People with generalized anxiety disorder who practiced mindfulness meditation for eight weeks had less of a marker of inflammation and stress-related adrenocorticotropic hormone (but not the stress-related hormone cortisol).
Treating COVID-19 patients with zinc, vitamin C, or both did not reduce symptom duration compared with standard care.
Each year, fossil fuel pollution kills around 8 million people globally with lower respiratory infections being a major cause of death in children less than 5 years old.
Higher sea surface temperature due to global warming can increase moisture in the air and strengthen hurricanes, which can lead to greater destructive power farther inland.
Short-term exposure to air pollution can disrupt heart rate, whether someone is awake or asleep, and this effect is more pronounced in obese people.
In households with a COVID-19 patient, transmission to a household contact occurs over 15% of the time. Most transmissions occur from symptomatic patients, and spouses were the most likely to be infected.
Deep sea species are especially vulnerable to climate change, largely because they are used to more stable temperatures. This risk may last through the century, even if greenhouse gases are reduced.