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Mask wearing outdoors to be compulsory in US state

Masks will have to be worn outside in Oregon, the state’s governor announced Tuesday, as the United States grapples with a surge in COVID-19 cases. The mandate, which takes effect Friday, makes the northwestern state the first in the country to re-introduce a rule that was common during the darkest days of the pandemic. “The

Why Tap Water May Not Be Right For Your Plants

Houseplants can be finicky. Between finding the right room temperature, sunlight exposure and humidity, you may have a different regimen for each stem in your house. While you may think that your browning leaves come from overwatering, they may actually come from the type of water that you’re using. Just like the amount of sunlight

Immunotherapy may be effective for a subgroup of metastatic colorectal cancer patients, study finds

Researchers at City of Hope, a world-renowned research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, looked at the most common type of metastatic colorectal cancer and discovered that these patients are more responsive to checkpoint blockade immunotherapy, an innovative treatment that helps the immune system recognize and attack cancerous cells, if tumors

This Much Coffee May Be Detrimental To Your Health

Coffee culture promotes endless caffeine consumption as a necessity for daily life. Between posters and Instagram accounts dedicated solely to touting the benefits of drinking coffee, it’s easy to overdo it on this seemingly harmless drink. But, coffee is loaded with caffeine which is a stimulant; over time, this can impact your brain and body

Abelacimab shown to be an effective blood clot treatment

A potentially game-changing treatment for people with, or at risk of, blood clots has been found effective by an international team of researchers led by McMaster University’s Jeffrey Weitz. Weitz’s team compared abelacimab with enoxaparin as a control drug in 412 patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. Results showed that just one abelacimab injection prevents blood

Here’s What You Should Know Before Buying A Mattress Online

Buying a mattress online is tempting. Many companies now offer free shipping, vacuum-sealed mattresses that are easy to set up, long-term warranties, 100-night trials, and free returns on their products to entice new customers to take the plunge and buy online instead of in-store. Online shoppers like to avoid the hassle of shopping in person

Should there be ‘gun retirement’ for the elderly?

Just as some elderly drivers need to give up their car keys, older gun owners may eventually face “firearm retirement.” And a preliminary study suggests they are open to the idea. In focus-group interviews with older gun owners, researchers found that many had considered putting limits on their firearm access—though they usually hadn’t yet laid

Pfizer CEO says a THIRD Covid vaccine may be needed

BREAKING NEWS: Pfizer CEO says a THIRD Covid vaccine dose will be needed as soon as six months after someone receives two shots – and then be vaccinated annually Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said it is ‘likely’ people will need a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine The potential booster shot will be given within

Don’t be modest—it’s OK to brag, study suggests

If something positive happens in your life, don’t be modest by keeping the news to yourself—brag about it to your close friend or family member, or risk having them feel devalued when they find out second hand, say researchers at the University of Michigan. People are often concerned about being seen as braggarts. They avoid

Inflammation protection may be critical to treating multiple sclerosis

Prolonging a cellular defense response to inflammation could help regenerate the protective coating of axons that is degraded in diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in eLife. There are currently no FDA-approved drugs that have been shown to effectively regenerate this coating, called myelin. This new strategy could

Vaccine-induced antibodies may be less effective against several new SARS-CoV-2 variants: study

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has mutated throughout the pandemic. New variants of the virus have arisen throughout the world, including variants that might possess increased ability to spread or evade the immune system. Such variants have been identified in California, Denmark, the U.K., South Africa and Brazil/Japan. Understanding how well the COVID-19 vaccines