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1st COVID-19 case in US reported a year ago

One year ago today (Jan. 20), officials identified the first case of COVID-19 in the U.S. Since then, the country has tallied more than 24.2 million cases and more than 400,000 people have died of the virus. The first known U.S. case involved a 35-year-old man who had traveled to Wuhan, China to visit family […]

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Top family-friendly online workouts to do in lockdown

If you’re struggling to find ways to keep your children active (and burn off some excess energy) while we’re locked down, then you’re certainly not alone. Online fitness community Jemma’s Health Hub found that 57% of mums say they struggle to find healthy activities to do as a family. But all is not lost. Here’s […]

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Certain parenting behaviors associated with positive changes in well-being during COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have been faced with challenging circumstances to balance work, household, care of children and support of distance learning for school-age children without help from their regular support systems such as schools, childcare, and often other family members as well. A new longitudinal study in Germany examined day-to-day parenting behavior during […]

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Experts consider the role of systemic racism in exacerbating COVID-19 health inequalities

Researchers from leading UK and US institutions have published an analysis outlining the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on ethnic minority groups, and the role of racism, in particular systemic racism, as a fundamental cause and driver of adverse health outcomes. Recommendations include the addition of ethnic minority groups to those defined as clinically extremely vulnerable […]