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Scientists are already working on a coronavirus vaccine

Scientists are already working on a coronavirus vaccine – but warn it will likely be years before there is a shot to prevent the contagious illness which has so far killed 17 people A new coronavirus has sickened more than 500 people worldwide and killed 17 in China, where it originated  The first US case

What is CBD and what are its health benefits?

Increasingly, products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, a chemical component of cannabis, are popping up at grocery stores, gas stations, drugstores, and internet marketplaces. Celebrated for its purported therapeutic effects and legal when derived from hemp—a form of the cannabis plant—CBD can be found in shampoos, hand lotions, skin creams, and even dog treats. Far-reaching medical

These Are 2019's Best (& Smartest) Apps for Kids

In this awkward time between Christmas and New Year’s, plenty of parents are looking up apps and games for their kids to pass the time — and help keep the peace. Parents may be averse to hearing whines of “I’m bored!” But they also don’t want to just stick a screen in front of their

Package deliverers and mail carriers are most often sick

More than 300 million packages to send to the Germans for the Christmas season – and every year more and more. That postman, parcel delivery and courier drivers are loaded in the run-up to Christmas strong, makes health noticeable: evaluations of the health insurance company Barmer situated, are Employees of the sector posted more often,

Are wireless earbuds a risk-free Christmas present?

Tangle-free tech in the form of wireless earbuds is hyped as one of the best, if easiest to lose, tech gifts to give this Christmas. Many on the market – and it’s no longer just Apple and their airpods dominating, but every brand from Bose to Beats, Jabre to JBL, Samsung and Sennheiser – come

These Are the Baby-Naming Trends of 2010-2020

It’s no secret that we are wildly fascinated by baby names. So when we saw that the New York Times released a new article about naming trends of the past decade — penned by our fave name guru, Pamela Redmond Satran over at Nameberry — we were on it like butter on toast. Using the

The eyes are the window to the nervous system

Individuals who experience an unpleasant tingling in their hands or feet or who suffer from painful discomfort and numbness could be affected by a neuropathy—a disorder of the nervous system in which the nerve fibers become damaged and may begin to degenerate. This effect is already visible on the cornea before the first symptoms appear.

Using machine learning tools to reveal how memories are coded in the brain

Researchers working in The N.1 Institute for Health at NUS, led by Assistant Professor Camilo Libedinsky from NUS Psychology, and Senior Lecturer Shih-Cheng Yen from the Innovation and Design Programme at NUS Engineering, have discovered that a population of neurons in the brain’s frontal lobe contain stable short-term memory information within dynamically-changing neural activity. This

How self-reactive immune cells are allowed to develop

Directly after birth, the immune system completes production of a subtype of antibody-producing immune cells, B-1, that are to last for a lifetime. No more B1 cells are formed after that point. However, these cells are self-reactive—they produce not only antibodies against foreign substances, but also against the body’s own substances, and it is unclear

The reason cotton swabs are horrible for cleaning your ears

If you grew up believing the best way to clean your ears was with a cotton swab, you’re not alone — but guess what? You’re wrong. It seems that we’ve all been tricked. According to otolaryngologist Mike Dilkes (via The Guardian), “Ears are self-cleaning.” Not only do we not need to worry about cleaning our ears

Are Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Potato Chips in the Works?

Trader Joe’s is no stranger to developing, testing and releasing new, improved, and soon-to-be-cult-favorite products. And, undoubtedly, the Trader Joe’s product with the most acclaim since it hit shelves in 2017 — one that gained popularity seemingly overnight — is Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. And while the grocer has capitalized off the popularity of

Brain studies show chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War illness are distinct conditions

Gulf War Illness (GWI) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) share symptoms of disabling fatigue, pain, systemic hyperalgesia (tenderness), negative emotion, sleep and cognitive dysfunction that are made worse after mild exertion (postexertional malaise). Now, neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have evidence, derived from human brain studies, that GWI and CFS are two distinct disorders