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Outbreaks driven by the Olympics could cause further surges in Japan

Japan’s COVID-19 cases have largely been in areas with lower incomes and more essential workers – and outbreaks driven by the Olympics could cause further surges The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on Japan has been shaped by socioeconomic disparities, a recent paper reveals Regions with lower incomes, higher unemployment, and more frontline workers have faced higher […]


Indiana’s Medicaid Expansion — Designed by Pence and Verma — Panned in Federal Report

Indiana’s Medicaid expansion — with its “personal responsibility” provisions that require enrollees to pay monthly premiums and manage health savings accounts — proved no better at improving health and access to care than other state expansions, a federally commissioned study found. Even when compared with states that did not expand Medicaid, Indiana showed only mixed […]

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Giroir calls for kids to return to school, predicts 'more herd immunity' by summer

Giroir: Americans can expect ‘more normal’ conditions by summer Former Trump White House Coronavirus Task Force member discusses what’s next in pandemic on ‘The Story’ Americans will likely see life begin to return to normal this summer as coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline, former Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir told “The […]

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Brain changed by caffeine in utero, study finds

New research finds caffeine consumed during pregnancy can change important brain pathways that could lead to behavioral problems later in life. Researchers in the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) analyzed thousands of brain scans of nine and ten-year-olds, and revealed changes in the brain structure in children […]

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Frequent cannabis use by young people linked to decline in IQ

A study has found that adolescents who frequently use cannabis may experience a decline in Intelligence Quotient (IQ) over time. The findings of the research provide further insight into the harmful neurological and cognitive effects of frequent cannabis use on young people. The paper, led by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, […]