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Jails can spread coronavirus to nearby communities, study finds

Jails can spread coronavirus to nearby communities, study finds

Jails can be a large source of coronavirus spread both inside the facility and in the surrounding communities, researchers reported Monday. Inmates going in and out of Chicago’s Cook County Jail appear to have carried the infection as they went, the researchers reported in the journal Health Affairs. Across the country, those behind bars have…MORE

10 ways sleep can change your life

10 ways sleep can change your life

What if someone told you there was a magic potion by which you could prevent disease, improve your intellect, reduce your stress and be nicer to your family while you’re all cooped up together during the pandemic? It sounds too good to be true, as if solving those problems would really require dietary supplements, workout…MORE

The FDA’s list of dangerous hand sanitizers has now grown to more than 100

The FDA’s list of dangerous hand sanitizers has now grown to more than 100

The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its warning about hand sanitizers to avoid, with the list now topping 100. The agency first warned consumers in June about hand sanitizers containing methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and potentially deadly if ingested. Since then, several such products have been recalled…MORE

90-minute tests that detect Covid-19 and other viruses to be rolled out in UK

90-minute tests that detect Covid-19 and other viruses to be rolled out in UK

The British government has procured “millions” of two separate coronavirus tests that can detect not only coronavirus but several other viruses common in autumn, winter and spring, the UK’s Department of Health said Monday. The tests will be rolled out in hospitals, care homes and labs across the UK from next week. “We’re using the…MORE

Your hair knows what you eat, study finds

Your hair knows what you eat, study finds

You are what you eat, so the saying goes. But few people would suspect that dietary choices are reflected, inch by inch, in the hair growing on your head. Your mop can potentially shed light on whether you prefer veggie burgers or cheeseburgers, a new study has suggested. Researchers from the University of Utah collected…MORE

Growing up in a violent environment is likely to lead to accelerated aging and disease risk, new review of studies shows

Growing up in a violent environment is likely to lead to accelerated aging and disease risk, new review of studies shows

Experiencing adversity early in life is likely to make children reach puberty more quickly, increase cellular aging and alter brain development. That’s according to a new meta-review of dozens of studies published in Psychological Bulletin, a journal of the American Psychological Association. And as the nation confronts a legacy of systemic racism and inequality, there…MORE

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