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Study finds survival is more important than a chronic medical condition in prioritizing medical care

Study finds survival is more important than a chronic medical condition in prioritizing medical care

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The concept of rationing medical resources during the height of COVID-19 pandemic created tremendous anxiety in the patient and healthcare communities. In planning for that possibility, Massachusetts created a triage scoring system focusing on an acute survival score that considers chronic life-limiting medical conditions of the patient, but it does not …

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New study finds community activists in Brazil's favelas play a critical role in combatting COVID-19

New study finds community activists in Brazil’s favelas play a critical role in combatting COVID-19

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A study co-led by Vanderbilt University’s Dominique Béhague found that Brazilian citizens without traditional public health expertise have stepped up and worked together in poor neighborhoods known as favelas to make significant strides in their community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Béhague, associate professor of medicine, health, and society, and Francisco …

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Young infants produce strong immune response to SARS-CoV-2, study finds

Young infants produce strong immune response to SARS-CoV-2, study finds

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Young infants show strong immune responses to SARS-CoV-2, new research has found. In particular, compared with adults, young infants produce relatively high levels of antibodies and immune cells that can specifically protect against COVID-19. The study led by academics and pediatricians at the University of Bristol and Bristol Royal Hospital for …

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Study finds brain areas involved in seeking information about bad possibilities

Study finds brain areas involved in seeking information about bad possibilities

Ilya Monosov, PhD, shows data on brain activity obtained from monkeys as they grapple with uncertainty. Monosov and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the brain regions involved in choosing whether to find out if a bad event is about to happen. Credit: Washington University Photographic Services The term …

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Music listening near bedtime disruptive to sleep, study finds

Music listening near bedtime disruptive to sleep, study finds

Participants for the experimental study were monitored during sleep to determine if earworms had an impact on nighttime sleep physiology. Credit: Robert Rogers/Baylor University Most people listen to music throughout their day and often near bedtime to wind down. But can that actually cause your sleep to suffer? When sleep researcher Michael Scullin, Ph.D., associate …

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Poll finds risky drinking patterns in older adults during pandemic

Poll finds risky drinking patterns in older adults during pandemic

Key findings from a poll of people ages 50 to 80 about alcohol use in 2020, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: University of Michigan As many older adults get back to normal life across the United States thanks to high rates of vaccination and lower COVID-19 activity, a new poll suggests many should watch …

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People more afraid of catching COVID-19 are more judgemental, study finds

People more afraid of catching COVID-19 are more judgemental, study finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers studying how we make moral judgements found that people more concerned about catching COVID-19 were more disapproving of the wrong-doings of others, whatever they were doing wrong. The researchers say their findings are evidence that our morality is shaped by various emotions and intuitions, of which concerns about health and …

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Study finds 'significant reduction' in GP trainee burnout following mindfulness program

Study finds ‘significant reduction’ in GP trainee burnout following mindfulness program

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Medics training to become general practitioners reported a significant positive improvement in their mental wellbeing after participating in a specially-designed mindfulness program, a study from University of Warwick researchers shows. The results show that incorporating mindfulness into training for GPs could help them cope better with the pressures of the profession …

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Study: SARS-CoV-2 Spreads through Cell-to-Cell Transmission. Image Credit: Juan Gaertner / Shutterstock

Cell-to-cell contact helps in spreading SARS-CoV-2, finds study

People aren’t the only ones who should be social distancing — new research shows our cells need to as well. Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA, used in-culture techniques to confirm severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission via cell-to-cell contact. While the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor is the entry …

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Study finds high levels of lead in indigenous people in Peruvian Amazonia

Study finds high levels of lead in indigenous people in Peruvian Amazonia

Lead is a toxic metal, and its widespread use has led to significant environmental pollution and public health problems in many parts of the world. This has led the WHO to include it on a list of ten chemicals that cause serious health problems. However, lead poisoning continues to affect many population groups. A study …

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