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Use of school mental health services rose just before the pandemic, study finds — ScienceDaily

Months after the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) declared a national emergency in child and mental health, Emory University researchers have found that use of school of mental health services went up among key adolescent groups in the year before COVID-19 struck compared to previous years in the U.S. The study offers critical insights about […]

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More research needed on risk, protective factors, study finds — ScienceDaily

People around the world experienced an increase in loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic, which, although small, could have implications for people’s long-term mental and physical health, longevity, and well-being, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “The pandemic does appear to have increased loneliness,” said study lead author Mareike Ernst, PhD, of Johannes […]

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Almost 1 in 4 physicians experience workplace mistreatment, mostly from patients and visitors, study finds — ScienceDaily

According to new research from Boston Medical Center and Stanford University School of Medicine, almost a quarter of physicians who responded to a survey at Stanford Medicine experienced workplace mistreatment, with patients and visitors being the most common source. The research, published in JAMA Network Open, found mistreatment was common among all physicians, but there […]

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Student debt can impair your cardiovascular health into middle age, study finds — ScienceDaily

Adults who failed to pay down student debt, or took on new educational debt, between young adulthood and early mid-life face an elevated risk of cardiovascular illness, researchers report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier. Adults who repaid their student debt had better or equivalent health than individuals who never faced […]

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Living in areas with more greenery may boost cognitive function, study finds — ScienceDaily

Cognitive function at middle age is a strong predictor of whether a person may develop dementia later in life. Now, a new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher has found that increasing greenspace in residential areas could help improve cognition function in middle-aged women and that this association might […]

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New study shows hybrid learning led to significant reduction in COVID-19 spread — ScienceDaily

As communities continue a shift toward normalcy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have helped quantify the effectiveness of one of the most commonly-debated mitigation measures taken across the country. A new study published in BMC Public Health shows that hybrid learning utilizing alternating school days for […]

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Affirmative action bans had ‘devastating impact’ on diversity in medical schools, study finds — ScienceDaily

New UCLA-led research finds that in states with bans on affirmative action programs, the proportion of students from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups in U.S. public medical schools fell by more than one-third by five years after those bans went into effect. The findings are particularly timely given medical schools’ increasing emphasis on health […]

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Higher COVID-19 death rates in the southern U.S. due to behavior differences, study finds — ScienceDaily

During the pre-Omicron phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, regions of the U.S. had markedly different mortality rates, primarily due to differences in mask use, school attendance, social distancing, and other behaviors. Had the entire country reacted to the pandemic as the Northeast region, more than 316,000 deaths might have been avoided, 62% of those avoidable […]