In what is believed to be the first published study of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, a research team co-led by the Yale School of Public Health found a widely used vaccine is highly successful in preventing infections.
- August 18, 2020Source: US News
When COVID-19 was raging in the Northeastern United States, more than 25% of Connecticut nursing-home residents were suffering from the coronavirus, a new survey reports.
- August 12, 2020Source: Yale News
A new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds that 28% of recently surveyed Connecticut nursing home residents tested positive for coronavirus. Most of the patients were asymptomatic.
- July 16, 2020Source: AARP
Start with changes to staffing policies, these experts say
- May 08, 2020Source: STAT
Although much of the nation’s focus has been on the surge of Covid-19 cases and deaths in New York and other large cities, the overlooked epicenter of the pandemic is our nation’s nursing homes, veterans’ homes, and other long-term care facilities.
- March 18, 2019
Childhood malaria episodes could be reduced by 20% during malaria transmission season if an entire village population were given the mosquito-killing drug ivermectin or IVM every three weeks, according to a new study published in The Lancet international medical journal.
- November 01, 2018
Malaria continues to exact a tremendous toll on resource-limited regions. In 2016 alone, there were an estimated 216 million cases worldwide, resulting in 445,000 deaths.
- June 12, 2018Source: AAAS and EurekAlert!
Current recommended dosing regimens for the most widely used treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria may be sub-optimal for the most vulnerable populations of patients, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine.
- September 01, 2016
Bhutan, a Himalayan nation with a population of fewer than a million people, is well on its way to eliminating the scourge of malaria.
- July 07, 2016
The overlapping disease burdens of HIV and malaria in sub-Saharan Africa continue to pose an enormous health threat to millions of people, many of whom are children.