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Study: Walking backward to get ahead

Walking backward may seem counterintuitive, but to athletes in training, doing so on a treadmill builds strength and agility. Now, a researcher with the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute thinks this practice could also help patients who have experienced stroke learn to walk again. Oluwole Awosika, MD, assistant professor in the department of neurology […]

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FDA to issue guidance on COVID-19 vaccine approval

Alex Azar touts biomedical teamwork to combat coronavirus Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on developing potential coronavirus therapeutics and when he expects a vaccine to become available. WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration plans to release guidance Tuesday outlining its conditions for approving a Covid-19 vaccine, including a requirement that any vaccine be at […]

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Sorry, But We Need to Talk About The '75 Hard Challenge' on TikTok

*We’ve decided not to link to this and other concerning and/or triggering content. If you’re on TikTok, it’s highly likely your feed has served up a friend or influencer doing something called the 75 Hard Challenge. The hashtags #75HardChallenge and #75Hard have more than 31 million views, collectively.* And while questionable weight loss trends are […]

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The Best Ways to Treat Sunburned Lips

Even if you’re diligent about sunscreen, it’s easy to forget about your lips. And the price of sunburned lips is not just some serious discomfort, it’s everything sunburn and sun exposure brings with it, including a heightened risk of skin cancer and wrinkles. It’s been drilled into most people to wear sunscreen on a daily […]

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When you sleep with a weighted blanket every night, this is what happens to your body

Weighted blankets have become the rising star of the booming sleep industry. According to a 2018 report by Prescient & Strategic Intelligence, approximately $69.5 billion is spent annually on sleep aids worldwide. In the pursuit of sleep, we’re willing to try just about anything — be it sleep apps, teas, sound machines, or even essential oils. Insomnia affects one in three […]