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Using interventions to improve mental health during the pandemic

Interventions increase the chances of succeeding in changing and maintaining a new behavior in the long run. This was revealed in a recently published study from CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University. “Interventions are about promoting a behavioral change with targeted programs or services,” said Frida Skarin, Doctoral Student in Psychology and main author […]

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Is the Pandemic Harming Kids’ Mental Health?

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 (HealthDay) — Since last April, hospital emergency rooms across the United States have seen a sustained surge in visits related to the mental health of school-aged kids, a new report reveals. The findings suggest the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on children because of disruptions to their everyday life, anxiety […]

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What can smartphone location data tell us about the pandemic?

Kevin Williams, an associate professor of economics at Yale SOM, was in the middle of a study of consumer retail behavior using real-time cell phone location data when COVID-19 hit. Shelter-in-place orders rolled across the country. Foot traffic at stores froze. “If you thought the retail apocalypse looked bad a few years ago, that is […]

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Genetics and the COVID-19 pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging worldwide, members of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) are working to understand how the virus spreads and infects people, why there is so much variability in susceptibility and severity, and where to look for potential therapeutics. Researchers presented the results of several studies relevant to the current […]

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Animal Welfare Groups Impacted by Pandemic Bolstered by ASPCA Funds

Organizations nationwide have been assisted by the our  COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Initiative, a multi-million dollar effort benefitting pets and animal welfare groups affected by the pandemic. Our response is a lifeline in emergencies like this, and thanks to our ASPCA Guardians, we can reach animals and communities who desperately need us. As part of the […]

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Pandemic dangers drive some doctors to switch jobs, retire early

(HealthDay)—Dr. Brad Cotton enjoyed working on the front lines as an emergency room doctor. Yet in March, as the coronavirus pandemic burst through the doors at hospitals across the world, Cotton left that more dangerous work behind. “I left emergency medicine because that was much higher risk. I’m actually still working full time for urgent […]