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The Med & Mic™ 10.27.22

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Baby Formula Still Hard to Find

A plant shutdown led to shortages of baby formula eight months ago. While production has rebounded, finding baby formula can still be hard. According to a market research firm, store supplies are at 87%, which is almost at the 90% level prior to the shortage. But census bureau data show that 30% of families with babies under a year old are having trouble finding this staple. It has been particularly challenging in rural areas. (Source: NPR, X. Bustillo, 10.27.22)

The Aftermath of Stroke

Stroke recovery varies greatly and will depend on which side of the brain was affected and how severe the stroke was. Doctors have commented on their observations from the debate between senatorial candidates John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz. Dr. Pooja Khatri, division chief of neurology and rehabilitation medicine at the University of Cincinnati, says, as a principle of speech therapy, pushing through impairments can help with stroke recovery. Dr. Kevin Sheth, the director of the Yale Center for Brain & Mind Health, says stress can make recovery more challenging, and that a senator’s job is stressful. Many people with a stroke end up with some level of disability. (Source: Slate, S.Ali, 10.26.22)

Birds Could Boost Mood

A British study has found everyday encounters with birds could boost the moods of people with depression. Researchers tracked how often 1,292 study participants from the U.S., U.K., Europe, China, and Australia encountered birds with the smartphone app Urban Mind. Over a period of two weeks, they were prompted at random intervals to record how they were feeling and whether they could see trees or hear birds. Mental wellbeing scores increased when the participants saw or heard birds, including those who had a diagnosis of depression. To treat mental health, the researchers say that doctors could prescribe visits to parks, and that biodiversity efforts in urban, suburban, and rural areas should preserve bird habitats. (Source: The Guardian, B. Batty, 10.27.22)

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