Affection

What is a micro-cheat and are you one?

There are worrying signs of a new Puritanism seeping into gender relations. Last summer, a survey of more than 5,000 adults for the New York Times found that a significant number of straight Americans view eating lunch, driving a car, or even having work meetings alone with a person of …

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New York’s seniors find community in distance art programs

Amid the fear and isolation of the pandemic, artistic talks, history lectures, and even new virtual ukulele lessons stimulate memory and keep seniors connected. Adi Talwar MOMA art historian Jennifer Katanic presents a weekly class, “Café des Artistes”, to approximately 25 seniors. Denise Downing never liked art very much. Sure, …

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Students partner with older adults to fight pandemic isolation

With the risk of serious illness from COVID-19 increasing with age, older people have been encouraged to self-isolate during the pandemic. Unfortunately, these recommendations may raise other concerns – research shows that social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased risks of chronic disease, hospitalization and premature death. UConn’s School …

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Vomiting and diarrhea: causes, treatments and remedies

A wide range of conditions can cause diarrhea and vomiting, including intestinal infections, food poisoning, and medications. Less common causes include bowel obstruction and pancreatic cancer. According to National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a person has diarrhea if they pass at least three loose or watery …

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