Every August, we recognize National Immunization Awareness Month. This year it serves as an important reminder for families returning to their usual pre-pandemic activities to check their vaccination status.
Scientists have found out that we all have body clocks, not just in the brain but all over the body — in the pancreas, liver, kidneys, fatty tissue and muscle. Each of these operates on its own timetable, directing when hormones are released or when the organs are busy at work or most relaxed.
Last week, Dr. Victor Sierpina wrote about how much he enjoys his regular walks and beach cleanups (“Please take your butts off our beaches,” The Daily News, July 29). It reminded me of some studies and research that show volunteering can not only improve your life, but possibly extend it.
For centuries, humans have watched with fascination the systematic progression of children’s mental development. From simply looking at faces and smiling, to rolling over, to sitting, to walking and then the miracle of speaking — how does it happen? Why is it almost the same with all children?
People always have been interested in “fear” and what causes humans to feel this emotion. Fear is known to most people, and if people didn’t feel fear, they wouldn’t be able to protect themselves from legitimate threats.
Current statistics reveal that Black men are at a 75 percent increased risk of developing prostate cancer when compared to white men, and they’re twice as likely to die from it. A recent study takes a big step toward the development of a score to determine a man’s risk of prostate cancer, in…
Would you rather be gasping for breath or take the minuscule risk of some side effect of a vaccine that has been safely taken by hundreds of millions worldwide?