Overweight & Obesity

Eating habits during COVID-19 pandemic

What effect have self-isolation and quarantine had on body weight and diet during the COVID-19 pandemic? Research published in the International Journal of Environment and Health looks at this troubling issue.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK coronavirus deaths top 150,000: government

More than 150,000 people have died after catching coronavirus in the United Kingdom, the government said Saturday, in a milestone for one of the worst affected countries in Europe.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Britain faces hospital crisis as COVID cases top 200,000

British hospitals have switched to a "war footing" due to staff shortages caused by a wave of Omicron infections, the government said Tuesday, as the country's daily COVID caseload breached 200,000 for the first time.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Indonesia surpasses 100,000 deaths amid new virus wave

Indonesia surpassed 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, a grim milestone in a country struggling with its worst pandemic wave fueled by the delta variant, amid concerns the actual figure could be much higher.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Preventing youth suicides

In October of 2020, a stark public health warning was released by a Connecticut public health clearinghouse: youth suicides were on the rise in Connecticut and we had to act fast. Even before this recent surge, suicide was ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France's Macron tests positive as Europe battles virus surge

French President Emmanuel Macron became the latest head of state to test positive for coronavirus on Thursday, forcing several other European leaders into quarantine as the continent struggles with a winter surge in infections.

Neuroscience

What social distancing does to a brain

Have you recently wondered how social-distancing and self-isolation may be affecting your brain? An international research team led by Erin Schuman from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research discovered a brain molecule ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nearly 74 million essential workers at high risk for COVID in U.S.

(HealthDay)—In a graphic illustration of the danger the new coronavirus poses to essential workers in America, a new study shows that as many as 74 million of these workers and their families are at increased risk for COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Swedish PM sounds alarm as virus deaths top 6,000

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven went into self-isolation on Thursday and warned that the soaring coronavirus cases had created a "serious situation" again, as the country's deaths passed 6,000.

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