Here’s Why You’re Experiencing Strawberry Legs

Unlike the “strawberry birthmark” infants can develop (via HealthyChildren.org), “strawberry legs” aren’t red in color as the name suggests. Instead, “strawberry legs” is a term used to describe those tiny, black spots that pop up every now and again after shaving your legs (via Byrdie). Why are they referred to as “strawberry legs”? Because these dark dots resemble the outer […]

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Why remdesivir does not fully stop the coronavirus

Remdesivir is the first drug against COVID-19 to be conditionally approved in Europe and the United States. The drug is designed to suppress the rapid replication of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in human cells by blocking the viral copying machine, called RNA polymerase. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and the University of Würzburg have […]

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Here’s why you’re checking work emails on holidays (and how to stop)

Finally, the holidays are here—the break you’ve been waiting for. You want to leave work behind, kick back and enjoy time with family and friends. But you’re still checking work emails and taking work calls. Even if you are at a remote location that screams holiday, you’re still thinking about work, or even doing work, although you promised yourself this […]

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COVID-19 caution fatigue: Why it happens, and 3 ways to prevent it

Many Canadians have wrestled with mental health issues during the COVID-19 outbreak. Research by Mental Health Research Canada found that the percentage of people experiencing high to extremely high anxiety quadrupled from what they reported prior to the pandemic. Follow-up surveys conducted in the summer and fall of 2020 suggest that these high levels have continued. Despite an increase in […]

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