Why You Should Think Twice Before You Give People White Sage For Christmas

Bundles of white sage are being stocked at department stores, and trinket shops are busy adding the herb to their counters for quick access. However, buying white sage may have more consequences than you think. Nevertheless, it also has countless benefits, making it hard not to see why this herb is so…

Scientists discover why the heart slows down at night

A consensus more than 90-years-old on the mechanisms which regulate the day-night rhythm in heart rate has been fundamentally challenged by an international team of scientists from Manchester, London, Milan, Maastricht, Trondheim and Montpellier. The vagus nerve—one of the nerves of the autonomic nervous system which supplies internal organs including…

Plant-based diet could boost metabolism

For people who may wish to lose weight, plant-based diets could be the best solution thanks to the way in which they influence metabolism. That is the takeaway from a recent study published in the JAMA Network Open. According to the research results, switching to a low fat, plant-based diet…

How the election result may impact healthcare for undocumented groups

In this perspective article, Dr. Luz Maria Garcini, Dr. Amanda Venta, and Cristina Abraham consider how the result of this year’s presidential election will impact access to healthcare in undocumented communities in the United States. Disclaimer: Dr. Luz Maria Garcini is based at the University of Texas Health Science Center…

Do NOT travel for Christmas amid pandemic, CDC warns Americans

Do NOT travel for Christmas, CDC warns Americans as White House task force report reveals the US is ‘at historic risk’ for uncontrolled coronavirus transmission The CDC has warned Americans to postpone their travels plans and stay at home for Christmas and the holiday season Officials said that even a…

Parents shouldn’t worry about their baby’s inconsistent sleep patterns

New parents often expect their baby to start sleeping through the night around the time they reach six months of age. But according to a new study led by McGill Professor Marie-Helene Pennestri, parents should view sleep consolidation as a process, instead of a milestone to be achieved at a…