A lot of my free time is spent doodling. I’m a journalist on NPR’s science desk by day. But all the time in between, I am an artist — specifically, a cartoonist. I draw in between tasks. I sketch at the coffee shop before work. And I like challenging myself to complete a zine — … Continue reading Feeling Artsy? Here's How Making Art Helps Your Brain
More Americans are ordering more rounds, and that’s leading to more funerals, according to a new study on alcohol-related deaths. Looking at data from the National Center for Health Statistics, researchers estimate deaths from alcohol-related problems have more than doubled over the past nearly 20 years. CLICK HERE to read the entire NPR article.
If you’ve had a job, chances are you’ve had a lot of feelings about that job — Anger. Excitement. Frustration. Pride. Hurt. Emotions are everywhere in an office, so why do we pretend they don’t exist? Life Kit Managing Producer Meghan Keane interviewed co-authors of the book No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power Of Embracing Emotions … Continue reading How To Harness The Power Of Emotions In The Workplace
There’s a new question that anti-hunger advocates want doctors and nurses to ask patients: Do you have enough food? Public health officials say the answer often is “not really.” So clinics and hospitals have begun stocking their own food pantries in recent years. CLICK HERE to read the entire NPR article.
New research raises concern about the safety of permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners, especially among African American women. The study was published Wednesday in the International Journal of Cancer. Previous research in animals has found links between certain chemicals in hair dye and straighteners and cancer. But findings from other human studies on the association between … Continue reading Hair Dyes And Straighteners Linked To Higher Cancer Risk, Especially For Black Women
Residents are warned to STOP VAPING NOW LOS ANGELES -The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to warn residents about the use of vaping and e-cigarette devices as potentially harmful to proper lung function and urges residents to STOP VAPING NOW. Nationally, there continue to be reports of people showing up … Continue reading Update on Lung Illnesses and Deaths Associated with Vaping in LA County