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Study finds link between coronavirus mortality risk and obesity

The World Obesity Foundation released a new study Thursday that found a link between a country’s COVID-19 mortality and obesity prevalence in its population.  The researchers found “high mortality rates only in countries where overweight prevalence exceeds around 50% of the adult population.” “Globally, at the end of 2020, COVID-19 mortality rates were more than ten… Read More »

Sound vs. noise: Drawing the battle lines between loud and quiet, exuberant and aggressive

Article content continued What is an acoustic ecologist to do in such a time? As usual, the answer was mostly to listen. Her focus changed as a result. Originally she was focused on noise as a public health issue, not only for the threat of hearing loss, but also for the less obvious effects of… Read More »

The Biggest Differences Between HBO’s Lovecraft Country and Matt Ruff’s Book

Spoiler warning: The following story contains spoilers for HBO’s Lovecraft Country. HBO’s new series Lovecraft Country is based upon the book of the same name by Matt Ruff, which was released in 2016. Showrunner Misha Green says Ruff’s book was “a beautiful jumping-off point” for the series. Here are all the biggest changes, and points… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »

The Connection Between a Healthy Immune System and Preventing Cancer

The human immune system is an incredible thing. Composed of proteins and cells, the immune system is a very complicated network that protects the body from infection and disease. Unfortunately, the immune system can be weakened by lifestyle choices, cancer treatment, genetics and other factors. When it’s not functioning at its best, it can become… Read More »