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How climate change affects pandemics

How climate change affects pandemics

Numerous scientists have studied how the 1918 flu spread to become the deadliest pandemic in history and which interventions worked, research that is becoming increasingly relevant during the current coronavirus crisis. But little research has been done on how environmental conditions affected the 1918 pandemic — until now. The 1918 flu coincided with the final…MORE

How parental self-care helps kids weather pandemic stress

How parental self-care helps kids weather pandemic stress

Parents are running on empty. As the pandemic drags on into month seven, many families are still struggling to patch together child care to help cover the basics, never mind slotting in time for parental self-care. Each new day seems to bring at least one family freak-out as tensions from too much togetherness butt up…MORE

It’s a myth that women don’t want sex as they age, study finds

It’s a myth that women don’t want sex as they age, study finds

It’s a myth that women lose interest in sex as they enter midlife and beyond, according to new research that followed over 3,200 women for approximately 15 years. “About a quarter of women rate sex as very important, regardless of their age,” said Dr. Holly Thomas, lead author of an abstract being presented during the…MORE

1 in 3 parents won’t get flu shots for their child during Covid-19, study finds

1 in 3 parents won’t get flu shots for their child during Covid-19, study finds

One-third of American parents have no plans to get their children vaccinated for the flu this year, according to the National Poll on Children’s Health released Monday, despite the very real possibility their child could also catch the deadly Covid-19. In addition, two-thirds of parents don’t believe getting a flu shot for their child is…MORE

5 common coronavirus misconceptions and the science you need to know

5 common coronavirus misconceptions and the science you need to know

Since the beginning of 2020, when we first started hearing about a new coronavirus, eventually dubbed SARS-CoV-2, our understanding of what it is, how it infects people, who it infects and how we can protect ourselves have all evolved as our knowledge has grown. But that evolution — and the changing information and recommendations that…MORE

This is what happens to your body over months in isolation

This is what happens to your body over months in isolation

Since the pandemic officially began in March, we’ve been told staying home is the best way to avoid catching Covid-19. And it is. But life in confinement can cause physical ailments on its own. Being homebound for so long contorts the body, weakens the heart and lungs and even impairs brain function. The effects of…MORE

Experts are warning of a coming surge of Covid-19 cases in US

Experts are warning of a coming surge of Covid-19 cases in US

The US could see an explosion of Covid-19 cases as fall and winter set in, one expert says, joining a chorus of health officials who have warned about the challenges of the coming months. Two things will likely help drive that expected winter surge, according to Dr. Chris Murray, director of the University of Washington’s…MORE

Coronavirus pandemic could impact cancer rates and care in the future

Coronavirus pandemic could impact cancer rates and care in the future

The news about cancer is good for now, but the future doesn’t look as bright, according to a report published this week by the American Association for Cancer Research. Progress in cancer care The AACR Cancer Progress Report 2020 found the number of cancer survivors living in the United States has reached a record high,…MORE

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