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The eerie similarities between the anti-mask and the anti-vax

The eerie similarities between the anti-mask and the anti-vax

In the confusion and chaos of a global pandemic, a small but significant group of people who refuse to wear masks has emerged despite the now established evidence of their efficacy. If their emphasis on personal freedom, their misrepresentation of science and their passion to defend their position feels familiar, it is likely because the…More

Vitamin D doesn’t prevent depression in older adults, large study finds

Vitamin D doesn’t prevent depression in older adults, large study finds

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because your body absorbs the nutrient primarily through exposure to the sun. Some researchers had thought insufficient levels of vitamin D may play a role in depression but the findings of a large study of more than 18,000 US adults ages 50 years or older published Tuesday…More

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