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Here’s Why You Should Think Twice About Burning Incense

Burning incense has been a common practice in China since 2000 BC, often used for religious practices. People from ancient China used various plants and herbs such as sandalwood and cinnamon as incense (via Heddels). The purpose for burning incense varies. Today, people use incense for prayer, worship, or simply for aromatic purposes to make

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

When should patients with dementia receive palliative care?

Patients with dementia may benefit from being referred to specialist palliative care—a branch of medicine that focuses on optimizing quality of life and providing relief from symptoms—but who should be referred, and when? A recent analysis of published studies on the topic found a lack of consensus regarding referral criteria for palliative care in patients

Bill Gates Says Rich Countries Should Eat 100% Synthetic Beef

Stick a fork in steak night, because Bill Gates wants you to fill up on fauxtein for the sake of the planet. In a recent interview with MIT Tech Review, the Microsoft co-founder-turned-philanthropist doubled down on his beef with beef, arguing that the “rich countries” should ditch the rib-eye and fill their shopping carts with

New online COVID-19 mortality risk calculator could help determine who should get vaccines first

A new online calculator for estimating individual and community-level risk of dying from COVID-19 has been developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers who developed the calculator expect it to be useful to public health authorities for assessing mortality risks in different communities, and for prioritizing certain groups

Should a COVID-19 vaccine be mandated?

Now that two drug makers—Pfizer and Moderna—have reported highly effective results for their COVID-19 vaccines, it will be only a matter of time until they seek federal permission to release them for public consumption. If FDA approved, one of the many questions that could arise is whether Americans should be mandated to get a COVID-19

Kundalini stress-relief tools everyone should know

Energy work has recently come into its own as a full-fledged self-care tool. Many of these energy healing tools come at the hands of others; whether it’s through reiki, acupuncture, or even massage, these healings often involve another person. Kundalini yoga was the “first yoga ever created” that helps you move your own energy, per Yoga

Should doctors be wearing name badges?

Only a quarter of doctors wear name badges despite evidence that the majority of patients believe their doctors should do so, according to research published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia. According to the authors, led by Dr Benjamin Bravery from the Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital in Sydney, studies have shown that

Cochlear implants should be recommended for adults more often

An international group of hearing specialists has released a new set of recommendations emphasizing that cochlear implants should be offered to adults who have moderate to severe or worse hearing loss much more often than is the current practice. The group hopes the recommendations help increase usage of such devices, potentially improving hearing and quality

Hacks you should use at Costco if you’re single

While Costco may be known as a bargain-hunter’s paradise, there’s no denying that many of those bargains tend to be super-sized. While the Duggar family no doubt goes through those giant-sized jars of mayonnaise in no time flat, smaller families may struggle to use up Costco-sized items before their expiration dates. As for people who

The at-home exercises SIR MUIR GRAY says you should try

From lifting heavy books to using an armchair: The at-home exercises SIR MUIR GRAY says you should try during the coronavirus lockdown Those looking to exercise could also try live classes online and competitions There’s also no need to have expensive gym equipment to exercise in the home Sir Muir Gray recommends using what you

Why You Should Be Skeptical About a 'Healthier' Panda Express

Panda Express, an American-Chinese fast food restaurant chain with locations across the U.S. and around the world, has vowed to improve the nutrition of their food. This effort, dubbed the “Panda Promise” (which may or may not be the subtitle of the next Kung Fu Panda movie), aims to achieve several broad goals. To help