Thomas Edison did it. Margaret Thatcher did it. Eleanor Roosevelt did it. Leonardo da Vinci did it. For those of you who think naps are only for young children, we and the aforementioned legends would beg to differ. “Sleep makes us more productive, creative, less stressed and much healthier and happier. Even a 20-minute nap
When we think of backyard barbecues and summer season kick-offs, we always think of Memorial Day, which is often the first weekend of the year that we fire up the grill and start cooking up burgers, hot dogs, and other warm-weather-fare that we’ve been deprived of for so long during the cold and rainy months.
A new mass study of people living with chronic pain in the UK has demonstrated the links between pain and certain atmospheric weather conditions. Weather systems in the UK could cause chronic pain suffers to experience more or less pain on certain days as a result of certain pressure patterns and accompanying rain, humidity, and
We often hear that Britain is a “class-based society”. Ask people what class is and you’ll get a wide range of answers—from accent to cultural tastes—leaving you perplexed as to how it might ever be a useful construct to understand much about the realities of British life. But really it’s all about what job you
‘I was the family guinea pig for a new Covid antibody test’: SUE REID and SIMON WALTERS undergo coronavirus tests Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19 Antibody tests, which reveal whether you’ve had Covid-19, have been hailed as the way out of lockdown and safely getting people back to work. With one of the
A protein shredder that occurs in cell membranes of brain cells apparently also indirectly regulates the fat metabolism. This is shown by a recent study by the University of Bonn. The shredder, known as gamma-secretase, is considered a possible target for drugs against cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. However, the results suggest that such agents may
COVID-19 could have stamped a person “uninsurable” if not for the COVID-19 and tried to purchase an individual health insurance policy could be turned down, charged higher premiums or have follow-up care excluded from coverage. Those considered vulnerable because of conditions such as respiratory problems or early-stage diabetes would have run into a wall of
My name is Morgan Calkin (@moslimsdown), and I am 33. I’m from Louisville, Kentucky, and I’m a massage therapist. After a negative experience hiking with my husband, I decided to really concentrate on my weight loss and found support and community on Instagram. My biggest issue with my weight before started my journey was that
In many ways’ tech has made the world smaller and more interconnected. Information that once took days to reach new countries now takes milliseconds. Digital health is also shaking up the way patients receive care globally, and how they expect to receive care. “Our consumer expectations, our knowledge that what we are getting as a consumer
Grocery stores have been adjusting their store policies in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and Costco is the latest to add more requirements for shoppers. Starting next month, customers are required to wear a face mask or face covering while inside Costco facilities. Some of the already existing procedures include special shopping hours for
Life in lockdown may not last forever but Bill Gates is probably right in saying we will not return to normal until a vaccine has been rolled out worldwide. This could be many months, if not years away. In the meantime, we provide supportive treatment to the most severely affected patients and look into our
If you’re suffering from coronavirus anxiety or starting to go stir-crazy in self-isolation, it can be difficult to muster up any positive feelings. The world is a bleak place at the moment, so it’s understandable. Thankfully, an expert in happiness is here to teach people tips and tricks on how to regain joyful emotions amid
Toilet paper and ventilators may be unlikely bedfellows, but they serve as powerful symbols of the growing tensions between urban and rural regions in Australia and elsewhere amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, the media reported dozens of frenetic “supermarket swoops” across the nation. Busloads of city residents converged on rural grocery stores to fill
Editor’s note: Due to high demand for their produce boxes right now, Misfits Market is currently not accepting first-time orders and has set up a waitlist to get new subscribers in on the ugly produce party as soon as possible. Subscribers may also experiencedelays as the company works through supply chain issues related to COVID-19.
Photographer Alison Reynolds was supposed to be photographing the birth of her best friend’s second child last week. As you can probably guess, those plans had to change, due to social-distancing and new hospital rules. But sometimes, the most beautiful portraits happen in unexpected ways. Shelle Whisenhunt welcomed baby Paulson Riggs into a difficult world.
Monsoon rainfall has become more unpredictable in India. Floods and droughts have become more common and pose multiple risks to human health and wellbeing, with children under five being particularly vulnerable. New research finds that more assistance needs to be provided to communities in flood-prone areas to protect children under five from undernutrition. Little is
Many of us are several weeks into stay-at-home directives from our governments and health officials. For many, social distancing means sharing a confined space with romantic partners while navigating new stressful issues including sudden unemployment, working from home, child care and the never ceasing uncertainty. Unsurprisingly, there are reports of divorce rates skyrocketing in China
Researchers at Duke University are exploring how data collected by smartphones, FitBits, Apple Watches and other smartwatches may help determine whether or not device users have COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The research study—called CovIdentify—is recruiting participants through a website at covidentify.org. The project, led by assistant professor of biomedical engineering Jessilyn
The Coronavirus is spreading in Germany: 1318 people have already died, 91.314 with Covid-19 infected. Worldwide already more than a Million cases were registered. In the meantime, the USA registered with more than 266.000 cases, most of the Corona cases worldwide. All the information about the Corona-crisis you will find in the News Ticker of
While staying at home to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 can be challenging, doing so as someone who’s providing in-home care for vulnerable adults comes with added complications. There are more than 43 million caregivers in the U.S. providing unpaid care for those 65 and older with a variety of physical and cognitive limitations.