Neil Morte

United States Georgia Southern University

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Commented on Mental Health and Alcohol Use during and before the Early Phases of the COVID-19 Pandemic
"Interventions addressing worsening mental health outcomes and shifting alcohol use patterns must be sensitive to the needs of vulnerable groups, such as younger adults and those experiencing poverty or unemployment."

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Commented on Comparing the mental health trajectories of four different types of keyworkers with non-keyworkers: 12-month follow-up observational study of 21 874 adults in England during the COVID-19 pandemic
"Future research should focus on identifying which aspects of working conditions may be contributing to occupational stress in these groups."

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Commented on If exercise is medicine, why don’t we know the dose? An overview of systematic reviews assessing reporting quality of exercise interventions in health and disease
Great question, it depends on the person I feel like as to what gives one the opportunity for optimal health. Guidelines and recommendations are good, but prescribing exercise differs in my opinion.

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Commented on Long-term COVID-19 effects on pulmonary function, exercise capacity, and health status
Provides some good information with the small sample of post infection effects. "In discharged survivors with COVID-19, 23.5% had significant impairment of diffusion capacity abnormality of lung function. The exercise capacity and health status were considerably lower than that of a normal population after 6 months postinfection."

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Commented on Does aerobic exercise effect pain sensitisation in individuals with musculoskeletal pain? A systematic review
Additional evidence of the importance of exercise and activity in general and how that can reduce pain. "This systematic review provides evidence to suggest that aerobic exercise reduces pain sensitisation in individuals with musculoskeletal pain."

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Commented on Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis
The larger sample size will definitely help with power and maybe we can see the benefits more so of CO-OP.

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Commented on Factors associated with disclosing a diagnosis of dementia to one’s social network: A systematic review
I can understand stigma being a huge factor. "People with dementia may anticipate negative responses from others when they disclose their diagnosis to them, but reactions are often positive."

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Commented on The first intervention study addressing dementia among LGBT older adults and their caregivers: Lessons learned
A combination of underserved populations. Good to see. "LGBT participants with dementia made the first contact to research team as often as caregivers did and showed a higher rate of living alone and having a friend-based care network. The most common reason for ineligibility was not having a caregiver."

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Commented on Dams: An Essential Component of Development
Helpful for so many everyday activities and we do not think of it in that way often. "Dams have become an integral part of basic infrastructure by offering indispensable benefits like irrigation, hydropower, domestic and industrial water supply, flood control, drought mitigation, navigation, fish farming, and recreation."

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Commented on Time of day, time of sleep, and time on task effects on sleepiness and cognitive performance of bus drivers
We have that biological clock and within that cycle we need sleep and rest. As shown here, 4 am shows the highest sleepiness scores and memory was not good. That is time when we should be sleeping. I don't know how they can manage schedules when drivers are needed, so adjustments on the front seem to be a challenge.

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Commented on Assessment of the Cost of the Mediterranean Diet in a Low-Income Region: Adherence and Relationship with Available Incomes
With diet or anything you invest in, the more that is spent, the more likely you will adhere to it. But with food access, it should be more affordable from the health standpoint.

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Commented on Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Health Professional Workforce (PRMHW)
Last deadline was September 2021 as shown in both of these sources: https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-22-110 https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/5322

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Commented on Health Care Professional Mental Health and Supporting the Second Victim – Can Organizations Across the World Do Better?
Encouragement and support definitely sounds like a good foundation.

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Commented on Persistent, new-onset symptoms and mental health complaints in Long COVID in a Brazilian cohort of non-hospitalized patients
Important information to see long term effects as time goes on and differences for those that are hospitalized.

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Commented on Association between frailty and short- and long-term outcomes among critically ill patients: a multicentre prospective cohort study
Very useful for intervention. "Frailty was common among critically ill adults aged 50 and older and identified a population at increased risk of adverse events, morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis of frailty could improve prognostication and identify a vulnerable population that might benefit from follow-up and intervention."