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COVID-19 lockdown loneliness linked to more depressive symptoms in older adults

Loneliness in adults aged 50 and over during the COVID-19 lockdown was linked to worsening depressive and other mental health symptoms, according to a large-scale online study.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 22 Jan 2021

NEWS2 evaluated for prediction of severe COVID-19 outcome in large international study

In the first systematic large-scale evaluation of the UK National Early Warning Risk Score (NEWS) 2 as a scoring system for predicting severe COVID-19 outcomes in patients, researchers at King’s College London have found poor-to-moderate accuracy for identifying patients at risk of being transferred to intensive care units (ICUs) or dying after 14 days of hospitalisation. Accuracy of predictions in short term (three days) showed moderate success.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 Jan 2021

Interview with Miguel Vasconcelos Da Silva

For this interview we spoke to Miguel Vasconcelos Da Silva who is a Registered Nurse, and Dementia and Related Disorders and Dementia Theme Manager in the Department of Old Age Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Jan 2021

SIREN study finds past COVID-19 infection provides some immunity for at least five months

The first report from Public Health England's national SIREN study, supported at King's College Hospital by the King's CRF, has found that past COVD-19 infection provides 83% immunity for at least five months. However, some people may still carry the virus and transmit to other people.

By NIHR Wellcome King's Clinical Research Facility at 19 Jan 2021

Fellows award for Dr Katherine Young for work on the mental health of young people during and after the pandemic

A grant from MQ Mental Health Research will fund vital new studies into depression and anxiety in young people during and after the COVID-19 pandemic by Dr Katherine Young of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 18 Jan 2021