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Pandemic job losses slow down

The pace of job losses is slowing but still extreme, setting the expectation that job loss will still be at a historic high next week. Last week, 2.1 million workers applied for first-time unemployment benefits, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Since mid-March, about 41 million people have applied for unemployment insurance. The number of workers… Read More »

What’s a diagnosis about? COVID-19 and beyond

By MICHEL ACCAD Last month marked the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Graunt, commonly regarded as the father of epidemiology.  His major published work, Natural and Political Observations Made upon the Bills of Mortality, called attention to the death statistics published weekly in London beginning in the late 16th century.  Graunt was skeptical of how… Read More »

New study shows that one third of Irish people exercise every day

Independent research experts iReach have released findings from a survey they carried out prior to the COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland. The survey, which was carried out on behalf of leading protection specialist Royal London, asked over 1,000 adults nationwide if they exercised regularly and if so, how often. 33% of respondents said they did in… Read More »

Dementia symptoms: Does your partner do this in their sleep? Major warning sign to spot

“These drugs won’t bring back memory and thinking, but they can boost what functions remain and help with behavioural problems and hallucinations,” notes the health body. In some people with hallucinations (when hallucinations are frightening or threaten safety, for example), additional treatment may be necessary, adds the health site. In addition to medicine, there are… Read More »