A number of Drexel University researchers helped the public better understand what happened and the city’s response during the week – shedding light on health risks associated with the chemical that leaked from a latex plant in Bucks County into a tributary of the Delaware; Philadelphia’s water testing and treatment process; and the city’s emergency response procedures.
Category: Health & Medicine
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Q+A: Could Wastewater Surveillance Help Us Spot The Next Pandemic?
A number of cities across the country have been using regular testing of sewage to spot genetic signs of COVID-19 and other diseases. The process, called wastewater surveillance, gives municipalities an edge in responding to […]
Winter ‘Tripledemic’ Highlights the Need to Stay at Home When Sick—and the Need For Paid Sick Leave To Make it Possible
As the United States approaches nearly 100 million COVID-19 cases and the convergence of a widely reported “tripledemic” of COVID-19, the flu, and Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), this holiday season, policymakers should support paid sick leave policies to prevent the spread of infectious disease, say researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health in a recently published paper in the journal Health Affairs.
Are Researchers Closer to Understanding Who is at Risk of Hospitalization From COVID-19?
What lessons have researchers learned about what makes someone more vulnerable to more severe COVID-19 if they become infected, and how can this improve care for patients with the disease? Some answers may be found in a study published in The Lancet’s eBioMedicine that offers some important insights into characteristics that are linked with more severe COVID cases, as well as those suffering from post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, commonly termed “long COVID.”
Q+A: Why Do Vaccines Work More In Some People Than in Others?
Thanks to a new study in Nature Immunology, researchers have gained insights into why some people develop immunity to a disease following vaccination, while others do not.
Could Reducing Screen Time Among Young Autism Patients Reduce Symptoms?
One of the lesser-known downstream consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is an increase in screen time among Americans in every age category. Although lots of television watching, social media scrolling, and playing video games may […]
Q+A: Can addressing childhood trauma help prevent PTSD among violence victims?
As many communities across the country struggle with rising violence, a team of researchers from Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health took a unique approach to better understand the experiences of victims of urban violence […]
Drink a Glass of Milk Before Snacking to Avoid Overindulging
Drexel study finds consuming 8 grams of protein – the amount found in a glass of milk – can reduce overeating of ultra-processed, high sugar and fat foods.
COVID-19 Supply Chain Issues Causing ‘Never-Events’ to Happen in Hospitals
Karen Goldschmidt, PhD, and Kelsey Stasko, of the College Nursing and Health Professions, discuss the global supply chain issues during COVID-19 at a rural children’s hospital.