While mopping, young mom’s heart tore

On a Saturday morning last August, Sindi Mafu had started her typical weekly chores—dusting, laundry, sweeping. Her 4-year-old daughter, Avela, was busy with her Zoom ballet class, and her toddler, Lunga, was eating his breakfast. Sindi grabbed her mop. She started sweating—profusely. Too much for merely mopping. She checked to make sure the air conditioner […]

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Researchers find negative impact of junk food on kids’ skeletal development

A team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has proven the linkages between ultra-processed foods and reduced bone quality, unveiling the damage of these foods particularly for younger children in their developing years. The study, led by Professor Efrat Monsonego-Ornan and Dr. Janna Zaretsky from the Department of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition […]

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Gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase risk of high blood pressure

Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) was associated with blood pressure changes in both transgender men and women, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. Given the higher burden of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions among transgender men and women, blood pressure screening and monitoring are important, especially after […]

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