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Let’s stop pretending we are shocked people take illicit drugs

Sydney loves cocaine. Melbourne and Canberra aren’t far behind, according to sewage drug monitoring reports. Yet when another celebrity is caught snorting the stuff, everyone acts appalled and it’s called a scandal. It suggests the public rhetoric clashes with private attitudes and people are keeping up appearances by feigning shock. Isn’t it time we all

How sick are children getting, and when will we be able to vaccinate them against COVID?

In July, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 12-15. The Australian Technical Advisory group on Immunization (ATAGI) subsequently recommended kids in this age group with underlying chronic medical conditions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and kids living in remote communities should be prioritized. We’re expecting advice

Pancreatic cancer trials are no more diverse now than over a decade ago

According to a study published today in Gastroenterology by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and University of Florida Health, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and Asian Americans remain conspicuously absent from pancreatic cancer clinical trials aimed at testing the most recent treatment advances for this deadly disease.  Not only does this lack of diversity

Cardi B and Offset Are 'Over the Moon' About Pregnancy Announcement

Something to celebrate! Cardi B and Offset commemorated their Sunday, June 27, pregnancy announcement with a fun date night. Cardi B’s Funniest and Most Relatable Quotes on Motherhood According to a source, the couple and his cousin Quavo enjoyed a post-BET Awards feast at Innovative Dining Group’s BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood. “They ordered a

Most Americans are not getting enough fiber in our diets

Only 5% of men and 9% of women are getting the recommended daily amount of dietary fiber, according to a study being presented at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE. Insufficient fiber intake is associated with a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, two of the most common diseases in the U.S. “These findings should remind

Why scientists are concerned about leaks at biolabs

The theory that COVID-19 might be the result of scientific experiments has thrown a spotlight on the work of the world’s most secure biolabs. While the evidence linking SARS-CoV-2 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China is strictly circumstantial, a number of experts want tougher controls on such facilities over fears that accidental leaks

Here Are The Best Kinds Of Mattresses For Your Back Pain

As many people age, they start to understand why their parents always complained about their backs. They get sore! Especially after waking up, your vertebrae can feel stiff and uncomfortable — particularly if you’re using the wrong mattress. According to Health, nearly 80 percent of Americans report suffering from back pain, either sporadic or chronic.

Even in a pandemic, child vision tests are crucial

It’s critical for parents to maintain their children’s vision checkups during the COVID-19 pandemic, an expert says. “All children should have their eyes checked by their pediatrician at regular intervals, even if they don’t have any symptoms,” said Dr. Samantha Feldman, a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore. “Part of the reason

Reasons Your Legs Are Itchy And When You Should Start To Worry

Most everyone has experienced itchy skin on their legs at some point in their lives. It’s uncomfortable and annoying, and can make you feel self-conscious. Most of the time, itchy legs aren’t a cause for concern, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them. The simplest explanations include dry skin (hello, endless months of winter!), a

A new theory for how memories are stored in the brain

Research from the University of Kent has led to the development of the MeshCODE theory, a revolutionary new theory for understanding brain and memory function. This discovery may be the beginning of a new understanding of brain function and in treating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In a paper published by Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience,