It’s never too late to get active

A study in more than 30,000 heart patients shows that becoming active later in life can be nearly as beneficial to survival as continued activity. The research is presented at ESC Congress 2021. “These encouraging findings highlight how patients with coronary heart disease may benefit by preserving or adopting a…

It’s never too early to begin healthy eating habits

Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Brazil found that when health workers were trained to promote infant healthy feeding practices to pregnant women their children consumed less fats and carbohydrates at 3 years of age and had…

Are holiday gatherings too risky during the pandemic?

Q: Are holiday gatherings a bad idea during the COVID-19 pandemic? A: For many families, the holidays are about getting together with relatives and friends. But as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, gatherings with people outside your household continue to be risky. Public health experts say that small household gatherings are…

Young adults experience lingering COVID symptoms, too

A new preliminary study contradicts the perception that lingering COVID-19 symptoms mostly affect middle-aged adults, with evidence that a majority of young adults also experience chest pain, breathing difficulty, headaches, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste and other complications for weeks after diagnosis, according to new research led by University…

Still too soon to try altering human embryo DNA, panel says

It’s still too soon to try to make genetically edited babies because the science isn’t advanced enough to ensure safety, says an international panel of experts who also mapped a pathway for any countries that want to consider it. Mainstream scientists condemned his experiment as unethical, and He was sentenced…

There is still too much racism in universities

Race plays a huge role in the lives of ethnic minority students at university. They can face overt and covert racism which often goes unchecked. In fact, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian students report having been pelted with stones. This kind of incident doesn’t exist in a…