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Office work can lead to asthma, study warns

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Sep 09, 2021 … BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — The office environment can cause asthma and working from home could reduce sick days and stop staff from quitting, according to a new study. The seemingly innocuous environment of the office is potentially damaging to the lungs. Printer toner and cleaning products, poor ventilation, and mold circulating in air conditioning can…

Working from home leads to kids getting more sleep, but more depression for parents

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Sep 08, 2021 … ADELAIDE, Australia — The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted babies’ sleep by 40 minutes a day, according to a new study. Researchers from Flinders University say having to work from home has had some real benefits, with parents feeling less drowsy during the day and children getting more shut-eye at night. Unfortunately, it’s not all sunshine…

Back to school: Getting kids back into classrooms can help prevent obesity

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Sep 03, 2021 … ORLANDO, Fla. — As fall arrives and parents are ramping up to send their children back to school, a new study reveals returning to the daily classroom routine can also help kids avoid becoming overweight. Researchers from the University of Central Florida find, especially in the wake of COVID-19 and remote learning, having a structured schedule…

For women, key to self-confidence and healthy mind may be a strong group of friends

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Aug 28, 2021 … NEW YORK — Nearly three in five women (58%) feel their female friends make them feel truly empowered. A recent poll of 2,000 American women asked respondents to describe the different ways their friends empower and support them while also exploring the possible link between self-confidence and beauty. The results find 72 percent of women feel…

Home drinking becoming the new normal as alcohol sales surge during COVID

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Aug 20, 2021 … NEW YORK — With COVID spreading across America, a new study finds alcohol sales in the United States surged between March and September 2020. Researchers from Columbia University report that while U.S. alcohol retail store sales increased significantly, both restaurant and bar sales dropped dramatically. The findings point to the drastic change in lifestyles for many…

Back-to-school COVID jitters have parents and teachers more anxious than ever before

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Aug 10, 2021 … NEW YORK — Three-fourths of America’s teachers are more worried than ever over how prepared their students will be for school this fall. The recent survey of 2,000 respondents — including 1,000 parents of school-aged children and 1,000 K-12 teachers — finds that for both groups, anxiety is higher than it’s ever been for the upcoming…

COVID-19 burden leading to more violence at protests, distrust in government

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Aug 09, 2021 … AARHUS, Denmark — In an already divided nation, a new study finds COVID-19 is making a poor political situation even worse. Researchers conducting an international survey reveal the burden the coronavirus pandemic is placing on society is driving more people act violently at protests as well as creating even more antigovernment sentiment worldwide. A team from…

Remote work weight gain may lead to worsening COVID symptoms, scientist warns

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Aug 02, 2021 … GLASGOW, Scotland — Remote work is not only becoming the “new normal,” many employees now prefer to stay at home full-time. Unfortunately, researchers find that this desk-bound lifestyle is causing many workers to pack on the pounds during the pandemic. Weight gain due to remote work poses a big health risk, a cardiovascular expert warns,…

Most baby boomers fear they’ll never be able to retire thanks to pandemic

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Jul 23, 2021 … NEW YORK — From stimulus checks to eviction moratoriums to child tax credits to extended unemployment benefits, many Americans have needed all the help they can get to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adults who once dreamed of unlocking their 401Ks and enjoying life after work now find themselves pushing that dream back…

Survey: Most people prefer reading paper books over digital books on tablets, phones

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Jul 21, 2021 … LONDON — Digital books on tablets, smartphones, and devices like Amazon’s Kindle are certainly convenient, but according to a new survey most people still prefer a good old fashioned paper book. There’s just something satisfying about turning the page and holding a physical book in one’s hands, as over two-thirds of adults say they always opt…