Dementia care hinges on potential family caregivers

A new study documents major gaps in who gets dementia care that could help them remain at home. A key factor is potential family caregivers.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Sept. 14, 2021 ~11 min

Five numbers that lay bare the mammoth effort needed to insulate Britain's homes

Insulate Britain, a new environmental campaign group, is right to highlight the need for action on home insulation.

Ran Boydell, Visiting Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Sept. 14, 2021 ~7 min

18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic – a retrospective in 7 charts

A lot has happened since the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. A portrait in data highlights trends in everything from case counts, to research publications, to variant spread.

Katelyn Jetelina, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston • conversation
Sept. 9, 2021 ~10 min

Nursing homes are ground zero for COVID reinfections

New research sheds light on why COVID-19 hit nursing homes so hard: People in long-term care facilities had more reinfections than the general population.

Yale • futurity
Sept. 2, 2021 ~6 min

Home health care lowers re-hospitalization risk for people with diabetes

People with diabetes who are on Medicare have less risk of re-hospitalization when they receive home health care within two days of discharge.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 1, 2021 ~5 min

Early illness detection improves outcomes for nursing home residents

Early detection of illness among nursing home residents can not only reduce avoidable hospitalizations, but could save nursing homes millions of dollars.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Aug. 20, 2021 ~5 min

Nursing home residents and staff are traumatized from the pandemic - collaborative care can help with recovery

COVID-19 hit long-term care facilities hard. Addressing the trauma that residents and staff endured is key to regaining trust in a space that may no longer feel safe.

Nancy Kusmaul, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
Aug. 17, 2021 ~9 min

'Freezer burn' is a serious problem – preventing ice recrystallization may alleviate it

Scientists are looking for safe new ways to prevent ice from damaging food in frozen storage, which costs consumers billions of dollars a year in wasted food.

Tong (Toni) Wang, Professor, food scientist, University of Tennessee • conversation
Aug. 16, 2021 ~8 min

New at-home test detects COVID-19 variants in your spit

Researchers have now created a simple, inexpensive diagnostic test that allows users to test themselves for multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus at home, using just a sample of their saliva.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Aug. 6, 2021 ~10 min

Screentime can make you feel sick – here are ways to manage cybersickness

If you ever felt nauseous, fatigued or disoriented after using your phone or computer, you may be experiencing a condition similar to motion sickness.

Angelica Jasper, PhD Candidate in Human Computer Interaction, Iowa State University • conversation
July 22, 2021 ~8 min