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Exploring the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescent Neurodevelopment and Mental Health

Exploring the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescent Neurodevelopment and Mental Health

In a recent study published in Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science (BPGOS), researchers examined the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on adolescent neurodevelopment and mental health. Study: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health and brain maturation: Implications for analyzing longitudinal data. Image credit: Vitalii Stock/Shutterstock The COVID-19 pandemic caused …

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NMDOH issues new public health order to address rising respiratory illnesses

The New Mexico Department of Health has issued a public health order due to an increase in respiratory virus cases and hospitalizations. Every public hospital is instructed to work together as well as ensure that patients are treated with the appropriate levels of care through the order. NMDOH says the order is necessary because hospitals …

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Over 45 million elderly Chinese need care amid a profound aging trend

The number of elderly people in need of care in China has exceeded 45 million and is expected to reach 60 million by 2030, according to a recent study. Characterized by large scale, deep degree and rapid acceleration, China’s aging trend is different from that of other countries. Created by a team of social scientists …

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Powell: Fed will keep rates higher for longer to reduce inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates higher than previously expected and keep them there for an extended period of time, Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday in remarks likely intended to underscore the Fed’s focus to combat stubborn inflation. Yet in a speech at the Brookings Institution, Powell also signaled that the …

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Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against misinformation about COVID-19raising concerns among public health experts and social media researchers that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat the still-spreading virus. Eagle-eyed users noticed the change on Monday night, noting that a one-sentence update had been made …

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Lithium CEO ‘accelerates’ US investment plans after Deflation Act

Good morning. Yesterday, I spoke with two CEOs who are running companies on the cutting edge of change in today’s fast-paced economy. The first was Kent Masters, CEO of the Albemarle Corporation, which is hardly a household name, but may soon become one. The company is a leading supplier of lithium used in electric vehicle …

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Impact of doubling of COVID-19 cases on health parameters

In a recent study published in FLOOR ONEresearchers assessed the impact of a doubling of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on health parameters. Study: The doubling effect of COVID-19 cases on key health indicators. Image credit: GEMINI PRO STUDIO/Shutterstock Background In the biosciences and epidemiology, the doubling of a significant statistic, the duration over …

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Rural Colorado is trying to fill healthcare worker gaps with apprenticeships

During her 12-hour night shift, Brianna Shelton helps residents of BeeHive Homes Assisted Living go to the bathroom. Many have dementia and some cannot get out of bed on their own. Few can remember her name, but that doesn’t matter to her. “They’re somebody’s mother, somebody’s grandmother, somebody’s great-grandmother,” Shelton said. “I want to take …

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China’s viral protests hit Hong Kong after rallies on the mainland

HONG KONG (AP) – Students in Hong Kong chanted “opposition to dictatorship” in a protest against China’s COVID rules Monday, after demonstrators on the mainland issued an unprecedented call for President Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades. Demonstrations against China’s unusually strict anti-virus measures …

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