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Your hair knows what you eat, study finds

Your hair knows what you eat, study finds

You are what you eat, so the saying goes. But few people would suspect that dietary choices are reflected, inch by inch, in the hair growing on your head. Your mop can potentially shed light on whether you prefer veggie burgers or cheeseburgers, a new study has suggested. Researchers from the University of Utah collected…MORE

Growing up in a violent environment is likely to lead to accelerated aging and disease risk, new review of studies shows

Growing up in a violent environment is likely to lead to accelerated aging and disease risk, new review of studies shows

Experiencing adversity early in life is likely to make children reach puberty more quickly, increase cellular aging and alter brain development. That’s according to a new meta-review of dozens of studies published in Psychological Bulletin, a journal of the American Psychological Association. And as the nation confronts a legacy of systemic racism and inequality, there…MORE

Strength training with free weights: How to reboot your workout routine

Strength training with free weights: How to reboot your workout routine

In Part I of this seven-part series, we started our fitness journey by learning how to strengthen the mind-body connection and practice breathing to create good posture. In Part II, we learned how to master fundamental movements in all planes of motion. Building off that foundation, we’re now ready to get stronger. Here I’ll cover…MORE

K-12 schools and colleges can reopen, but safety should come first, Fauci says

K-12 schools and colleges can reopen, but safety should come first, Fauci says

Schools and college campuses across the country should be OK to reopen, but officials need to proceed with caution and make safety a priority, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday. The default position with K-12 schools should be to reopen them, said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. There are two…MORE

Tie-dye on the rise as a pandemic pastime

Tie-dye on the rise as a pandemic pastime

For Danielle Somers, tie-dye has taken on ritual status during the pandemic. Like all good rituals, it’s a mix of order and chaos; the process is deeply familiar while the outcomes remain mysterious. When tie-dying, she takes her time preparing and setting up the different colors, placing the rubber bands on the cloth, dipping the…MORE

Do some people have protection against the coronavirus?

Do some people have protection against the coronavirus?

We’re now more than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic that has upended the lives of most of Earth’s inhabitants. And while it is true that the scientific community has learned many things about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, there are also many gaps in our understanding. One big mystery: Why…MORE

Red onions linked to salmonella outbreak that has sickened people in 31 states

Red onions linked to salmonella outbreak that has sickened people in 31 states

A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Although the investigation has determined that…MORE

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