When Dr. Fauci Thinks COVID-19 Restrictions Should Be Lifted

It’s been a year since many of us have been driven into our homes to try and stay safe and healthy as a precaution against the COVID-19 coronavirus, and days since we marked the first anniversary of COVID-19 quarantines. And even if we’ve been entertained by acts like late night how host Jimmy Fallon and EGOT winner John Legend singing […]

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Calming us down or revving us up, music can be good for the heart

Stuck in traffic, with a nasty storm making a stressful commute even worse, Joanne Loewy reached for the car radio. “I felt my heartbeat rise,” said Loewy, director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. “So I switched to the Bach cello suite in my ‘traffic burden’ playlist. I […]

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Child abuse surges in times of crisis—the pandemic may be different

While natural disasters and economic recessions traditionally unleash an uptick in child abuse, a new study suggests that cases may have declined in the first months of the pandemic, compared with the same timeframe in previous years. In the study, led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Children’s Mercy Kansas City, researchers tracked the number of pediatric inpatients ages 5 […]

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Misjudging thin ice can be fatal, check first

Before you venture onto frozen ponds, lakes and rivers, it’s critical to make sure they’re safe, an expert cautions. “A minimum of four inches of clear, newly formed ice is needed to support one person on foot,” according to Curt Sinclair, a natural resources specialist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “New ice is usually stronger than old ice, and […]

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You Might Be Allergic To Your Jewelry If This Happens

When you don a sparkly bauble on your hand or dangle chandelier earrings from your ears, it’s safe to assume you’re doing so to add some pizzazz to your outfit or because the pieces of jewelry have sentimental value. Chances are, you’re not planning on your jewelry causing red, itchy, lumpy skin. But if you’re allergic to certain types of metal, this […]

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