Health News

Early detection of COVID-19: How your smartwatch could help

News of the first U.S. coronavirus case hit the American public on Tuesday, Jan. 21. For Jessilyn Dunn, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University and director of the Duke BIG IDEAs Lab, the infection in Washington State was a cue to launch a new study⁠—COVIDentify. […]

Pet Care

How You Can Get Involved in Clear the Shelters 2020!

Every year we participate in Clear the Shelters, an annual adoption event that encourages people nationwide to open their hearts to rescue animals and increase adoptions. While this adoption event is normally celebrated on a single day, this year we’ll be celebrating Clear the Shelters for the entire month of August!  During this month, we’re […]

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How we found coronavirus in a cat

Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, the potential role of animals in catching and spreading the disease has been closely examined by scientists. This is because the virus that causes COVID-19 belongs to the family of coronaviruses that cause disease in a variety of mammals. The evidence suggests that this virus arose in bats […]

Kids Health

You can delete a draft TikTok video. Here’s how

If that draft of you swinging your arms all over the place in your early attempts at the Renegade on TikTok has you cringing, you can delete the evidence, according to AdWeek. In the app, click on “Me” and then select the draft you want to delete. Next, tap on “Select” in the top right corner […]

Health News

How to Sext With Total Confidence

It totally seems like shooting off a couple of casual sexts would be simple — that is until you actually try to send one. If you think dirty talk is hard face-to-face, the awkwardness of a sexy text is a whole different level of feeling unsure of yourself. Plus, texts are forever. There’s no erasing […]

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Leaving its mark: How frailty impacts the blood

Globally, human society is aging. A side-effect of this is that age-related disorders, such as frailty, are becoming increasingly common. Frailty includes not only physical disabilities, but also a decline in cognitive function and an increase in various social problems. The prevalence of this disorder among those aged 65 and over is estimated at 120 […]

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Changing how we think about warm perception

A team of neuroscientists at Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) have made an unexpected discovery about the way mice perceive warming sensations. It’s counterintuitive: cooling receptors in the skin are critical for the perception of warmth. The finding, recently published in the journal Neuron, challenges the predominant model of […]