It is often said that science is self-correcting. Research is generally methodical and involves repetition, where the researcher does the same thing over and over again to make sure they get the same result each time, and replication, where other researchers try to reproduce your experiment to see if it holds up when performed by another set of hands. It is not unusual for a contentious and groundbreaking result to be subject to significant skepticism, scrutiny, and follow-up confirmatory study, as it should be. However, with a global pandemic showing no signs of ending, there is a major drive to get as much information out as quickly as possible, and the normal guardrails inherent to the standard scientific method might understandably be loosened. … [Read more...] about How to Best Approach COVID-19 Research
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In a new study, just published in The Journal of Sex Research, Dr. Gore-Gorszewska recruited 30 men and women between the age of 65 and 82 years old (the average age was 71.4 years old) living in Poland. Half the participants reported that they did not have a partner at the time of the study, 11 were in new relationships, and 4 were in long-term relationships. About two-thirds of the sample were retired. All participants identified as heterosexual. … [Read more...] about The Best (Sex) Is Yet to Come?
All causes of death are devastating in terms of impact, but it could be argued that suicide holds a special place in terms of human cost, because it is often otherwise physically healthy people, with many more years of active life ahead of themselves, who kill themselves. Dying through a mental impulse, when no physical disorder will have taken you instead, could be conceived as a much more unnecessary death. … [Read more...] about Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19
Health and social care workers Emergency workers and national security workers Local and national government workers Education and childcare workers Food and other necessary goods Transport workers Utilities, communication and financial services workers A swab is taken, you get your results back and you will then follow advice on self-isolation. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?