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Psychology & Psychiatry

Research reveals mental health impact of COVID-19 on hospital healthcare workers

Hospital healthcare workers reported higher rates of clinically significant mental health symptoms following the initial COVID-19 pandemic peak in the UK, new research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed.

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How you cook bacon could partially lower cancer risk

Bacon is a much-loved, comforting breakfast item—during the global pandemic, sales have surged in the US and the UK. But while bacon may be delicious, experts recommend people eat little or no processed meats because of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What you need to know about COVID-19 variants

New strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are emerging around the world, and evidence suggests that these new viruses—including a strain identified in the United Kingdom that seems to spread more quickly than others—have been ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preventing spread of COVID-19 earlier saves lives

Rates of mortality from COVID-19 are lower in areas where public health measures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease were implemented earlier in the outbreak, according to a study from University of Hawaiʻi at ...

Health

Study reveals the relaxing music to help you sleep

Perhaps there's nothing quite as frustrating as trying and failing to fall asleep. But if you're one of the many people who struggle to switch off come bedtime, the findings of a new study might give you some hope—and the ...

Oncology & Cancer

The backlog in mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic

At its onset, the COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted medical care, as millions of elective procedures were postponed or canceled. While the volume of many procedures rebounded by the end of July 2020, the disruption caused ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How worried should you be about the new coronavirus variant?

A mutated version of the novel coronavirus has been making the news for being more contagious. First detected in the United Kingdom in September, the variant now has been detected in several U.S. states, including California. ...

Health

Get the facts on exercise and chronic disease

If you have a chronic condition, you might have questions about exercising. How often can you exercise? Which exercises are safe? Understand the basics about exercise and chronic disease.

Medical research

Weaker skin barrier leads to faster uptake of chemicals

The ability of skin to protect from chemicals is heritable. Some people are less well-protected, which could imply an increased risk of being afflicted by skin disease or cancer. A new study from Karolinska Institutet in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is it OK to exercise when you're sick?

If you are sick and plan to exercise this cold and flu season, experts say to use your head—and recognize the body's warnings signs.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Need to reduce work-related stress? It's a walk in the park

Work causes so much stress that it's become a global public health issue. The impact of stress on mental and physical health can also hurt productivity and result in economic loss. A new study now finds that working people ...

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'Pokemon Go' running can help you stay fit in the new year

"Pokemon Go" is secretly a fitness app. If you look beyond the cuteness of Pikachu and the simple battle mechanics, few games are more effective at getting players off the couch. That's part of the game's mission.

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Social distancing alarms outrage workers at French firm

A global maker of wipes and toilet paper has created a stink among its French employees after asking them to carry a device that goes off if they violate social distancing rules in the workplace.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Workaholism leads to mental and physical health problems

Workaholism or work addiction risk is a growing public health concern that can lead to many negative mental and physical health outcomes such as depression, anxiety or sleep disorder. Perception of work (job demands and job ...

Health

Nutrition tips for running virtual races

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a runner who has previously participated in 5K and 10K races, as well as half-marathons and full marathons. I would rely on water and nutrition stations at the events to help fuel my performance. Now ...

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Low fitness linked to higher psoriasis risk later in life

In a major register-based study, scientists at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now demonstrated a connection between inferior physical fitness in young adults and elevated risk of the autoimmune disease psoriasis. ...