Health

Should we criminalize COVID-19 vaccine disinformation?

People who deliberately spread falsehoods about vaccines on social media may deter large numbers from getting vaccinated, costing lives.However, there is divided opinion on whether lawmakers should criminalize such activities in the same way as incitement to violence, for example.Opponents argue that such a move would...

Men: 6 reasons you’ve suddenly gained weight

Sometimes, you don't have to think too hard about why you picked up a few extra pounds. Like all those "special occasions" (hey, it's Tuesday night!) that involve special-occasion foods like wings and brownies. Or a crushing workload at the office or at home that doesn't...

Most googled pizza chains / restaurants in all 50 states (2020)

Every state, every city has its favorite local pizza shop. If you're fortunate, maybe your locale even has its own beloved style of pizza. That's probably not going to be represented by your local Pizza Hut or Little Caesars. Nonetheless, Google says that not every state has the same big pizza chain,...

CTE trend: Brain disease bigger threat to football than boxing?

Is CTE prevalent in boxing? It was announced in 2017 that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that had been donated to science, according to a study published in the medical journal JAMA.A progressive degenerative disease, CTE is often associated...

Cannabis and Sexuality: How Consumption May Enhance Your Sex Life

Jointly is a cannabis wellness app that launched in April 2020. Jointly’s mission is to help people discover purposeful cannabis consumption. Purposeful cannabis consumption starts with the question: why do you use cannabis? Although cannabis has a long tradition as an aphrodisiac, many people are just now...

Americans Say They Will Continue Precautions After COVID-19 Pandemic Eases

In a new survey, a majority of people in the United States indicated they will continue COVID-19 safety protocols, such as wearing masks and keeping physical distance, even after the pandemic eases.A majority also plans to make adjustments at their place of employment.Experts say the survey...

U.K. COVID-19 variant cases doubling every 10 days in U.S., could be dominant strain by spring

The highly contagious variant of COVID-19, first detected in the United Kingdom, is now tearing across the United States. That is the conclusion of a new report led by members of the Scripps Research Institute. Their study finds this rapidly spreading version of coronavirus may become...

Did the climate crisis enable the Coronavirus pandemic?

Experts have described the coronavirus pandemic as the kind of crisis that will become even more likely as the planet warms. But now, researchers think that climate change may have actually played a role in the emergence of the viruses that caused both SARS and COVID-19. A study published in Science of the...

Marijuana: Quickly reduces blood pressure in folks 60+, says study

Marijuana is known for having a calming effect, especially in people who are highly stressed. Now, it’s also believed medical cannabis can reduce blood pressure in adults 60 and over with hypertension, thanks to a recent study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. “Older adults are...

Walk This Much Every Day to Burn More Fat, Says Top Doctor

If walking is your exercise of choice, here's how far you need to go. Contrary to what many hardcore gym-goers believe, walking is indeed a worthwhile way to exercise and stay healthy. According to the leading experts, walking is an excellent way to keep your weight in...