Can echolocation help those with vision loss?

Known as nature’s own sonar system, echolocation occurs when an animal emits a sound that bounces off objects in the environment, returning echoes that provide information about the surrounding space. While echolocation is well known in whale or bat species, previous research has also indicated that some blind people may use click-based echolocation to judge spaces and improve their navigation […]

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Study finds those late night snacks may be hurting you at work

A recent study finds that unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work. “For the first time, we have shown that healthy eating immediately affects our workplace behaviors and performance,” says Seonghee “Sophia” Cho, corresponding author of the study and an assistant professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. […]

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Single dose of vaccine acts as ‘booster’ in those with prior COVID-19 infection

These are the findings of a study, published as a research letter in The Lancet, of 51 UK healthcare workers, around half of whom had a previous laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. It showed that a single dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s RNA vaccine resulted in a significantly enhanced immune response against the virus, compared to a single dose in those without prior infection. […]

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Those with mild coronavirus experience loss of taste, smell in 86% of cases: study

New coronavirus strain is about 70% more transmissible: expert University of Washington Chief Strategy Officer of Population Health Dr. Ali Mokdad reacts to the new strain of coronavirus reaching the United States. A loss of taste and smell has become a telltale sign of a coronavirus infection for many, experts have said, with a new study published this week finding just […]

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Disparities Seen in Internet Access for Those With Chronic Conditions

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2020 — There are disparities in access to the internet among those with chronic health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, according to a research letter published online Nov. 2 in Diabetes Care. Vardhmaan Jain, M.D., from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2016 to 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to assess […]

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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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Immunity check at sporting events could ensure safety of those attending: report

Coronavirus pandemic forces doctors on the front lines to become inventors Doctors share new COVID-19 treatment methods, practices over social media, podcasts. When sports finally emerge from their slumber, one physician believes proof of coronavirus immunity can eventually be a way to ensure the safety of those who attend certain arenas. Dr. Kumanan Wilson, a physician at a hospital in […]

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'Those Toes!' Taylor Selfridge Gives 1st Glimpse of Her, Cory Wharton's Baby

Welcome to the world! Taylor Selfridge showed off her and Cory Wharton’s newborn daughter’s feet in a sweet new post. “Look at those toes,” the Are You the One? alum, 25, captioned her Thursday, April 23, Instagram Story, showing her infant’s legs peeking out from a blanket. Wharton, 29, announced the birth of their baby girl earlier that same day. […]

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New study shows the effects of obesity mirror those of aging

Globally, an estimated 1.9 billion adults and 380 million children are overweight or obese. According to the World Health Organization, more people are dying from being overweight than underweight. Researchers at Concordia are urging health authorities to rethink their approach to obesity. In their paper published in the journal Obesity Reviews, the researchers argue that obesity should be considered premature […]

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