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TPCHD launches mental health first aid project for youth

TPCHD launches mental health first aid project for youth

There are a few ways to look at the situation. On one hand, it’s encouraging to see so many young people in Pierce County comfortable talking about the importance of mental health, defying the decades of stigma that have followed experiences of depression, anxiety and even suicidal ideation. On the other hand, what the kids …

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Suit seeks to end camping on gravel bar near Blankenship Bridge

Suit seeks to end camping on gravel bar near Blankenship Bridge

A group of residents calling itself Friends of the Flathead River filed suit against the Forest Service on May 16, claiming the agency is violating the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, The Forest Service Organic Act and the Administrative Procedures Act for allowing people to camp unfettered on a gravel bar near the Blankenship Bridge. …

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Why COVID-19 infections should not be taken lightly |  Lifestyle Health

Why COVID-19 infections should not be taken lightly | Lifestyle Health

The pandemic has gone through several twists and turns, and is far from over. With emphasis on reinfections, this article examines some of the latest research findings, and how that could shape our future. 1. The changing narrative about COVID vaccines In the beginning of the pandemic, there was a simplistic view that if we …

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Techniques used in weather forecasting can be repurposed to assess risk of COVID-19 exposure

Techniques used in weather forecasting can be repurposed to assess risk of COVID-19 exposure

Techniques used in weather forecasting can be repurposed to provide individuals with a personalized assessment of their risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other viruses, according to new research published by Caltech scientists. The technique has the potential to be more effective and less intrusive than blanket lockdowns for combatting the spread of disease, says …

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£2.4 million government funding to alleviate seafarers’ mental health issues

£2.4 million government funding to alleviate seafarers’ mental health issues

Maritime Minister Robert Courts has announced government funding for 3 organizations to support projects developing seafarers’ wellbeing and maritime skills, diversity and careers. Announcing the news at the Mersey Maritime Exchange in Liverpool, the minister also outlined how the funding will support a review of ‘ratings’ training. This will include roles such as deck, engine …

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An estimate of Omicron’s fitness advantage

An estimate of Omicron’s fitness advantage

The persistent evolution of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has prolonged the current pandemic. This has led to the emergence of several SARS-CoV-2 variants, some of which have been classified as variants of concern (VOC) or variants of interest (VOI). These classifications are …

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Obesity causes COVID vaccines to lose their efficacy more rapidly

Obesity causes COVID vaccines to lose their efficacy more rapidly

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, researchers examined a clinical cohort of severely obese people vaccinated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines to determine the relationship between an individual’s body mass index (BMI) and COVID-19-related hospitalization and mortality. They demonstrated that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine-induced humoral immunity …

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Opinion: Forget swimming pools – give me a cold lake any day of the week

Opinion: Forget swimming pools – give me a cold lake any day of the week

An open water swimmer on the return leg while swimming in Lake Ontario.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail Kathleen McDonnell is the author of Growing Old, Going Cold: Notes on Swimming, Aging and Finishing Last, from which this essay is adapted. Back in early 2020, there was a brief period when it looked like the pandemic …

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Mental Health Is Important Now More Than Ever From Someone Helping To Scale The Solution

Mental Health Is Important Now More Than Ever From Someone Helping To Scale The Solution

Mental Health AdobeStock_301954199 The conversation around how people access mental health care has become one of today’s top concerns. As people seek new avenues for therapy beyond the traditional 1:1 therapist-and-client model, mental wellness platform Real prides itself on being a tool that can bring meaningful practice to a widespread demographic at a fraction of …

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