One in eight older persons in Canada, according to recent large-scale research that included more than 20,000, experienced their first episode of depression during the epidemic.

The statistics were significantly worse for people who had previously struggled with depression. Nearly half (45 per cent) of this population reported having depression by the fall of 2020.

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The first comprehensive study to examine research on the mental health of children and young people using evidence from before and during COVID-19 discovered an effect on mental health that could lead to an increase in demand for support services.

The research, led by the University of Exeter and the University of Cambridge, is the first to examine research that has information on young people's mental health before and during the pandemic. The study gives more insight into changes in mental health of children and young people of various ages across the globe during the pandemic.

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Researchers have discovered brain alterations in individuals up to six months after they recovered from COVID-19 using a particular kind of MRI.

The study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

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According to research, major societal and political events can have a significant impact on psychological health, as well as sleep and emotional well-being. While conventional wisdom holds that highly anticipated events, such as elections, can cause stress and disrupt well-being.

Now, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and colleagues show how major sociopolitical events can have global impacts on sleep that are associated with significant fluctuations in the public's collective mood, well-being, and alcohol consumption.

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Twitter's account verification program is finally set to launch next week.

CEO Elon Musk, took to the microblogging site to make the announcement. "Sorry for the delay, we're tentatively launching Verified on Friday next week." he posted.
"Gold check for companies, grey check for government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates," the SpaceX owner added.

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Argentine football team players attend a training camp in Abu Dhabi ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, at the Nahyan Stadium, on November 14, 2022. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

The World Cup begins this week, and it is one like no other, taking place in the late stages in November and ending in December, the winter World Cup will be a spectacle to behold. One of the most difficult competitions to predict, the groups and predictions for each respective group are as follows:

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In her PhD thesis, MD Elina Bergman examined factors associated with quality of life and self-reported work ability among the employees of the city of Pori. Sleep quality was found to be an especially important factor connected with both quality of life and work ability. In addition, ideal cardiovascular health as well as frequent use of healthy food items was associated with good quality of life. Occupational stress, chronic illnesses, depressive symptoms, anxiety and overweight were associated with poorer quality of life.

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According to a study, individuals who have already been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, still benefit from a vaccination as well, with 60% to 94% protection against reinfection, depending on the variation.

A new study led by Katrine Finderup Nielsen at Statens Serum Institut, Denmark, reports these findings in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine.

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F. M. Mahafugur Rahman, author of the best doctoral thesis of 2022. Photo by Jari Härkönen

The winners are from Aalto University and the University of Eastern Finland. The best doctoral thesis, master’s thesis in engineering or architecture and master’s thesis in mathematics, physics or computer science of 2022 were awarded yesterday in Helsinki by the trade unions of technology university graduates.

“Doctoral and master’s theses are the ultimate proof that you have mastered your field.

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American tech giant Apple has directly confirmed that the iPhone will finally be switching over to a USB-C port.

According to GSM Arena, Apple marketing lead Greg Joswiak said, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the company will replace the Lighting port even if his team is not happy with the change.

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According to recent research from the Youth Development Institute at the University of Georgia, stress may not be a bad thing when it comes to brain functioning. The study was published in Neuropsychologia.

The study found that low to moderate levels of stress improves working memory, the short-term information people use to complete everyday tasks like remembering someone's phone number or recalling directions on how to get to a specific location.

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Your breakfast food can be transformed into a novel substance that can easily remove salt and microplastics from seawater, according to Princeton Engineering researchers

Aerogel, a light and porous substance developed by researchers using egg whites have a wide range of uses, including acoustic and thermal insulation, energy storage, and water purification.

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In many parts of the world, the difference between the daily high and low temperatures is decreasing due to climate change.

The difference between the two also referred to as the diurnal temperature range (DTR), has a big impact on growing seasons, crop yields, household energy use, and heat stress-related health problems in people. However, it remains unclear why and how the DTR shrinks with climate change.

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Teenager scrolling trough Facebook

Social media giant Facebook has announced that for anyone under the age of 16 who signs up for the platform, they will be enabling more private settings by default.

According to The Verge, for teens who already have a Facebook account, the platform will display a prompt encouraging them to use these settings, as well as a toggle that turns them on in a single tap.

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In the latest chapter of Twitter's blue tick saga, the micro-blogging site seems to have made its USD 7.99 Twitter Blue subscription service unavailable, according to reports.

Twitter launched this service for its iOS users that allowed them to get the blue verification tick on their profiles. As per Mashable, the option which was previously available in the sidebar for Twitter's iOS app isn't showing now.

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Older employees can catch up on digital skills through appropriate training. This is shown in a new study by the EconPol research network, which examines these skills among different age brackets in industrialized countries. Two-thirds of the international differences can be explained by differences in the extent to which countries invest in equipping this group with digital skills.

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