A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday.
“Even a small amount of licorice you eat can increase your blood pressure a little bit,” said Dr. Neel Butala, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital who described the case in the New England Journal of Medicine….more: AP
…These aren’t the first accusations of widespread human rights abuses by the Chinese government in Xinjiang. Up to 2 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities are believed to have been placed in mass detention centers in the region, according to the US State Department, where they have allegedly been subject to indoctrination and abuse….MORE: CNN
Increased limbic and striatal activation in adolescence has been attributed to a relative delay in the maturation of prefrontal areas, resulting in the increase of impulsive reward-seeking behaviors that are often observed during puberty. However, it remains unclear whether and…
The loss of smell that can accompany coronavirus is unique and different from that experienced by someone with a bad cold or flu, say European researchers who have studied the experiences of patients…bbc
Atrial to see if an inhaled coronavirus vaccine would be more effective than one delivered via injection is starting in the U.K. A small trial of 30 people will see participants inhale either the Oxford Vaccine, which is currently being developed by AstraZeneca and in the Phase III of testing, or the saRNA vaccine by Imperial College London, U.K. It is thought that by targeting the airways directly…. newsweek
Antimicrobial resistance ‘biggest human health threat, bar none’, says Australian research director ahead of three-year study in Fiji. …more : theguardian
You probably don’t spend much time thinking about the functionality of your bathroom plumbing—until something goes wrong, that is. Unfortunately, in many homes, toilets become the de facto disposal method for practically any household item when the trash is full, often leading to serious plumbing problems along the way. If you want to avoid a costly mistake, find out which items plumbers say you should never flush down the toilet. And for more ways to sidestep a plumbing problem, check out these 13 Things You Should Never Pour Down the Drain….more: bestlifeonline
That’s more than five times as many as in all of Europe, Canada, Japan, South Korea and Australia, combined.
Even though some of these countries saw worrying new outbreaks over the past month, including 50,000 new cases in Spain..more: NYTIMES
Fatigue, headache and fever are the most common symptoms of coronavirus in children, with few developing a cough or losing their sense of taste or smell, researchers have found, adding to calls for age-specific symptom checklists.The NHS lists three symptoms as signs of Covid-19 in adults and children: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, and a loss or change in the sense of smell or taste….MORE: theguardian
A report by the British BBC concludes that the excessive consumption of alcohol among those who drink it has witnessed an upward trend during the past years, and its intensity has increased since the spread of the pandemic, but the…