Research: Lockdowns need to last more than six weeks to contain COVID-19

People around the world are wondering how long COVID-restrictions have to last in order to curtail the pandemic. A research study on 36 countries and 50 U.S. states has found that aggressive intervention to contain COVID-19 must be maintained for at least 44 days. The study is co-authored by Professor Gerard Tellis of USC Marshall School of Business, Professor Ashish […]

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Women older than 75 may not reap death benefit from continued mammography screening

Healthy women over the age of 75 years might not benefit from continuing breast cancer screening. Researchers used data from the Medicare program to estimate the risk of breast cancer mortality under two strategies: continuing versus stopping screening in older women. They found a small mortality benefit for continuing to screen women between the ages of 70 to 74, but […]

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As we age, women are frailer but more resilient than men

Women tend to have poorer health status and are more frail, but are more resilient and have longer life expectancy than men, according to the authors of a narrative review on frailty, published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia. Frailty can be defined as a state of increased vulnerability that is associated with adverse health outcomes. “It has […]

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Versatile Baby Wipes That Can Handle More Than Just Diaper Duty

Among the laundry list of diaper bag essentials you’ll absolutely need to have on hand at all times, a package of baby wipes are a contender for the top spot. Through the messiest of diaper duties, germ-y hands that desperately need disinfecting and did-that-really-just-happen spills, baby wipes are going to be your saving grace. The only question is, which are […]

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Study: Children with intellectual disability have less access to healthcare than children with autism

A study completed by researchers at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has found that children with Intellectual Disability (ID) have less access to medical care than children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The investigation was led by Kelly Haller, a second-year medical student. Haller, from Strongsville, Ohio, has always been highly interested in behavioral pediatrics. This led […]

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Initial reports suggest new dengue vaccine safer than prior vaccines

A team of researchers at Takeda Vaccines has announced the results of the first phase of trial testing a new vaccine to prevent dengue infections. In their paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine, they outline their trial and how well the drug is working in test cases. The dengue virus infects hundreds of millions of people every […]

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Signs that you're experiencing more stress than you realise

I’m fine, you say, despite running on four hours of sleep, having a never-ending to-do list, and having a running monologue running through your mind about the world burning to a crisp. As a nation, we’re really not great at knowing when our stress levels have passed the point of acceptable. We think as long as we’re able to get […]

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Only-children more likely to be obese than children with siblings

Families with multiple children tend to make more healthy eating decisions than families with a single child. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, found that only-children, who researchers refer to as “singletons,” had less healthy family eating practices, beverage choices, and total Healthy Eating Index 2010 score, coming in lower on three […]

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