COVID-19 poses particular challenges for nursing homes

More than 400 nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the United States are now also hotspots for person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. Many of these facilities are located in large cities such as New York City and Los Angeles, but the disease isn’t contained to urban centers. In Maryland, 77 of the 95 residents in a Mount Airy nursing home […]

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Five quirky outdoor fitness challenges to start training for now

Signing up for a fitness challenge is one of the best ways to get an all-natural adrenaline fix. You can’t beat the sense of achievement you get when you cross that finish line. But what if the thought of a marathon is your idea of hell on Earth? Luckily there are plenty of alternative fitness challenges for endorphin-seekers who are […]

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How early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day

Adversity early in life tends to affect a child’s executive function skills—their ability to focus, for example, or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, also can lead to changes in a child’s brain chemistry, muting the effects of stress hormones. These hormones rise to help us face challenges, stress or to simply […]

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Helmet churn adds to challenges of e-scooter disruption

You’re smiling as your e-scooter whispers along the riverside path. Without the helmet, the wind can blow through your hair – and it looks good! You hear a shout, “Pull over!”, and turn to see police heading towards you with your helmet in hand. Police conducted a blitz on safety breaches by eletric scooter riders in Brisbane over the weekend. […]

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