Amid a raging pandemic, the US faces a nursing shortage. Can we close the gap?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on another US medical emergency: a serious shortage of nurses.

Rayna M Letourneau, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of South Florida • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~8 min

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Single cancer cell samples may boost custom treatment

Each patient's cancer has cells that look and act different. A new technique for recrating tumors from single cells could advance personalized treatment.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~7 min

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If health is core to identity, people stick to COVID guidelines

Getting people to think of health as a core part of their identity can help them stick to following COVID-19 guidelines like wearing a mask.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Oct. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Health insurers are starting to roll back coverage for telehealth – even though demand is way up due to COVID-19

Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.

Steve Davis, Associate Professor of Health Policy, Management and Leadership, West Virginia University • conversation
Oct. 27, 2020 ~8 min

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How we discovered that VR can profile your personality

How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?

Stephen Fairclough, Professor of Psychophysiology in the School of Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Narcissists may be more politically active

"The general picture is that individuals who believe in themselves, and believe that they are better than others, engage in the political process more."

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Personality shifts might also change your politics

"We saw that in these personality changes toward greater empathy, people placed a lot more importance upon more liberal ideologies..."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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Coronavirus: Disposable masks 'causing enormous plastic waste'

The government is urged to do more to get people to wear reusable, washable face coverings.

By Justin Parkinson • bbcnews
Sept. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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‘Wild West’ mentality lingers in US mountain regions

Distinct psychological mix associated with mountain populations is consistent with the theory that harsh frontiers attracted certain personalities. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Jerks don’t actually get ahead at work

People with selfish, deceitful, and aggressive personality traits may not have an edge over generally nice people, a new study finds.

Laura Counts - UC Berkeley • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

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