Number Of Volunteers On The Rise Amidst Government Shutdown

The partial government shutdown has led to a number of problems throughout the country since its implementation more than four weeks ago. It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of people have been impacted, from state employees to people who want to enjoy our national parks. Countless parks throughout the country have reported increasing levels of litter, […]

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New Research Shows Outdoor Exercise Is Better For Your Health

The new year is officially in full swing, but that doesn’t mean you should throw your resolutions out the window just yet, especially if they’re health-related. In fact, a new study published on January 1revealed that engaging in outdoor activities and enjoying the fresh air is actually better for your health than working out inside. The […]

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As Flu Cases Surge, Hospitals Begin To Restrict Visitors

According to new reports by the CDC, flu cases are on the rise. New York City and 19 states have reported high levels of flu activity, spurring some hospitals to restrict visitor access for sick individuals. So far, there have been 1,000 confirmed cases of flu-related hospitalizations, according to Web MD. But that’s not even […]

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Priyanka Chopra And Nick Jonas Celebrate Marriage With A Series Of Ceremonies And Receptions

Celebrity couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas grabbed attention earlier in the year with the announcements of their relationship and subsequent engagement, and they’re taking the spotlight again with a series of wedding ceremonies and receptions around the world. Earlier this month, the former Jonas Brothers singer and the Bollywood-turned-Hollywood actress tied the knot in two […]

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Singaporean Court Rules That Gay Man Can Adopt Son Born Via Surrogacy In U.S.

In a landmark ruling for socially conservative Singapore, a court has ruled that a gay man has the right to adopt his son, who was born via a surrogate in the United States five years ago. The man, who has not been identified, is a 46-year-old doctor and his son has been living with him […]

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Dentists And Doctors Are Using Virtual Reality To Calm Patients

Virtual reality has started making headlines as the next big home entertainment system and digital marketing trend, but its first practical use so far is in the widely-dreaded offices of dentists and doctors. Although the exact reasons why are not yet clear, research has shown that virtual reality can help in reducing pain and anxiety. […]

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Agricultural Technology Helps Keeps Farmers With Disabilities In The Field

A study recently published in The Journal of Agriculture Safety and Health is shedding light on a community of farmers not often discussed. According to this study, as many as one in five farmers in the United States has a disability. The umbrella of disability in this study is a wide one. For that 20% […]

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New Treatment For Peanut Allergy Is Successful For 2 Out Of 3 Sufferers

Researchers have found that two-thirds of peanut-allergic children participating in a study were able to consume the equivalent of two peanuts without any symptoms after completing an experimental treatment regiment that lasted for months. The results of the study were published on Nov. 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the […]

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