The Daily Mail reports that researchers at the University of Technology, in Sydney, Australia report that they are 46 harmful things associated with use of Social Media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
There should soon be several articles in the mainstream media bashing aspirin, as news is leaking out it may help in the battle against COVID.
According to researchers from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, it is common to see ducklings trailing behind their mom in a single line, because it not only reduces drag, but actually helps propel the ducklings forward.
Relevant Magazine is reporting that in 2019, 19 of the 20 most popular Christian pages on Facebook were operated by major troll farms out of Eastern Europe, primarily from Kosovo and Macedonia.
In an interview with CBN, one of Israel’s top doctors is urging more research on Ivermectin as a possible cure for COVID.
One thing that COVID has done is divide people. According to a recent poll by CoinStar, one in eight people stated that they will not be buying Christmas presents to friends and even family who disagree with their position on COVID.
With US President Joe Biden recently stating that he doesn’t believe the COVID restrictions will end until 98% of Americans are vaccinated and politicians and health officials looking for creative ways to punish people who aren’t, a recent survey by the Trafalagar Group suggests that the majority of Americans (65%) do not believe a person should lose their job if they are unvaccinated.
Another study has been released stating that low vitamin D levels may factor into susceptibility to flu, colds and COVID. Read it before the health experts call it false information.
Alzheimer’s is a deadly and heartbreaking neurological disease as families watch loved ones disappear. But researchers at a medical center in Queensland, Australia, believe that other drugs, already designated safe for human use for other conditions, may prove effective in fighting off the effects of the neurodegenerative disorder.
According to a recent survey reported by The College Fix, a ‘freedom of speech’ organization for university students, over half the students on US Campuses said they hold back on expressing their opinions on social or political issues during classes over fears of mockery or rejection and by fears that their grades will be reduced for holding opinions not approved by their professor.
According to researchers from Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, just 30 seconds of Mozart has the ability to calm the parts of our mind linked to seizure and epileptic attacks. Study Finds reports that the researchers had 16 people with drug resistant epileptic seizures listen to several clips of music, including Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos, written in 1781. As they were listening, the researchers monitored their brain activity using electroencephalograms. They found that as the people listened to Mozart, there was an average 66.5% reduction in the electrical spikes in the brain that cause epilepsy. This song, along with “40-Hz auditory gamma-band tones,” were the only musical clips that recorded a reduction. Based on their observations, the researchers concluded that listening to Mozart daily could reduce the number of epileptic seizures by as much as 66%. This was not the first study to notice that this particular song positively impacted brain activity. An earlier study found that the song increased a person’s “spatial reasoning ability.” READ: Just 30 seconds of Mozart calms brain regions …
A recent study published in the Southern Medical Journal reports that the use of facemasks did little to stop the spread of COVID, reduce hospitalizations and even deaths from COVID.
Several surveys have shown that people have an exaggerated fear of COVID. A survey, earlier this year, revealed that the French believe that the death rate for those who contract COVID was ten times higher than the actual percentage. And it is not much better in America. The Western Journal reported on a recent poll conducted by Rasmussen that went a step further and tried to find out why people have such an exaggerated fear of COVID. First, the pollster determined if their fear of COVID was exaggerated. According to Johns Hopkins University, 1.6% of people who contract COVID actually died of the virus. The Rasmussen survey revealed that: 30% of Americans believed less 2% die (the right answer). 20% believed it was between 2% and 5% (up three times higher). 17% believed it was between 5% and 10% (up to six times higher). 19% believed it was greater than 10% (over six times higher). But then Rasmussen decided to find out how many people got the right answer based on what news channels they …
According to a national poll conducted by the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action in July 2021, the vast majority of Americans, 71%, are opposed to mandatory COVID vaccinations for Americans.
A recent study examining nearly 50,000 COVID cases admitted to 100 Veteran Affairs (VA) hospitals in the US has come to some startling conclusions. The researchers (Dr. Fillmore et al) discovered that between March 2020 and January 2021 (pre-vaccination period), 36% of the COVID admissions were actually asymptomatic, meaning they were showing no symptoms of the virus or had mild symptoms. The number who had mild or no symptoms jumped to 48% of COVID admissions from mid-January to the end of June 2021. The researchers concluded that in the first half of 2021, nearly half of the admissions were either for unrelated health issues or for mild symptoms of the virus. According to the report, VA hospitals test every admission for COVID. Many were admitted for other issues, and only found out they had asymptomatic or a mild case of COVID once they were in the hospital. The researchers noted that this study involved mostly men and took place largely before the Delta variant hit. READ: New study indicates about half of COVID hospitalizations this year …
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Facebook executives are aware of the negative impact that its popular photo sharing social media platform, Instagram, is having on teenage girls, but it continues to push it on them anyway.
