Medical research

Your genetics influence how resilient you are to cold temperatures

Some people just aren't bothered by the cold, no matter how low the temperature dips. And the reason for this may be in a person's genes. Our new research shows that a common genetic variant in the skeletal muscle gene, ACTN3, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO chief says all Covid origins hypotheses still open

The head of the World Health Organization said Friday that all hypotheses on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic remained on the table following the WHO's investigation in China.

Health

Helping children clean up their hand-washing skills

One of the best way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, influenza and other infectious diseases is by washing your hands. It can be easy for children (and adults) to forget what it takes to wash well.

Vaccination

EU still testing Pfizer vaccine, keeps 2021 forecast

The European Medicines Agency is still reviewing the safety of a COVID-19 vaccine submitted by Pfizer and BionNTech and has not received clinical trial data, EU sources said Monday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Experiencing physical pain can cause you to overspend

Suffering from pain causes consumers to spend more money than they otherwise would—perhaps 20% more—according to new research I conducted. This is based on the idea of what marketing scholars call the "pain of paying." ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

8 tips to reduce parenting stress during the coronavirus pandemic

Parenting can be tough at the best of times, but family life has changed dramatically during social isolation that's been mandated by COVID-19. The good news is that children thrive in an incredible variety of settings. Emerging ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How much do I need to clean at home?

It's a big ask to wipe down everything in sight to avoid bringing COVID-19 home, but having a strategy will keep it manageable, says a University of Alberta expert.

Health

Muddy beetroot and other super surprising facts about your food

Spending a lot more time in your house doesn't have to make you any less curious about the world around you. Just look inside your kitchen cupboards and there's a wealth of chemistry just bursting to get out. Here are some ...

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