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Preventing skin damage due to face masks

Preventing skin damage due to face masks

With many frontline healthcare workers wearing face masks for much of the day, some are experiencing uncomfortable skin damage. One of the authors of a recent article on the topic offers advice. Face masks need to fit snuggly to the wearer’s face, and they m…

Can eating a plant-based diet alleviate or prevent asthma?

Can eating a plant-based diet alleviate or prevent asthma?

Eating more fruit and vegetables and less dairy can help to prevent asthma and reduce symptoms, a review of published research has concluded. However, the claim remains controversial. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the airways and ca…

Staying present may help planners minimize stress

Staying present may help planners minimize stress

A study finds that planning while mindfully staying in the moment may improve responses to stressful events. A new study has suggested that people can minimize adverse emotional reactions to stressful events by both planning ahead and mindfully staying in th…

Keeping active while staying put: A brief ‘how to’ guide

Keeping active while staying put: A brief ‘how to’ guide

Social distancing measures require citizens around the globe to stay at home. In this situation, how can people stay active and maintain their physical and mental well-being while also protecting themselves and others by staying put? Read our brief how-to gui…

Rats develop cannabis-seeking behavior

Rats develop cannabis-seeking behavior

A recent study in which rats could self-administer cannabis vapor may provide a useful research model for humans. With the legalization of marijuana in some countries and regions within the United States, investigations into its short- and long term-effects …