Sunday, 18 Aug 2019

15 Ways to Silence Your Inner Perfectionist So You Can Finally Get Things Done

Sometimes, our desire to get things exactly right gets in the way of the need to simply get things done. We spend so much time redrafting, second-guessing, and nitpicking tiny details (procrastinating, really) — when we could better spend that time fine-tuning what’s most necessary, and then enjoy the satisfaction of finishing the task at […]

Is the Paleo Diet Bad For Your Heart?

If you’re one of the many people who’ve tried the paleo diet as a way to improve your health, you may wonder what eating all this protein does to your heart. Now, thanks to a new study, we have a better idea. The research, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, found that people on the […]

Ancient natural history of antibiotic production and resistance revealed

A study from McMaster University has unearthed new details about the evolutionary history of both antibiotic production and resistance and dates their co-emergence as far back as 350 to 500 million years. The study is the first to put antibiotic biosynthesis and resistance into an evolutionary context. The findings will help to guide the future […]

The heart-stopping reality of cardiac arrest

One time, Amy Dahart—an intensive care unit nurse at Mary Washington Hospital in Virginia—was part of a cardiac arrest team in a freight elevator, moving a patient from a general ward to the ICU, when the man’s heart stopped. Dahart recounts how another nurse “just launched right up onto that bed, straddled the guy, and […]

Searching for clues to fight antibiotic resistance: Superbug VRE has more than one path to resistance

To combat the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, researchers are examining how one superbug adapts to fight an antibiotic of last resort, hoping to find clues that can prolong the drug’s effectiveness. Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ran experiments to track the biochemical changes that vancomycin-resistant Enterococci […]

Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Atlanta hotel is now largest ever recorded in Georgia, health official says

WI health officials: Water system at Christmas Mountain resort has tested positive for Legionnaires’ bacteria Wisconsin health officials: Parts of the water system at Christmas Mountain resort has tested positive for Legionnaires’ bacteria An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease linked to an Atlanta hotel is now considered to be the largest ever recorded in Georgia, a state […]

Jameela Jamil Shows Off Her 'Back Fat' as a Call on Others to Stop Airbrushing Photos

Jameela Jamil is urging celebrities and public figures to stop airbrushing their photos. In a series of tweets on Sunday, the activist and actress, 33, shared a new poster for her NBC show The Good Place, in which her “backfat” is clearly visible. “Finally able to INSIST my image, even on billboards isn’t ever airbrushed,” she […]

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