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Why understanding your body temperature matters right now

Until recently, you probably only thought about your body temperature around flu season. But during the pandemic, knowing your body temperature is critical because fever can be one of the key symptoms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus….

Most of the time, Dr. Google has no idea what ails you

Everyone likes a quick medical diagnosis. And no one delivers one faster than Google. Just rattle off your symptoms in a search window — stiff neck, headache, bit of a fever — and congratulations, you’ve got . . .. meningitis?…

What's it like when you can't visualize things?

There are strong differences in peoples’ visual imagery. While some see everything in great detail in their minds, others see nothing. (Photo: pathdoc/Shutterstock) In his book “The Human Story,” evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar speculates about what makes us human. He…

Scientists find direct link between electrical fields in the atmosphere and living organisms

Researchers studying the electrical fields generated by living organisms have made the surprising discovery that they nearly mimic those present in the Earth’s atmosphere. In a new study published in the International Journal of Biometeorology, the team of researchers from…

Why vitaparcours are the perfect pandemic exercise option

If you run outside and find yourself adding a short stairs routine or pushups against a picnic table during your run — or stretching out using the branch of a favorite tree — you’re already engaging in a version of…

Llama antibodies could help treat COVID-19

A llama named Winter is part of a team fighting to find a treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Antibodies made by llamas might help against the disease, according to research by an international team of…

How regular baths can help ease depression

Taking a bath can seem like a luxury, something you put off until you have a long weekend or a vacation. But if you have a decent tub, it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it’s one of…

Why food banks are so overwhelmed right now

The waste is almost impossible to fathom. Mounds of produce rot in fields because farmers aren’t able to transport it to market. Thousands of gallons of milk are dumped because there’s no way to get it to consumers. Yet, so…

This is why Zoom meetings are so exhausting

If you’re feeling a little tired these days, you’re hardly alone. The various fatigues afflicting humanity just keep piling up. There’s climate change fatigue. There’s compassion fatigue. And let’s not forget good old-fashioned fatigue-fatigue. It seems we live in a…

Fitness&Well-Being

How exercise and diet affect coronavirus risk

How you move and how you eat could have an impact on how your body responds when faced with the coronavirus. Like so many other health complications, diet and exercise seem to affect the body’s ability to fight COVID-19 —…