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Women, newborns, young children and adolescents lose 20 percent of health and social services to COVID-19

Health systems worldwide are massively struggling and services for mothers, newborns, young children and adolescents are crumbling, warns the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent reviewing the impact of COVID-19. Especially worrisome: declines in access to life-saving vaccines for children and maternal […]

Ocean in Jupiter’s moon Europa

A new model from NASA scientists supports the theory that the interior ocean in Jupiter’s moon Europa would be able to sustain life. In addition they have calculated that this water, believed to be an ocean under the surface ice shell, could have been formed by breakdown of […]

How to have a better day during the pandemic

Many think they’re doing good by texting with others to stay connected while physically distancing during the pandemic, but a national survey by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows more meaningful connections happen when people can hear or see the person they’re interacting with. Passively […]

Nutraceuticals for promoting longevity

Objective: To summarize the main findings on nutraceuticals that slow aging processes by delaying and even preventing the development of multiple chronic diseases and improve productivity and quality of life in the elderly. #nutraceuticals #longevity #supplements Ivan Pavlović, Soliman Khateb, Irina Milisav and Jamal Mahajna*, “Nutraceuticals for Promoting […]

The neurobiology of social distance

Never before have we experienced social isolation on a massive scale as we have during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. A new paper published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences explores the wide-ranging, negative consequences that social isolation has on our psychological well-being and physical health, including decreased […]

HLA molecule

Schéma d’une molécule HLA (en bleu), avec sa chaîne légère associée (la b2-microglobuline en rouge), fixée dans la membrane d’une cellule humaine et liée à un peptide dérivé d’un virus (en jaune). Source: HLA molecule

Will lockdown loneliness make us loners?

Over the past months at least half of the world’s population has been affected by some form of lockdown due to COVID-19. Many are experiencing the impact of social isolation. Loneliness affects both mental and physical health, but counterintuitively it can also result in a decreased desire for […]