Don’t forget to clean robotic support pets, study says

Robotic support pets used to reduce depression in older adults and people with dementia acquire bacteria over time, but a simple cleaning procedure can help them from spreading illnesses, according to a new study published August 26, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Hannah Bradwell of the University…

5 Things They Don't Teach You About Sex

It’s something of an understatement to say that the sex education you receive in high school can be lacking in useful, real-life information, to the point where some guys have some seriously mixed up ideas of what female anatomy looks like, and taking their cues from porn. In a recent…

Don’t let allergies spoil your holidays

(HealthDay)—Asthma or allergies can put a damper on holiday gatherings. But there are ways you can stay healthy, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says. “Everyone wants this time of year to be picture-perfect. But when there are runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezing involved, the picture is…

Don’t be fooled by the dangers of ‘lean living’

What does "leanest liveable weight" mean to you? This was the phrase recently used in an article on Gwyneth Paltrow's loopy Goop website. It prompted, in my mind, images of people suffering from starvation: be as thin as you can without actually being dead. Gwyneth Paltrow, founder of the Goop…