Why Bats Are the Source Of Many Infectious Diseases? Bats are known to carry a variety of zoonotic pathogens. They belong to the second-largest group of mammals including around 19 families and 962 species worldwide. Bats contain more than 130 varieties of viruses out of which 60 species are considered zoonotic and highly pathogenic to humans.  … [Read more...] about Why Bats Themselves Don’t Get Infected By Viruses
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We are very adaptable and things become “normal” very fast. Almost everyone I worked with, after a few months, would call the base home. I remember when I was going back after a leave in my mind I was thinking I am going home. You will get used to this as well.generosity that was displayed daily. We all knew what we were, collectively, going through. If we got care packages from home we shared. We made sure people were ok. You are seeing some of this now. A lot of people are doing selfless acts. There are a few negative stories; focus on the good ones. If you can do something to help do it. … [Read more...] about Seven Military Strategies for Coping with Social Distancing
4) Keep a log of your coping methods and see if they are impairing your ability to function. Keeping track of our habits (also known as self-monitoring) is a powerful behavior change tool. For example, if you are having a cocktail a few times a week while talking to your friends on the phone, that’s fine. If you are drinking every night to try to fall asleep, only to awaken in the middle of the night, that may be a problem. Try to seek out online resources to help you cope. A few resources are listed below. … [Read more...] about What Is Post-Traumatic Growth and Coping in a Pandemic?
Mealtimes (connection) Bedtime (restoration) Study time (focus) Free time (emotional regulation, connection, stress recovery) Okay, now what? Once you’ve gotten more specific about your goals, following through requires that you exert willpower and make decisions that align with them. You can thank the part of your brain right behind your forehead, the prefrontal cortex, for this skill. This is the seat of executive function and helps us manage our impulses and move towards our goals. … [Read more...] about Why Reducing Screen Time Isn’t Your Best Resolution
Creativity emerges from exploration and play. Adolescents and adults play with and explore ideas. For young children, play takes a form of imagining and enacting events, interactions, and worlds. Imagination in children’s pretend play predicts their creative thinking in their adolescent years. Like much else, the ability to imagine a wooden block being a ward of an animal hospital or an outpost on Mars can be flexed and built like a muscle. Preschools and kindergarten classrooms face increasing requirements to teach academic skills, reducing the amount of time for pretend play and implicitly or explicitly seeing it as a waste of time. This plague can provide young children with the crucial opportunity for pretend play. … [Read more...] about Creativity at Home in the Time of Pandemic