The Chapman University National COVID-19 and Mental Health Survey (Spring 2020) examined the experiences of 4,149 adults living in the United States, asking questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting mental health, physical health, romantic relationships and encounters of prejudice. The study was led by David Frederick, an associate professor of health psychology at Chapman University, along with 11 members of the Chapman University Center for Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health.
The shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has caused massive layoffs and substantial financial hardships. A new survey finds that one-third of American households are having trouble paying their bills.
After the US Census Bureau announced that it was changing how it protects the identities of individuals for the 2020 Census, a Penn State-led research team began to evaluate how these changes may affect census data integrity.
Loss of ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme leads to impediment in growth of nerve cells / Link found between cellular machineries of protein degradation and regulation of the epigenetic landscape in human embryonic stem cells
Black women have the highest prevalence of low birthweight babies, but black immigrants typically have much better outcomes than their US-born counterparts. However, this study finds the 'birthweight advantage' experienced by the foreign-born black population is lost within a single generation. The researchers point to discrimination and inequality as causes.
A new report from researchers at The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College entitled 'Internet access and use among adults aged 50 and over in Ireland' delves into the internet habits and behaviours of older adults in Ireland. The report outlines encouraging evidence that older adults are increasingly connected in the online world but urges Government to ensure that all citizens can engage fully with the relevant organisations and supports online during this time.
Recent college graduates with disabilities were as likely to be employed as their peers without disabilities with 90 percent of each group holding jobs after college. These findings reflect the pathways that have opened for people with disabilities since the ADA,. The Survey can also guide decision making made more complicated by the COVID economy; for example, encouraging transition-age students with disabilities to pursue higher education is solid advice.
Canadian researchers discover how a key cancer mutation activates telomerase, the 'anti-aging enzyme' that makes tumour cells immortal.
People with severe vision loss can less accurately judge the distance of nearby sounds, potentially putting them more at risk of injury.
A new American Cancer Society study puts a price tag on racial disparities in cancer mortality, finding that $3.2 billion in lost earnings would have been avoided in 2015 if non-Hispanic (NH) blacks had equal years of life lost from cancer deaths and earning rates as NH whites.