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How Smoking Affects Your Mental Health

Smoking is a habit that millions of people are affected by each year. Even non-smokers aren’t safe from the dangers of smoking, with second-hand smoke killing thousands each year and causing its fair share of damage to non-smokers. Smoking is nothing less than a public health crisis, and it’s beginning to reveal itself as a danger to mental health, as …

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Why Poppers Are Banned

  Poppers are drugs belonging to the chemical class referred to as alkyl nitrites. They are used in the mainstream society for recreational purposes, but for a long time they have been associated with the gay community because of their ability to facilitate anal sex. Poppers are inhaled. They are stored in small bottles and produce a steam that users …

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Coffee can help colon cancer patients’ lifespan, the study states

In addition to possibly helping to protect the liver, coffee can also help in the life of the colon cancer patient, according to a new study. In a study of 1171 patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer, researchers found that increased coffee intake “was associated with [a] lower risk of disease progression and death, according to the study published …

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Sweden’s high number of coronavirus deaths can be linked to a mild flu season, says chief researcher

People walk on Stranvagen in Stockholm on September 19, 2020. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND | AFP | Getty Images Sweden’s foremost epidemiologist has partly accused the country’s high death toll from mild outbreaks of influenza in recent winters. “When many people die of the flu in the winter, fewer people die in heat waves the following summer. In this case, it was …

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Blacks and Hispanics are twice as likely to test positive for Covid-19

The difference cannot be fully explained by the underlying state of health, place of residence or place of care, according to the study published on Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine. Christopher Rentsch, an assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and colleagues examined the relationship between race and Covid-19 testing and adjusted for several variables, …

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Springfield Health Care Leaders tell the City Council about the effects of COVID-19 on the city’s hospitals

Springfield City Council will consider extending the current road to the recovery phase on October 5. The extension of three months would cover the face protection. Phase 3A will expire on October 11. Council members heard from health leaders in Springfield on Tuesday. CoxHealth’s President and CEO, Steve Edwards, said there were 82 COVID-19 patients in the COVID unit in …

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How to clean the scalp according to a scalp researcher

Your scalp can not quite decide what it is. It falls into the categories of “skin” and “hair” and requires special treatment on both fronts to ensure that it is cared for properly. And it all starts with how we shampoo. “Proper scalp care is often overlooked by many, as the focus is mainly on the aesthetics of the hair,” …

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New 3D printing method can start the creation of small medical devices for the body

Illustration of a potentially biocompatible interface shows that hydrogels (green tubes), which can be generated by an electron or X-ray 3D printing process, act as artificial synapses or junctions, connecting neurons (brown) to electrodes (yellow). Author: A. Strelcov / NIST Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for 3D printing of gels …

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A power-driven coronavirus river? It’s still not clear

When Los Angeles County officials explain the massive coronavirus outbreak that struck this summer, they often point to Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, two long weekends when meetings with friends and family drove the spread of the virus. Now, two weeks after the Labor Day holiday, officials are worried that the same pattern will emerge. In several days …

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