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Garlic facts and history: The truth about vampires and health benefits

Garlic facts and history: The truth about vampires and health benefits

For thousands of years, we’ve used one vegetable as a spice to flavor our toast, treat ear infections and ward off vampires: garlic. Garlic is the edible bulb of a plant in the lily family, native to central Asia. In addition to making food taste better, it has traditionally been used for health purposes by…MORE

Suicide attempts rose among adolescent girls during pandemic, ER data suggest

Suicide attempts rose among adolescent girls during pandemic, ER data suggest

The United States saw a significant rise in suspected suicide attempts among teen girls during the pandemic, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds. The study, published on Friday by the CDC, found that in May 2020, emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts started to increase among adolescents…MORE

This skateboarder is helping plus-size riders roll

This skateboarder is helping plus-size riders roll

Windows down, music up. That’s how Andy Duran describes the feeling of riding a skateboard. “Imagine your favorite song and then suddenly being able to kind of feel the song moving through you in the wind,” Duran said. “That’s what skating kind of feels like. It just feels really beautiful.” Duran grew up skateboarding in California’s Bay Area in the late 1990s and early 2000s.…MORE

Chinese researchers find batch of new coronaviruses in bats

Chinese researchers find batch of new coronaviruses in bats

Chinese researchers said Thursday they had found a batch of new coronaviruses in bats including one that may be the second-closest yet, genetically, to the Covid-19 virus. According to the researchers, their discoveries in a single, small region of Yunnan province, southwestern China show just how many coronaviruses there are in bats and how many…MORE

FDA’s vaccine advisers debate urgency of vaccinating kids against coronavirus

FDA’s vaccine advisers debate urgency of vaccinating kids against coronavirus

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday debated what kind of detailed information the agency would need to consider authorizing the use of coronavirus vaccines in children younger than 12. While a few advisers said it’s far too soon to consider using vaccines in children because kids are at such low…MORE

CDC warns about spike in RSV cases across South

CDC warns about spike in RSV cases across South

A common cold virus called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is spreading across the South, causing an unusual wave of late spring disease, the US Centers for Disease Control and prevention said Thursday. The CDC issued a Health Advisory Network warning to doctors and other health care providers to be on alert for the virus, which…MORE

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