

Estonian-led international network publishes first study of growing influence of social media
The Global Digital Human Rights Network has published a study on the growing role of social media in the processing of information and the fight against misinformation related to COVID-19. (2020-12-23)

COVID-19 social distancing efforts: implications for cancer control
The consequences of COVID-19-related social distancing on health behaviors that may result in better or worse outcomes for patients with cancer are explored in this Viewpoint. (2020-12-17)

Outcomes of early tracheostomy for patients with COVID-19
A retrospective medical record review was done of 148 patients to assess outcomes from early tracheostomy in the airway management of patients with COVID-19 who required mechanical ventilation. (2020-12-17)

Suicide mortality in Maryland during COVID-19 pandemic
Differences in suicide deaths by race/ethnicity during the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland were analyzed in this observational study. (2020-12-16)

Suicide risk among patients with Parkinson disease
Researchers investigated whether Parkinson disease was associated with an increased risk of suicide among a large group of patients in Taiwan. (2020-12-16)

Maximizing the uptake of a COVID-19 vaccine in people with severe mental illness
This Viewpoint discusses individual- and system-level barriers and solutions for people with serious mental illness to access COVID-19 vaccination when it is available. (2020-12-15)

Social media use increases belief in COVID-19 misinformation
The more people rely on social media as their main news source the more likely they are to believe misinformation about the pandemic, according to a survey analysis. The study also found that levels of worry about COVID-19 increased the strength of people's belief in that misinformation. Two factors weakened beliefs in false information: having faith in scientists and a preference for ''discussion heterogeneity,'' meaning people liked talking with others who held different beliefs. (2020-12-14)

Association of political party affiliation with physical distancing among young adults during COVID-19 pandemic
Researchers estimated the associations of political party affiliation with physical distancing behaviors among young adults, a population with high rates of COVID-19. (2020-12-14)

Diversity, representation of physicians during COVID-19 news cycle
The diversity of speakers who discussed COVID-19 and other content on three popular American cable news networks (Fox News Network, CNN and MSNBC) was investigated in this study. (2020-12-14)

Social media provides SMEs with tools to mitigate internationalisation-related threats
For SMEs seeking to enter the international markets, social media is a tool for overcoming liabilities connected to their smallness, newness and foreignness, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2020-12-10)

Number of childhood, adolescent vaccinations administered before, after COVID-19 outbreak in Colorado
Using data from the Colorado Immunization Information System, this study suggests vaccination uptake in children and adolescents has decreased in Colorado since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in that state. (2020-12-07)

Mental health themes in popular rap music
Lyrics from the most popular rap songs from the past two decades were analyzed to see if references to anxiety, depression, suicide and mental health struggles have become more common. (2020-12-07)

What makes COVID misinformation so tough to stop on social media
A recent study highlights two of the reasons that misinformation about COVID-19 is so difficult to tackle on social media: most people think they're above average at spotting misinformation; and misinformation often triggers negative emotions that resonate with people. The findings may help communicators share accurate information more effectively. (2020-12-07)

Overdose-related cardiac arrests observed by emergency medical services during COVID-19 pandemic
Emerging changes in overdose-related cardiac arrests in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic are described in this observational study using a large national emergency medical services database. (2020-12-03)

Evaluation of tracheal complications in patients with COVID-19
Whether patients with COVID-19 had higher risk of tracheal complications after prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation and the possible reasons why were investigated in this study. (2020-11-19)

Effect of vitamin B12 injection on vocal performance of professional singers
Researchers in this randomized clinical trial looked at whether a vitamin B12 injection improved mild singing-related symptoms such as reduced stamina and vocal fatigue among professional singers. (2020-11-12)

Risk of severe COVID-19 among workers, their household members
Prepandemic data were used to estimate how many adults at increased risk of severe COVID-19 held essential jobs and couldn't work at home or lived in households with such workers. (2020-11-09)

Implications of early health care spending reductions for expected spending as COVID-19 pandemic evolves
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care spending in the U.S. has important implications for payers, clinicians, hospitals, health care systems and patients, and has been the subject of much debate. (2020-11-09)

Hospitalizations for drug use-related eye infections in US
Changes in rates and risk factors over more than a decade in the US for hospitalizations for a vision-threatening eye infection related to intravenous (IV) drug use were investigated in this study. (2020-11-05)

it's not if, but how people use social media that impacts their well-being
New research from UBC Okanagan indicates what's most important for overall happiness is how a person uses social media. Derrick Wirtz, an associate professor of teaching in psychology at the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, took a close look at how people use three major social platforms--Facebook, Twitter and Instagram--and how that use can impact a person's overall well-being. (2020-11-02)

Outcomes of contact tracing in San Francisco
Researchers evaluated case investigation and contact tracing outcomes in San Francisco during shelter-in-place restrictions in that California city because of COVID-19. (2020-11-02)

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