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Public Health 211Ʊ
October 21, 2020

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Interactions Within Larger Social Groups Can Cause Tipping Points in Contagion Flow

Contagion processes, such as opinion formation or disease spread, can reach a tipping point, where the contagion either rapidly spreads or dies out. ...

COVID-19 Lockdowns Averted Tens of Thousands of Premature Deaths Related to Air Pollution, Study Finds

Scientists have found that particulate matter concentrations in China dropped by an unprecedented 29.7 percent, and by 17.1 percent in parts of ...

Will the COVID-19 Virus Become Endemic?

A new article explores the potential for the COVID-19 virus to become endemic, a regular feature producing recurring outbreaks in ...

When Reproductive Rights Are Less Restrictive, Babies Are Born Healthier

American women living in states with less restrictive reproductive rights policies are less likely to give birth to low-birth weight babies, according to a new study. The findings show that women, ...
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Americans' Responses to COVID-19 Stay-Home Orders Differed According to Population Density

Americans strongly reduced their visits to grocery stores, pharmacies, and transit stations following stay-at-home orders from mayors and governors earlier this year, but did not reduce their visits ...

'Use It or Lose It': Regular Social Engagement Linked to Healthier Brain Microstructure in Older Adults

Older people who report greater levels of social engagement have more robust gray matter in regions of the brain relevant in dementia, according to new research. It is the first to use a particularly ...

Personality Traits Affect Shelter at Home Compliance

A worldwide survey conducted during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic found that people with certain common personality traits were less likely to shelter at home when government policies were ...

A New Toolkit for Capturing How COVID-19 Impacts Crime

A new set of assessment tools shows promise in capturing how the COVID-19 pandemic affects patterns of criminal ...

New Study Shows 211Ʊ One-Third of Young People in 43 Low And Middle-Income Countries Have Lost a Sibling Before Age 25

On average, about a third of women between 15 and 34 years old from 43 low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) have lost at least one sibling before the age of 25, according to a new ...

A New, Comprehensive Approach to Measure Inequality in Preventable Child Mortality

A new model can more accurately and efficiently assess which children are at highest risk of preventable death, according to a new ...

An Alternative to Animal Experiments

Researchers have cultured so-called intestinal organoids from human intestinal tissue, which is a common byproduct when performing bowel surgery. These small 'miniature intestines' can be ...

Television Advertising Limits Can Reduce Childhood Obesity, Study Concludes

Limiting the hours of television advertising for foods and beverages high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) could make a meaningful contribution to reducing childhood obesity, according to a new ...

Perception of Risk and Optimism Barriers in Behavior During Coronavirus

Until a vaccine and/or effective cure for COVID-19 becomes available, battling the current pandemic strongly relies on how well people follow behavioural advice, such as adhering to local ...

Revised Clinical Trial Rules During COVID-19 Pandemic May Benefit Patients, Survey Shows

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to new rules and expectations for clinical trials. Following guidance from federal agencies, institutions adjusted clinical trial operations. To protect patient safety, ...

Heat Has Stronger Effect on Health in Less Developed Cities, Study Finds

Compared to high income cities, less developed cities in Brazil have a higher hospitalization rate associated with increased heat exposure, according to a new ...

People Use, Trust Different COVID-19 Information Sources Depending on Gender, Age, and Other Factors

Gender, age, education level, and political affiliation predict where people turn for information about COVID-19 -- and what sources they use and trust is linked to differing beliefs about the ...

Discrimination Contributes to Poorer Heart Health for LGBTQ Adults

The majority of LGBTQ adults report experiencing discrimination from a health care professional. Compared to cisgender heterosexual adults, LGBTQ populations experience multi-level, psychological and ...

New Study Confirms Advice Given to the UK Government 211Ʊ School Closures

Several predictions made by experts ahead of the UK-wide lockdown in March are confirmed in a detailed re-analysis of the ...

Major Deficits in Addressing Mental Health Needs of Asylum Seekers

A new study of asylum seekers in Germany suggests that, among those with symptoms of depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), few receive a diagnosis from the health care system, ...

Trust and Income Inequality Fueling the Spread of COVID-19

Trust in public institutions is linked to fewer COVID-19 deaths, but trust and belonging to groups is associated with more deaths, according to a wide-ranging study of 30-day COVID-19 mortality rates ...

A Simple Enrollment Change Yields Big Dividends in Children's Early Learning Program

Researchers know that texting programs can greatly benefit young children's literacy. Now new research shows that parents' participation in such programs can be boosted exponentially with ...

As Pandemic Affects Children's Health, Programs That Work Are Still Underused

Evidence-based programs known to reverse the negative effects of poverty are being widely neglected, according to a new ...

Reducing the High Social Cost of Death

Researchers in Japan report on how bereavement can have far-reaching implications to an individual's health and their economic status. Deeper grief caused by the death of a loved one, correlates ...

Has COVID-19 Knocked Us Onto Our Backsides?

Researchers sought to examine the impact of pandemic-related changes upon physical activity and sedentary behavior, specifically sitting, across the university ...

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