How Housekeepers and Domestic Helpers Can Safely Return to Work

Around the world, millions of domestic workers were abruptly sent away when coronavirus shutdowns and social distancing orders were imposed. Now as communities begin to reopen, many people are wondering when it will be safe to open their houses again to domestic helpers. If you are an employer worried about the health risks of letting…

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Many Medical Decision Tools Disadvantage Black Patients

Unbeknown to most patients, their race is incorporated into numerous medical decision-making tools and formulas that doctors consult to decide treatment for a range of conditions and services, including heart disease, cancer and maternity care, according to a new paper published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The unintended result, the paper concludes,…

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How to Stay Safe While at Gym amid the COVID’19

COVID’19 has hit the world hard. No one was ready for the devastation that it has brought to the world. Many people have lost so many things due to this pandemic in one way or another. However, it took the world some time but people finally realize that they may have to live with it…

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Britain’s Contact Tracing for Coronavirus Falls Short of Promises

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA National Health Service ad in Birmingham, England, this month.Credit…Mike Kemp/in PIctures, via Getty Images Oversold and underperforming: How Britain’s new contact-tracing system went wrong. When Britain unveiled an ambitious new contact-tracing system to help pinpoint clusters of infections as they emerge, Prime Minister Boris Johnson described it as…

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What Makes Some People More Resilient Than Others

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. A few years ago, an unimaginable thing happened in my life. I wanted to help someone I cared about, someone who was sick with an illness he was hiding. I went…

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Why the Sickest Workers May Be Among the First Back on the Job

ImageBoxing up toffee at the Enstrom Candies factory in Grand Junction, Colo. As workplaces reopen, some employees must choose between returning to work before they feel safe doing so, or forfeiting their job, and with it health insurance.Credit…Benjamin Rasmussen for The New York Times Last month, Patti Hanks faced a wrenching decision: go back to…

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Coronavirus Fears in China Find a New Target: Salmon

When a new coronavirus outbreak emerged last week in Beijing, residents were jolted by reports that traces of the virus had been found on a cutting board used for imported salmon, and the backlash was swift. Within a few days, salmon was removed from major supermarket shelves in Beijing, reserves of the fish were dumped…

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Predicting side effects

A multi-institutional group of researchers led by Harvard Medical School and the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research has created an open-source machine learning tool that identifies proteins associated with drug side effects. The work, published June 18 in the Lancet journal EBioMedicine, offers a new method for developing safer medicines by identifying potential adverse reactions…

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Research news tip sheet: Story ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Medical Cannabis Consumers Use Less Healthcare Resources and Report Better Quality Of Life Media Contact: Vanessa McMains, Ph.D. Although more than 2 million people are registered in state medical cannabis programs across the United States, very little is known about the medical benefits of cannabis. What knowledge has been gained is from programs approved by…

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Less sleep reduces positive feelings

Sleeping less than normal impacts how we feel the next morning. «Not in the sense that we have more negative feelings, like being down or depressed. But participants in our study experienced a flattening of emotions when they slept less than normal. They felt less joy, enthusiasm, attention and fulfilment,» says Associate Professor Ingvild Saksvik-Lehouillier…

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