This Trick Will Stop Your Mask Loops From Irritating Your Ears

Getting used to wearing face masks all of the time has brought on a ton of annoyances, ranging from mask breath to foggy glasses lenses to “mask-ne.” Another pet peeve is the way the loops of masks can irritate the delicate skin behind your ears. This, indeed, is a real problem. “Moisture and friction can cause irritation, as prolonged mask […]

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New app will help people with serious mental illness develop a crisis plan

A new mobile app, My Mental Health Crisis Plan, allows individuals who have serious mental illness to create a plan to guide their treatment during a mental health crisis. The app was developed by SMI Adviser, an initiative administered by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The app provides […]

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Winter coughs and fevers will put huge strain on COVID-19 testing capacity

Higher numbers of people with coughs and fevers in the coming months will place a significant strain on the UK’s COVID-19 testing system and capacity must be immediately scaled up, finds a new modeling study led by UCL and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. The study, currently published by Wellcome Open, quantified baseline cough or fever cases in the UK […]

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Loving-kindness meditation will make you happier: Study

Researchers from HSE University compared the effect of two meditation practices—loving-kindness meditation (LKM) and compassion meditation (CM). Loving-kindness meditation turned out to be more effective when it comes to increasing happiness, but, in contrast with previous studies, compassion meditation also did not result in a growth of negative emotions. The paper was published in Mindfulness journal. Meditation has long become […]

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Almost 90,000 young American adults will get cancer this year: report

(HealthDay)—Nearly 90,000 Americans between 15 and 39 years of age will be diagnosed with cancer this year and more than 9,200 will die, a new report projects. One hematologist who deals with younger cancer patients said the shock of a diagnosis at this point in their lives can be overwhelming. “This population is unique, they’re in the prime of their […]

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