Pandemic

Pandemic may have made young adults more moody, less cooperative: study

Pandemic may have made young adults more moody, less cooperative: study

The story at a glance New research details the extent to which COVID-19 has altered the personality of individuals. Changes were greatest in young adults and people of Hispanic/Latino origin. The declines in some traits were equivalent to the normal personality changes seen over a decade. Thousands of Americans experienced changes in personality traits like …

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For black men like me, the pandemic has been a reminder of our psychological masks |  Mental Health Perspectives

For black men like me, the pandemic has been a reminder of our psychological masks | Mental Health Perspectives

The Mental Health Project is a Seattle Times initiative focused on coverage of mental and behavioral health issues. It is funded by Ballmer Group, a national organization focused on the economic mobility of children and families. The Seattle Times maintains editorial control over the work produced by this team. Throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Americans …

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myAir combines technology with food as medicine to combat the growing pandemic of stress

myAir combines technology with food as medicine to combat the growing pandemic of stress

The strategy of personalizing nutrition to achieve a health or wellness goal, such as lowering bad cholesterol, managing diabetes or, in the case of myAir, reducing stress, is well documented as effective – but delivering such services at scale to create long-term, sustainable change (and consumer relationships) requires a reliable feedback loop that can accurately …

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Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

“Aging in place” refers to people aging in their own homes rather than moving to nursing homes or other types of care facilities. It’s certainly not new, conceptually – for centuries many cultures around the world have celebrated the retirement of the elderly and happily embrace the practice of elder care. What is relatively new, …

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Interest in point-of-care technologies increases among healthcare professionals during the pandemic

Interest in point-of-care technologies increases among healthcare professionals during the pandemic

Healthcare professional interest in point-of-care technologies (POCTs) has increased during the pandemic, with perceived applications of easy-to-use devices at home, mobile, or at the bedside for a wider range of illnesses. Does the COVID-19 pandemic have a positive side? A recent paper by UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Lowell researchers in humanities and social …

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Unhealthy routines, revenge trips: Why gyms haven't yet rebounded from pandemic lows

Unhealthy routines, revenge trips: Why gyms haven’t yet rebounded from pandemic lows

SINGAPORE: It’s been more than a year since fitness enthusiasts were able to resume high-intensity indoor exercise without masks, but gyms in Singapore say business has yet to rebound to pre-COVID levels. Rising costs, labor shortages, new daily routines that avoid going to the gym, and renewed distractions in the form of travel are just …

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Nautilus seeks buyer or other 'strategic alternatives' as pandemic fitness boom wanes

Nautilus seeks buyer or other ‘strategic alternatives’ as pandemic fitness boom wanes

Vancouver exercise equipment company Nautilus said Monday it may sell the struggling business and has hired an adviser to explore “strategic alternatives.” Nautilus manufactures the well-known brand of treadmills, exercise bikes, and other workout equipment that bears the company name. It also owns the Bowflex line of home gyms and the Schwinn bicycle brand. Sales …

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Pantry No Questions Asked More Than Doubled Attendance During Pandemic

Pantry No Questions Asked More Than Doubled Attendance During Pandemic

The University of Chicago Medicine’s Feed1st self-service food pantry program more than doubled its distribution rates between March 2020 and November 2021 over the previous year, providing more than 42,000 pounds of food (an increase 124%) to patients, visitors and hospital staff during the pandemic. This contrasts with a comparable program requiring ID or other …

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Ending Gun Violence in the Americas: A Preventable Pandemic

Ending Gun Violence in the Americas: A Preventable Pandemic

By guest contributors Rashi Jhunjhunwala, MD MA; Arthur Cervantes Trejo MD MPH DrPH; Paul Tarcisius Uribe-Leitz MD MPH; John Lindsay-Poland, Keith Martin MD PC; Stephen Hargarten MD What is the problem? When investigating the epidemiology and impact of infectious disease outbreaks, researchers examine all characteristics of biological damage, assess and treat elements of disease, and …

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The end of the pandemic reveals an America full of bad behavior, in and out of the workplace

The end of the pandemic reveals an America full of bad behavior, in and out of the workplace

Not only did Joe Biden declare “the pandemic is over” a week ago, but Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve Chairman whose warmongering is disrupting markets, said shortly after that the economy was now heading towards a “new normal”. If you accept that the pandemic is over and a new normal is here, what does that …

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