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Sense of smell is our most rapid warning system

The ability to detect and react to the smell of a potential threat is a precondition of our and other mammals’ survival. Using a novel technique, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been able to study what happens in the brain when the central nervous system judges a smell to represent danger. The study, which is […]

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Is flu ready for a comeback? Get your shot

(HealthDay)—Health officials are bracing for a viral double whammy this fall and winter. “This year, we expect influenza and COVID-19 to circulate at the same time,” said Dr. Jonathan Grein, director of hospital epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. That’s why Grein and his colleagues remind Americans that it’s time to get your seasonal flu […]

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This Is How To Recycle Your Yoga Mat

It seems like cute new yoga mat designs come out every week, leaving your once-favorite option alone in the corner. If you’ve been practicing yoga for an extended period of time, you likely have a few old mats sitting around collecting dust. Keep an extra one of these mats on standby, but consider these ways […]

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What is a COVID-19 vaccine 'breakthrough' case?

CDC updates mask guidance for vaccinated Americans Former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden explains why this guidance has been issued: ‘This Delta variant makes it doubly dangerous.’ What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case? It’s when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus. In studies, the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna […]

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The Government Is Making This Important Change To Passports

In a notable change to passports, the U.S. government is adding a third gender option, to represent non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals if they choose to use it (via People). On Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the government is working on putting in place another gender option, in a bid to take […]