Tag Archives: Health

Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »

Federal Health Care Rule Tries to Roll Back LGBT Protections

The Trump administration has issued a new health care rule that ends protections against anti-LGBT discrimination. Specifically, it states that anti-discrimination rules do not cover gender identity and sex stereotyping. The media has portrayed this as mostly an attack against transgender people, who are certain to be especially vulnerable, but advocates point out that the… Read More »

Coronavirus: Child psychologists highlight mental health risks of lockdown

The delay in getting children and adolescents back to schools is a “national disaster” that is putting their mental health at risk, say leading psychologists. In an open letter to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, they say the isolation of lockdown is harming already vulnerable young people. Highlighting the low risk to children of Covid-19, they… Read More »

In post-lockdown China, student mental health in focus amid reported jump in suicides

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Some Chinese students returning to school after lockdown are grappling with familial conflict while others are stressing over how coronavirus disruptions have affected their academic performance, teachers and school counsellors say. FILE PHOTO: A thermometer and a sanitising gel are seen outside a classroom during a government-organised media tour at a high… Read More »

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

Patients in the U.S. are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health consumers’ spending varies depending on whether the household is generally a healthy family unit, healthy “enthusiasts,” dealing with a simple or more complex chronic conditions, or managing… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for MAY 16, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The association between labor epidural analgesia and postpartum depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Almeida M, Kosman KA, Kendall MC, De Oliveira GS.  BMC Womens Health. 2020 May 11;20(1):99.   Free Article Of the 148 studies available, 9 studies with 4442 patients were included in the analysis. The use of labor analgesia on positive depression… Read More »