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Recent research shows that people are more likely to take “microbreaks” at work on days when they’re tired – but that’s not a bad thing. The researchers found microbreaks help tired employees engage with their work better over the course of the day.
A research team led by Associate Professor Alfredo Franco-Obregón from the National University of Singapore’s Institute for Health Innovation and Technology has shown how a molecule found in muscles responds to weak magnetic fields. This responsiveness could be used to stimulate muscle recovery.
LifeBridge Health launched the Center for Hope, the first comprehensive violence intervention and prevention center in the nation that is part of a large regional health system. The Center for Hope brings together LifeBridge Health services around child abuse, domestic abuse and elder abuse along with community violence prevention programs, including a new Safe Streets site. The building design, which will be revealed at groundbreaking event, was created to welcome children, youth and adults into a space that fosters hope, safety and wellness, including an outdoor area for therapeutic play. The purpose of the Center for Hope is to advance hope, healing and resilience for those impacted by trauma, abuse and violence through comprehensive response, treatment, education and prevention.
“I would emphasize three things about the present state (and future) of the economy,” says University of Redlands Economist Nathaniel Cline. “First, the ‘low hanging fruit’ of recovery is picked. That is, simply lifting restrictions (if it were even safe…
University of Washington researchers developed a project that scans the streets every few weeks to document how Seattle has reacted to the pandemic and what recovery looks like.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Department of Energy officials dedicated the launch of two clean energy research initiatives that focus on the recycling and recovery of advanced manufacturing materials and on connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
With tropical storms Marco and Laura bearing down on the Gulf Coast, the potential for disruptions to the nation’s fuel and shipping infrastructure is significant, according to data scientist Ben Ruddell, director of the FEWSION project at Northern Arizona University…
Early rehabilitation of COVID-19 survivors is important to reduce long-term complications, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
The opioid epidemic didn’t go away when the coronavirus pandemic began. But rapid changes in regulations and guidance could also help many more people get care for addiction, experts say. They caution that it will take more changes to truly lower barriers that stand in the way of delivering evidence-based addiction care to more people via telemedicine.
A Henry Ford Hospital study published in the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery has found that patients who underwent knee surgery and other types of sports medicine procedures could manage their pain without opioids or a minimal dosage. “This is a large prospective study and our hope is that non-opioid use will gain momentum and that others may tweak our protocol and use it throughout orthopedics, from joint surgery to spine surgery and other surgeries” says Vasilios (Bill) Moutzouros, M.D., chief of Sports Medicine, a division of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the study’s lead author.
The new COVID-19 Decision Support Dashboard synthesizes large amounts of complex, essential data into easy-to-use key findings for public and private-sector leaders navigating the “reopening” of communities and businesses.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis will release a revised estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2020 on Thursday, May 28. Previous estimates predicted a 3.5 percent decrease in current dollar GDP, in large part…
Center to provide post-multidisciplinary care and psychosocial resources for patients recovering from pandemic disease
COVID-19 Registry and clinical trials component will define new standards of care for patients
Recovery. Reentry. Reopen. Return. A new normal. Faculty experts at DePaul University are available for news media interviews about what comes next — after the COVID-19 pandemic. Does the world return to normal or will there be fundamental changes to how we live our lives, work, and travel; and how we are governed?
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The effects of social distancing and self-quarantine are weighing on all Americans, but a WVU expert in addiction studies suggests that individuals with substance use disorders who are in the recovery process may be more vulnerable to…
Less than half of patients with sports-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) achieve clinical recovery within two weeks after injury, reports a study in Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Patience is a virtue for on-farm flood recovery
A young boy with a rare genetic disease that typically kills within weeks of birth is now 3 years old and in remission thanks to a collaborative effort that included physicians at King Saud University Department of Pediatrics and immunologists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia’s most iconic tourism destinations, but as fires continue to rage across the once pristine environment, many holidaymakers are questioning whether to keep or cancel their travel plans.
The University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center has several sources who can contribute to articles about the earthquakes in Puerto Rico and offer valuable information for both during and after the disaster. – Jennifer Horney, a professor of epidemiology, can talk about…
Early clinical treatment may significantly reduce recovery time following a concussion, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Concussion Program.