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Getting fired during a pandemic could break your heart

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced recession and rising unemployment may increase the occurrence of heart disease in New Zealand, particularly in middle-aged men. Dr. Nhung Nghiem, an economist and modeler from the University of Otago, Wellington, and her colleagues, Dr. Anja Mizdrak and Professor Nick Wilson, analyzed research papers published since 2000 on the association between unemployment […]

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Narcissists love being pandemic ‘essential workers’

There’s one group of essential workers who especially enjoy being called a “hero” during the COVID-19 pandemic: narcissists. In a new study, researchers found that essential workers (including those in restaurants, grocery and retail stores) who scored higher on measures of narcissism shared more than others about their work. And this sharing on social media, […]

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COVID has presented unique challenges for people with eating disorders. They’ll need support beyond the pandemic

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work and interact with one another. It has also changed the way we move, exercise, shop, prepare food, and eat. During the pandemic, we’ve seen marked increases in reports of mental distress across the board. But Australian and international research suggests lockdown measures have presented unique challenges for […]