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Virus lockdowns around the world as vaccine efforts stumble

Fresh lockdowns and curfews were imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina on Saturday, as Covid-19 infections surged again and vaccine roll-outs were hampered by shortages and scares over side effects. In India, the worst-hit state of Maharashtra was running out of vaccines as the health system buckled under the weight […]

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US COVID cases plateau even as vaccinations up

The rate of new coronavirus infections was plateauing in the United States Thursday—a warning sign that has previously predicted new surges, even as data showed one in eight Americans are now fully vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the latest 7-day average of new cases was 54,201 as of March 16, […]

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Layperson can reduce pregnant women’s depression as well as mental health professional

Perinatal depression has soared during the pandemic. But many mental health professionals are overwhelmed and can’t take on new clients. Good news comes from a new Northwestern Medicine study finding paraprofessionals generated similar reductions in depressive symptoms as mental health professionals when delivering a group-based cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention. The study findings are based on adding […]