March 2024

Silicon spikes take out 96% of virus particles

An international research team led by RMIT University has designed and manufactured a virus-killing surface that could help control disease spread in hospitals, labs and other high-risk environments.

#health #tech

February 2024

New Research Reveals That Viking Dentistry Was Surprisingly Advanced

#middle ages #health

October 2023

State bans see increase in national abortions, decrease in reproductive care

The fall of Roe v. Wade has had its predictable consequences, a year out: not a reduction in overall abortion rates, but a reduction in the quality of reproductive healthcare. Told you so.

#america #health #law #environment

Utilities Have Been Lying to us About Gas Stoves Since the 1970s

They took a page out of Big Tobacco’s playbook, a new investigation confirms.

#health #energy

Who Gets Peace and Quiet?: Urban Noise in the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 stay-at-home advisories of 2020, the world quieted. As a community noise researcher, I felt the changes acutely.

#cities #health

September 2023

Who gets to survive and 'rewild' themselves?

#disaster #society #health

We’re overworked, and everyone just needs to lie down

#health #society

February 2023

Doctors, please listen

#health #attitudes

Let Teenagers Sleep

Despite years of evidence that starting school later promotes better health and improved grades, too few schools have adopted this measure

#youth #education #health

Modern Health, frameworks, performance, and harm

#health #programming #ethics

November 2022

Age that kids acquire mobile phones not linked to well-being, says Stanford Medicine study

Stanford Medicine researchers did not find a connection between the age children acquired their first cell phone and their sleep patterns, depression symptoms or grades.

#youth #health #tech

August 2022

Rainwater everywhere on Earth unsafe to drink due to ‘forever chemicals’, study finds

#environment #health #science

New glasses for the deaf and hard of hearing display subtitles while people speak

#health #tech

July 2022

This is How the Media is Misleading You on “Technology Addiction”

#tech #health #media

June 2022

Your Smartwatch's Heart Rate Monitor Was Developed by a Furry

Dr. David Benaron is an inventor whose team at Stanford laid the groundwork for the optical heart rate monitor. He's also a cheetah named Spottacus.

#health #tech #fandom

May 2022

Why I Quit Google’s WebAssembly Team, And How It Made Me Sick

#big tech #work #health

January 2022

People in the Middle Ages Slept Not Once But Twice Each Night: How This Lost Practice Was Rediscovered

#health #middle ages

Multiple Sclerosis Is Likely Caused by a Virus, Finds Study of 10 Million Military Personnel

#health #science

December 2021

Ancient Greeks didn’t kill ‘weak’ babies, new study argues

Stories of Sparta aside, analysis questions idea that infirm infants were abandoned to die

#antiquity #society #health

November 2021

Ten Million a Year

If the pandemic so terrified us that billions of us retreated into panicked cocoons for months, what can explain or justify our blindness and indifference towards the ten million lives ended each year by the repeated inhalation of smog?

Like I said many times before: We chose to be terrified by the pandemic. It was a choice.

#environment #pandemic #health

October 2021

Fire at Romanian COVID-19 hospital kills seven people

#romania #health #disaster

August 2021

Colombian officials accidentally reveal details on Big Pharma’s immunity for adverse reactions to COVID vaccines

Besides the eye-watering costs, the nation agreed to indemnify the manufacturers from any legal responsibility for adverse events arising from the use of their products.

#health #business #politics

International Cat Day: Meet Truffles, the kitty who wears glasses to help kids feel better about theirs

#animals #health

July 2021

Abolish the Olympics

They’ve long been a financial boondoggle that ruins lives and enriches the corporate class. This year, they might also spread a deadly Covid variant among a largely unvaccinated population.

#sports #business #health

April 2021

Better air is the easiest way not to die

#environment #health

March 2021

I have one of the most advanced prosthetic arms in the world — and I hate it

#health #tech

February 2021

Mental health ’emergency’ among child refugees in Greece

#europe #youth #health #disaster

January 2021

Why Is the Netherlands Rioting Over COVID Now?

