Why releasing some prisoners is essential to stop the spread of coronavirus

In a national emergency, governments typically pursue punitive law-enforcement agendas. They can also repurpose prisons and prisoners for forced labor, war efforts and so on. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments have tended towards punitive controls and sanctions on movement and hoarding. But the Australian government has been silent on prison policy in its coronavirus control measures. The well-documented […]

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States race to stop virus, as official warns of worse ahead

Governors and other leaders scrambling to slow the spread of the coronavirus stepped up bans on large public gatherings and a rapidly expanding list of universities moved classes online, as the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert Wednesday warned that the worst is yet to come. With cases in the U.S. topping 1,000 and the number of deaths climbing to 31, […]

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Dementia study reveals how proteins interact to stop brain signals

Fresh insights into damaging proteins that build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease could aid the quest for treatments. A study in mice reveals how the two proteins work together to disrupt communication between brain cells. Scientists observed how proteins—called amyloid beta and tau—team up to hamper key genes responsible for brain messaging. By changing how genes […]

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Coffee close to bedtime does NOT stop you sleeping: It’s alcohol

Drinking coffee close to bedtime does NOT stop you sleeping: It’s alcohol and nicotine that keep you up, study finds Researchers studied 785 people for just over 14 years, monitoring their sleep and habits They found coffee was not strongly linked to sleeplessness Nicotine was the most strongly linked to insomnia, followed by alcohol  If you’re concerned about getting a […]

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The cell discovery that could stop allergies

A new cell type that could stop allergies before they begin has been discovered by researchers at the Australian National University (ANU). The finding gives hope to people who live with a range of allergic conditions including asthma, eczema and life-threatening anaphylaxis. “By carefully studying the tonsils of children undergoing routine tonsillectomies, we identified a new cell type of the […]

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‘Stop ignoring the dangers of vaping’, expert warns health officials

‘Stop ignoring the dangers of vaping’, scientist warns Public Health England as he accuses the government body of turning a blind eye to e-cigarettes’ health risks and appeal to children Martin McKee, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, spoke out He accused PHE of ‘doing everything it can to promote e-cigarettes’ But research has shown vaping can […]

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Stop Everything! Training Guru Tracy Anderson Has a New Technique

Fitness guru Tracy Anderson Opens a New Window. has changed a seemingly endless list of celebrities’ bodies — turning already-in-shape humans into long, lean, toned, aesthetically balanced superhumans. Now the trainer who has whipped everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow Opens a New Window. to Jennifer Lopez Opens a New Window. to Robert Downey Jr. Opens a New Window. into shape with […]

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