Q&A: Despite COVID-19 risks, older people experience higher emotional well-being than younger adults

Despite being most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and suffering health complications due to the virus, older adults reported feeling calm more often than younger people, and were less likely to report negative emotions like anxiety compared to people their junior, according to a recent study by Stanford psychologist Laura Carstensen. In a survey of nearly 1,000 U.S. adults conducted […]

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COVID-19 more common in pregnant Hispanics than other moms-to-be: study

(HealthDay)—Hispanic mothers-to-be in the southern United States are almost twice as likely to have COVID-19 as non-Hispanic women, a new study finds. The researchers also found that those with government health insurance were more likely to test positive for the coronavirus than women with private insurance. For the study, pregnant women were routinely tested for COVID-19 as they went to […]

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More than half of French nurses approaching burn-out: survey

More than half of French nurses are close to burning out, according to a survey of nearly 60,000 of them published on Sunday, which found they were struggling with cancelled holidays and increased work due to coronavirus. The survey carried out by the national French nursing union found that 57 percent of respondents reported being in a “state of professional […]

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Modifiable health risks linked to more than $730 billion in US health care costs

Modifiable health risks, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking, were linked to over $730 billion in health care spending in the US in 2016, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health. Researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent global health research center at the University of Washington School of Medicine, […]

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Wildfire smoke more dangerous than other air pollutants for asthma patients

For people who suffer from asthma, wildfire smoke is more hazardous than other types of air pollution, according to a new study from the Desert Research Institute (DRI), the Renown Institute for Health Innovation (Renown IHI) and the Washoe County Health District (WCHD). The study, which published last month in the journal Environmental Health, examined associations between airborne particulate matter […]

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Are people who vote healthier than those who don’t?

A new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows that California adults who in are good health with little psychological distress are more likely to consistently vote in local, state and national elections than those with physical or psychological health issues. The brief, which uses data from the center’s 2017 and 2018 California Health Interview Survey, […]

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Girls more negatively affected by pot than boys

Early use of cannabis affects the working memory of adolescents, but its deleterious effect is more pronounced in girls, posing a risk to their academic success as well as to their memory when they reach adulthood. These are the findings of a study conducted by Sima Noorbakhsh of the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, under the direction of Professor Patricia Conrod […]

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