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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Why Can't I Get Pregnant? 12 Reasons You'll Definitely Want To Consider

Trying for a baby can feel like a full-time job. And sometimes, no matter how many tricks you try (tracking your cycle religiously, ovulation strips, zeroing in on your nutrition), you still might find that you’re not getting pregnant. The thing is, there are so many health- and lifestyle-related factors that go into getting pregnant: your ovulation schedule, your partner’s […]

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Why it’s so difficult to regulate the online wellness industry

Netflix recently released Gwyneth Paltrow’s new six-part series, The Goop Lab. Each episode explores an area of the wellness industry, including psychedelics, cold therapy, lifestyle interventions, female pleasure and sexual healing. The series has received criticism from the scientific and medical community with experts concerned about Netflix legitimizing pseudoscience and misinformation. The backlash is unsurprising given that Paltrow’s brand has […]

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Why heart-racing romantic feelings fade over time

You know the feeling—the warm, heart-skipping sensation that comes with romantic love. It happens when your brain releases certain feel-good chemicals, stemming from a powerful attraction. For some, it may last for awhile. But the feeling fades over time. Rose Wesche, an assistant professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Human Development and Family Science, answers questions about why we have […]

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Why older women don’t think the alcohol guidelines apply to them

Older women are drinking at risky levels and don’t feel the alcohol guidelines apply to them, a new study reveals. Previous research has found "risky drinking" among older Australian adults is on the rise. The new study set out to explore why. Older women have revealed why they drink and what they deem as ‘acceptable’ in a new study.Credit:Getty In […]

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