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Tag: health and well-being

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Sep 20, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Do I Have a Moral Obligation to Wear a Mask or Get Vaccinated?

What are our moral obligations in the face of COVID-19? 

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Sep 20, 2021

How the Pandemic Has Triggered a Cycle of Mental Health Struggles and Physical Inactivity

This cyclical public health problem has hit lower-income households particularly hard. 

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Sep 13, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are mRNA Vaccines Going to Replace Other Vaccines?

There are many reasons mRNA vaccines are unlikely to replace other technologies any time soon. 

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Sep 2, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Ethical?

What about vaccine mandates? And when can we vaccinate kids? 

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Sep 1, 2021

One Way Some Drug Prosecutions May Be Hurting Public Health

A new study suggests "drug-induced homicide" laws can exacerbate public health problems. 

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Aug 27, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: What Is a Vaccine Booster? And Why Might I Need One?

Yes, vaccines work. And, yes, you might also need a booster shot. 

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Aug 24, 2021

Human, Swine Waste Pose Dual Threats to Water Quality After Flooding

People in eastern NC face multiple water pollution hazards after hurricanes. 

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Aug 17, 2021

How Zoom Put Disabled Users in a Tough Spot (And What You Can Do About It)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Courtney Wade, a psychology doctoral student at NC State whose work focuses on cultural strategy, community engagement and digital design justice. Wade is also founder of the Disability, Autistic, Mad, & Neuroqueer (DAMN) Solidarity Project. In late June, Zoom unveiled a number of updates to its online meeting… 

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Aug 9, 2021

Study Outlines Factors That Help Engage Nonresident Fathers in Child Welfare Efforts

The study also highlights the need for more training to help service providers work more effectively with nonresident dads. 

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Aug 4, 2021

The Older People Think a Black Child Is, the More Likely They Are to Wrongly See the Child As Angry

The bias revealed in the study could have significant consequences for the well-being of Black children. 

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Jul 27, 2021

New Insights Into the Relationship Between How We Feel and Our Views On Aging

The gap between how old we feel and how old we want to be can offer insights into our well-being. 

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Jun 29, 2021

Computer Training Program for Seniors Can Reduce Hazardous Driving

Researchers hope the finding will lead to the training becoming more widely available. 

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Jun 24, 2021

Study Highlights Racial Inequity in Health Care Access, Quality

States with higher levels of systemic racism also had bigger racial disparities regarding access to healthcare. 

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Jun 17, 2021

Health and Socializing: Why People Use Mixed-Reality Sports Platforms

The findings will inform what future versions of these technologies look like. 

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Jun 14, 2021

The Evolution of Good Taste

Does evolution explain why we love salty potato chips?