Faster and cheaper COVID-19 testing using pencil lead

Testing is key to understanding and controlling the spread of COVID-19, which has already taken more than four million lives around the world. However, current tests are limited by the tradeoff between accuracy and the time it takes to analyze a sample. Another challenge of current COVID-19 tests is cost….

Sleep and fitness go hand-in-hand

The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Dr. Heather Foulds (PhD) and her team of students have conducted a new study which confirms the connection between sleep and physical activity among middle-aged women. The study has shown a significant difference between women with higher aerobic fitness levels getting more sleep each night…

What Is Eye Yoga And How Does It Affect Your Health?

Eye yoga, one of the latest wellness trends, is taking the world by storm. Proponents say that it relieves eyestrain, improves vision, and wards off stress, but can you trust these claims? While there’s no evidence that eye yoga can help with astigmatism and other vision problems, it has several…

Q and A: Simplify health goals for success

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a mom of three kids under 10, and I have struggled with weight loss for years. I am challenged between family and work obligations to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I always start off strong, but then I get overwhelmed and stop. Last month, despite trying…