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How Do You Calm an Anxiety Attack?

There are also steps you can take to calm an anxiety attack When anxiety strikes, it’s important to be aware of strategies that can help you calm down in the moment and manage or reduce your anxiety in the long term. Like many people, you may benefit from lifestyle changes such as eating a well-balanced […]

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Rape & Sexual Assault Statistics, Definition & Help for Victims

Medically reviewed by Wayne S. Blocker, MD; American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology REFERENCES: American Association of University Women (AAUW) Foundation Sexual Harassment Task Force. “Harassment-Free Hallways: How to Stop Sexual Harassment in School. A Guide for Students, Parents, and Schools.” Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2004. Garner, B.A., ed. Black’s Law […]

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As wildfires increase in severity, experts call for coordinated federal response — ScienceDaily

In advance of a wildfire season projected to be among the worst, the American Thoracic Society has released a report that calls for a unified federal response to wildfires that includes investment in research on smoke exposure and forecasting, health impacts of smoke, evaluation of interventions, and a clear and coordinated communication strategy to protect […]

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New guidelines for schools recommend against food bans — ScienceDaily

Schools and child care centres should train staff on food allergies and have epinephrine available to treat anaphylaxis, but new guidelines do not recommend food bans. The recommendations come from an international team, led by McMaster University, which has developed practice guidelines for the prevention and management of allergic reactions to food at child care […]

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Study suggests improving social and educational resources could alleviate risk — ScienceDaily

A new USC study suggests that certain neighborhoods — particularly those characterized by poverty and unemployment — may pose an environmental risk to the developing brains of children, impacting neurocognitive performance and even brain size. The research was published May 3 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. These findings highlight the importance of neighborhood environments for […]

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New research analyzes more palatable alternatives to pandemic mandates — ScienceDaily

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, intense social distancing and lockdown measures were the primary weapon in the fight against the spread of SARS-CoV-2, but they came with a monumental societal burden. New research from the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases and the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia […]