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At-home COVID-19 test study launches in Boston

TestBoston, a large-scale research study that will facilitate at-home testing for both the SARS-CoV-2 virus and antibodies against it, is accepting applications from 10,000 current and former Brigham and Women’s Hospital patients. Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the MGB Center for COVID Innovation said the test will detect… Read More »

Nearly One-Third of Covid Patients in Study Had Altered Mental State

Nearly a third of hospitalized Covid-19 patients experienced some type of altered mental function — ranging from confusion to delirium to unresponsiveness — in the largest study to date of neurological symptoms among coronavirus patients in an American hospital system. And patients with altered mental function had significantly worse medical outcomes, according to the study,… Read More »

Severe Mental Illnesses Often Overlooked at Hospital Admission: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 — Severe mental illness diagnoses often get missed in patients hospitalized for physical health problems, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 13,800 U.K. adults who were diagnosed with severe mental illness, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, between 2006 and 2017 and who had more than 45,700 emergency… Read More »

U.S. health officials struggled to get public to cooperate with coronavirus contact tracing, new CDC study says

The Care19 mobile app, which the governors of North Dakota and South Dakota have asked residents to download to assist in contact tracing during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen on a phone, April 24, 2020. Dave Paresh | Reuters Despite “aggressive” efforts to ramp up contact tracing, health departments are… Read More »