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It’s home to trillions of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microscopic germs. Welcome to your gut microbiome. It’s housed in your intestines and has been nicknamed the body’s “second brain” ⎯ with research suggesting the gut microbiome is responsible for communicating with the nervous system and immune system, ultimately, yes, affecting overall mood. …

In all honesty, Mother Nature may find the indoor world pretty tough to compete with sometimes. After all, she can’t offer flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, or WiFi. But she might potentially offer something even more important: improved health, by way of a stronger immune system, better sleep, and reduced stress. Spending time outdoors can boost …

From the Archive: Remembering the Flood of ’55 Caroline LeBar-Lane of Stroud Township, was a survivor of the Flood of 55. It took her over two days to get home. This video was posted in July, 2014. POCONO RECORD ARCHIVES The Pocono Mountain region is known for its picturesque landscape, outdoor recreation, and clean water. …

How digitization of supply chains can boost circular economies Digital innovation and the circular economy are kind of symbiotic in nature. In times of increasing internet proliferation, it’s hard to imagine any circular economy initiative that isn’t aided through technology. While there can be a number of ways in which digitization can positively impact the …

Research we’re watching Acetaminophen, the popular pain reliever known by the brand name Tylenol, can raise blood pressure when taken regularly, according to a study in the Feb. 7, 2022, issue of Circulation. Earlier research had hinted at this problem, so investigators designed a clinical trial to clarify the risk. They recruited 110 people with …

Spending so much time working remotely over the past two years, we’ve had plenty of opportunity to note what’s unsatisfactory about systems and products around the home and to dream about technology that would make life better. Manufacturers got the message with a range of new or soon-to-be-introduced products. Among them: Devices that not only …

A Belfast-based wearable technology company has secured a six-figure sum in a funding round. ntennaWare, which was founded last year as a spin-out from Queen’s University, raised the support through a seed funding round led by QUBIS, the commercialisation arm of Queen’s. The round also included Techstart NI investment from Techstart Ventures, which supports start-ups. …

There’s a lot of interest right now in how different microbiomes–like the one made up of all the bacteria in our guts–could be harnessed to boost human health and cure disease. But Daniel Segrè has set his sights on a much more ambitious vision for how the microbiome could be manipulated for good: “To help …

The report says 11.3 million people are covered through the health law’s marketplaces, where subsidized private plans are offered. An additional 14.8 million are covered through expanded Medicaid, the report adds. All but a dozen states have accepted the law’s Medicaid expansion, which mainly serves low-income working adults. And 1 million are covered by so-called …

A medical worker conducts a rapid test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on a Taiwanese resident following an increasing number of locally transmitted cases at Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang Taiwan’s health ministry will receive an extra T$79.2 billion ($2.87 billion) in spending to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, including buying vaccines, …