SATURDAY, March 28, 2020 -- Technology can help you maintain social connections if you're staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says.
"When using technology to stay connected, prioritize keeping deeper, meaningful connections with people," said Stephen Benning, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- As the coronavirus pandemic stresses the U.S. health care system, personal protective equipment -- including high-tech masks -- are in desperately short supply.
But a new study suggests an innovative solution: Reusable respirators typically used by construction or factory workers may be a viable alternative to disposable N95 respirators used by health care personnel.
FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- Kids who don't get enough sleep may be at risk for ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, researchers report.
"If we make sure our children get enough sleep, it can help protect them from mental health problems," said researcher Bror Ranum, a doctoral candidate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Thanks to research suggesting they are better for heart health than animal-based foods, many carnivores are on the hunt for the best plant-based meat replacements they can find.
That may explain the increase in popularity of plant-based burgers in fast-food restaurants and grocery stores. But nutritionists say legumes may be a better option.
Dr. Eduardo Sanchez is the American Heart Association's chief medical officer for prevention and a former state health commissioner of Texas. He has dealt with major public health crises – including the SARS outbreak.
Friday, March 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Recently I heard a medical "expert" on the news incorrectly define the term "herd immunity." It's a new phrase for many people, but we're hearing about it more and more, so it's important to understand exactly what it is.
FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- The United States passed China as the country with the most coronavirus cases in the world late Thursday, while the U.S. House on Friday approved a $2 trillion stimulus package to bolster America's sagging economy.
The bill now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.