Higher income predicts feelings such as pride and confidence

People with higher incomes tend to feel prouder, more confident and less afraid than people with lower incomes, but not necessarily more compassionate or loving, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. In a study of data from 162 countries, researchers found consistent evidence that higher income predicts whether people feel more positive “self-regard emotions,” including confidence, pride […]

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Preventing injuries and improving recovery with micro-Doppler radars

Micro-Doppler radars could soon be used in clinical settings to predict injury risk and track recovery progress, according to Penn State researchers.  Being able to view subtle differences in human movement would allow health care workers to more accurately identify individuals who may be at risk for injury and to track progress precisely while individuals are recovering from an injury. In […]

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Hungary tightens lockdown as coronavirus situation worsens

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Hungary tightened Thursday an existing partial lockdown by ordering shutdowns of schools and most shops and businesses in response to a spike in coronavirus infections and deaths. The 9.8-million-strong EU member reported 6,278 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest daily tally in three months, while the death toll also increased steeply to 152. Hungary since […]

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Low-cost, non-electric ventilator allows non-specialized workers to treat COVID-19 patients

A team of engineers from Loughborough University has designed and built a unique low-cost, non-electric ventilator in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ShiVent system was created to allow non-specialized workers to treat patients with coronavirus. The team – Yusuf Bilesanmi, Ricardo Nascimento, Dr Yusuf Shittu, Gaurav Nanajkar and Pawel Nycz – designed the ventilator with four key features: Simple […]

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Asthma Not an Independent Predictor of COVID-19 Outcome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Asthma is not an independent risk factor for hospitalization or more severe illness from SARS-CoV-2 infection and allergic asthma may actually be protective, according new research. There has been conflicting data regarding the effect of comorbid asthma on the severity of COVID-19, with some studies suggesting that asthma is a risk factor for more severe […]

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Progressive kidney disease may be predicted by proteins in urine

In a study of people who were diagnosed during hospitalization with the short term but serious disorder called acute kidney injury (AKI), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers showed that the levels of three proteins isolated from the urine of these patients could serve as biomarkers to predict the likelihood of progression to chronic kidney disease (CKD), kidney failure—also called end stage […]

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Why type A blood may increase COVID-19 risk

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 may latch more easily onto the airway cells of people with type A blood compared with those with type B or O blood, a new study suggests. The findings hint at a possible explanation for why, throughout the pandemic, studies have found those with type A blood are likelier to catch COVID-19 and develop severe symptoms than […]

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Canada 'very confident' it can accelerate COVID-19 inoculation timeline: PM

Slideshow ( 2 images )OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada is “very optimistic” it can speed up its COVID-19 inoculation program, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, a day after Washington moved up its own deadline by two months. Trudeau’s Liberal government, under fire for the slow pace of injections so far, has repeatedly insisted that everyone who wants doses can […]

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Structure and dynamics of key receptor in migraine pain determined, paving way for better treatment options

A research team with members from Monash University, the ARC Centre for Cryo-electron Microscopy of Membrane Proteins, the University of Tokyo and the University of Otago have determined the shape and kinetics of an important cell surface (membrane) receptor called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which has long been implicated in migraine. The work has been published in the journal Science. […]

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It\u2019s Time to Stop Believing These 6 Sleep Myths

There’s endless information out there about why sleep is so important to our overall health and wellbeing, and how to get the most out of your rest. But it’s hard to know what’s really true and what’s just hearsay. Combine that with a global pandemic that’s disrupting everyone’s schedules and routines, all while sprinkling in a major dose of stress. […]

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