Having weird, vivid dreams? Sleep researchers say you’re far from alone

It's not you. Or, at least, it is not just you.The world over, where sleep and dream patterns are being studied, there are tales of people having dreams they perceive as being more vivid and more memorable than usual. And...

Ontario to (finally) pull the plug on fax machines in public service

The Ontario government says it's finally time to cut the cord on the fax machine. Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy is directing the province's public service to phase out its 1,500 traditional telephone fax lines by the end of the year....

How masks could affect speech and language development in children

Masks can make it harder for young people to learn to communicate and socialize, but researchers say there are some simple things we can do to help kids in a masked society. View original article here Source

Cleaner air during pandemic lockdowns shows what’s possible, say researchers

With fewer cars on the roads and buildings and factories closed, the amount of pollutants that were pumped into the atmosphere dropped noticeably in 2020. That has positive effects on our health, something researchers hope won't soon be forgotten as...

Why hospitals are beginning to reuse or recycle masks, IV bags, drills they used to throw out

More hospitals are shifting away from single-use medical equipment to reusable PPE and surgical supplies and finding ways to recycle previously unrecyclable material, such as IV bags. Some doctors say it saves on costs and has environmental benefits. View original...

At home for a year, office workers complain of aches, pains and Zoom fatigue

Working from makeshift setups with non-ergonomic chairs and unorthodox workspaces has caused some physical strain. And collaborating with colleagues remotely for so long has only worsened a COVID-era ailment of another kind: Zoom fatigue. Experts offer tips for staying healthy...