Health

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...

Why opening restaurants is exactly what the coronavirus wants us to do

On Jan. 29, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was promoting “marital bliss" at a coronavirus news conference. Announcing that indoor dining would reopen at 25% capacity in New York City on Valentine's Day, and wedding receptions could also resume with up to 150 people a month...

America’s stress highest since the onset of COVID-19, many blame politics

No matter where you live on this planet, it’s likely 2020 was a difficult year for you. It’s also fair to say 2020 was particularly disruptive in the United States. Between COVID-19, an election season and aftermath truly like no other, and ongoing civil unrest, last...

1 in 5 NY firms plan layoffs by July because of COVID recession, poll shows

One in five businesses in New York State expects to shed jobs by July as the coronavirus-induced recession continues, according to a Federal Reserve poll released on Wednesday. The projected layoffs at small- and medium-sized companies across the state reflect pessimism about when the economy will...

COVID-19: NFL should discourage people from indoor Super Bowl parties

One of the cruelest aspects of Covid-19 is the danger it poses for joyous group gatherings that bring together people of all ages and backgrounds. The Thanksgiving and December holidays, for example, contributed to a surge in transmission that led to an all-time high in case counts in the U.S....

(Video) Footage of maskless shoppers in Naples, FL supermarket goes viral

Per Crooks and Liars: NBC's Sam Brock filmed a video of one store in Naples, Florida where both employees and customers are not wearing masks. The owner says he doesn't think they work and denies 400,000 people have died from the virus. The video quickly went...

Short afternoon naps may aid cognitive function as we age

A study of older adults in China finds a clear association between brief afternoon naps and stronger cognitive function.Short, less frequent naps — lasting less than 30 minutes, four times a week — may be the most helpful. Sleep patterns often change as we age, with...

COVID-19: Americans will be uncomfortable going to crowded stadiums for some time

A January 31 Morning Consult poll taken a week prior to Super Bowl LV suggests most Americans would be wary about going to a crowded stadium, despite the COVID-19 vaccine rollouts.Only 20 percent say they’d be relaxed attending a sporting event at a stadium or arena...