Makeup & Skincare

SCIENTIST EXPLAINS WHY BEING COLD MAKES YOU NEED TO PEE MORE

12 JUN 2022 You’re taking a stroll through the park on a cold winter’s morning, when it hits you – the need to find a bathroom, and quick! This didn’t used to happen in summer. Is there something about winter that makes us need to pee more? We study the …

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‘MASKED’ CANCER DRUG KILLS TUMORS WHILE SPARING HEALTHY TISSUE, EARLY RESULTS SHOW

11 JUN 2022 Many cancer treatments are notoriously savage on the body. Drugs often attack both healthy cells and tumor cells, causing a plethora of side effects. Immunotherapies that help the immune system recognize and attack cancer cells are no different. Though they have prolonged the lives of countless patients, they work in only …

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OVER 70% OF US DOCTORS COULD STILL OPT FOR UNNECESSARY ANTIBIOTICS, NEW STUDY REVEALS

10 JUN 2022 For many years now, health authorities around the world have been trying to reduce the overuse of antibiotics in cases where they’re not strictly needed, but a new study shows the message still isn’t getting through – even within the medical community. The problem is a serious …

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BEST WAYS TO GET PEOPLE TO COOPERATE WITH YOU

09 JUN 2022 Collective action is often the key to creating dramatic social or environmental changes, be it reducing pollution and waste, diminishing overfishing by sourcing alternatives, or getting more scientists to openly share their data with others. Collective action, however, can involve social dilemmas. That’s because the choice to act altruistically might come …

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HOW THE ‘CARBON FOOTPRINT’ SHOULD REALLY BE USED – IT’S NOT FOR SHIFTING BLAME

08 JUN 2022 “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”, according to a famous business mantra often attributed to management guru Peter Drucker. This can help explain why carbon emissions are under more scrutiny than ever as we ramp up our efforts to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change. For example, the “carbon footprint” – …

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HUMAN HEART CAN REPAIR ITSELF, AND WE NOW KNOW WHICH CELLS ARE CRUCIAL FOR IT

07 JUN 2022 Our bodies are pretty ingenious when it comes to self-repair, and scientists have been studying in detail the ways in which the heart patches itself up after a heart attack (myocardial infarction). They hope to find clues that could lead to better treatments for cardiovascular problems. New …

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GIANT MAGNETIC WAVES HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED OSCILLATING AROUND EARTH’S CORE

02 JUN 2022 Earth’s interior is a far from quiet place. Deep below our surface activities, the planet rumbles with activity, from plate tectonics to convection currents that circulate through the hot magmatic fluids far underneath the crust. Now scientists studying satellite data of Earth have identified something inside Earth …

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NEW STUDY REVEALS THE INNER THOUGHTS OF PEOPLE MYSTERIOUSLY FROZEN BY CATATONIA

01 JUN 2022 Occasionally, as a doctor, I am asked to see a patient in the emergency department who is completely mute. They sit motionless, staring around the room. I lift up their arm and it stays in that position. Someone takes a blood test and they don’t even wince. …

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS DEPRIVING THE WHOLE WORLD OF SLEEP. HERE’S HOW MUCH WE STAND TO LOSE

27 MAY 2022 Anyone who’s tried to go to sleep in a heatwave knows the sweaty agony that rising temperatures can bring. And global warming won’t make it any easier to find a cool spot on the bed. According to billions of sleep measurements from smartwatches around the world, high …

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX, AND WHY IT’S NOT A CAUSE FOR FEAR

23 MAY 2022 On 18 May 2022, Massachusetts health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a single case of monkeypox in a patient who had recently traveled to Canada. Cases have also been reported in the United Kingdom and Europe. Monkeypox isn’t a new disease. The first confirmed human case was in …

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