Tag Archives: social

The effects of oxytocin on social anxiety depend on location, location, location

Studies have long suggested that oxytocin — a hormone that can also act as a neurotransmitter — regulates prosocial behavior such as empathy, trust and bonding, which led to its popular labeling as the “love hormone.” Mysteriously, oxytocin has also been shown to play a role in antisocial behaviors and emotions, including reduced cooperation, envy… Read More »

Social Determinants of Health Travel in Groups – At the Root Is Household Income

The U.S. health care community is collectively embracing the concept of social determinants of health that have become so obvious in understanding the disparities of health outcomes wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Research from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health conducted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR illustrates the fact that people… Read More »

Coronavirus: Social gatherings above six banned in England from 14 September

Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday – with some exemptions – amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases. A new legal limit will ban larger groups meeting anywhere socially indoors or outdoors, No 10 said. But it will not apply to schools, workplaces or Covid-secure weddings, funerals… Read More »

Uber Health’s non-emergency medical transportation platform addresses the social determinants

A partnership between Uber Health and American Logistics is changing the way patients receive non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). A recent HIMSS20 Digital session dove into just how important it is to provide transportation for patients. Every year, four million medical appointments are missed or delayed because patients can’t get there. “Access to transportation is a… Read More »

Health care workers are dancing on social media to cheer up the quarantined and relieve stress – CNN

Medical professionals across the country are participating in dance challenges on social media. It’s helping them share smiles and blow off steam during the demanding coronavirus pandemic. In scrubs and swag, nurse Kala Baker lip-syncs and dances in TikTok challenges to hits like “Savage” by Meg Thee Stallion at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She… Read More »

Coronavirus Baby Boom: Condom Shortage During the COVID-19 Social Distancing May Cause a Baby Boom in Future

Condom (Photo Credits: The Noun Project and File Photo) With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak most people are resorting to self-quarantine and are socially distancing themselves from crowded places. But maybe not enough social distancing is taking place amongst themselves and it may cause, what is being called a “coronavirus baby boom”. Looks like, after sanitisers,… Read More »