Thousands of New Yorkers have responded to pleas from animal shelters looking to find homes for pets amid the COVID-19 crisis. And it turns out, fostering animals also has emotional and physical health benefits for the humans taking care of…
By Melanie Saltzman, Laura Fong
As social distancing and shelter-in-place orders are implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus, ever more people worldwide are separated from relatives, friends and loved ones. As of March 29, an estimated 229 million Americans, 60 million…
By Lynnette Arnold, The Conversation
A strong mind was key to surviving the monotony faced by Antarctic explorers enduring the isolation of long, remote winters.
By Daniella McCahey, The Conversation
New York artist Miguel Colon suffered for years before finally receiving a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type, during a hospitalization. In the psychiatric ward, he did a lot of drawing, working on a graphic novel and realizing the “life-affirming”…
By Steve Goldbloom
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People with larger social groups receive fewer type 2 diabetes diagnoses compared to socially isolated people, according to a new large-scale population study from the Netherlands.
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