#europe #health #politics

Can Oral Sex Give You Cancer?

#sexuality #health

November 2020

People Who Eat Chili Pepper May Live Longer – Reduced Risk of Dying From Cardiovascular Disease or Cancer

#food #health #science

October 2020

Study supports link between traffic-related air pollution and mental disorders

#environment #health

September 2020

Largest study to date confirms overlap between autism and gender diversity

#health #gender

400.000 décès prématurés en raison de la pollution de l’air

#environment #health #disaster

August 2020

La polio est officiellement éradiquée en Afrique, « une délivrance »

#africa #health

Report reveals young people felt less anxious and more connected to school in lockdown

#education #health

Air pollution is much worse than we thought

Ditching fossil fuels would pay for itself through clean air alone.

#environment #health

May 2020

Universal basic income seems to improve employment and well-being

#work #health #economics

April 2020

Tyson Worker: 'I'm putting my life on the line to make sure they get the chicken out.'

#food #work #health

March 2020

Young people capitalize on cheap coronavirus flights: 'If I die, I die'

#youth #health #travel

February 2020

FDA clears ‘world’s first’ portable, low-cost MRI following positive clinical research

#health #tech

December 2019

The Psychological Impacts Of Poverty, Digested

#economics #health

November 2019

The Real Reason to Panic About China's Plague Outbreak

#china #health

August 2019

What are children dying from and what can we do about it?

#youth #health

July 2019

Amputee can feel objects again with prosthetic arm inspired by Luke Skywalker

#health #tech

Teenager can walk again thanks to Dutch 3D printed spinal implant

#health #tech

Fitbits, other wearables may not accurately track heart rates in people of color

#health #tech #racism

June 2019

Debunked: The absurd story about smartphones causing kids to sprout horns

#youth #health #tech

Support networking

#tech #health #society

May 2019

What Jewish law really says about abortion

#religion #health

Anti vax movement: Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds

#america #health #social media

The solution to make America physically active

#america #health

April 2019

Pollution - Les voitures font exploser le nombre de cas d'asthme chez les enfants

#cars #youth #health #disaster

March 2019

Cars are killing us. Within 10 years, we must phase them out

#cars #health #disaster

February 2019

Herbalist Who Told Diabetic Boy To Use Lavender Oil Instead Of Insulin Is Jailed For His Death

#youth #health #law

Basic Income: Canada’s Trial Had a Huge Effect on People’s Health

#economics #health

January 2019

Worry less about children's screen use, parents told

#youth #health #tech

October 2018

Here's how Iceland radically cut teenage drug use

#youth #health #law

September 2018

Challenges in the Diagnosis of Magnesium Status

#food #health #science

August 2017

Therapy Drones Are Helping Injured Falcons Fly Again

#animals #health #tech

July 2017

I Tried Soylent. It Didn’t Go Well.

#food #tech #health

October 2015

Processed meat and cancer – what you need to know

#food #tech #health

May 2015

My Cyborg Ear: How a Surgeon and Titanium Cured My Lifelong Deafness

#health #tech

August 2014

I Want To Live.

#health #comics

July 2014

The Shitty Secret Behind All Those July 4th Hot Dogs

Factory hog farms dispose of millions of gallons of toxic pig waste every day by storing it in cesspools and spraying it into the air.

#food #tech #health

May 2014

New Swimwear Line Proves You Don't Need 2 Breasts To Look Sexy

#gender #health #fashion

March 2014

India beats the odds, beats polio

#india #health

Irish children are dying from neglect and abuse

#youth #health #economics

February 2014

Commuting Is Bad for Your Body and Health

#cars #health

October 2013

Scientists invent artificial BLOOD made of water, salt and protein that works in mice

#health #tech

January 2013

Greeks, Romans wiped their asses with pottery discs

#antiquity #health

November 2012

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Disability Roulette

#health #law

Bionic hand makes amputee 'feel human again' – video

#health #tech #media