Study links rising stress, depression in US to pandemic-related losses, media consumption

Irvine, Calif. — Experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic — such as unemployment — and COVID-19-related media consumption are directly linked to rising acute stress and depressive symptoms across the U.S., according to a groundbreaking University of California, Irvine study. The report appears in Science Advances, published by the American Association for the…

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US adults experienced increased COVID-19-related mental health challenges as the pandemic unfolded

U.S. adults increasingly experienced symptoms associated with acute stress and depression as COVID-19 cases and deaths skyrocketed between mid-March and mid-April 2020, according to a study of more than 6,500 people from three large, nationally representative cohorts. These symptoms were related to preexisting mental and physical health conditions, as well as secondary stressors such as…

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CDC Virus Testing Guidance Was Posted Against Scientists’ Objections

A heavily criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by C.D.C. scientists and was posted to the agency’s website despite their serious objections, according to several people familiar with the matter as well as internal documents obtained by The…

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In Prague, a House Without a Key

Set on a sloped plot above Prague in the city’s Troja district, Villa Sophia has no keys, no light switches and a piano that can play by itself. The house can close the windows when it rains and read aloud material it has selected from the internet, based on the owners’ interests. Shaped like a…

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When Will You Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Americans are desperate to know when a coronavirus vaccine will be available to finally curb the pandemic that has already taken nearly 200,000 lives in the United States, and allow schools and the broader economy to reopen. Scientists and vaccine makers have long said that a handful of vaccines could be available by the end…

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Coronavirus May Increase Premature Births, Studies Suggest

Pregnant women who are infected with the coronavirus and hospitalized are at risk for developing serious complications, and may face an elevated risk for delivering their babies prematurely, according to new studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They may also be at greater risk of losing the pregnancy or having a stillbirth.…

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Ann Getty, Publisher and Bicoastal Arts Patron, Is Dead at 79

Ann Getty, a savvy former California farm girl who married into one of the world’s wealthiest families and transformed herself into a globe-trotting publisher, author, interior designer and philanthropist, died on Monday in San Francisco. She was 79. Her husband, Gordon Getty, said in a statement that she had a heart attack during a family…

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Rihanna Announces the Return of the Savage x Fenty Fashion Show

The Savage x Fenty fashion show will soon be back and better than ever. In a video uploaded today, Rihanna and Amazon announced that the mogul’s extravagant presentation highlighting her hit namesake intimates line is indeed presenting Volume 2 this year—on October 2 to be exact. Featuring Rihanna in a protective face mask and shield…

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