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The wearable cyborgs that use brain waves to power up your muscles

The wearable cyborgs that use brain waves to power up your muscles

Kristen Sorensen was 55 when she became paralyzed from the neck down last year. “It came out of nowhere,” says Sorensen. “I’d been fine and exercising every day, but it just started with tingling in my fingertips then progressed.” Diagnosed in October 2018 with Guillain Barre syndrome, a rare disorder that affects the body’s nervous…MORE

How climate crisis is accelerating the global spread of deadly dengue fever

How climate crisis is accelerating the global spread of deadly dengue fever

Explosive outbreaks of dengue fever have rapidly spread in countries across Asia, killing more than 1,000 people, infecting hundreds of thousands and straining hospitals packed with sick families. Images from Bangladesh show patients in teeming hospital wards, lying beneath mosquito nets under lurid electric strip lights. Mothers cool their children from the sticky summer heat…MORE

Using hand sanitizer may be giving you a false sense of security

Using hand sanitizer may be giving you a false sense of security

Achoo! As you reach for a tissue and blow your nose you notice your coworkers recoiling in horror, so you make a reassuring pump of the hand sanitizer. “See, I’m protecting you!” you want to say to them as you rub the translucent goop across your hands. But are you really protecting them? A new…MORE

Most young children shouldn’t drink plant-based milk, new health guidelines say

Most young children shouldn’t drink plant-based milk, new health guidelines say

Most children under the age of 5 should avoid plant-based milk, according to new health guidelines about what young children should drink. Plant-based milk made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends — with the exception of fortified soy milk — lack key nutrition for early development, according to guidelines released on Wednesday by leading…MORE

India is banning all e-cigarettes over fears about youth vaping

India is banning all e-cigarettes over fears about youth vaping

India on Wednesday announced a complete ban on the sale of all e-cigarettes, saying the devices posed a health risk, especially to young people. “Unfortunately, e-cigarettes got promoted initially as a way in which people can get out of the habit of smoking cigarettes. It was to be a weaning process from using cigarettes,” Indian…MORE

Could sunscreen cause Vitamin D deficiency? Short answer: Yes

Could sunscreen cause Vitamin D deficiency? Short answer: Yes

Exposing skin to sunlight is a convenient way to meet our vitamin D needs, which is crucial for bone health. That might make you wonder: Does wearing sunscreen interfere with vitamin D levels and potentially cause vitamin D deficiency? The short answer is yes. But before you toss your SPF 30, dermatologists say the relationship…MORE

Air pollution particles may reach fetuses in the womb, study finds

Air pollution particles may reach fetuses in the womb, study finds

New evidence has been found that air pollution can breach a mother’s placenta and potentially reach fetuses in the womb, raising the possibility of future health problems. Researchers found that when pregnant women breathe in black carbon pollution — created by the combustion of fossil fuels, such as in diesel-powered cars or the burning of…MORE