Coronavirus: UK government urged to include sign language interpreter in daily briefings

Coronavirus: UK government urged to include sign language interpreter in daily briefings

An aspiring teacher is calling on the UK government to include a sign language interpreter in its daily press briefing to help deaf people better understand the coronavirus pandemic.

Mothers who smile a lot at their babies and maintain eye contact “sync up” with them, improving brain development

Mothers who smile a lot at their babies and maintain eye contact “sync up” with them, improving brain development

Social signals like eye contact with their babies increased the pair’s neural synchrony — an event denoted by the brainwaves of both mother and child following the same predictable patterns relative to each other.

Weekly Health Quiz: Measles, Agriculture and Carbon Dioxide

Weekly Health Quiz: Measles, Agriculture and Carbon Dioxide

Nutritional ketosis mimics the life span-extending properties of fasting A ketogenic diet improves glucose metabolism, lowering your risk for Type 2 diabetes A ketogenic diet can help lower inflammation in your body 2 Estimates suggest how great a percentage of all processed foods contain genetically engineered ingredients?

Weekly Health Quiz: Sunscreens, Mattresses and Cellphones

Weekly Health Quiz: Sunscreens, Mattresses and Cellphones

Formaldehyde Antimony Boric acid 5 The following technique removes pain and dysfunctional physiological conditions by restoring the structural integrity of the body, and can be helpful in instances of low back pain that is unrelated to direct impact injury: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) is a powerful technique that can ease muscle aches and pain — including low back pain — by stimulating the central and peripheral autonomic nervous systems.

Weekly Health Quiz: Nutrients, Fertilization and Spinach

Weekly Health Quiz: Nutrients, Fertilization and Spinach

1 The following nutrient deficiency has been shown to be a primary driver of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Vitamin B12 Omega-3 Choline Choline appears to be essential for prevention of fatty liver disease, as it is required to move fat out of your liver.

Weekly Health Quiz: Toothpaste, Protein and Sunburn

Weekly Health Quiz: Toothpaste, Protein and Sunburn

Vitamin A Astaxanthin Curcumin 2 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Children and the American Dental Association recommend children younger than 3 use the following amount of toothpaste when brushing their teeth: Enough to cover half the length of the toothbrush A rice-grain sized amount The CDC and ADA recommend using no more than a pea-sized amount for children between the ages of 3 and 6.

Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise, Hypnosis and Facebook

Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise, Hypnosis and Facebook

Electromagnetic field exposure Having a body mass index below 35 2 These three factors have a far greater influence on your cardiovascular disease risk than high cholesterol: Low insulin, low iron and high saturated fat intake Vitamin D toxicity, magnesium deficiency and glyphosate insufficiency Iron overload, insulin resistance and chronic inflammation High cholesterol is not a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Week 64 health quiz

Week 64 health quiz

Increasing cellular energy production Emitting heat in the form of near-infrared light 4 To activate your parasympathetic nervous system and induce relaxation and calm, you’ll want your breath to be: Quick and shallow Rapid and deep Slow and light Breathing less is a sign of better health.

Weekly Health Quiz: Pushups, Planks and Glyphosate

Weekly Health Quiz: Pushups, Planks and Glyphosate

1 The following nutrient deficiency is a powerful predictor of heart disease; recent research shows even subclinical deficiency of this nutrient can compromise your cardiovascular health. Magnesium Low magnesium is a powerful predictor of heart disease, and recent research shows even subclinical magnesium deficiency can compromise your cardiovascular health.

Weekly Health Quiz: Iron, Cooking Oils and Back Pain

Weekly Health Quiz: Iron, Cooking Oils and Back Pain

1 Which of the following cooking oils is harmful and should be avoided to safeguard your health? Recommended treatments for low back pain include exercise, avoiding sitting, addressing poor posture, back strengthening exercises and stretching.

Weekly Health Quiz: Cholesterol and Life Expectancy

Weekly Health Quiz: Cholesterol and Life Expectancy

For comparison, each year 100 people die from being struck by lightning, 200 die from choking on food, 350 die from slip and fall accidents in the bath or shower.

Weekly Health Quiz: Metabolism, Influenza and Fake News

Weekly Health Quiz: Metabolism, Influenza and Fake News

4 Which of the following remedies may have played a significant role in the deaths of 50 million people during the influenza epidemic of 1918? Many of the people who died from influenza were found to have bleeding in the lungs, a strange symptom of the flu and a known side effect from aspirin overdose.

Weekly Health Quiz: Homeopathy, Sleep and Smoking

Weekly Health Quiz: Homeopathy, Sleep and Smoking

1 Spore-based probiotics may repopulate your gut more effectively with healthy bacteria after taking antibiotics because they: Spore-based probiotics do not contain any live Bacillus strains, only its spores, which means antibiotics cannot kill them.

Weekly Health Quiz: Plastic, Ketones and Gratitude

Weekly Health Quiz: Plastic, Ketones and Gratitude

The inner membrane of your mitochondria contains a component called cardiolipin, which needs to be saturated in the marine-based omega-3 fat docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in order to function properly and prevent tumor formation.

Weekly Health Quiz: Breathing, Hydrogen and Alzheimer's

Weekly Health Quiz: Breathing, Hydrogen and Alzheimer's

Molecular hydrogen (H2) is a gas with very unique and selective antioxidant effects that specifically target the most harmful free radicals. Quitting smoking and optimizing your vitamin D level are other measures shown to promote increased lung capacity.

Weekly Health Quiz: Sleep, Spirulina and Microplastics

Weekly Health Quiz: Sleep, Spirulina and Microplastics

The International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as a Class 2A "probable human carcinogen" based on limited evidence showing it can cause Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung cancer For optimal health, you'll want an omega-3 index of 8 percent or higher.

Weekly Health Quiz: Diabetes, Disability and the Nobel Prize

Weekly Health Quiz: Diabetes, Disability and the Nobel Prize

Chronic back pain is now the leading cause of disability in nearly all high-income countries. Last year, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three U.S. biologists — Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young — for their discovery of master genes that control your body's circadian rhythms.