Epidemiology of #Seasonal Coronaviruses: Establishing the Context for the Emergence of #Coronavirus Disease 2019

Public health preparedness for coronavirus (CoV) disease 2019 (COVID-19) is challenging in the absence of setting-specific epidemiological data. Here we describe the epidemiology of seasonal CoVs (sCoVs) and other cocirculating viruses in the West of Scotland, United Kingdom. We analyzed routine diagnostic data for >70 000 episodes of respiratory illness tested molecularly for multiple respiratory viruses between 2005 and 2017. Statistical associations with patient age … Continue reading Epidemiology of #Seasonal Coronaviruses: Establishing the Context for the Emergence of #Coronavirus Disease 2019

#Circadian rhythm and sleep alterations in older people with lifetime #depression: a case-control study

Depression is common in older people and is associated with underlying brain change increasing the risk of dementia. Sleep disturbance is frequently reported by those with lifetime depression, however whether circadian misalignment also exists is unclear. We aimed to examine circadian rhythms and sleep associations in older patients with and without lifetime depression.. ..Participants underwent 2-weeks of actigraphy followed by a 3-night protocol including dim … Continue reading #Circadian rhythm and sleep alterations in older people with lifetime #depression: a case-control study