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Nurses care for a COVID-19 patient in the infectious disease ward of the Strasbourg University Hospital, eastern France, Thursday Jan. 13, 2022. The omicron variant is exposing weaknesses at the heart of Europe’s public health system. In France and Britain, a sharp rise in coronavirus hospitalizations coupled with staff falling sick has led to a shortage of beds. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

Is affordable housing good for public health? A new study says it could be : NPR

D.C. is one of several local jurisdictions that requires affordable housing in new development. A new study suggests such policies can predict better heart health.

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The socioeconomic benefits of affordable housing are well-documented. Research has demonstrated that increased access to affordable housing is the most cost-effective way to both reduce childhood poverty and increase economic mobility.

But what about its positive effects on health?

That question is at the center of a new peer-reviewed study by two professors at George Washington University, who set out to examine the relationship

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Loneliness Is a Public Health Problem: This Low-Tech Intervention Can Help

Loneliness is not just a feeling; it is also a public health problem that has been linked to increased risk of mental health issues, heart disease and even death. With rates of loneliness on the rise in the U. S. and around the world, people are addressing this crisis using everything from companion robots to social networking sites and apps. A new study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that a better solution may lie in a much older, more ubiquitous form of technology: phone calls.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced people into isolation, separating them from friends, co-workers

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Healthy Food Company Stryve Is Going Public In Anticipated $170 Million SPAC IPO

The largest U.S. biltong producer Stryve Foods, which has helped introduce air dried meat snacks to American consumers as a healthy alternative to regular jerky, is going public on the Nasdaq
under the ticker “SNAX” with an expected $170 million enterprise value upon merger with SPAC Andina Acquisition Corp. III.

Private investors, including Hollywood actor Channing Tatum, and rookie phenom Los Angeles quarterback Justin Herbert, have reportedly poured $42.5 million at $10 per share into the transaction that will likely close in Q2 2021, and result

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