Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID? – The Denver Post

Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID? No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids’ health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise. The claims are circulating on social media and elsewhere just as virus outbreaks are hitting many reopened U.S. schools — particularly those without mask mandates. Among the unfounded arguments: Masks can foster […]

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How GMO Foods Can Affect Your Hormone Levels

Alex Kich/Shutterstock By Raegan Davies/Sept. 7, 2021 3:29 pm EDT Something different comes to mind for everybody who hears the word “hormones” — maybe you think of your middle school health class or birth control prescription. However, there are so many other things in our everyday lives — from our environment to our diet — that can affect our hormones. Simply […]

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Social interaction can help fight depression in people with dementia

Social and group activities can help fight depression in people with dementia, new research has found. Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Brighton and Sussex Medical School, have analyzed the use of cognitive stimulation as an effective treatment for people with dementia. Cognitive stimulation is a nonpharmacological treatment for dementia which typically includes group activities emphasizing social interaction. The […]

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Not-so-blind mice can make strategic and acute visual choices

New research from the RIKEN Center for Brain Science shows that mice can teach us about decision-making strategies. Mice in the study autonomously trained themselves to make decisions about detailed pictures on a screen. A dataset of over 1.3 million viewings of black and white striped lines revealed that mice were highly sensitive to small differences in how slanted the […]

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Trauma Informed Care can help break the cycle of violence

Trauma surgeons are often the first point of contact with the health care system for victims of violence. However, their role can extend beyond caring for a patient’s physical injuries. Trauma centers can help address root causes of violence, improve health, and reduce inequities in marginalized communities, according to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Improving Social Determinants to Attenuate […]

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Battle fatigue can drive T cells to exhaustion: Cancer and viruses are tough to fight

Just as it is for marathoners who’ve completed a 26-mile run, or shrubs that have gone without water in a heatwave—exhaustion is an unavoidable fact of life. Dogs get exhausted after herding sheep; birds turn in for the night after an exhausting day of flying and singing. The same is true for T cells, the workhorses of the immune system—they […]

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