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Pandemic got you down? A little nature could help

Having trouble coping with COVID? Go take a hike. Literally. Researchers have long been aware of the positive impact of a connection with nature on psychological health and, according to a new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, the pandemic hasn’t decreased the power of nature to improve mental well-being. “Thinking about […]

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COVID vaccines: Rich countries have bought more than they need – here’s how they could be redistributed

In a number of wealthy countries, the number of COVID-19 vaccines ordered vastly exceeds what’s needed, while many poorer countries will have to wait—possibly for years—for vaccines to become widely available. If these rich countries’ orders are fulfilled, what will happen to the excess vaccines? Will they be wasted, traded to the highest bidder, or […]

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Sickle cell target could treat COVID

Scientists have found a way to lower stroke risk in sickle cell patients that opens a gateway of potential treatments for inflammation and clotting stemming from conditions such as COVID-19. For the first time, they investigated the use of immune cell proteins as an anti-inflammatory treatment to reduce blood clotting in people with sickle cell […]

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Study shows one more step could help during pandemic

A new study published in Translational Behavioral Medicine shows that some measures to promote safety during the pandemic could be bolstered by one more step. The lack of physical activity, the world’s fourth leading cause of death, may be intensified by physical distancing measures during the pandemic. “While physical distancing is important to reduce the […]

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Simple monitoring could reduce medicine misuse in care homes

New research from Swansea University suggests that a simple nurse- or carer-led medicines’ monitoring system can help reduce medication-related illness for people living in residential care homes—and the process takes just a few minutes per patient. The research paper published in the PLOS ONE journal looked how the monitoring system, known as the Adverse Drug […]

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Gates says coronavirus could still be risk through early 2022

California restaurant owner on staying open despite coronavirus shutdown order: ‘I really have no choice’ Cronie’s Sports Grill co-owner Dave Foldes discusses his decision to keep his business open despite shutdown orders on ‘America’s News HQ.’ Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, struck a sobering tone during an interview on Sunday and while he expressed […]

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Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine's 1st impact could be in April, COVID possibly under control 'by end of next summer'

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine’s first impact could be in April, coronavirus possibly under control ‘by end of next summer,’ creator tells Fox News The creator of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine tells Fox News that with the distribution of his and other vaccines, COVID-19 could be under control “by the end of next summer.” With the distribution of the Pfizer/BioNTech […]