The third annual edition of the Digital Quality of Life Index (DQL) ranks Finland 3rd among 110 countries. Covering 90% of the global population, the DQL study is conducted by the cybersecurity company Surfshark and evaluates countries based on a set of five fundamental digital wellbeing pillars. Finland excels in four, specifically internet affordability (4th), e-infrastructure (7th), e-government (4th), and e-security (7th), but displays a comparatively lower result in internet quality (27th).

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A recent study reported individuals with pre-existing health conditions, such as cancer, were more likely to report depressive symptoms during the pandemic.

Data shows that during the pandemic, almost half (42 percent) of participants in the study published in the journal, Lancet Regional Health-Americas, reported at least mild psychological distress and 10 percent of participants reported moderate to severe psychological distress.

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The findings of a new Cornell University research suggested that female mice exhibit a strong drive to socialize with other females following periods of acute isolation, significantly increasing their production of social calls that are akin to human emotional vocalizations.

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An Algerian medic helps an elderly man get a COVID-19 vaccine dose at an inoculation site in front of the El-Kebir mosque in the capital Algiers, on July 9, 2021. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

A new laboratory study from Oregon Health and Science University suggests that older people appear to have fewer antibodies against the novel coronavirus.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Antibodies are blood proteins that are made by the immune system to protect against infection. They are known to be key players in protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Researchers have studied human kidney cells in the lab to examine the effects of COVID-19 on kidney health. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

Many individuals who develop COVID-19 also experience kidney damage,

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Feixiong Cheng, PhD

A new Cleveland clinic-led study has identified mechanisms by which COVID-19 can lead to Alzheimer's disease-like dementia.

The findings, published in Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, indicate an overlap between COVID-19 and brain changes common in Alzheimer's and may help inform risk management and therapeutic strategies for COVID-19-associated cognitive impairment.

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People sit with their drinks at a table outside a re-opened pub in Dublin, on June 7, 2021, as bars, restaurants and cafes resumed outdoor service as part of the latest lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said with the increased global transmission of variants of concern including the Delta variant, lifting restrictions too quickly could be disastrous for those who are not vaccinated.

Speaking at the press briefing on COVID-19, Tedros said that...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday of the danger of buying overpriced vaccines from intermediaries, reminding those countries should buy vaccines certified by the WHO and make sure to identify the origin of the product.

"We have received concerns regarding other vaccines...

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