How spanking may affect brain development in children

by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite, Harvard University Spanking may affect a child's brain development in similar ways to more severe forms of violence, according to a new study led by Harvard researchers. The research, published recently in the journal Child...

One in four parents give youth sports low rankings for enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines

by University of Michigan For young athletes, the new normal on soccer fields and basketball courts means temperature checks before practice, wearing masks through games and a sparse in-person fan base. But that hasn't kept children and teens from...

8 surprising science-backed hyaluronic acid skincare benefits

Find out what hyaluronic acid is, how to apply it and how it can benefit your complexion. By Annie Hayes Hyaluronic acid might sound like something out of a science lab, but experts maintain that it's the...

Lucid dreams: benefits, risks and how to lucid dream

Research shows lucid dreaming can boost creativity and relieve anxiety. Here's how to do it. By Anna Bonet Lucid dreaming is the thrilling experience of knowing or being consciously aware that you are dreaming while you're asleep. Dream...

AstraZeneca blood clotting: what is this rare syndrome and how is it caused?

Evidence is growing of a link between the Covid-19 vaccine and a deadly thrombosis – and theories are emerging as to why Evidence is growing that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is causing a rare clotting...

UK Covid Variant Not Linked To More Serious Infections: Study

The variant, known as B117, is now the dominant viral strain across much of Europe, and previous studies had shown it was linked to a higher likelihood of death than normal variants. World Agence France-Presse The...

Coronavirus pandemic ‘a long way from over’, WHO chief says

Confusion and complacency in addressing COVID-19 mean the pandemic is a long way from over, but it can be brought under control in months with proven public health measures, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Fauci: Israeli COVID-19 study misleading on vaccine effectiveness

Fauci explained that the while the S. African variant can break through the vaccines, they are still effective at preventing serious illness and death. https://www.jpost.com/-By ROSSELLA TERCATIN, IDAN ZONSHINE National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...

Personalized cancer vaccine is safe, shows potential benefit against cancer

by The Mount Sinai Hospital A personalized cancer vaccine developed with the help of a Mount Sinai computational platform raised no safety concerns and showed potential benefit in patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder,...

Fenerbahçe’s Vargas becomes Turkish citizen

Turkish volleyball club Fenerbahçe Opet's Cuban-born player Melissa Vargas was granted Turkish citizenship on April 10. In a statement, Fenerbahçe said Melissa Teresa Vargas Abreu, 21, was given her Turkish identity card by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the Turkish Volleyball Federation's...

S. African COVID variant better at bypassing Pfizer/BioNTech jab: Israeli study

The South African coronavirus variant is better at "breaking through" the defences of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine than other forms of the virus, Israeli experts said Sunday. However, one of the authors told AFP that while...

Tel Aviv University reveals brain cancer cure breakthrough

The researchers managed to do this by detecting a failure in the immune system of the brain which can be used against the deadly cancer. https://www.jpost.com-By JERUSALEM POST STAFF An image of the human brain (photo credit:...

Scientists discover ‘jumping’ genes that can protect against blood cancers

by UT Southwestern Medical Center New research has uncovered a surprising role for so-called "jumping" genes that are a source of genetic mutations responsible for a number of human diseases. In the new study from Children's...

Researchers have found that they can indirectly retrieve and weaken traumatic memories

by Caitlin Clark, Texas A&M University Scientists could be a step closer to finding a way to reduce the impact of traumatic memories, according to a Texas A&M University study published recently in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The...

Racism is ‘a serious public health threat,’ CDC says

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky also blamed racism for COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on communities of color By Michael Ruiz | Fox News CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky speaks to press at the Hynes Convention Center FEMA...

Parkinson’s, cancer, type 2 diabetes share a key element that drives disease

by Salk Institute When cells are stressed, chemical alarms go off, setting in motion a flurry of activity that protects the cell's most important players. During the rush, a protein called Parkin hurries to protect the...

A drug that can stop tumors from growing

by Greg Glasgow, CU Anschutz Medical Campus Cancer doctors may soon have a new tool for treating melanoma and other types of cancer, thanks to work being done by researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer...

Shin splint treatment and prevention tips

Running health expert Dr Juliet McGrattan gives us the run down on shin splint causes, symptoms and treatment tips. By Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB) The term shin splints sparks fear into the hearts of any runner who hears it....

Is the potato diet the secret to effective weight loss?

What really happens to your body when you live off spuds. By Annie Hayes When you're following a weight loss diet, the humble spud is usually the first carb to be cut from the shopping list –...

I Missed My Second COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment. What Happens Now?

https://time.com-By Jamie Ducharme Welcome to COVID Questions, TIME’s advice column. We’re trying to make living through the pandemic a little easier, with expert-backed answers to your toughest coronavirus-related dilemmas. While we can’t and don’t...