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Managers exhibiting bias based on race, gender, disability and sexual orientation — ScienceDaily

In a study that examined bias in the workplace, a University of Florida researcher found that those in management positions demonstrate explicit and implicit bias toward others from marginalized groups and often express more implicit bias than people who are not in management. The study, published this month in Frontiers in Psychology, drew from 10 […]

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Tropical cyclones on the rise in low- and middle- income countries yet remain least studied of climate-related events — ScienceDaily

A new invited perspective from a paper from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health illustrates the increases in adverse public health outcomes following tropical cyclones, especially in communities with existing health conditions. The paper, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, explains that the focus should be on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), rather than the […]

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Legalization of recreational cannabis linked with increased alcohol drinking, study finds — ScienceDaily

States that legalized recreational cannabis saw a slight population-level uptick in alcohol consumption that was largely driven by young adults and men, according to new research by University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health policy scientists. The increase in alcohol use, recently reported in JAMA Health Forum, suggests that states that legalize recreational cannabis should […]

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The interplay between epidemics, prevention information, and mass media — ScienceDaily

When an epidemic strikes, more than just infections spread. As cases mount, information about the disease, how to spot it, and how to prevent it propagates rapidly among people in affected areas as well. Relatively little is known, however, about the interplay between the course of epidemics and this diffusion of information to the public. […]

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Pandemic fatigue fueled political mistrust and conspiracy beliefs across Europe and the United States, study finds — ScienceDaily

Many of us found it hard to keep up with official restrictions as the COVID-19 pandemic dragged on. We experienced pandemic fatigue. And this fatigue led to wide-spread political discontent in Western democracies, according to a new study from Aarhus University, which has now been published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy […]

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Most people with long COVID face stigma and discrimination, UK study finds — ScienceDaily

The majority of people living with Long Covid experience some form of stigma directly related to their condition, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. An estimated 2.3 million people are living with Long Covid in the UK according to the Office for National Statistics data, and numbers are not decreasing […]

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Vaccine confidence declined considerably during COVID-19 pandemic, study reveals — ScienceDaily

A new study suggests that, despite the success of the COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, vaccine confidence has declined significantly since the start of the pandemic. Researchers from the University of Portsmouth carried out two anonymous surveys in the winters of 2019 and 2022 to investigate people’s attitudes towards vaccinations and the factors that might underpin hesitancy […]