Do indoor plants purify air?

House plants have become incredibly popular in recent years, but do indoor plants purify air?  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there’s been a huge focus on the importance of indoor air quality since so many of us have spent increasing amounts of time inside. Further to this, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that Americans spend up to 90% of […]

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Do humidifiers help with allergies?

The source of allergy trouble ranges from pet hair and dander to dust and pollen, resulting in sneezes, wheezing, and rashes – but do humidifiers help with allergies? The symptoms of allergies are common, with nearly a sixth (50 million) of the US population suffering from some type of reaction.  In this feature, we’ll look at what a humidifier is […]

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Do naturally high testosterone levels equal stronger female athletic performance?

Over the past few years, controversy has surrounded the World Athletics ruling that female hyperandrogenic athletes—female athletes with naturally high levels of testosterone—are banned from competing in certain track events. The controversy is perhaps best exemplified by the case of South African runner Caster Semenya. This rule is based on the hypothesis that total testosterone levels directly determine athletic performance […]

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You’ve had your vaccine, what can you safely do now?

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program is proceeding apace, with more than one-fifth of adult Americans having received at least one dose and eligibility opening up for everyone by May 1, under orders from President Joe Biden. That means the fully vaccinated now have one pressing question: What can I do now that I haven’t been able to do before? In […]

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