Category: Living

Posted in COVID-19 Living

We’re losing our humanity — and the pandemic is to blame

Sarah Smith, ProPublica October 09, 2021 Kurt Thigpen clenched his hands around the edge of the table because if he couldn’t feel the sharp edges…

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Posted in Environment Health Living

Study finds cosmetic products contain endocrine disruptors

by  University of Granada Researchers from the University of Granada and the San Cecilio de Granada Teaching Hospital confirm that endocrine disruptors—chemical substances that may mimic…

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Posted in Health Living Medical

Treating moms with postpartum depression helps their babies’ brains

by  McMaster University New research from McMaster University has found that psychiatric help for mothers with postpartum depression results in healthy changes in the brains of…

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Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise – here are the harms researchers have been documenting for years

Christia Spears Brown, University of Kentucky Facebook officials had internal research in March 2020 showing that Instagram – the social media platform most used by…

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Is magic immoral? It played a role in the development of early Christianity

Shaily Shashikant Patel, Virginia Tech Americans are fascinated by magic. TV shows like “WandaVision” and “The Witcher,” books like the Harry Potter series, plus comics,…

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Posted in Living

Science of ‘Seinfeld’

Bill Sullivan, Indiana University It’s been 31 years since a groundbreaking show about nothing first hit the air and…yada yada yada. What better time to…

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Posted in All Living

Why Is Dryer Lint Gray?

By John B. Snow  Lint is the accumulation of fibers that slough off clothing, linens and other textiles. When these fibers collect in clothes dryers, the…

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Posted in Health Living

Why do faces become less symmetrical with age?

By Benjamin Plackett  The answer could help plastic surgeons determine when (or not) to operate. Look at any newborn baby, and their cute little face will…

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Posted in COVID-19 Health Living Medical

Can health insurance companies charge the unvaccinated higher premiums? What about life insurers? 5 questions answered

Kosali Simon, Indiana University and Sharon Tennyson, Cornell University The current COVID-19 wave in the U.S. is mostly affecting unvaccinated Americans, who represent more than…

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Posted in Health Living Medical

Specialized cells maintain healthy pregnancy by teaching the mother’s immune system not to attack developing fetus

Eva Gillis-Buck, University of California, San Francisco; James Gardner, University of California, San Francisco, and Tippi MacKenzie, University of California, San Francisco The Research Brief…

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