Sandra Williams

Sandra is a science enthusiast and a researcher by nature. Her articles are informative and eloquent in equal measures, and always include knowledge that is verified by authentic sources. She is a maven at health related sciences and takes an interest in new scientific findings from all facets of the subject. Her column is a ready reckoner on all that is going on in the world of scientific study, and health sciences, including disease outbreaks, their causes, and prevention measures being taken.

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Daytime naps once or twice a week may be linked to a healthy heart, researchers say

Some good news for nap fanatics — a new study has found that a daytime nap taken once or twice a week could lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes. Researchers studied the association between napping frequency and duration and the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease complications. Tracking 3,462 people between the …

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Town steps up spraying, changes recess procedures after 5-year-old diagnosed with EEE

Monday is the first day back to class in Sudbury since a 5-year-old girl was diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalitis in the town. Town leaders say trucks will be rolling through town, spraying for mosquitoes Monday and Tuesday. Workers with backpack sprayers will go around the vegetation of school properties to try to cut the …

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Psychedelic Research Center Created at Johns Hopkins University

A research center that will evaluate the use of psychedelic drugs to treat conditions such as addiction, alcoholism and depression was announced by Johns Hopkins University. “Johns Hopkins is deeply committed to exploring innovative treatments for our patients,” Paul Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, said in a statement. …

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Leading Nutritionist Claims Vegan Diets Can Stunt Brain Development

A leading nutritionist has alerted an “unintended consequence” of vegan diets is that they could make future generations less intelligent. Writing in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, Dr Emma Derbyshire said that while plant-based diets have many benefits, they are low in choline – a dietary nutrient that is key to brain development. The nutrient, …

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EEE symptoms, what to look for

Symptoms off EEE typically appear from four to 10 days after the bite of an infected mosquito, according to the CDC. The infection can be either systemic or encephalitic, which involves the swelling of the brain. Some people who contract EEE shows no symptoms at all. In those who develop a systemic infection, symptoms can appear …

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VAPE HORROR Teen left in coma after developing lung disease from vaping everyday for three years

Maddie Nelson started feeling nauseous earlier this year but last month she began to experience severe back pain. The 18-year-old, of Utah, US, was rushed to hospital where her symptoms quickly worsened. Doctors found that she had acute eosinophilic pneumonia – a rare disease caused by a build-up of white blood cells in the lungs …

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NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. It’ll be the first aircraft to fly on another planet

Before humans make it to Mars, NASA will send a helicopter to scope out the terrain. Engineers attached a helicopter to the Mars 2020 rover ahead of its launch next summer. And if it flies successfully, it’ll be the first aircraft to fly on another planet, NASA said. The solar-powered Mars Helicopter will be safely packed underneath the rover until …

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