Reading helped me transform my life. Here’s how, and here’s why you should do it too. In this video I go over a few different reasons why you should make time to read a book (for pleasure) every day. It doesn’t take long – just 5 minutes a day will add up. There are several
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Malaysia has barred the entry of remaining passengers from a cruise ship docked in Cambodia — after an American passenger tested positive for the new coronavirus upon her arrival in Kuala Lumpur. Confirming local media reports, Malaysia’s deputy minister for international trade and industry, Ong Kian Ming, told CNBC on Monday that his country will
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A world first review of the importance of nature play could transform children’s play spaces, supporting investment in city and urban parks, while also delivering important opportunities for children’s physical, social and emotional development. Conducted by the University of South Australia the systematic review explored the impacts of nature play on the health and development
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Sometimes, old ideas and time-tested treatments remain the best. Newer doesn’t always mean better. Except in the case of one of our oldest antihistamines, tried-and-true Benadryl. It is time for that old drug to be retired, sent off to pasture, and never used again. Goodbye, Benadryl. Fare thee well, adieu, and don’t let the door
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Swansea University research into the threat posed by antifungal drug resistance has been highlighted in two prestigious international journals. Fungal disease now kills more people than malaria or TB and the Centre for Disease Control in the USA recognizes emergence of multi-drug resistance in fungi as a high level threat. Dr. Josie Parker and Prof
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Visitors wear protective face masks at the Marina Bay waterfront in Singapore on January 26, 2020. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images The Singapore government is warning of scams made under the pretext of investigations linked to confirmed cases of coronavirus, as the city-state seeks to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Scammers
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City of Hope scientists have identified an unlikely way to potentially prevent or slow the progression of aggressive breast cancer: target one’s internal clock. Often taken for granted, the circadian rhythm is gaining traction as a potential catalyst or brake for the onset of disease. For example, studies have shown that women who take frequent
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A common variation in a human gene that affects the brain’s reward processing circuit increases vulnerability to the rewarding effects of the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis in adolescent females, but not males, according to preclinical research by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. As adolescence represents a highly sensitive period of brain development with the highest
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An American couple who vacationed on the now-quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship together could be at risk of returning home alone. Rebecca Frasure has been in isolation in a Tokyo hospital away from her husband, Kent, since Friday when she was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus that has reached epidemic levels in China and become
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Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD), the one that appears after age 65, is the most common form of this neurodegenerative disease and accounts for more than 90% of cases. The first brain changes associated with the disease may appear years before the first symptoms, but the lack of clear risk markers complicates the application of the
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This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 12:34 pm: More central banks sound the alarm over near-term economic impact of the coronavirus Malaysia’s central bank said Wednesday that first-quarter growth will be affected by the outbreak that spurred shutdowns in China in efforts to contain
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A new study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of using T’ai Chi to improve chronic low back pain in adults over 65 years of age compared to health education and usual care. The results of this randomized controlled trial are published in JACM, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary
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Chronic pain. The National Institutes of Health reports that tens of millions of Americans suffer from it. Chronic pain can destroy your quality of life and make even the simplest of tasks unbearable. Experts at Mayo Clinic want to change that. They are using an implantable device that stimulates the spine to reduce pain for
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The first clinical trial specifically designed to test the safety of the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring in pregnant women has begun in southern and eastern Africa. The National Institutes of Health-funded study also will test the safety of a daily oral antiviral tablet for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in pregnant women and will assess how
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A woman sits outside wearing a protective mask on February 9, 2020 in Wuhan, China. Flights, trains and public transport including buses, subway and ferry services have been closed for eighteenth days. The number of those who have died from the Wuhan coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, in China has climbed to 813. Stringer | Getty
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