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New health of the air report comes as EPA considers revising federal air quality standards — ScienceDaily

A paper published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society presents research discussing how new air quality standards recommended by the American Thoracic Society have the potential to prevent more illness and death than standards adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This study is part of the annual ATS/Marron Institute Health […]

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Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes journal report — ScienceDaily

Heart failure hospitalizations and costs related to methamphetamine use jumped sharply over a decade in California, according to new research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. “Our study results should bring urgent attention to this insidious yet rapidly growing form of severe heart failure — methamphetamine-related heart failure, […]

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Journal of the American Heart Association report — ScienceDaily

Steps to ensure safety and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have had some unintended consequences on the management of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease and health disparities in the United States. COVID-19 has disproportionately affected people from different racial and ethnic groups, those who are from under-resourced […]

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Contact tracing and isolation key to controlling SARS-CoV2 in Shenzhen, report finds — ScienceDaily

Contact tracing to rapidly isolate people who could be infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reduced the length of time people were infectious in the community over 4 weeks (from 14 January to 12 February 2020) in Shenzhen, China, according to results from 391 cases and 1,286 of their close contacts, published in The Lancet […]

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Report provides eight urgent recommendations for reducing the impact of COVID-19 on people living in poverty — ScienceDaily

Government-enforced social isolation may help relatively affluent populations limit the spread of COVID-19, but these measures can be devasting for the nearly 1 billion people around the globe currently dwelling in urban slums, where physical space is scarce, and many rely on daily wage labor for survival. To help the urban poor weather the COVID-19 […]

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Report examines factors affecting U.S. labour supply in essential industries during the pandemic — ScienceDaily

While the COVID-19 pandemic has already resulted in mass layoffs in several industries, other essential industries will instead face critical workforce shortages, according to a new report. Social distancing, school and daycare closures, and measures to protect those people who are most at-risk limit the pool of workers firms can draw upon. How important will […]