Better human rights protections around the world for people with disabilities, but gaps remain

The first comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) stands as one of the most quickly ratified human rights treaties in history. Globally, according to the United Nations (UN), approximately four billion people are affected by disability policy—including one billion persons with disabilities, one billion who are aging and […]

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I Became a Better Dad When I Stopped Worrying About Being 'Manly'

The first warning sign was when one of my six-year-old son’s friends compared me to Captain von Trapp. He was watching The Sound of Music with his parents one evening and Christopher Plummer appeared on the screen for the first time as “the Captain,” glaring at his happy children, blowing that stupid whistle, and looking generally like a miserable brute. […]

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Researchers create a better way to transport life-saving vaccines

Researchers at McMaster University have invented a stable, affordable way to store fragile vaccines for weeks at a time at temperatures up to 40C, opening the way for life-saving anti-viral vaccines to reach remote and impoverished regions of the world. The new method combines the active ingredients in existing vaccines with a sugary gel, where they remain viable for eight […]

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Why comic-style information is better at preparing patients for cardiac catheterization

Before undergoing surgery, patients must be fully informed about what the procedure entails. The complex nature of the information involved means that patients often feel overwhelmed rather than well informed. Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that patients scheduled to undergo cardiac catheterization may find comic-style information helpful. The researchers’ comic-style booklet was shown to enhance patient comprehension […]

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Sunscreen use could lead to better blood vessel health

A new study suggests that sunscreen protects the skin’s blood vessel function from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure by protecting dilation of the blood vessels. Perspiration on the skin may also provide protection to the skin’s blood vessels from sun damage. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in […]

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Could costly ‘activated’ nuts be better for your gut?

Could costly ‘activated’ nuts be better for your gut? Manufacturers are now selling processed varieties which help your body absorb nutrients better Process starts by soaking raw nuts in salted water, then drying them in an oven  Begins germination process and releases enzymes that break down phytic acid Priya Tew, a dietitian based in Southampton, says benefits would be marginal e-mail […]

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You NEED to Try Chrissy Teigen’s Genius Keto Snack That’s Better than Potato Chips

Chrissy Teigen is not only a mom who knows how to make her fans laugh with her funny social media presence. She is a great chef with two cookbooks to her credit. John Legend’s healthy living habits are all a result of Chrissy’s influence and her love for good food. Whenever she recommends a new recipe or a snack, her fans […]

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Better oral health with new type of glass ceramic

Researchers at Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University have now developed glass ceramics that are three times stronger than current ones. This paves the way for better dental care where patients benefit from stronger teeth and do not have to visit their dentist as often. Ceramics are inorganic and non-metallic materials that constitute the main group of materials. Examples of ceramics […]

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Mr Universe hopeful swaps food for his own URINE

Mr Universe hopeful claims he feels better than ever after swapping food for URINE five days a week – but his wife refuses to kiss him John Moniz-DePass bathes in his year-old urine, which he stores in the fridge Claims he sleeps better and is ‘more lively, energetic, vibrant’ as a result Wife Dora Moniz-DePass is ‘disgusted’ but feels she has […]

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No, crying doesn’t release toxins, though it might make you feel better… if that’s what you believe

Crying is a big part of being a kid. As you grow older, you may find you’re crying less than during childhood and adolescence. Studies show, on average, adult women tend to cry two to three times in a given month, and men only once. Although research is limited, it suggests crying frequency is highly influenced by social and cultural […]

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