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Survey finds confusion among public about pandemic news

For a story that has dominated the news during the past four months, a survey out Monday illustrates the difficulty that many Americans have in finding information they can believe about the coronavirus pandemic. Three in 10 Americans say they trust President Donald Trump and his administration to get the facts straight all or most […]

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Why presenteeism is rife among teachers

But like Ruth, she found that just one day off would lead to more stress in the long run. Jo tells us: ‘I would often find that having to sort resources and lesson plans for a covering teacher took me twice as long as if I was going to teach myself, as the plan would […]

Kids Health

Elevated blood lead levels prevalent among refugee children

(HealthDay)—Almost 20 percent of refugee children have elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs), according to a study published online April 15 in Pediatrics. Clelia Pezzi, M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed the prevalence of EBLL among refugee children aged 6 months to 16 years who received a […]

Health Problems

CDC: prevalence of COPD high among some nonsmokers

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among individuals who have never smoked is high in certain industries and occupations, according to research published in the April 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Girija Syamlal, M.B.B.S., from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and […]

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CDC: Violence against seniors on rise, especially among men

(HealthDay)—There has been an increase in the rates of violence among older adults, especially among older men, according to research published in the April 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. J.E. Logan, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed rates of nonfatal assaults […]

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Wellness Problems Prevalent Among Ob-Gyn Residents

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 — Wellness problems are prevalent among obstetrics and gynecology residents, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Helen Kang Morgan, M.D., from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, and colleagues administered a six-item survey to examine U.S. obstetrics and gynecology residents’ perceptions of […]