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That Cough or Sneeze Behind You Might Not Be COVID: Study

That Cough or Sneeze Behind You Might Not Be COVID: StudyFRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The grosser someone sounds when they cough or sneeze, the more likely you are to suspect they have a contagious infection -- even if it's not true. That's the upshot of a new study in which participants were asked to judge whether people were -- or weren't -- infected with a communicable disease by the sound of their coughs and sneezes. On average, they guessed about four out of 10 sounds correctly, according to researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The findings were recently published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. "We find no evidence that perceivers can reliably detect pathogen threats from cough and sneeze sounds, even though they are reasonably certain they can," said study lead...

Home Alone: Will Pandemic's Changes Harm Kids' Mental...

12 June 2020
Home Alone: Will Pandemic`s Changes Harm Kids` Mental Health Long-Term?FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The isolation of the coronavirus pandemic might be stunting the social growth of young children, experts say. Since schools closed across the United States this past spring to stem the spread of COVID-19, kids have been deprived of experiences that are essential to their emotional development -- playing at recess, sharing lunch with classmates and learning together in the classroom. In a recent HealthDay Live! interview, Dr. Dimitri Christakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute, and Dan Domenech, executive director of The School Superintendents Association, discussed how children might be impacted by the closure of their schools and the disruption of time spent with...

Can Talk Therapy Heal the Body, Too?

11 June 2020
Can Talk Therapy Heal the Body, Too?THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Therapy designed to address mental health issues may also tamp down chronic inflammation, a new review suggests. In so doing, interventions like behavioral therapy may help to rein in not only anxiety, depression and stress, but also the risk of developing heart disease or cancer, researchers say. The finding is based on a look at 56 studies that collectively involved more than 4,000 participants. "Over the past several years, there has been a growing appreciation that inflammation is involved in many of the serious health problems that people experience," said study author George Slavich. "These conditions include mental health problems, such as anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, as well as physical health...

Milk Chocolate, Dairy and Fatty Foods Tied to Acne in Adults

11 June 2020
Milk Chocolate, Dairy and Fatty Foods Tied to Acne in AdultsTHURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Are you plagued by acne even though you're way past puberty? A new report might have you avoiding certain foods. The study of more than 24,000 French adults found that sweet and greasy fare -- especially milk chocolate, sweetened drinks, dairy products, and sugary or fatty foods -- all appeared to raise the odds for zits. The new findings "appear to support the hypothesis that the Western diet (rich in animal products and fatty and sugary foods) is associated with the presence of acne in adulthood," said the team led by dermatologist Dr. Emilie Sbidian, of Mondor Hospital in Paris. One U.S. dermatologist who read over the report wasn't surprised. "This new study confirms what I have always believed, that proper nutrition is an important...

Will Schools Reopen in September? And What Will That Look Like?

11 June 2020
Will Schools Reopen in September? And What Will That Look Like?THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The boisterous bustle of students jostling down crowded hallways to reach lockers and classrooms has long served as one of the most powerful memories of high school life for many. Those loud, happy throngs might now belong to a bygone era, thanks to COVID-19. Schools planning to reopen in the fall are weighing what's called the "pod" approach, in which middle and high school students remain isolated with their peers in the same classroom all day, said Dan Domenech, executive director of The School Superintendents Association. The traditional between-class hallway jam "really is conducive to infection, as opposed to isolating them in the same room for the whole day," Domenech said during a HealthDay Live! interview. It's one of many ways...

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