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What are the Characteristics of Strong Mental Health?

What are the Characteristics of Strong Mental Health?

May 31
Mental health and mental illness are not simply two sides of the same coin. Mental health, just like physical health, exists on a spectrum from poor to optimal.

US Cities Fear Protests May Fuel New Wave Of Virus Outbreaks

US Cities Fear Protests May Fuel New Wave Of Virus Outbreaks

By Brian Melley and John Seewer | May 30
The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a handcuffed black man in Minnesota have elevated fears of a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.

EU Urges Trump to Rethink Cutting Funding to WHO

EU Urges Trump to Rethink Cutting Funding to WHO

By David Rising and Martin Crutsinger | May 30
The European Union on Saturday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to cut American funding for the World Health Organization amid global criticism of the move.

Why Americans Are Tired of Social Distancing and Hand-Washing

Why Americans Are Tired of Social Distancing and Hand-Washing

May 30
In order to continue to contain the spread of the virus we'll still need to sustain these behaviors for weeks, maybe months, to come. Will people be able to maintain their vigilance?

How Bacteria in Your Gut Interact with Your Mind and Body

How Bacteria in Your Gut Interact with Your Mind and Body

May 30
Many people are familiar with the idea that gut bacteria are important for health. Given their location, you might assume that role is only about digestion.

Antibody Tests Were Hailed As Way To End Lockdowns. Instead, They Cause Confusion.

Antibody Tests Were Hailed As Way To End Lockdowns. Instead, They Cause Confusion.

By Christie Aschwanden | May 29
Researchers tested twelve different antibody tests and found all but one turned up false positives — implying that someone had antibodies when they didn't ? with false-positive rates reaching as high as 16%.

Going The Distance By Bus Through A Pandemic

Going The Distance By Bus Through A Pandemic

By Heidi de Marco | May 29
Despite the risk of the coronavirus in public places, people are still boarding public buses and trains because they have no other options to get to work, go shopping and fill prescriptions.

New Studies Find Cancer and Coronavirus Are a Dangerous Mix

New Studies Find Cancer and Coronavirus Are a Dangerous Mix

By Marilynn Marchione | May 29
New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without cancer who got it, two studies found.

My Mother Died of the Coronavirus. It's Time She Was Counted

My Mother Died of the Coronavirus. It's Time She Was Counted

By Elisabeth Rosenthal | May 28
Counting COVID deaths and cases has been turned into a battle of semantics, chance, bureaucracy, politics and immediate circumstance, rather than science.

Red Cross Reports 208 Covid-Related Attacks on Health Workers

Red Cross Reports 208 Covid-Related Attacks on Health Workers

May 28
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said it has recorded 208 COVID-19-related attacks against health workers and installations in 13 countries since March.

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