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Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows

Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows. Most people who took part in the research perceived their pets to be a source of considerable support during the lockdown period (23 March — 1 June, 2020). The study — from the University… Read More »

Coronavirus surge possibly linked to Labor Day gatherings in this area: officials

Gatherings over Labor Day are possibly behind a recent surge in cases of the novel coronavirus in Los Angeles County, officials there recently said. On Saturday, officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 13 new deaths and 1,343 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of positive cases… Read More »

Diets high in ultra-processed foods linked to premature aging, study finds

Article content Diets high in processed foods such as chips, chocolate bars, soft drinks, instant noodles, and packaged bread and buns are more likely to result in the chromosomal changes associated with aging, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain presented their findings on Tuesday as part of the… Read More »

Rise of measles linked with emergence of large cities 2500 years ago

By Clare Wilson Cities may have provided the measles virus with an environment to succeedIain Masterton / Alamy The measles virus crossed over to people from cattle around 500 BC, supporting the idea that it could only get established as a human disease once large enough cities had developed. “It’s not proof, but it’s compatible… Read More »