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New Book Sheds Light on Adult Mortality in India
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New Book Sheds Light on Adult Mortality in India

A new book titled, Adult Mortality in India: Trends, Socioeconomic Disparities, and Consequences, provides an in-depth analysis of adult mortality patterns in the country and addresses crucial issues related to public health and policy. Authored by Moradhvaj Dhakad, a researcher in the IIASA Population and Just Societies Program, and IIASA alumna Nandita Saikia (currently a...

Facebook Fitness and Insta-Vitamins: How Social Media Shapes Women’s Health
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Facebook Fitness and Insta-Vitamins: How Social Media Shapes Women’s Health

A new study led by researchers from the University of Sydney has found young women’s engagement with social media plays a major role in shaping how they think – and act – in relation to their health. The research, published in the peer reviewed journal Health Marketing Quarterly, studied 30 women aged between 18 and 35...

Impacts of YouTube on Loneliness and Mental Health
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Impacts of YouTube on Loneliness and Mental Health

Frequent users of YouTube have higher levels of loneliness, anxiety, and depression according to researchers from the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP). Dr. Luke Balcombe and Emeritus Professor Diego De Leo from Griffith University’s School of Applied Psychology and AISRAP sought to understand both the positive and negative impacts of the world’s...

Fentanyl and the U.S. Opioid Epidemic
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Fentanyl and the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Opioid addiction and abuse in the United States has become a prolonged epidemic, endangering public health, economic output, and national security. Summary Since 2000, more than a million people in the United States have died of drug overdoses, the majority of which were due to opioids. Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids have been driving the crisis...

Hope Is on the Horizon for a Malaria-Free Africa
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Hope Is on the Horizon for a Malaria-Free Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is disproportionally affected by malaria. The region accounts for 95% of the world’s malaria cases. The disease kills an African child every 60 seconds. These figures are alarming. But malaria is preventable and treatable. The progress made between 2000 and 2015 is proof of what can be achieved. Support from global donors helped...

Better Social Drinkers Don’t Earn More
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Better Social Drinkers Don’t Earn More

Social drinking after work is traditionally seen as an important way to build relationships in East Asia. There’s sometimes even a fear that missing out could leave you on the back foot when climbing the career ladder. However, a joint paper looking at the drinking habits and economic situation of working men in Japan, Taiwan...

Impact of Coronavirus on States’ Fertility Rates Tracked with Economic, Social, and Political Divides
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Impact of Coronavirus on States’ Fertility Rates Tracked with Economic, Social, and Political Divides

Experts have found that at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020, Americans chose not to become pregnant as they grappled with stay-at-home restrictions, anxiety, and economic hardship. Now, a new study led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine shows that some states actually experienced steeper decreases in fertility than others....