Are plant-based burgers better for you?

Plant-based burgers have soared in popularity over the past couple of years. Are these meat alternatives healthier for you than the real thing? Introducing more plant-based foods in your diet is a good thing, says Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist, but pay attention to the ingredients. It looks like a burger. It cooks like a burger. Some […]

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Survey: Healthcare workers are getting vaccinated, but more still need convincing

Healthcare workers have been gradually coming around to COVID-19 vaccines, with one-third more people vaccinated since earlier in the year, but 27 percent of them are still unvaccinated, and 15 percent of the unvaccinated group are firmly opposed to immunizations. More healthcare employers may be pressured to mandate immunizations to stave off contagious Delta variant infections. “The fact that 27 […]

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Australians are 3 times more worried about climate change than COVID: A mental health crisis is looming

As we write this article, the Delta strain of COVID-19 is reminding the world the pandemic is far from over, with millions of Australians in lockdown and infection rates outpacing a global vaccination effort. In the northern hemisphere, record breaking temperatures in the form of heat domes recently caused uncontrollable “firebombs,” while unprecedented floods disrupted millions of people. Hundreds of […]

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When stressed, people are quicker to jump to the worst conclusion

When under stress, people reach undesirable conclusions based on weaker evidence than when they are relaxed, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. The findings, published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, show that stress can make people more likely to conclude the worst scenario is true. Senior author Professor Tali Sharot (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences and Max […]

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Why are needles & drill bits STILL being left inside patients?

Why are needles, forceps & drill bits STILL being left inside patients? New study reveals safety measures have not prevented extraordinary surgical errors Lying on an operating table after a suspected heart attack in July last year, David Fortes struggled to take on board what his consultant was telling him.  The 75-year-old retired painter and decorator had just had an […]

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Which COVID-19 variants are circulating in US?

W.H.O. urges masks as Delta COVID variant spreads Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel reacts to the World Health Organization recommending face masks again as the Delta coronavirus variant spreads Public health officials are urging Americans who haven’t yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus to seek out a shot amid concern regarding the Delta variant which is spreading rapidly […]

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Why are some COVID-19 vaccines working better for men than women?

If there’s one take-home message for the general public about the coronavirus vaccines approved in the U.S., it’s that they are remarkably effective. But Michigan State University’s Morteza Mahmoudi is raising awareness about an important subtlety: The vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech appear to work slightly better for men than for women. Both vaccines use tiny orbs, or nanoparticles, […]

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Here Are The Real Differences Between American And European Culture

True or false: Americans tend to view Europeans as cultured, subdued, and charming, while Europeans are more likely to think of Americans as loud, patriotic, and gun-toting. While stereotypes die hard and there are some similarities to both the American and European segments of “Western Civilization,” there are some obvious differences, too. Americans are louder. Regardless of when and where […]

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