Tag: people

How to Start Running (Even If You’re So Not a Runner)

If you think marathon runners are incredible — but the idea of lacing up sneakers yourself makes you dread a workout like it's the Presidential Fitness Test in fourth grade — it's time to reframe that narrative. After all, with most gyms closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and Zoom fatigue being completely real, getting

The Dog Breed That 24% Of People Agree Is The Best

Who doesn’t love dogs? They’re cuddly, loyal companions, and force us to get out and get some exercise and fresh air. Even when we would rather keep being lazy on the couch. Yes, we love our four-legged friends, no matter what type of breed they are. But when the question came up of which dog

COVID has presented unique challenges for people with eating disorders. They’ll need support beyond the pandemic

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work and interact with one another. It has also changed the way we move, exercise, shop, prepare food, and eat. During the pandemic, we’ve seen marked increases in reports of mental distress across the board. But Australian and international research suggests lockdown measures have presented unique challenges for

Almost a million people inoculated with Chinese Covid-19 vaccine: firm

Nearly a million people have taken an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinopharm, the firm said, although it has not yet provided any clear clinical evidence of efficacy. China has been giving experimental COVID-19 vaccines to people including state employees, international students and essential workers heading abroad since July. Sinopharm’s chairman told media

People of Black and Asian ethnicity up to twice as likely to be infected with COVID-19 as those of White ethnicity

People of Black ethnicity are twice as likely to be infected with COVID-19 compared to those of White ethnicity, according to researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. The findings are published in EClinical Medicine by The Lancet today. People from

Vitamin D and omega-3s bolster health in some active older people

The DO-HEALTH study led by Zurich-based geriatrician Professor Heike Bischoff-Ferrari has examined the effects of simple measures on the health of healthy adults aged 70 or older. Initial analyses suggest that vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and strength-training exercises do not significantly improve bone health, leg function and memory. Nevertheless, certain groups of people could

How people would choose who gets scarce COVID-19 treatment

As COVID-19 cases begin climbing again in the United States, the possibility arises of a grim moral dilemma: Which patients should be prioritized if medical resources are scarce? Researchers from the United States and China asked more than 5,000 people from 11 countries how they would make one version of that ethical decision. Study participants

Doing good may make people look better

Giving is good for you. For years, researchers have been finding that people who support charities or volunteer for causes can benefit from being generous. For example, they might learn new things, meet new people or make others whom they care about happier. Researchers have also found that giving may make the givers themselves happier,

Money Worries Raise Suicide Risk in People With ADHD: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2020 — There’s a link between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), financial stress and suicide risk, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on ADHD and suicide in Sweden from 2002 to 2015, as well as credit and default data from a random sample of more than 189,000 Swedish adults for the same

Friendly interactions with Chinese people reduced COVID-19 prejudice

People with a history of positive social interactions with Chinese people were less likely to support discriminatory anti-Chinese policies as COVID-19 reached the UK—according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied how UK residents felt towards the Chinese community as COVID-19 reached our shores, and how these feelings might relate to