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Sure-Fire Solutions for Managing Lockdown Temper Tantrums

News Consumer News Sure-Fire Solutions for Managing Lockdown Temper Tantrums SUNDAY, May 24, 2020 — After weeks of confinement to prevent the spread of COVID-19, kids, teens and grownups alike are probably getting on one another’s nerves big time by now. So what’s the secret to defusing bouts of pouting, screaming and crying? Experts suggest… Read More »

Scientists find evidence of link between diesel exhaust, risk of Parkinson’s

Caroline Seydel A new UCLA study in zebrafish has identified the process by which air pollution can damage brain cells, potentially contributing to Parkinson’s disease. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Toxicological Sciences, the findings show that chemicals in diesel exhaust can trigger the toxic buildup of a protein in the brain called alpha-synuclein, which is commonly seen in people with the disease. Previous studies have revealed that people living… Read More »

Blood Vessels in Lungs Split in Response to COVID-19

William Li, MD, president and medical director, The Angiogenesis Foundation, Cambridge, MA.  Steven Mentzer, MD, professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Todd Bull, MD, professor, Medicine-pulmonary sciences & critical care, The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO The New England Journal of Medicine: “Pulmonary Vascular Endothelialitis, Thrombosis, and Angiogenesis in… Read More »

Dramatic drops in ER visits likely led to uncounted deaths

This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. Hospital officials, anticipating a surge of COVID-19 cases, urged deferring routine, nonemergency care so doctors, nurses, and other personnel could focus… Read More »