Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?

The Google Flu Trends algorithm, as it is known, performed poorly. For instance, it continually overestimated doctor visits, later evaluations found, because of limitations of the data and the influence of outside factors such as media attention, which can drive up searches that are unrelated to actual illness. Since then, researchers have made multiple adjustments […]

Moderate Drinking May Be Good for the Brain

Moderate alcohol consumption may lead to slower mental decline in middle-age and older people, a new study found. Some previous studies have suggested that moderate drinking has beneficial cognitive effects; others have found it harmful. In the new study, published in JAMA Network Open, researchers tracked the cognitive abilities of almost 20,000 people for an […]

Florida State University Child Care Policy Draws Backlash

Florida State University appears to be walking back an announcement that suggested it would not allow employees to care for children while working from home during the coronavirus outbreak. “We want to be clear — our policy does allow employees to work from home while caring for children,” the university said in an email to […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Increased Dementia Risk

People with inflammatory bowel disease — either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis — may be at increased risk for dementia, a new study has found. Researchers matched 1,742 Taiwanese patients who were older than 45 and had inflammatory bowel disease, or I.B.D., with 17,420 controls free of the disease, following them for up to 16 […]

Exercise.com vs. PaySimple vs. TeamUnify [Comparison Chart]

Exercise.com vs. PaySimple vs. TeamUnify [Comparison Chart]

Manage and Grow Your Fitness Business Better with Exercise.com. Learn more below. Choose the Exercise.com All-In-One Fitness Business Management Software Platform. Read this head-to-head PaySimple vs. TeamUnify software comparison, where we place TeamUnify up against PaySimple, and see for yourself why Exercise.com is still the best choice. With Exercise.com, get a custom web and smartphone […]

Exercise.com vs. PaySimple vs. TeamSnap [Comparison Chart]

Exercise.com vs. PaySimple vs. TeamSnap [Comparison Chart]

Manage and Grow Your Fitness Business Better with Exercise.com. Learn more below. Choose the Exercise.com All-In-One Fitness Business Management Software Platform. Read this head-to-head PaySimple vs. TeamSnap software comparison, where we place TeamSnap up against PaySimple, and see for yourself why Exercise.com is still the best choice. With Exercise.com, get a custom web and smartphone […]

Australia Thought the Virus Was Under Control. It Found a Vulnerable Spot.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Ring Mayar spends all day knocking on doors in the western suburbs of Melbourne, asking residents if they have a cough, a fever or chills. Even if they do not, he encourages them to get tested for the coronavirus, as the authorities race to catch up with a string of outbreaks that […]

When Your Tween Is Bored

Even if you don’t want to practice “intentional boredom,” here are several boredom-busting, mood-boosting tactics from the experts. Lend Perspective Without a Lecture When tweens complain, instead of telling them what to do, share your experience and let them decide, Dr. Eastwood suggested. So say, “When I feel bored, what worked for me was to […]

It Paid Doctors Kickbacks. Now, Novartis Will Pay a $678 Million Settlement.

It picked up the tab at Daniel and Peter Luger, but the inducements for doctors didn’t end with those New York restaurants. There were fishing junkets, golf outings and round-table events at Hooters. And then there were the six-figure honorariums that the Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. paid to several doctors who wrote thousands of prescriptions for […]

Voters in deep-red Oklahoma approve Medicaid expansion

Voters in deep-red Oklahoma approve Medicaid expansion

The decision in a Republican-leaning state is rich in political significance. Oklahoma becomes the fifth state in which voters have passed ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid by employing a tool to circumvent the will of GOP governors and legislatures. Another Medicaid-expansion vote is pending in Missouri early next month. The 50.5 percent vote in favor of […]

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