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COVID-19 mortality was 1.4% in outbreak epicentre: study

The novel coronavirus proved deadly in 1.4 percent of all people infected in the Chinese outbreak city of Wuhan, far lower than global estimates of the killer pandemic, researchers said Thursday. COVID-19 cases are soaring, with more than 200,000 confirmed since cases emerged in Wuhan late last year. The World Health Organization said this month […]

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2019 was the year of body positivity. Thanks, Lizzo

Whether we're talking the end of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show or the rise of Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie, 2019 will be remembered as the year of body positivity. Not only were fleshy frames regularly advertised in the once-skinny-only world of lacy unmentionables. They also were lauded at awards shows as women with everyday […]

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She put off heart symptoms until it was almost too late

When she’s not biking, hiking or swimming, Bev Pohlit can probably be found tending to the vegetables growing in her quarter-acre backyard in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. “I take advantage of every little square inch,” she said. “My vegetables are my morning snacks.” But as Pohlit enjoyed this rather healthy lifestyle, she also had one vice: […]

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The science Of Breaking Bad: Would you know if meth was cooked inside your house?

The highly anticipated Breaking Bad movie El Camino story line focusing on drug production is more relevant than ever—with contamination of houses from methamphetamine cooking or smoking an increasing public health problem around the world. Researchers from Flinders University—Dr. Jackie Wright, Associate Professor Stewart Walker and Dr. Kirstin Ross—have analysed the contamination levels in everyday […]