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Comparing COVID-19 with H1N1 and other viral outbreaks

Viral outbreaks are a natural part of life, said Richard P. Wenzel, M.D., chair emeritus and professor of the Department of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine. “We tend to get surprised every time we have a new outbreak of a virus that causes an epidemic,” said Wenzel, an infectious disease specialist. […]

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Heavy stress and lifestyle can predict how long we live

Life expectancy is influenced not only by the traditional lifestyle-related risk factors but also by factors related to a person’s quality of life, such as heavy stress. The biggest causes for shortened life expectancy for 30-year-old men are smoking and diabetes. Smoking takes 6.6 years and diabetes 6.5 years out of their life expectancy. Being […]

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The difference between physical and psychosocial stress

A sports stress test and psychosocial stress produce similar stress hormone increases. And yet, the first one is perceived as positive, the second one as negative. Researchers attempt to find out why. With a 15 percent incline on the treadmill, the exercise initially starts at a bearable speed; but every half minute the speed increases […]