Happify Health Launches “2020 Survival Kit” in Support of World Mental Health Day

The new collection includes free content to help people manage stress around the election, racial injustice and discrimination, and the pandemic

In support of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, leading digital mental health company, Happify Health, today announced the launch of the “2020 Survival Kit” available today at 2020.happify.com. This new collection offers free, tailored content designed to help people manage the stressful and challenging times being faced right now amid the upcoming U.S. Presidential election, racial inequities and discrimination, and overall stress and uncertainty around the pandemic. World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

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Happify Health has released a “2020 Survival Kit” in support of World Mental Health Day featuring free content designed to help people with the specific challenges

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Immunotherapy drug boosts survival for lung cancer patients

A newly approved drug for the leading form of the number one cancer killer, lung cancer, does improve patient survival, a new study confirms.

The immunotherapy drug Tecentriq, or atezolizumab, was approved earlier this year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancers, or NSCLC, which comprise up to 85% of all lung tumors.

Tecentriq targets a protein known as PD-L1 that lies on the surface of tumor cells. Normally, this protein signals the body’s immune system T cells not to attack. However, by targeting PD-L1, Tecentriq unleashes the body’s natural T cells to target and destroy these cancer cells, researchers at Yale Cancer Center explained.

Tecentriq “has already shown excellent activity in patients who progress on frontline chemotherapy, but this study confirmed that the drug is active in selected patients who have not yet received any treatment for lung cancer,”

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Day cares are reopening. But they can only serve small groups and fear for their survival.

The industry already operates at the margins, and facilities that are open are running undercapacity to comply with strict health guidelines. Many centers have delayed paying their rent or mortgages until they can afford it. Owners say that many workers have left for babysitting gigs or other minimum-wage jobs that reopened sooner.

The demand for child care is growing but is inconsistent and unpredictable, day-care owners said in interviews. They have fewer young infants in their care. But centers with accredited prekindergarten programs say the slots are in high demand, with parents opting for these in-person programs instead of the virtual public school ones. While some centers are turning parents away, others have capacity but no families registered.

And now a new challenge for some day cares: The District announced this month that it would change the way it pays them subsidies — money the city pays directly to day-care

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