From the monthly archives:

August 2017

Preventing Animal Flu

August 31, 2017

There are many strains of flu circulating, but not all of them are circulating in humans. Animals, specifically birds and mammals, are a reservoir of flu, too, and when those strains pass to humans they’re quite virulent! Watching these strains for signs of evolution or cross-breeding (like pairing a strain with qualities that make it […]

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There are so many factors working against you when you travel. Going somewhere new means encountering new germs that you might not have immunity to, and that’s after you make it through the journey—1 in 5 airplane passengers will get sick with a respiratory illness the week after flying. Luckily, researchers are starting to tear […]

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Labor Day weekend is in front of us, and beyond that, crisp fall weather. Apples, pumpkins, more rain, and changing leaves are great, but best of all is a warm cup of tea in a cozy place. And of course, there’s a downside to fall—cold and flu season—so having a health supporting tea on hand […]

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Exercise is good for the mind and body, and according to a new study, it’s even better when you use your mind to do it. Exercise that requires coordination like learning a new dance routine was shown to improve physical balance as well as brain volume, connectivity, and more. Being mentally engaged with what you’re […]

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Detox the Bad Beauty

August 25, 2017

Cosmetic products, from lotion and shampoo to make-up and even bubble bath, aren’t always what they appear. Now and again a shampoo makes it to market that causes baldness, or some other product causes intense skin irritation. Usually, products with problems that big get reported and removed quickly, but some cheaper or less reputable products […]

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