Living with a disability is very expensive – even with government assistance

Edward Mitchell is 34 years old and lives in Jackson, Tennessee, with a spinal cord injury caused by a hit-and-run accident that happened when he was 17. He has plenty of expenses that all Americans have, like groceries and utilities. But to maintain his independence, he also has to pay for home modifications to accommodate his wheelchair, personal nursing care, […]

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Living a stress-free life may have benefits, but also a downside

Stress is a universal human experience that almost everyone deals with from time to time. But a new study found that not only do some people report feeling no stress at all, but that there may be downsides to not experiencing stress. The researchers found that people who reported experiencing no stressors were more likely to experience better daily well-being […]

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Here's what living under the threat of extinction is doing to our brains

Feelings of anxiety and dread over climate change are not uncommon and as global warming continues to worsen, the toll that it’s taking on our mind is likely getting worse too. From the ongoing pandemic to the atomic fear associated with the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis, modern humanity is no stranger to living under the threat of […]

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Elimination, eradication, and the myth of ‘living with’ a certain level of COVID-19

UNSW Sydney experts explain the epidemiology definitions you should know before tuning in to another COVID-19 press update—and the ones Australia needs to work on. Disease management terms like ‘elimination’ and ‘eradication’ have been used in press conferences and media coverage since the start of COVID-19. While these terms seem familiar, they are technical public health terms which mean something […]

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Uninfected individuals born to mothers living with HIV at risk of obesity and asthma

Adolescents and young adults who were born to mothers with HIV but remained uninfected themselves still face a greatly heightened risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found. In a study published in Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), the team revealed for the first time that HIV-negative teens and young adults with […]

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Jon Gosselin Says He Fears for Kids Living With Ex-Wife Kate

Jon Gosselin may have custody of his son Collin and daughter Hannah, but he fears for the safety of his other six children. “I do know what she’s capable of, whether it’s mental or physical [abuse],” the Jon and Kate Plus 8 alum, 42, told DailyMailTV of his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, on Wednesday, September 18. “I have two kids in […]

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Children living in countryside outperform children living in metropolitan areas in motor skills

In a recent study, 3 to 7-year-old children provided an example of how children’s daily living environment and motor skills are closely related in the Finnish context. The main finding revealed that residential density is related to children’s motor skills, engagement in outdoor play and organised sports. It was found that Finnish children living in the countryside spent more time […]

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