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Covid: Jo Whiley ‘so happy’ over learning disability vaccine change

Covid: Jo Whiley ‘so happy’ over learning disability vaccine change

Health
Everyone on the GP learning disability register should be prioritised for a Covid vaccine, the joint committee on vaccination has advised the government.This means 150,000 people at higher risk with severe disabilities will be offered a jab more quickly in England.But those with mild learning disabilities should not expect to be prioritised.It follows DJ Jo Whiley's plea for people such as her sister, Frances, to be vaccinated as quickly as possible.Whiley was offered the vaccine before her sister, who has a rare genetic syndrome and lives in residential care.The broadcaster's sister is recovering after being admitted to hospital with coronavirus earlier this week.'So relieved'"This is a great day, I am so relieved. I'm so happy for all those people who have been living in fear," Jo Whiley...
Making sure your child is not burned out by online learning

Making sure your child is not burned out by online learning

Finance
Making_Sure_Your_Child_is_Not_Burnt_out_With_Online_Learning_-_An_Unique_PerspectiveMaking Sure Your Child is Not Burnt out With Online Learning - An Unique PerspectiveThe recent coronavirus pandemic has shaken the world to its very core. From several changes on the work front to learning how to deal with the constantly changing dynamics of life, the challenges are endless. The hours spent at home without contact with the social world has been stressful. The conversations around being physically and mentally healthy are frequent. The constant state of stress can lead to eventual burnout, not only in adults but children as well. Children too, have experienced sudden changes in their lives that they are not mature enough to experience. Changes like online schooling are something new that th...
Study: MRI with machine learning reveals brain changes from PTSD

Study: MRI with machine learning reveals brain changes from PTSD

Health
Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A new machine learning approach added to conventional magnetic resonance imaging can identify the regions of the brain causing dissociative symptoms in people with post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers found in a study published Friday by the American Journal of Psychiatry. Although MRI has long been used to document changes in the brain that occur as a result of a number of neurological conditions, bolstering the approach with machine learning enabled researchers to uncover and measure changes in functional connections between different regions of the brain in women with PTSD. Advertisement These altered connections correlated with their dissociative symptoms, including memory loss or amnesia, the researchers said. "This new work may help us to establish a new sta...
Kids’ ‘green’ time reduces adverse effects of ‘screen’ time on behavior, learning

Kids’ ‘green’ time reduces adverse effects of ‘screen’ time on behavior, learning

Health
Sept. 4 (UPI) -- More time spent outdoors -- and less in front of a screen -- leads to improved mental health in children and adolescents, according to an analysis of existing research published Friday by the journal PLOS ONE. Based on data from 186 previously published studies, researchers determined that young people who spent more time on handheld games and devices, television and computers were more likely to have behavior and emotional problems and display symptoms of aggression and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Advertisement The young people also were more likely to have learning or social difficulties. Conversely, children who spent more time outdoors and who had increased access to "green" spaces for play and learning were less likely to have these undesirable traits. ...

Back on campus or distance learning: Many students are conflicted

Finance
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a growing number of U.S. colleges have said their campuses will remain closed through the fall semester. Still, students are heading back to school as soon as this weekend. For some, there is nowhere else to go.About 52% of high school and college students said going back to school in the fall is a bad idea, according to one survey of over 7,000 people by research and opinion firm TruePublic. Others are more worried about the risk of living with vulnerable family members during the public health crisis, or don't have an option.More from Personal Finance:Here's the short list of colleges offering tuition discountsColleges slash degrees in the face of budget shortfallsPost-pandemic, remote learning could be here to stayNicole Toms, 22, ...