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CDC doesn’t know if new Covid-19 variants are causing rare complication in children

CDC doesn’t know if new Covid-19 variants are causing rare complication in children

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it does not know if the new Covid-19 variants are causing more cases of a rare complication in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in children is a troubling complication of Covid-19 infection that can cause heart damage and typically shows up…MORE

Alcohol and your heart: Just getting a buzz can trigger an irregular rhythm

Alcohol and your heart: Just getting a buzz can trigger an irregular rhythm

The effects of alcohol on your heart can be immediate, triggering an irregular rhythm called atrial fibrillation or AFib, according to new state-of-the-art research. “Ours is the first study to point to a mechanism through which a lifestyle factor can acutely change the electrical properties of the heart to increase the chance of an arrhythmia,”…MORE

Where the top US school districts stand with virtual vs. in-person learning

Where the top US school districts stand with virtual vs. in-person learning

In the effort to balance health, jobs and quality education, the nation’s biggest school districts are divided on how to teach students this semester. Of the 20 largest school districts: — 9 are teaching entirely online. — 8 offer fully in-person learning and a choice of fully online learning. (Several of these districts are in…MORE

Anxiety robbing your sleep? A weighted blanket may help

Anxiety robbing your sleep? A weighted blanket may help

After my sister gave me a weighted blanket for Christmas, it became the gift that I didn’t know I needed. It’s one of the best things ever to happen to me. As someone with anxiety, I’ve struggled with restful sleep: Falling asleep can take up to two hours, or I wake up at least twice…MORE

Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of irreversible sight loss, study finds

Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of irreversible sight loss, study finds

Increases in air pollution are linked to an increased risk of irreversible sight loss, according to a new study. Researchers from University College London (UCL) found that even low exposure to air pollution across England, Scotland and Wales appears to impact the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of irreversible…MORE

Why swearing is a sign of intelligence, helps manage pain and more

Why swearing is a sign of intelligence, helps manage pain and more

Polite society considers swearing to be a vulgar sign of low intelligence and education, for why would one rely on rude language when blessed with a rich vocabulary? That perception, as it turns out, is full of, uh … baloney. In fact, swearing may be a sign of verbal superiority, studies have shown, and may…MORE

8 myths about the Covid-19 vaccine — Dr. Wen explains

8 myths about the Covid-19 vaccine — Dr. Wen explains

The United States crossed the terrible milestone of 400,000 deaths from coronavirus early last week, and there are currently over 2.1 million reported deaths worldwide, Johns Hopkins University data shows. There are also new variants with mutations that could make Covid-19 even more transmissible and possibly even more deadly. However, there is also encouraging news,…MORE

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