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New arthritis pill that can end the hell of stiff joints

New £10-000-a-year arthritis pill that can end the hell of stiff joints could bring relief to more than 400,000 Britons Some 400,000 Britons suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and are in great pain Many young people suffering with the condition can be left using wheelchairs  Current treatments are only able to soothe pain or dampen the […]

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Can air pollution make COVID even deadlier?

People with long-term exposure to air pollutants may be more likely to die from COVID-19, according to a new study. In an analysis of more than 3,000 U.S. counties, researchers found that just a small increase in long-term average exposure to fine-particle pollutants (PM2.5) upped the risk of death from COVID by more than 10%. […]

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How initiatives empowering employees can backfire

Strategies meant to motivate people in the workplace may have unintended consequences—depending on who’s in charge. Recent research from Michigan State University and Ohio State University shows that empowerment initiatives aren’t necessarily the answer for business leaders hoping to motivate their employees. “People tend to think of empowerment in uniformly positive ways,” said Nicholas Hays, […]

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Watching nature on TV can boost wellbeing, finds new study

Watching high quality nature programmes on TV can uplift people’s moods, reduce negative emotions, and help alleviate the kind of boredom associated with being isolated indoors, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. The research has also shown that experiencing nature in virtual reality could have even larger benefits, […]