US suicide rate fell last year after decade of steady rise

Coronavirus outbreak: How to help your mental health Psychotherapist Dr. Kathryn Smerling gives tips on handling mental health during coronavirus, including rewarding yourself and staying organized. NEW YORK – The U.S. suicide rate fell slightly last year, the first annual decline in more than a decade, according to new government data. It’s a small decrease and the data is preliminary, […]

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Masks could cut COVID-19 deaths in the US by 130,000: study

Even if state-level governments in the United States reimpose limited social distancing measures to halt the spread of COVID-19, the death toll could more than double by the end of February 2021 to 511,000, according to projections released Friday. Near-universal mask wearing over the coming months could reduce that grim tally by nearly 130,000, researchers from the COVID-19 forecasting team […]

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Research team discovers molecular processes in kidney cells that attract and feed COVID-19

Although the lungs are a common target for COVID-19’s cytokine storm, so are the kidneys, making the 1 in 4 U.S. adults with diabetes resulting in diabetic kidney disease at increased risk for virus mortality. But why are the kidneys so attractive to the coronavirus? Recently published in Kidney International, a national research team made up of kidney clinicians, bioinformaticians, […]

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Healthcare’s earthquake: Lessons from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally disrupted U.S. healthcare organizations. Hospitals have faced drug and device shortages and created new ICUs overnight. Care plans have evolved out of necessity, and hospitals’ carefully constructed patient flow systems were up-ended. In an article published today in NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, leaders and clinician researchers from Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) propose […]

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Australia’s Adore Beauty Raises $192 Million in IPO

SYDNEY — Beauty is officially hot property in Australia, with the country’s oldest pure-play online beauty retailer Adore Beauty making a confident debut on the Australian Securities Exchange on Friday Australia time. The year’s biggest initial public offering and the largest, female-led Australian market float, the 20-year-old, Melbourne-based e-commerce company raised 269.5 million Australian dollars, or $192 million at current […]

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How a Twitter hashtag provides insights for doctors and support for people with breast cancer

A UCLA-led review of nine years of social media posts with the hashtag #BCSM suggests that Twitter can be a useful resource not only for patients, but also for physicians and researchers. The hashtag—an initialism for “breast cancer social media”—first appeared on Twitter in 2011. Created by two cancer survivors, it was used to curate a weekly informational chat for […]

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Fewer older Korean Americans use mental health services

Nearly 30% of older Korean American immigrants fell within the category of experiencing mental distress, but only 5.7% had used professional mental health services according to a study conducted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work faculty Seunghye Hong. These findings bring awareness to the major social work and public health concerns regarding […]

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