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Resilience Training Could Help Stressed-Out Healthcare Workers

Hospital workers, both those who work directly with patients and those behind the scenes, have faced enormous challenges during the pandemic, leading to significant mental health burdens, including increased stress, anxiety, and burnout. While these problems have been well documented, there has been little research on the efficacy of methods to address them. But a recent study published in JAMA […]

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Hypothyroidism Tied to Increased Risk for Dementia

Older adults with hypothyroidism may be at higher risk of developing dementia, especially if they take thyroid hormone replacement therapy, new research suggests. Investigators analyzed medical records of almost 8000 adults (mean age, 75 years) who were newly diagnosed with dementia. After adjusting for other health and demographic factors that could affect dementia risk, results showed a history of hypothyroidism […]

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Canada Funds Projects to Address PTSD in Healthcare Workers

Two McMaster University researchers working on projects that address pandemic-associated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among healthcare workers have received more than $4.5 million in Canadian federal funding. The projects include a website with evidence-based resources and a smartphone app that encourages early intervention and peer support. Together, the projects are expected to reach more than 100,000 healthcare workers across Canada. […]

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Evaluation of antinucleocapsid antibody seropositivity following SARS-CoV-2 infection in vaccinated individuals

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic brought about by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to cause adverse health effects to millions of people globally. A reliable diagnostic tool is required for the identification of remote and recent infections that could help to determine infection status in vaccine clinical trials, enable population-based seroprevalence studies, and diagnose complications post-SARS-CoV-2 infection. […]

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FDA temporarily suspends order banning Juul cigarettes

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration issued an administrative stay Tuesday on the order it issued last month for vaping company Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market. The agency said on Twitter that the stay temporarily suspends the marketing denial order while it conducts further review, but does not rescind it. The FDA issued the initial […]

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Milk boost: Research shows how breastfeeding offers immune benefits

When infants breastfeed, they receive an immune boost that helps them fight off infectious diseases, according to recent research from Binghamton University Associate Professor of Anthropology Katherine Wander. She is the lead author of “Tradeoffs in milk immunity affect infant infectious disease risk,” published this June in Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. Co-authors include Masako Fujita from Michigan State University’s […]

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