Health

Exercise and diet reaffirmed as key to healthy aging

While many people are aware humans typically lose strength and mobility as they age, fewer realize this is not inevitable and can largely be prevented by diet and appropriate exercise.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why flu vaccination is more important this year than ever

Public health officials are warning that it could be a different flu season than what the U.S. experienced the past two years, so protecting yourself and your family is more important than ever.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China announces nationwide loosening of COVID restrictions

China announced Wednesday a nationwide loosening of its hardline COVID restrictions that had hammered the world's second biggest economy and ignited rare protests against the ruling Communist Party.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why those sounds from your upstairs neighbor are so annoying

Most people have suffered through a noisy neighbor. Whether it's the constant stomping of feet or the thump from dropping something, these sounds, known as "impact sounds," are one of the main causes for complaints in multi-unit ...

Cardiology

New target in the fight against heart disease

Soon after cholesterol and fat start depositing on the lining of the blood vessels that supply your heart, the smooth muscle cells that give the blood vessels strength and flexibility start to get bigger and multiply.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China's daily COVID cases highest since pandemic began

China's daily COVID cases have climbed to the highest since the pandemic began, official data showed Thursday, despite the government persisting with a zero-tolerance approach involving grueling lockdowns and travel restrictions.

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Building

In architecture, construction, engineering and real estate development the word building may refer to one of the following:

In this article, the first usage is generally intended unless otherwise specified.

Buildings come in a wide amount of shapes and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, to land prices, ground conditions, specific uses and aesthetic reasons.

Buildings serve several needs of society - primarily as shelter from weather and as general living space, to provide privacy, to store belongings and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat into the inside (a place of comfort and safety) and the outside (a place that at times may be harsh and harmful). Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasess of artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become part of the design process of many new buildings.

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