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Social media users enter a ‘dissociative state’ — lose track of time and reality

https://www.studyfinds.org/social-media-dissociative-state/

May 24, 2022 … SEATTLE — People staring intently at their phones has become a common scene over the last decade. Smartphone scrolling is simply a way of life for tens of millions nowadays. Now, researchers from the University of Washington investigated if people tend to disassociate while using their phones. Simply put, do they lose track of everything else…

Cap and frown? 6 in 10 college grads changed their career plans because of COVID

https://www.studyfinds.org/college-grads-career-plans-jobs/

May 24, 2022 … New surveys reveal surprising figures about college students and their ‘real world’ expectations — including the average graduate anticipates earning over $100,000 in their first job! SAN FRANCISCO — College graduates in 2022 are looking forward to entering the job market — since most feel COVID ruined their school experience. A new survey has found that…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 20-22, 2022

https://www.studyfinds.org/health-studies-may-22-2022/

May 23, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 20-22. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease Welcomes New Co-Editor-in-Chief Lorraine V. Kalia, MD, PhD, FRCPC A globally recognized authority on Parkinson’s disease, Lorraine V. Kalia, MD,…

Adventurous play outdoors leads to stronger mental health for kids

https://www.studyfinds.org/adventurous-play-mental-health/

May 23, 2022 … EXETER, United Kingdom — Excitement and exploration help kids avoid anxiety, according to researchers from the University of Exeter. Their study finds children who spend more time playing adventurously show fewer signs of anxiety and depression. Moreover, adventurous kids also tended to be happier during the first COVID-19 lockdown. Researchers surveyed nearly 2,500 parents of children…

Victorians dealt more extreme weather than Brits today? UK study shows record rains, droughts marred 1800s

https://www.studyfinds.org/extreme-weather-united-kingdom-rainfall-rescue-project/

May 14, 2022 … READING, England — Did the Victorians experience more extreme weather than people in the United Kingdom do today? Rainfall records have been rewritten after millions of reports dating back almost 200 years were rescued by an army of volunteers. The Rainfall Rescue project was a labor of love that stemmed from people looking for something…

COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns led to a global rise in loneliness

https://www.studyfinds.org/covid-19-global-loneliness/

May 09, 2022 … WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic led to an increase in loneliness around the world, a new study finds. Researchers with the American Psychological Association found that people all over the globe suffered an increase in loneliness during the pandemic, which could have implications for people’s long-term mental and physical health, longevity, and well-being. “The pandemic…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 6, 2022

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May 07, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 6. Nature Helps Mental Health, Research Says—But Only For Rich, White People? New research shows that a rapidly-growing environmental science field—which measures nature’s effects…

Exercise excuses: Here are the top reasons people say they can’t hit their fitness goals

https://www.studyfinds.org/exercise-excuses-fitness-goals/

May 06, 2022 … NEW YORK — The ongoing impact of COVID-19 is putting many people’s workout routines on permanent vacation. Eight in 10 Americans agree that the pandemic ruined their motivation to go to the gym or work out regularly. A new study of 2,000 adults finds that for 61 percent, pandemic-related restrictions at local gyms such as mask…

StudyFinds Blotter: Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 5, 2022

https://www.studyfinds.org/health-studies-may-5-2022/

May 06, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 5. Patient-Derived Micro-Organospheres Enable Cutting-Edge Precision Oncology A patient’s tumor cell response to therapy is affected by many factors, including genetic alterations, tumor microenvironment,…

Antisemitic incidents rose dramatically in 2021, alarming new report shows

https://www.studyfinds.org/antisemism-increasing-worldwide/

Apr 27, 2022 … TEL AVIV — Antisemitic incidents across the globe skyrocketed in the past year, according to a new report. Antisemitism was particuraly high in first-world countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia. The dramatic increases may have stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic and the May 2021 conflict between Israel and Hamas. Researchers…

Environmental racism? California’s eco-friendly policies disproportionately benefit whites, rich neighborhoods

https://www.studyfinds.org/environmental-racism-california/

Apr 08, 2022 … SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Californians may actually be able to see inequality in the air they breathe, a new study contends. Researchers from University of California-San Diego have discovered that the state’s strict environmental regulations for businesses benefit predominantly white neighborhoods significantly more than minority communities. In their review of air pollution during the coronavirus pandemic,…

Average person drives around for 9 days with ‘Check Engine’ light on before getting car serviced!

https://www.studyfinds.org/average-person-drives-9-days-check-engine-light-cars-auto-shop/

Feb 09, 2022 … NEW YORK — While many Americans are still sheltering in place, their more mobile neighbors are finding a way to take quarantine on the road. A new survey finds the average driver still hits the road four times each week — despite suggestions to stay home. With the pandemic on everyone’s mind however, many are still…

Don’t touch me: 2 in 3 people have become ‘germaphobes’ since pandemic began

https://www.studyfinds.org/germaphobes-covid-pandemic-washing-nose/

Feb 04, 2022 … NEW YORK — Do you keep a bottle of hand sanitizer on you wherever you go now? Two-thirds of Americans say they’ve turned into “germaphobes” since the pandemic began, and they’re more aware of their hygiene than ever before. That’s according to a recent survey of 2,000 adults. Since March 2020, when lockdowns for COVID-19…