Understanding dangerous droplet dynamics

VIRTUAL MEETING (CST), November 22, 2020 — Researchers who study the physics of fluids are learning why certain situations increase the risk that droplets will transmit diseases like COVID-19. At the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics, the scientists offered new evidence showing why it’s dangerous to meet indoors–especially…

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Social needs linked to low health-related quality of life among African American cancer survivors

Social needs–such as food and economic insecurity, poor housing and neighborhood conditions, and lack of access to transportation–were common in a group of African American cancer survivors in Detroit, and they were associated with lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer…

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Drag Proms and Comfort Food With Truffles

With the New York charity circuit on hiatus, here is how some philanthropists and society figures are spending their time and resources during the pandemic. Georgina Bloomberg Age: 37 Occupation: equestrian show jumper, young adult novelist, philanthropist Favorite Charities: the Humane Society of the United States, the Rider’s Closet Where have you been sheltering? We…

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Early signs of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down’s syndrome

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied the incidence and regional distribution of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers in the brains of people with Down’s syndrome. The results can bring new possibilities for earlier diagnosis and preventive treatment of dementia. The study is published in Molecular Neurodegeneration. While medical advances and improvements of life quality have…

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U.S. should look at how other high-income countries regulate health care costs

Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States’ health care spending by slowing the rate at which healthcare prices increase, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the journal Health Affairs, examined how other high-income countries that use a fee-for-service model regulate health care…

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Seasonal Movies

We’ve reached that time of year when the small screen is filled with Christmas movies, populated by happy folks in coats and scarves, frolicking in the snow. This will not be a list of those kinds of films. This collection is more for all of you who love the chilly weather, but who can’t stand…

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