Study ties stroke-related brain blood vessel abnormality to gut bacteria

NIH funded study supports link between high levels of gram-negative bacteria and a stroke- seizure- and headache-inducing vascular malformation In a nationwide study, NIH funded researchers found that the presence of abnormal bundles of brittle blood vessels in the brain or spinal cord, called cavernous angiomas (CA), are linked to the composition of a person’s … Continue reading Study ties stroke-related brain blood vessel abnormality to gut bacteria

Everyday ethics: Should I be taking unemployment insurance?

The crisis has forced many businesses to close, prompting a spike in unemployment claims. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer Lee McIntyre, Boston University A lot of people are facing ethical decisions about their daily life as a result of the coronavirus. Ethicist Lee McIntyre has stepped in to help provide advice over the moral dilemmas we face. … Continue reading Everyday ethics: Should I be taking unemployment insurance?

Higher education braces for ‘tremendous’ revenue loss, adjustments for next fall

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 18 hrs ago (The Center Square) – The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education and Community Colleges heard testimony about what life will look like for college students in the fall. Higher education institutes will offer some in-person classes and remote options while adhering to safety precautions such as … Continue reading Higher education braces for ‘tremendous’ revenue loss, adjustments for next fall

New U.S. unemployment claims drop below 2 million, but total claims top 42 million

By Dan McCaleb | The Center Square 1 hr ago (The Center Square) – The number of new unemployment claims filed last week dropped to 1.88 million, the first time weekly claims didn't exceed 2 million since mid-March. Still, the total number of claims filed since government restrictions closed businesses deemed nonessential to slow the spread … Continue reading New U.S. unemployment claims drop below 2 million, but total claims top 42 million

Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

Shu-Fang Shih, University of Michigan and Olivia Killeen, University of Michigan The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their eyes. With schools shifting to online lessons at home, children are spending more time in front of computer screens, and many parents are relaxing screen-time rules for … Continue reading Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

Should you fly yet? An epidemiologist and an exposure scientist walk you through the decision process

Passengers onboard an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, from San Diego, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images Kacey Ernst, University of Arizona and Paloma Beamer, University of Arizona We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to travel. And that typically means flying. We have been thinking through this issue as moms and as an … Continue reading Should you fly yet? An epidemiologist and an exposure scientist walk you through the decision process

Keys to a Stronger Marriage

Marriage may not be as easy as you thought but, those who put effort into their marriage will be rewarded with longevity, satisfaction, and growth with the one you love. Being the best partner possible is not always easy. At times it's not fair. At times it hurts; it can be lonely. It involves choosing … Continue reading Keys to a Stronger Marriage