Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Jan. 24 to 28, 2022. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

ALA Report Cites Progress Made in Reducing Tobacco Use

FRIDAY, Jan. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Although progress has been made in reducing tobacco use, new tobacco products are threatening this progress, according to the "State of Tobacco Control" report published by the American Lung Association.

Anxiety in Middle Age Linked to Increased Cardiometabolic Risk

FRIDAY, Jan. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men who are anxious and worry have increased cardiometabolic risk (CMR), which is maintained into older ages, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Postop Anxiety During Care Transitions Reduced With Peer Mentoring

FRIDAY, Jan. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Mentoring programs can help improve patients' transition from hospital to home by reducing their postoperative anxiety following a transplant, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in the Journal of Operations Management.

Three mRNA Vaccine Doses Protective Against Delta, Omicron

FRIDAY, Jan. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Receipt of three doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is associated with protection against delta and omicron compared with being unvaccinated and receipt of two doses, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

As Johnson waits, UK police seek cuts to 'partygate' report

LONDON (AP) — Doubt about the content and release of a key report into lockdown-breaching parties within the British government deepened Friday, when police said they wanted parts of it to remain unpublished until they finish a criminal investigation.

Two Tri-Cities high schools receive Mariners grant for baseball and softball programs

KENNEWICK, Wash. --The Seattle Mariners have awarded 10 high schools in Washington and Oregon grants for their student athletic programs, and two are in the Tri-Cities, including Kennewick and Pasco High Schools, according to a press release from the Mariners. …