Immunologic resilience: A new metric to accurately gauge COVID-19’s path

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System today unveiled a novel concept, “immunologic resilience,” to accurately predict which COVID-19 patients will advance to severe disease and which will not. In their Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology article, the researchers define immunologic resilience as the capacity to preserve […]

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Study identifies resilience factors to mitigate burnout in college students

Mental health issues such as burnout and psychological distress are matters for concern among young adults, and are even more pertinent in today’s uncertain global climate. A recent paper by Yale-NUS College alumna Ms Joanna Chue (Class of 2019) and Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Cheung Hoi Shan identified five components of resilience that are applicable in Singapore’s cultural […]

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Resilience and quality of life go hand in hand for heart defect survivors

Melissa Jeng had her first surgery when she was 3 days old—and the first of four open-heart surgeries at 8. Since then, she’s also had over a dozen heart procedures. “I got to the point where I would call them tune-ups,” the 52-year-old from Seattle said. “None of it feels good, but it is what it is, and you have […]

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Older adults with existing depression show resilience during the pandemic

A study involving older adults with pre-existing major depressive disorder living in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, and St Louis found no increase in depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from five institutions, including UCLA, found that the older adults, who were already enrolled in ongoing studies of treatment resistant depression, also exhibited resilience to the stress of […]

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