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Tag: health and well-being

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Feb 7, 2022

Study Finds Unexpected Benefits of ‘Drug Checking’ Programs

Public health programs were able to reach people who would otherwise not access services such as HIV testing. 

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Feb 2, 2022

What is ‘Bird Flu’? Do I Need to Worry About It?

Why should I care about bird flu? Does it affect humans? 

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Jan 24, 2022

How Easy Is It to Update COVID Vaccines to Tackle New Variants?

How quickly can we modify COVID-19 vaccines to tackle any new variants that arise? 

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Jan 24, 2022

¿Qué tan fácil es actualizar la vacuna contra nuevas variantes del COVID-19?

¿Qué tan rápido podemos modificar la vacuna contra COVID-19 para atacar las nuevas variantes emergentes? 

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Jan 12, 2022

What the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taught Us About Flu Vaccines

A lot needs to be done if we want to be prepared for a potential influenza pandemic. 

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Jan 7, 2022

Is ‘Flurona’ Even a Real Thing? What’s That All About?

TL;DR: Not really. 

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Dec 8, 2021

Study Outlines Ways to Help Children Learn Forgiveness

Teaching children to understand other people’s perspectives could make it easier for them to learn forgiveness. 

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Dec 6, 2021

Pandemic Stress Affects Black Adults More Than Their White Peers

The study also found younger white adults were less adversely affected by COVID stress than older white adults. 

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Dec 2, 2021

Deer Can Catch COVID. Here’s What Hunters Should Know.

There are simple things hunters can do to reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19 from deer. 

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Dec 2, 2021

Studies of Children’s Stories Shows Differences in Russian, U.S. Approaches to Emotion

Russian parents are more likely than U.S. parents to read stories to their children that feature negative emotions. 

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Dec 1, 2021

What Is the Omicron Variant of COVID-19? And What Do We Know About It?

There's still a lot we don't know. But here's what we do know. 

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Nov 3, 2021

Study Highlights Challenges, Strategies for Students Recovering from Alcoholism

The study sheds light on uncertainties college students grapple with while trying to maintain their sobriety. 

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Nov 1, 2021

Study IDs Strategies to Help Recovering Alcoholics

The study found six strategies recovering alcoholics use to negotiate social situations and remain sober. 

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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.