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Even mild COVID-19 can shrink the brain, preliminary research finds

With more than 18 months of the pandemic in the rearview mirror, researchers have been steadily gathering new and important insights into the effects of COVID-19 on the body and brain. These findings are raising concerns about the long-term impacts that the coronavirus might have on biological processes such as aging. As a cognitive neuroscientist, […]

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Not even a global pandemic can stop poor hand hygiene

New Curtin research has identified that the average Australian only occasionally washed their hands properly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite hand hygiene being one of the key recommendations for protecting against the deadly disease. The study, published in Psychology and Health, surveyed people across the nation to understand the behaviors behind these results, as well […]

Pet Care

Our Malta Is Even Better Than the Island!

Sure, the island is beautiful, but a trip to the ASPCA to meet our Malta is even better! Malta came to the ASPCA from a home with many other cats where she likely had very little—if any—experience with people. She is still getting used to petting and enjoys spending time near the people she trusts, […]

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Can air pollution make COVID even deadlier?

People with long-term exposure to air pollutants may be more likely to die from COVID-19, according to a new study. In an analysis of more than 3,000 U.S. counties, researchers found that just a small increase in long-term average exposure to fine-particle pollutants (PM2.5) upped the risk of death from COVID by more than 10%. […]