Emergency department doctors ask: “Where did all the patients go?”

BOSTON – During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in New England, emergency department visits for medical emergencies – including psychiatric problems, trauma and heart attacks – declined by nearly a third, raising concerns among clinicians that critically ill patients were not seeking the care they needed for fear of coronavirus infection. Comparing emergency…

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The surprising grammar of touch

A new study demonstrates that grammar is evident and widespread in a system of communication based on reciprocal, tactile interaction, thus reinforcing the notion that if one linguistic channel, such as hearing, or vision, is unavailable, structures will find another way to create formal categories. There are thousands of people across the US and all…

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Link found between drought and HIV among women in less-developed countries

Current research predicts that by 2025, 1,800 million people are expected to be living in countries or regions with insufficient water resources, and models show increased severity of droughts in years to come. Food insecurity and other consequences of droughts will become intensified, influencing disease vulnerabilities among populations in less-developed countries. New research from Kelly…

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The Luxury E-Commerce Wars Heat Up

In 2015, the chairman and controlling shareholder of the luxury goods group Richemont, Johann Rupert, took to the stage at an industry conference in Monte Carlo and issued a rallying cry to some of his biggest rivals. “I invited the other big groups to create a singular, dominant neutral platform for the luxury goods industry…

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