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 British support for anti-Chinese policies. […]

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Virus cases in hard-hit Australian state reach lowest in months

Five million residents in Australia’s second biggest city emerged from an almost two-month overnight curfew on Monday as just five new coronavirus cases were recorded in worst-hit Victoria state. The figure was the lowest daily rise in infections in Victoria since June 12 and came as residents of the state capital Melbourne saw a raft other virus restrictions also eased. […]

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Heart disease in young people may be linked to diabetes exposure in the womb

Heart disease in young adults and teenagers may be related to exposure to diabetes in the womb, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). A study of young adults and teenagers in Manitoba, Canada, whose mothers had diabetes during their pregnancies found the offspring had a 50% to 200% higher risk of developing heart disease before […]

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Cannabis use for menopause symptom management

As legislation relaxes regarding cannabis, it is being used to manage numerous chronic health conditions and mood symptoms. A new study indicates that a growing number of women are either using cannabis or want to use it for the management of bothersome menopause symptoms. Study results will be presented during the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause […]

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Patients’ breathing test comes up short on accuracy, study finds

A routine test used to monitor patients’ breathing may be unreliable and putting them at risk, a study suggests. Incorrect results can mean clinical staff fail to spot how unwell a patient with respiratory problems is becoming, researchers say. This widely used method, which counts breaths over a 30-second period, fails to take account of people’s irregular breathing patterns, the […]

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It'll Be a Boy for Vanderpump Rules Stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright

Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright are expecting a boy! On Sunday, the Vanderpump Rules stars learned the sex of their baby on the way during a party at their Los Angeles home. Cartwright, 31, shared the special moment, revealed by blue confetti, on Instagram. "It's a BOY!!!! 💙💙💙💙," the mom-to-be happily shared along with three images taken by photographer Jessi […]

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