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July 11, 2022

Weekly review: The surprisingly simple intervention to cut dementia risk

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    The "unspeakable" scene at an Independence Parade mass shooting, five ways to beat burnout, and more.

    Doctor describes 'unspeakable' scene at Independence Day parade mass shooting (Tuesday, July 5)

    On Monday, a gunman opened fire onto an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, killing at least six people and wounding at least 30, causing what one doctor at the scene called "wartime injuries."

    The surprisingly simple intervention to cut dementia risk (Wednesday, July 6)

    In the absence of an effective drug treatment for dementia, researchers are emphasizing the importance of addressing modifiable risk factors linked to the disease, one of which was newly identified in a recent study published in JAMA Neurology, Paula Span reports for the New York Times.

    5 evidence-backed ways to beat burnout (Thursday, July 7)

    Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Alyson Meister, Bonnie Hayden Cheng, Nele Dael, and Franciska Krings, discuss the "recovery paradox," a situation where people are least able to address burnout when their bodies and minds need it most, and offer five research-based strategies for recovering from stress at work.

    Can you get monkeypox from surfaces? Here's what one study found. (Friday, July 8)

    High viral concentrations of monkeypox were found on the surfaces of infected patients' rooms, according to a study published in Eurosurveillance. Do contaminated surfaces increase the risk of transmission?

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