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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

Why you shouldn’t neglect eye care during the pandemic

Since COVID-19 emerged, access to eye care has continued to change. Lockdowns and concerns about virus exposure have caused people of all ages to cancel and delay routine appointments, raising red flags among eye-care professionals. As the pandemic continues into its second year, can ocular health be neglected any longer? Our team of optometrists and

Why some ‘super ager’ folks keep their minds dementia-free

(HealthDay)—Researchers may have uncovered a key reason some people remain sharp as a tack into their 80s and 90s: Their brains resist the buildup of certain proteins that mark Alzheimer’s disease. The study focused on what scientists have dubbed “super agers”—a select group of older folks who have the memory performance of people decades younger.

Why the U.S. Is Underestimating Covid Reinfection

Kaitlyn Romoser first caught covid-19 in March, likely on a trip to Denmark and Sweden, just as the scope of the pandemic was becoming clear. Romoser, who is 23 and a laboratory researcher in College Station, Texas, tested positive and had a few days of mild, coldlike symptoms. In the weeks that followed, she bounced

Here's Why You Can’t Find Grape-Nuts in Stores Right Now

It’s a tough time for Grape-Nuts fans. The beloved cereal, which has been an American breakfast staple for more than 100 years, is now impossible to find in stores. If you’ve been missing your morning fix of wheat and barley crumbles, you’re not alone. Healthy cereal enthusiasts across the country are all wondering the same

Why healthy eating can help you fight COVID-19

Wearing a face covering, physical distancing, and hand washing are not the only ways that people can protect themselves from COVID-19. Eating a healthy diet is essential to building a strong immune system so that your body is less susceptible to infection, including the coronavirus, said Carlin Rafie, a registered dietitian and professor in Virginia

Study helps explain why motivation to learn declines with age

As people age, they often lose their motivation to learn new things or engage in everyday activities. In a study of mice, MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that is critical for maintaining this kind of motivation. This circuit is particularly important for learning to make decisions that require evaluating the cost and

The reasons why thousands of young men are resorting to Viagra

The shocking reasons why thousands of young men are resorting to Viagra: With increasing numbers of the under-30s affected by impotence, experts warn that relying on the little blue pills may be masking serious health dangers Recent survey found 18 per cent of 18-24-year-old men had erection difficulties Doctors increasingly aware erectile dysfunction might be