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Longer Looks: Interesting Reads For Your Holiday Weekend

Because generally you want a break out of your kin.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer:
More Than Just Turkey; Why Holiday Gatherings Are A Great Time To Share Family Health History 

For many trendy households, vacation get-togethers current a uncommon however vital alternative for fogeys and grandparents to bridge the generational divide by sharing their well being tales, stated Dr. Daniel Sullivan, an internist on the Cleveland Clinic. “The greatest need is as children become adults,” stated Sullivan. “Family history is an extremely important determinant for someone understanding their own personal health.” (Kroen, 11/22)

The Washington Post:
Biden Turns 80 And Joins Growing Ranks Of Octogenarians Who Still Work 

Since there are extra octogenarians round, it stands to purpose that extra of them are nonetheless working — and if they’re wholesome, specialists say there is no such thing as a purpose they shouldn’t. The variety of years since an individual’s beginning, or chronological age, issues lower than their organic age — how properly their our bodies and brains are functioning, stated Dan Belsky, assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. (Bahrampour, 11/19)

As Biden Turns 80, Americans Ask ‘What’s Too Old?’ 

Stuart Jay Olshansky, an professional on ageing on the University of Illinois at Chicago, stated President Biden could also be a member of a subset of older Americans who’re “super-agers,” with the psychological colleges of individuals many years youthful. “Age has been weaponized and people from the other party, whatever party you’re dealing with, will always try to say that there’s something wrong with this individual,” he stated. “Those of us who study age as a profession say: ‘Stop using age as a weapon.'” (Holland and Lange, 11/11)

Scientists Debate The Role Of A Virus In Multiple Sclerosis

Epstein-Barr virus has contaminated about 95 p.c of adults. Yet solely a tiny fraction of them will develop a number of sclerosis. Other components are additionally identified to have an effect on an individual’s MS danger, together with genetics, low vitamin D, smoking, and childhood weight problems. If this virus that infects almost everybody on Earth causes a number of sclerosis, it does so in live performance with different actors in a choreography that scientists don’t but perceive. (Preston, 11/21)

The Clitoris Has 10,000 Nerve Endings. Here’s Why Experts Say The Discovery Is ‘Just The Beginning’ For Sexual Health

When it involves sexual pleasure, there’s one spot on the feminine anatomy that tends to get essentially the most consideration: the clitoris. Yet regardless of the clitoris’s affiliation with orgasms and feminine pleasure, not a lot is thought concerning the organ. For years, the clitoris was stated to have 8,000 nerve endings — acknowledged as truth within the 1976 e book The Clitoris by Thomas Lowry and Thea Lowry, who cited a research on bovines. Now, due to a brand new research led by the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), which was introduced at an Oct. 27 convention hosted by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the International Society for Sexual Medicine, we all know that there are literally much more nerve fibers packed into the tiny sexual organ. (Reilly, 11/21)

The New York Times:
Can Sensor Technology Help Keep Office Workers Healthy? 

OpenSensor’s gadgets measure carbon dioxide utilizing web of issues, or IoT, expertise, by which sensors publish real-time information over a community. Respiration produces CO2, which is exhaled together with aerosols, so the sensors can be utilized to measure the buildup of exhaled air inside an area — and due to this fact the potential degree of pathogens. (Essentially, CO2 serves as a proxy for probably excessive ranges of pathogens.) This, in flip, permits constructing managers to observe and modify air high quality as vital. (Smith, 11/23)

Digital Trends:
Gaming To Boost Mental Health: 5 Tips From A Psychologist 

An indication of problematic play is that the play isn’t pleasing anymore — it looks like work, or a grind, or that in the event you don’t go online, that one thing dangerous will occur (e.g., progress misplaced, lacking a chance, letting others down). Sometimes video games are irritating, and there generally is a sense of grind or drudgery, but when that’s the majority of your expertise, it’s in all probability a good suggestion to reevaluate your relationship to the sport. (Beaton, 11/22)

The New York Times:
Jail Is A Death Sentence For A Growing Number Of Americans 

Matthew Shelton was contending with diabetes and periodic substance abuse when he moved in together with his sister exterior Houston with the intention to get his life collectively. Three months later, dealing with an outdated felony cost of driving whereas intoxicated, he turned himself in to the Harris County Jail at some point in March with a provide of the insulin he relied on to remain alive. After two days, he advised his household that nobody was permitting him entry to the insulin: He was attempting to handle his sickness by discarding the bread from the sandwiches he was served. He was alone, frightened and chilly, he stated. (Dewan, 11/22)

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