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Chez les personnes âgées en bonne santé, la solitude se caractérise par une réaction au stress similaire à celle des personnes qui souffrent de stress chronique. Justin Paget via Getty Images

L’isolement augmente le risque de démence chez les personnes âgées

L’isolement social que connaissent les personnes âgées qui tentent de se protéger contre la pandémie de coronavirus fait naître de nouveaux risques pour la santé mentale.
In healthy older people, loneliness has a pattern of stress response similar to that of people who are under chronic stress. Justin Paget via Getty Images

The loneliness of social isolation can affect your brain and raise dementia risk in older adults

The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.
Infection fatality rate is simply the number of deaths divided by the number of infections, but finding those numbers is harder than it might seem. AP Photo/John Minchillo

How deadly is the coronavirus? The true fatality rate is tricky to find, but researchers are getting closer

The percentage of people who die from a coronavirus infection is an important number for public health experts to know. Recent estimates now put it at 0.65%, far lower than initially thought.
Half Dome in California is constituted from granite, a relatively less dense type of rock. (Shutterstock)

Earth’s rock-solid connections between Canada and Australia contain clues about the origin of life

How the earliest continents formed has been a matter of debate. Analysis of zircons in Canada and Australia suggest that those historical processes are similar to current tectonic movements.
Hemingway and his eldest son, Bumby, pose in Havana harbor in 1933. Collection of David Meeker

How Hemingway felt about fatherhood

While the man the world knows as 'Papa' balanced the demands of parenting with his work, his letters and fiction offer a window into the depth of his paternal feeling.

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