Month: June 2022

Do you want to start a yoga practice, but have no idea where to begin? We ask Hannah Barrett, one of the UK’s leading online yoga and meditation teachers, some common questions Hi Hannah, what are some of the benefits of yoga? Yoga has a host of benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety, increased strength,
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Pro-life demonstrators hold signs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as they await its decision on the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2020. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters Several U.S. states immediately banned abortion on Friday in the wake of the Supreme Court’s
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In the largest epidemiologic study of arsenic and birth outcomes to date, researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago and collaborating institutions estimated arsenic levels in U.S. private well water sources by county and compared estimates to documented birth outcomes. They found an association between estimated groundwater arsenic concentration and risk of low birth weight.
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A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides further details on mysterious cases of pediatric hepatitis identified across the United States. While 45% percent of patients have tested positive for adenovirus infection, it is likely that these children “represent a heterogenous group of hepatitis etiologies,” the CDC authors write. Of
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Diverse communities of microorganisms live all over the human body – both inside and outside.1 These microbial cells exist in almost equal proportions to human cells, with an estimated total number of 38 trillion.1 In the human gastrointestinal tract, the resident bacteria of the gut microbiome help with digestion and are influenced by the types
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Humans have evolved as social animals. From childhood, we are taught the benefits of forging ties and being empathetic as a strategy for survival and mental well-being — or at least that is the ideal. Sometimes, though, such ties morph into the fabric of tribalism, subjecting certain individuals to discriminatory behavior or attitudes. Now, a
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Bacteria that cause typhoid fever are becoming increasingly resistant to common antibiotics worldwide, a new analysis indicates. Resistant strains of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S Typhi) — almost all originating in South Asia — have spread across borders nearly 200 times since 1990. Until now, analysis has been limited by small samples. This genome analysis
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Most of us are familiar with the difficult side of social media. Whether that be all-hour access to bad news, furious arguments in comment sections, comparison traps, body shaming, or even cyberbullying, these once exciting technological platforms have started to lose their shine a bit. Though, of course, there is another side. New research from
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