Call for urgent action on energy drinks as new UK research reveals daily use among young people

A consistent number of young people are having energy drinks daily, despite an overall drop in the consumption of sugary beverages over time, new research has found. Academics at Cardiff University analyzed the responses of more than 176,000 secondary school children aged 11 to 16. They found between 2013 to 2017, when their use began to be recorded, the proportion […]

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Social media ‘likes’ change the way we feel about our memories, new research shows

Memories are often considered very personal and private. Yet, in the past few years, people have got used to notifications from social media or phone galleries telling them they have a “memory.” These repackaged versions of the past affect not just what we remember but also the attachments we have with those memories. In a new study, we found social […]

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Shocking New Facts Reveal why You Should ALWAYS Sleep at Work

It’s time to put the myth to sleep. The Spanish didn’t really invent siestas as we know them, they just perfected the practice. The word siesta has its origins from the Latin word sexta. In days gone past, the Romans stopped to eat and rest in the sixth hour of the day. The Spanish have historically had peculiar working hours, […]

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Iran COVID infections jump after New Year holidays

Iran’s daily new COVID-19 infections reached a four-month high on Monday as the capital Tehran was put on the highest virus risk level, with authorities blaming increased travelling. The Islamic republic is battling the Middle East’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, and case numbers have risen following a surge in trips during the Iranian new year holidays that started on March 18. […]

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New cells harnessed to ambush and kill malaria immediately upon transmission

A change in the plan of attack against malaria—to target the infection as soon as it enters the bloodstream—has yielded exciting results for Burnet Institute scientists seeking to accelerate the development of a highly protective malaria vaccine. For decades global malaria vaccine research has focused overwhelmingly on immune responses that may block malaria from infecting liver cells, an essential stage […]

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CDC director has feeling of ‘impending doom’ amid new spike

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made an impassioned plea to Americans Monday not to let their guard down in the fight against COVID-19, warning of a potential fourth wave of the virus and saying she has a recurring feeling “of impending doom.” Speaking during a virtual White House briefing, Dr. Rochelle Walensky grew emotional as […]

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Cuomo gave family members special access to COVID-19 tests: Washington Post

(Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave family members, including his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, special access to state-administered COVID-19 tests in the early days of the pandemic, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reads a note during a news conference at his offices in New York City, U.S. March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidCuomo, […]

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Covid Vaccine Hesitancy Drops Among All Americans, New Survey Shows

A new poll of attitudes toward covid vaccinations shows Americans are growing more enthusiastic about being vaccinated, with the most positive change in the past month occurring among Black Americans. About 55% of Black adults said they had been vaccinated or plan to be soon, up 14 percentage points from February, according to a poll released Tuesday by KFF. The […]

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230,000 more deaths than expected between 2010-18, according to new study

A study by the University of Liverpool has found a larger than expected increase in deaths between 2010-2018 and this can be partly associated with the impact of fiscal austerity measures. Published in the Journal of Public Health, researchers estimate that 231,707 more people died between 2010-11 and 2017-18 than was originally anticipated and these deaths were found in areas […]

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