Pregnant in a time of coronavirus - the changing risks and what you need to know

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, pregnant women are facing new health risks and a health care system that's changing around them by the day.

Hector Chapa, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Interprofessional Education, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University
March 28, 2020 | conversation

~10 mins   

Tags: pregnancy hospitals miscarriage home-birth health coronavirus newborns maternity coronavirus-2020 covid-19

Preventing COVID-19 from decimating nursing home residents requires spending money and improving infection control

Nursing homes in the U.S. are not ready to care for coronavirus patients. Things need to change -- fast.

Lindsay J. Peterson, Instructor, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida
March 28, 2020 | conversation

~8 mins   

Tags: cdc coronavirus viruses nursing-homes 2019-ncov covid-19 living-longer-2020

Our free coronavirus symptom-tracking app has been used by two million people – here’s what we're learning

CovidRADAR was developed in less than a week.

Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

Tags: coronavirus apps covid-19

Beware far-right arguments disguised as environmentalism

Extinction Rebellion impostors have called humans 'a disease'.

Marc Hudson, Researcher on Sociomaterial Transformations, Keele University
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

Tags: overpopulation coronavirus extinction-rebellion ecofascism

Is the loss of your sense of smell and taste an early sign of COVID-19?

Patients who later test positive for COVID-19 are reporting early loss of smell and taste. Researchers are now trying to understand if this could be an early sign of the disease.

Jeb M. Justice, Associate Professor, Chief of the Division of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, Co-Director UF Health Smell Disorders Program, University of Florida
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~7 mins   

Tags: senses common-cold coronavirus taste viruses olfactory smell anosmia severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars

Our free coronavirus symptom-tracking app has been used by two million people – here’s how it will help fight the disease

CovidRADAR was developed in less than a week.

Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

Tags: coronavirus apps covid-19

Sweden under fire for 'relaxed' coronavirus approach – here's the science behind it

Swedish authorities estimate that there are more people with COVID-19 who don't show symptoms than those in other countries.

Peter M Nilsson, Professor of Internal Medicine - Epidemiology, Lund University
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~8 mins   

Tags: pandemic sweden lockdown

Screen time that supports new parents and young kids can enhance family health

Mobile health apps, teleconferencing with experts and thoughtfully designed educational platforms can all help families during the chaotic and confusing early years.

Ashwini Lakshmanan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Southern California
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~8 mins   

Tags: families mobile-health parents mobile-apps screen-time health-apps new-mothers chatbots newborn-health new-parents new-fathers cellphones maternal-newborn-child-health health-technology

Your brain evolved to hoard supplies and shame others for doing the same

Faced with uncertain and anxious times, brains send out instructions to start stockpiling supplies – whether you're a person facing a pandemic, or a rodent prepping for a long winter.

Stephanie Preston, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~7 mins   

Tags: psychology neuroscience stress brain shopping human-behavior public-shaming animal-behavior shame tragedy-of-the-commons hoarding stockpiling

Society's dependence on the internet: 5 cyber issues the coronavirus lays bare

Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.

Jennifer Daskal, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Technology, Law & Security Program, American University
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~8 mins   

Tags: internet public-health censorship cybersecurity pandemic internet-of-things cyber-law coronavirus ransomware supply-chains internet-policy misinformation disinformation new-coronavirus covid-19

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