Although medical experts have suggested that the coronavirus is much deadlier for men, studies have found that the male population is far less likely to take measures that could significantly reduce their chances of infection. But if the prospect of death isn’t enough to scare men into wearing masks or practice social distancing, perhaps the threat of impotence will.
The Trump administration announced an order Tuesday that will temporarily ban residential evictions for tens of millions of Americans. Continue reading U.S. Orders Halt on Evictions Through 2020 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Over 360 elephants have been found dead across Botswana since the beginning of May, and conservationists have yet to figure out what is causing their deaths. Continue reading Over 360 Elephants Found Dead From Unknown Causes in Botswana
Scientists have long been divided over whether neurogenesis—a process involving the growth of new neurons—continues into adulthood. Last year, a controversial study published in the journal Nature posited that humans stop generating new cells in the learning- and memory-centered hippocampus region long before reaching adolescence. Now, research published in Nature Medicine shifts the debate back in favor of late-in-life neurogenesis: As Sharon Begley reports for STAT, the latest findings suggest humans are actually capable of producing fresh cells well into their 90s. Continue reading The Brain May Actually Keep Generating New Cells Well Into Old Age
More than a week has passed since Cyclone Idai tore through the coast of southeastern Africa, dealing a devastating blow to the region. The cyclone has killed more than 750 among the three countries impacted, reports the Associated Press. And it’s left the major city of Beira in ruins. Continue reading Southern African Countries Face Disease Outbreaks, Mental Health Crisis in Wake of Cyclone Idai
When historians trace back the roots of today’s opioid epidemic, they often find themselves returning to the wave of addiction that swept the U.S. in the late 19th century. That was when physicians first got their hands on morphine: a truly effective treatment for pain, delivered first by tablet and then by the newly invented hypodermic syringe. With no criminal regulations on morphine, opium or heroin, many of these drugs became the “secret ingredient” in readily available, dubiously effective medicines. Continue reading How Advertising Shaped the First Opioid Epidemic