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The study shows a direct link between vaccine beliefs and levels of science education

Researchers are calling for urgent changes to the GCSE science curriculum to help equip pupils with enough scientific knowledge to be able to identify reliable sources and inform their future decision-making about vaccination. A recent study from the University of Portsmouth has revealed new insights into the factors influencing immunization hesitancy in a sample of …

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Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on People, Communities, and Health Care Systems – United States, August 2022

COVID-19 prevention strategies Monitoring community levels of COVID-19 to guide COVID-19 prevention efforts. People can use information about the current level of impact of COVID-19 in their community to decide which preventive behaviors to use and when (anytime or at specific times), based on their risk of severe illness and the of their family members. …

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Newsom supports political growth on abortion, guns and health care

Gavin Newsom is fed up with Republicans for attacking abortion rights and blocking gun regulations — and with his own Democratic Party for failing to boldly and courageously take on the conservative right and push a progressive agenda. And while California’s first-term governor positions himself as the pit bull of the national Democratic Party, no …

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Promote positive mental health through back-to-school routines – News

Implementing a consistent and simple routine can help with a smooth transition into a new school year and ease stress and anxiety in children and teens. Implementing a consistent and simple routine can help with a smooth transition into a new school year and ease stress and anxiety in children and teens.Back to school brings …

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The state will expand taxpayer-subsidized health coverage tidings

BOSTON – The state’s subsidized health insurance system is slated for its biggest expansion in nearly a decade after lawmakers overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s objections to approve the plan. Passed by the Legislature in the final days of its two-year session, the plan calls for a two-year pilot program that expands eligibility for ConnectorCare, the …

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China denies claims of insufficient medical insurance funding amid growing public concern

China’s health care authority issued a rare response amid growing public concerns that there is not enough money in the country’s health care fund due to repeated testing for COVID-19 and increased hospitalizations due to of the pandemic. In a disclosure aimed at easing public concern, China’s National Healthcare Security Administration (NHSA) said on July …

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Personal health data can be useful for patient self-management and communication in colorectal cancer networks

JMIR publications have recently been published “Uses of Personal Health Data for Communication Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors, Caregivers, and Providers: Interview and Observational Study in a Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory” in JMIR Human Factors who reported that personal health records (PHR) can be useful for patient self-management and participation in communication with their caregivers and health …

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Study reveals negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health status in low- and middle-income countries

Scientists around the world recently conducted a large-scale study to investigate the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on mental health issues in low- to middle-income countries. Study: The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in low- and middle-income countries. Image credit: eamesBot/Shutterstock Significant seasonal variations in mental health conditions have …

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Citing a mental health crisis among young people, California lawmakers take aim at social media

Karla Garcia said her son’s social media addiction began in fourth grade, when he took his computer for virtual learning and logged onto YouTube. Now, two years later, the video-sharing site has replaced schoolwork and activities he once enjoyed — like composing music or serenading his friends on the piano, she said. “He should just …

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Hospices have become big business for private equity firms, raising concerns about end-of-life care

Hospice care, once provided primarily by nonprofit agencies, has seen a remarkable change over the past decade, with more than two-thirds of hospices nationwide now operating as for-profit entities. The ability to turn a quick profit in caring for people in their final days of life is attracting a new breed of hospice owner: private …

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