CDC Finds Possible Culprit In Outbreak Of Vaping-Related Lung Injuries


Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there has been a breakthrough in the investigation into the outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries that has led to the deaths of 39 people and sickened more than 2,000 others. Investigators announced Friday that they have detected a chemical compound called vitamin E acetate in … Continue reading CDC Finds Possible Culprit In Outbreak Of Vaping-Related Lung Injuries

Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears


By age 40, about 1 in 10 adults will experience some hearing loss. It happens so slowly and gradually, says audiologist Dina Rollins. “You don’t realize what you’re missing.” And even as it worsens, many people are in denial. By the time someone is convinced they have a hearing problem, age-related memory loss may have … Continue reading Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears

From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our ‘Deafening World’ Is Hurting Our Ears


Our ears are complicated, delicate instruments that largely evolved in far quieter times than the age we currently inhabit — an early world without rock concerts, loud restaurants, power tools and earbuds. Writer David Owen describes our current age as a “deafening” one, and in his new book, Volume Control, he explains how the loud noises we live … Continue reading From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our ‘Deafening World’ Is Hurting Our Ears

Scrubbing Your House Of Bacteria Could Clear The Way For Fungus


You might think that the more you clean, the less germy your home is. That’s what Laura-Isobel McCall, a biochemist at the University of Oklahoma, thought she’d find when she started comparing microbes between rural and urban homes in Peru and Brazil. “We expected that all the microbes would actually become less diverse with urbanization, and … Continue reading Scrubbing Your House Of Bacteria Could Clear The Way For Fungus

From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our ‘Deafening World’ Is Hurting Our Ears


Our ears are complicated, delicate instruments that largely evolved in far quieter times than the age we currently inhabit — an early world without rock concerts, loud restaurants, power tools and earbuds. Writer David Owen describes our current age as a “deafening” one, and in his new book, Volume Control, he explains how the loud noises we live … Continue reading From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our ‘Deafening World’ Is Hurting Our Ears