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Astronauts" mental health risks tested in the Antarctic

Astronauts who spend extended time in space face stressors such as isolation, confinement, lack of privacy, altered light-dark cycles, monotony and separation from family. Interestingly, so do people who work at international research stations in Ant.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgApr 20th, 2021

The Coronavirus Is an Airborne Threat, the CDC Acknowledges In Updated Public Guidance

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Federal health officials on Friday updated public guidance about how the coronavirus spreads, emphasizing that transmission occurs by inhaling very fine respiratory droplets and aerosolized.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 53 min. ago

Secret behind maintaining a healthy weight loss

Almost one in six people worldwide live with obesity, which may have serious health consequences. Researchers now document how to effectively achieve and maintain a healthy weight loss......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 52 min. ago

Mental health may play big role in recovery after a heart attack

Young and middle-aged adults who reported severe psychological distress -- such as depression or anxiety -- after suffering a heart attack were more than twice as likely to suffer a second cardiac event within five years compared with those experienc.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 52 min. ago

Healthy young adults who had COVID-19 may have long-term impact on blood vessels and heart health

New research highlights the possible long term health impacts of COVID-19 on young, relatively healthy adults who were not hospitalized and who only had minor symptoms due to the virus......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 52 min. ago

COVID-19 vaccine delivery by age may mitigate deaths and severe health impacts

Strategic vaccine delivery is critical to reducing COVID-19 transmission, mortality and long-term health impacts. A new study suggests that prioritizing vaccine delivery to older age groups and the medically vulnerable has the greatest impact in mini.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 52 min. ago

Too much, too little sleep linked to elevated heart risks in people free from disease

People who clock six to seven hours of sleep a night had the lowest chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke when compared with those who got less or more sleep, according to a new study. This trend remained true even after the research team acc.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 52 min. ago

One third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have lung changes after a year

A new study has shown that most patients discharged from hospital after experiencing severe COVID-19 infection appear to return to full health, although up to a third do still have evidence of effects upon the lungs one year on......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News11 hr. 52 min. ago

NASA"s new chief big on climate, hedges on 2024 moon landing

NASA's new administrator is big on tackling climate and diversifying the agency's workforce, but hedging on whether the U.S. can put astronauts on the moon by 2024......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 53 min. ago

Longevity startup Gero AI has a mobile API for quantifying health changes

Sensor data from smartphones and wearables can meaningfully predict an individual’s ‘biological age’ and resilience to stress, according to Gero AI. The ‘longevity’ startup — which condenses its mission to the pith.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 53 min. ago

Study helps to better understand the link between indoor and outdoor air quality

People spend about 80-90% of their time indoors. Compared to outdoor air quality, the indoor air quality is more relevant to people's health. Therefore, understanding the levels, sources and evolution of particulate matter (PM) indoors is important f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 53 min. ago

Emissions from human activity modify biogenic secondary organic aerosol formation

Despite their extremely small size, submicron atmospheric aerosols are critical pollutants with climate change, air quality, and human health implications. Of these particles, secondary organic aerosols (SOA) form when volatile organic compounds (VOC.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 53 min. ago

Should We Abandon Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Risk Appetite?

More people are recognizing that managing or mitigating a list of risks is not effective, nor of much value beyond compliance. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News18 hr. 53 min. ago

Research: The new English Premier League soccer ball more stable, drags more

Scientists from the Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences at the University of Tsukuba used aerodynamics experiments to empirically test the flight properties of a new four-panel soccer ball adopted by the English Premier League this year. Based on p.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 53 min. ago

Dust storms and valley fever in the American West

Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health—and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever is caused by the Coccidioi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 53 min. ago

"I felt really heavy:" astronauts describe returning to Earth on SpaceX capsule

Four astronauts just returned from the International Space Station described on Thursday their reentry into Earth's atmosphere and ocean splashdown after more than 160 days in space......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 53 min. ago

Why the ISS sometimes smells like the fresh produce section of a grocery store

SpaceX’s recently returned Crew-1 astronauts have been sharing their experiences about their six-month mission on board the space station......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Sea level rise uncertainties: Why all eyes are on Antarctica

Latest models project a bumpy road with big risks. Enlarge (credit: Donald Slater) A few years ago, an ice-sheet model grabbed attention when it projected much faster losses of Antarctic ice and, subsequently, faster sea level rise. Understa.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

9,000 fliers may have had reused swabs jammed up their noses in Indonesia

Five workers were arrested for washing and reusing cotton swabs for testing. Enlarge / BANGKA BELITUNG ISLANDS, INDONESIA - DECEMBER 21, 2020: Health workers carry out a rapid antigen test on a passenger at Deapti Amir Airport, Pangkal Pinang C.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Global Heating Pace Risks "Unstoppable" Sea Level Rise as Antarctic Ice Sheet Melts

The current pace of global heating risks unleashing "rapid and unstoppable" sea level rise from the melting of Antarctica's vast ice sheet, a new research paper has warned. From a report: Unless planet-heating emissions are swiftly reduced to meet th.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

US move on vaccine intellectual property is "monumental moment" in COVID-19 fight

The head of the World Health Organization says the US backing of a proposed waiver of intellectual property rights for COVID vaccines is a "monumental moment" in the fight against the virus......»»

Category: topSource:  skynewsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021