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‘Patriots’ more likely to support wearing face masks, pandemic safety policies, study claims

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Jan 26, 2022 … NEW YORK — “Patriots” are more likely to wear face masks and stick to lockdown rules during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study contends. Researchers at New York University say their analysis of the attitudes of people in 67 countries reveals that those who identify more strongly with their nation actively participate in public health…

Pandemic school closures have more negative impacts on kids than just poorer grades

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Jan 18, 2022 … WASHINGTON — School closures during the pandemic have had a negative impact on children in many different ways — going beyond academics, a new study warns. A team from the Children’s National Hospital says enforced online learning during COVID lockdowns has led to a host of consequences for youngsters including disengagement, mental health challenges, unhealthy…

Pandemic babies displaying developmental delays — even if their mothers didn’t have COVID

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Jan 05, 2022 … NEW YORK — Babies born during the first year of the pandemic are displaying less social and motor skills than other children born prior to the health crisis. Concerningly, researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center say they’re noticing this in young children regardless of whether their mothers had COVID-19 or not. At six months…

Rapid tests, quarantine protocols would effectively protect airline travelers from COVID-19

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Dec 31, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO — As flights continue to take to the skies even as COVID-19 cases surge again, preventing airline passengers from spreading the virus inside the cabin is a key concern. That’s especially been the case in recent weeks as many flights are being canceled over insufficient flight crew as coronavirus cases surge. Airlines are…

Dogs are boosting owners’ mental health during pandemic, making them less likely to be depressed

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Dec 16, 2021 … ST. LOUIS — Dogs are the light of many pet owners’ lives and now a new study finds they’re also lighting the way out of depression for many Americans. Researchers found that dogs are boosting their owners’ mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Study authors say pets have also increased amounts of social support by…

2 in 3 shoppers have more ‘impulse buys’ during Black Friday, Cyber Monday than any other time of year

https://www.studyfinds.org/holiday-shoppers-black-friday-cyber-monday-impulse-buys/

Nov 26, 2021 … NEW YORK — Think shoppers are done with going to physical stores during the holidays? Don’t be so sure. More than half of Americans have sworn off shopping for holiday deals online because of fake items or unreliable sellers. In a recent survey of 2,000 U.S. respondents, three-quarters say they will “always” Google a product before…

Professional sports can fight climate change by keeping pandemic-era schedules, reducing travel

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Nov 18, 2021 … MONTREAL, Quebec — Pro sports across North America have been anything but normal over the past two years due to the pandemic. Fewer games and much less travel have been the hallmarks of pandemic-era sports. However, a new study suggests people should be looking at this as a positive. Researchers from Concordia University say the…

Homeschooled kids more likely to avoid risky choices as adults — but less likely to graduate college

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Nov 11, 2021 … BOSTON, Mass. — Homeschooling children has its pros and cons, just like any other educational choice parents make — like public or private school. Now, a new study reveals homeschooled kids see other benefits beyond the classroom. Researchers from Harvard University find homeschooling makes a child less likely to try drugs, binge drink, or engage…

Pandemic isolation IMPROVED well-being for people of all ages, study claims

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Nov 01, 2021 … READING, United Kingdom — Quarantines, lockdowns, and stay-at-home orders kept millions of people in a state of constant isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. Numerous studies have found that this has had a tremendous impact on the mental and even physical health of people worldwide — especially children and the elderly. Now, however, one study is saying…

Children’s screen time doubled during pandemic — and hasn’t changed much since

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Nov 01, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Children’s screen time has doubled during the pandemic — and it hasn’t gone down since, according to new research. Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco say youngsters are spending almost eight hours a day looking at smartphones, tablets, and televisions, compared to less than four hours before COVID. Concerningly, this…

Just 5 minutes of movement every hour can undo harms from inactivity

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Oct 29, 2021 … LONDON — Has life indoors during the pandemic left you more inactive and fighting off the “COVID 15”? You’re not alone. COVID quarantines have dramatically lowered the amount of physical activity many people usually get through simply socializing outdoors or by going to work. Now, researchers from King’s College London say getting up and moving…

Just light a candle! Average person uses 5 ‘cleaning shortcuts’ to avoid actual housekeeping

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Oct 18, 2021 … NEW YORK — Does your idea of cleaning the house revolve around spraying some good-smelling fragrances to cover up a bigger stink? It turns out the average American admits to using five different “cleaning shortcuts” while tidying up their home. The survey of 2,000 people delved into some of these dubious shortcuts and found the most…