Systemic inequalities mean that low-income households in London are more likely to be exposed to higher levels of indoor air pollution, according to a report by UCL researchers. The biggest factors are the quality of housing and the characteristics of the surrounding environment, taking location and levels of outdoor air pollution into account - factors beyond occupants' control.
"We confirmed the longitudinal stability of social cognition deficits in cognitively-normal people with relapsing-remitting MS, mirroring the amygdala structural damage and psychological well-being," said Dr. Genova. "These results confirm that social cognition exerts a key role in MS, affecting individuals' everyday lives. Our research highlights the need to identify treatments to improve social cognition in this population."
In a recent article published in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, researchers discuss how bad user design is especially detrimental to the underprivileged and how a wider usability movement can help 'everyone, everywhere.'
Older adults were significantly affected by isolation and stress during Oregon's initial COVID-19 lockdown last spring, but they were also able to find connection and meaning in community, new hobbies and time for themselves, a recent Oregon State University study found.
Older people with vision loss are significantly more likely to suffer mild cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to dementia, according to a new study published in the journal Ageing Clinical and Experimental Research.
Asthma exacerbations rose following a catastrophic Christmas Eve fire that destroyed pollution controls at the Clairton Coke Works - the largest such facility in the nation, a new analysis concludes. Nearly half of the people with asthma closest to the fire were unaware of the pollution problem and therefore unable to take steps to avoid exposure.
Every one of us has different taste in music. Some like rock, others like rap, classical, alternative, Israeli, international, and so on. Researchers from Tel Aviv and Ariel Universities decided to embark on a scientific assessment to determine whether there is a connection between musical taste and a person's identity. In other words, can a person be identified only by his or her music playlist? The unequivocal conclusion was yes.
What The Study Did: Length, readability and complexity of informed consent documents for the COVID-19 vaccine phase III randomized clinical trials were assessed in this quality improvement study.
A new study from BYU published in Sleep Health challenges the premise made by phone manufacturers and found that the Night Shift functionality does not actually improve sleep.
A new paper co-authored by MGH Institute of Health Professions Brain Recovery Lab Director Dr. Teresa Kimberley, published in the The Lancet, details how patients who incorporated vagus nerve simulation during physical or occupational therapy showed 2-3 times the improvement in arm and hand function compared to those who received only intense rehabilitation and sham stimulation.