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Women skip medications more in the US than other countries

For patients, especially those living with chronic conditions, nonadherence to prescription medicines due to cost is a common problem. By not filling prescriptions, skipping doses, delaying refills, or splitting pills, patients risk compromising the therapeutic benefit of their treatments. To understand the extent of this problem, Jamie Daw, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management […]

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The very serious science behind the power of play

Could play be critical to our healthy development as children and continued emotional wellbeing as adults? The world is in a very serious period of change right now. And it can feel like the best way to deal with seriousness is with more seriousness. But research from both game studies and psychology suggest that the […]

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Can the coronavirus spread through the air?

Can the coronavirus spread through the air? Yes, it’s possible. The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions. Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in crowded indoor settings—restaurants, nightclubs and choir practices—suggest the virus can hang around in the air long enough to potentially infect others if […]

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Regional lockdowns could shorten the total duration of restrictions

A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen has simulated possible courses of the corona pandemic. The calculations show that regional measures can keep the epidemic under control with substantially fewer restrictions than nationally imposed lockdowns if the number of cross-regional infections is low enough. However, regional thresholds […]