‘Better Than the Hospital’: Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home

Late last year, Janet Yetenekian was one of the thousands of people in Southern California whose case of covid-19 was serious enough to send her to the hospital. But Yetenekian’s recovery was not typical: She received hospital-level care in her own home in Glendale. “It was even better than the hospital,” Yetenekian said, laughing. “They were constantly reaching out — […]

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Better country dementia care

Rising levels of dementia is putting pressure on residential aged care facilities, including in rural and regional centers where nursing homes and staff are already under pressure. Now a pilot program of personalized interventions, including residents’ favorite songs, has been shown to make a big difference to dementia behaviors, drug use and carers’ wellbeing. Harmony in the Bush, a study […]

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Kristin Cavallari: How Jay Cutler Split Made Me a 'Better Mom'

Kristin Cavallari: How Jay Cutler Split Made Me a 'Better Mom' Us Weekly Magazine News Stylish Entertainment Royals Moms Wellness Podcasts Video Celebrity Directory News Stylish Entertainment Royals Moms Wellness Podcasts Video Celebrity Directory Photos Food Pets Bachelor Nation Woman Crush Reality TV Buzzzz-o-Meter Newsletter Signup Subscribe Give a Gift Hot Pics Subscriber Service Shop With Us Shop Special Issues […]

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Researchers find a better way to measure consciousness

Millions of people are administered general anesthesia each year in the United States alone, but it’s not always easy to tell whether they are actually unconscious. A small proportion of those patients regain some awareness during medical procedures, but a new study of the brain activity that represents consciousness could prevent that potential trauma. It may also help both people […]

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Novel pooled testing strategies can significantly better identify COVID-19 infections

A new approach to pooled COVID-19 testing can be a highly effective tool for curbing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, even if infections are widespread in a community, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Simple pooled testing schemes could be implemented with minimal changes to current testing infrastructures in […]

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Eating dried fruit may be linked with better diet quality and health markers

Don’t be afraid to toss a handful of raisins or dried apples in your Thanksgiving stuffing this year—a new Penn State study has found that dried fruit may be connected with better health. The researchers found that people who ate dried fruit were generally healthier than those who did not, and on days when people ate dried fruit they consumed […]

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T-cell test EIGHT TIMES better at detecting past coronavirus infection

New T-cell test is EIGHT TIMES better at detecting whether a patient had COVID than antibody tests, study claims The new test looks for T-cells, a type of white blood cells that  binds to and kills viruses, to determine if someone was infected with coronavirus in the past In a pre-print study, researchers tested at samples from 2,200 people in […]

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Is lockdown worth the pain? No, it’s a sledgehammer, and we have better options

Melbourne’s lockdown has been described as one of the harshest in the world. And jurisdictions outside Australia have taken other measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 once case numbers have eased. So, in the absence of a reliable COVID-19 treatment or licensed vaccine, is lockdown still worth it? To answer this, we not only need scientific evidence, we need […]

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