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Adolescent drug overdose deaths rose exponentially for the first time in history during the COVID pandemic — ScienceDaily

The rate of overdose deaths among U.S. teenagers nearly doubled in 2020, the first year of the COVID pandemic, and rose another 20% in the first half of 2021 compared with the 10 years before the pandemic, even as drug use remained generally stable during the same period, according to new UCLA research. This is […]

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Time to shift research focus from ‘bikini medicine’ to what is really ailing women — ScienceDaily

A new study has found that women’s health research remains disproportionately focused on the reproductive years — particularly on pregnancy — with few articles on the major causes of illness and death in women. Despite growing awareness of differences in how women experience medical conditions and the impact this can have on diagnosis and treatment, […]

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Study finds those who spent more time in green spaces reported less depression, anxiety — ScienceDaily

People exposed to more green space during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic reported significantly less depression and anxiety, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research published March 2 in the journal PLOS One. The study also found that, at a time when mental health problems soared due to financial woes, supply shortages […]

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The novel algorithm can help scientists explore how a virus is evolving in real time and inform decision-making by government leaders — ScienceDaily

Researchers at Georgia State University have created lightning-fast computer software that can help nations track and analyze pandemics, like the one caused by COVID-19, before they spread like wildfire around the globe. The group of computer science and mathematics researchers says its new software is several orders of magnitude faster than existing computer programs and […]

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With time and without masks, COVID-19 vaccines wane in protection, study finds — ScienceDaily

In a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine, publishing online September 1, 2021, an interdisciplinary team of physicians and public health experts at University of California San Diego measured the effectiveness of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines among health workers at UC San Diego Health, most notably during the emergence of the highly transmissible delta […]

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Less passive screen time, more structure better for kids’ mental health during pandemic — ScienceDaily

There are a number of simple, practical steps that families can take — including reducing passive screen time and news consumption, having a structured daily schedule and getting enough sleep — that can promote resilience against mental health problems in youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published this week in the […]

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Tennis Star Naomi Osaka’s ‘Time Out’ Highlights Common, Crippling Mental Health Issue

Latest Mental Health News By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) On Tuesday, tennis star Naomi Osaka announced her withdrawal from the French Open. The reason: An ongoing battle with depression and anxiety. As the world’s No. 2 woman’s tennis player and a four-time Grand Slam tournament winner at […]