Where COVID-19 hit hardest, sudden deaths outside the hospital increased

Philadelphia, January 18, 2021 – A new study comparing the incidence of sudden deaths occurring outside the hospital across New York City’s highly diverse neighborhoods with the percentage of positive SARS-CoV-19 tests found that increased sudden deaths during the pandemic correlate to the extent of virus infection in a neighborhood. The analysis appears in Heart […]

Increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in patients with schizophrenia — ScienceDaily

A new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland, shows that patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease later in life. The increased risk may be due to alterations in the brain’s dopamine system caused by dopamine receptor antagonists or neurobiological effects of schizophrenia. The record-based case-control study […]

Increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in patients with schizophrenia

A new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland, shows that patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease later in life. The increased risk may be due to alterations in the brain’s dopamine system caused by dopamine receptor antagonists or neurobiological effects of schizophrenia. The record-based case-control study […]

European Colonists Dramatically Increased North American Erosion Rates

Everything wears away in time, but human activities like farming can dramatically accelerate natural erosion rates. The arrival of European colonists in North America, for instance, sped up the rate of erosion and river sediment accumulation on the continent by a factor of 10, according to a new study. An international team of […]

New Zealand research finds increased trust in government and science amid pandemic

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New Curtin University research has found a dramatic increase in people’s trust in government in Australia and New Zealand as a result of the COVID pandemic. Published in the Australian Journal of Public Administration, the team surveyed people in Australia and New Zealand in July 2020 and found confidence in public […]

Research finds increased trust in government and science amid pandemic

New Curtin University research has found a dramatic increase in people’s trust in government in Australia and New Zealand as a result of the COVID pandemic. Published in the Australian Journal of Public Administration, the team surveyed people in Australia and New Zealand in July 2020 and found confidence in public health scientists to also […]

New proposal for how aerosols drive increased atmospheric convection in thunderstorm clouds

High in the clouds, atmospheric aerosols, including anthropogenic air pollutants, increase updraft speeds in storm clouds by making the surrounding air more humid, a new study finds. The results offer a new mechanism explaining the widely observed – but poorly understood – atmospheric phenomenon and provide a physical basis for predicting increasing thunderstorm intensity, particularly […]

Hiking guides as a bridge leading to increased tourism sustainability in protected areas

Landscape view of old-growth forests in the Foreste Casentinesi National Park. Credit: Gianluca Piovesan A multidisciplinary survey focusing on the role ecotourism has in sustainable development, led by the University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy) and published in Ecology and Society, reveals the great potential that hiking guides have in conveying principles of sustainability to tourists. […]