As SARS-CoV-2 variant strains emerge and vaccine supplies remain uncertain, the need to mask, social distance, and use other nonpharmaceutical interventions is critical. Researchers found that masking increased from 39% to 89% from April to November 2020.
Despite 40 years of research, definitions of key terms and measures regarding burnout are not yet standardized, hindering efforts to compare studies and to evaluate efficacy of treatment. Signs of burnout, such as emotional depletion and poor energy, overlap with mental health diagnosis (depression and anxiety, for example), leading some to wonder if burnout is a subtype of a mental health disorder.
A technology-enhanced community health nursing intervention proved useful as a method for preventing gonorrhea and chlamydia infections. It also helped patients improve management of pelvic inflammatory disease.
A one-minute intervention giving facts about the health impact of smoking was presented to 787 men waiting to be seen in Hong Kong emergency rooms. At a six-month follow-up, investigators found a significantly higher abstinence rate in the intervention group.
In this randomized trial, daily maximal recruitment trials failed to reduce ventilator-free days in the setting of acute respiratory distress syndrome, but increased the risk of cardiovascular adverse effects.