Researchers examine COVID-19 impact on manufacturing

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have examined how manufacturers are — or aren’t — pivoting successfully in response to major manufacturing disruptions as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more »

Job security, finances strongly related to increased anxiety during pandemic

In mid-April 2020, the national unemployment rate reached 14.7 percent — the highest since the Great Depression. Forty-one million American workers filed for unemployment between February and May of 2020. Unprecedented unemployment... Read more »

Online tool calculates your ‘COVID age’

TORONTO — It’s impossible to guarantee how an individual person may react after contracting COVID-19, but a popular online tool is offering a better idea of the risk of complications. The COVIDAge... Read more »

N.S. Appeal Court hears case of woman trying to stop husband’s assisted death

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s highest court is hearing an appeal today of a ruling that rejected an 82-year-old woman’s bid to stop her husband from receiving a medically assisted death. The woman... Read more »

Here’s What To Do If Someone Sneezes Or Coughs Near You

Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, offered a sobering warning earlier this month as the weather in the United States begins to cool and flu season is looming: Americans need... Read more »

Placenta is initiated first, as cells of a fertilized egg divide and specialize

The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies. The finding highlights the importance of healthy placental development in pregnancy, and could lead... Read more »

Variation in genes associated with viral entry of SARS-CoV-2 unlikely to influence COVID-19 morbidity and mortality, study finds

A comprehensive search of genetic variation databases has revealed no significant differences across populations and ethnic groups in seven genes associated with viral entry of SARS-CoV-2. African Americans and Latinos in the... Read more »

Routine blood test may predict increased mortality risk in COVID-19 patients, study finds

TORONTO — U.S. scientists say they have identified a routine blood test that could help predict which COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital face a higher risk of becoming critically ill and dying... Read more »

Using weed during pregnancy linked to psychotic-like behaviours in children, study finds

If you’re one of the growing numbers of women who use weed while pregnant, think twice: A new study found it may increase psychotic-like behaviours in children. The study, published Wednesday in... Read more »

Remote neuropsychology tests for children shown effective, study finds

Administering neuropsychology evaluations to children online in the comfort of their own homes is feasible and delivers results comparable to tests traditionally performed in a clinic, a new study led by UT... Read more »