Targeting a human protein to squash SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses

More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, people are realizing that the "new normal" will probably involve learning to co-exist with SARS-CoV-2. Some treatments are available, but with new variants emerging, researchers are looking toward new strategies. In ACS...

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Bull Riding Like You’ve Never Seen—or Read

The longest eight seconds one can experience—if you even make it that far—happens while mounted atop a giant, seething bull focusing its entire tonnage on turning brutally jolted riders into human projectiles. The vast majority of us know this vicariously...

Best Motorcycle Gear to Stay Safe and Comfortable

As the old saying goes, there are two types of riders: Those who have crashed, and those who will crash. If your card hasn’t been pulled yet, we’re happy for you, but please take our word for it: Crashing in...

‘I want change,’ daughter says after jury shares recommendations at Ontario inquest

Nearly seven years after her mother was murdered, Valerie Warmerdam remains furious over systemic inaction on intimate partner violence and wants to see change. A weeks-long coroner's inquest examining the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Nathalie Warmerdam, as well as...

EU proposes ban on flavoured heated tobacco products

BRUSSELS - The European Union's executive branch proposed Wednesday a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products, including some vaping items, as part of its plan to fight cancer. The European Commission said its proposal comes in response...

Many pain medications can be used for spine-related pain in older adults

Spine-related pain is increasingly common in older adults. While medications play an important role in pain management, their use has limitations in geriatric patients due to reduced liver and kidney function, comorbid medical problems and polypharmacy (the simultaneous use of...

No more binge eating: Signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered

A group of researchers has developed an entirely novel approach to treating eating disorders. The scientists showed that a group of nerve cells in the hypothalamus (so-called AgRP, agouti-related peptide neurons) control the release of endogenous lysophospholipids, which in turn...

What to Do if You Have Low Motivation

This article is an installment of The Everyday Warrior series, featuring advice, key interviews, and tips to live a life of impact, growth, and continual learning. I’ve noticed recently that the term “motivation” has fallen out of favor. It went...

Outer Fire Pit Table: An Outdoor Entertaining Station to Rule Them All

Our ancestors used to gather around fire as much as for warmth and sustenance as for storytelling and kinship. There’s an intrinsic comfort—something ancient and ritualistic—that draws us to flames, like we’re evolutionarily programmed to slow down and connect. That’s...

FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for fall

At least some U.S. adults may get updated COVID-19 shots this fall, as government advisers voted Tuesday that it's time to tweak booster doses to better match the most recent virus variants. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration wrestled...
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