A recent poll conducted by the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University headed by George Barna uncovered some questionable beliefs about those who self-identify as Christians in America. In the poll, about 69% of Americans (176 million) self-identified as Christian. And though that number seem impressive, it falls inline with that old saying of being a mile wide, but only one inch deep. The poll revealed that self-identification does not necessarily refer to a Biblical definition of Christianity. They are Christian only in the sense that they grew up in what could loosely be described as a Christian home. They don’t regularly attend religious services, but if they did, it would be a Christian one. So in that sense they follow the Christian tradition, more than they follow Christian beliefs. And this showed up, as the poll exposed the actual beliefs of these self-identifying Christians: For example, 72% of self-identified Christians believe that everyone is basically good. And this almost perfectly corresponds with their response to the another question, where only 34% said that …
Premier Christian News reports that a recent British poll, conducted by Savanta ComRes, discovered that 38% of British adults believe that prayer helps their mental health.
According to a recent poll by CNN, the majority of Americans are angry about what is going on in the United States.
According to a study by researchers from the University of Toronto, smoking Cannabis between the ages of 18 to 44 nearly doubles the risk of a heart attack.
One of the reasons that COVID spread so quickly last year is because it was a new virus, that most believe had been genetically manipulated in a lab in Wuhan, China, before it leaked out. We had not seen it before and as a result there was no natural immunity to the virus in the human population. As a result, the virus spread rapidly, impacting those with underlying health issues and particularly those over the age of 65.
Christianity Today recently reported on a study by Fenders Musical Instruments Corporation, a major US guitar manufacturer, that revealed nearly one in three new guitar purchases are to worship leaders or people playing in praise and worship bands.
A study published by Britain’s National Library of Medicine on the risk of COVID to non-elderly individuals and non-elderly individuals without underlying health conditions in 14 countries concluded that those under the age of 65 had very little to fear from COVID.
So how many people over the age of 70 died if they contracted COVID — 50%, 60% or 70%? The actual number is 5.5%. In other words, 94.5% of the people over the age of 70 survived if they came down with COVID.
According to data supplied daily by the British government, the number of people dying from COVID in that country has dropped to sixth place behind Dementia/Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, stroke and flu/colds.
According to an article in New York magazine, a large study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2020 concluded that there was no significant difference in COVID rates between elementary schools that required the use of facemasks and schools that didn’t.
I was watching an interesting video the other day by famed University of Toronto psychologist, Jordan Peterson, and he was talking about the mental health struggles that people go through. He compared this problem to a balloon that if you keep pumping air into it will eventually blow up. But, he noted, that this break will take place at the balloon’s weakest point. He says that the same thing happens to people. When life starts getting complicated, and things start piling up, and we are hit with multiple issues at the same time, job loss, health issues, marital problems, the death of family or friends, the pressure builds until sometimes we break at our weakest psychological point. And we are living in very complicated times, with all those issues compounded by a virus, lockdowns and growing societal unrest. So, how to we deal with stress during these anxiety-filled days? Several years back, two researchers, Joshua Brown and Joel Wong, decided to study the impact that thankfulness has on a person’s mental well-being. In their article, …
The Daily Mail reports that researchers from the University of Sheffield and the University College of London stated that the previous lockdown imposed by the British government resulted in a 25% increase in the number of young people who started smoking, and this included people who had previously quit.
I recently read an interesting article published by Religion News Service that reported on a Pew survey conducted this year on the belief in alien life. While atheists enjoy mocking Christians because of our belief in God, the poll found that atheists, despite their claims of being evidence-based, also have faith, as most believe in the existence of aliens. According to Pew’s survey conducted in 2021, 85% of atheists/agnostics said they believed in little green men. But they weren’t alone, as the same survey revealed that 80% of nones, those with no religious affiliation, also claimed they believe in aliens. Though certainly not as high, overall 57% of Christians similarly claimed they believed in the possibility of life on other planets, but when broken down by religious affiliation, Evangelicals at 40% were among the lowest to hold such an opinion. And if a survey conducted in 2014 by Astronomer David Weintraub is any indication, atheists’ belief in aliens is growing. The Vanderbilt University professor conducted a similar survey for his book, Religions and Extraterrestrial life, …
Alexander Grass Center for Bioengineering in Jerusalem has shown that TriCor (fenofibrate), a drug in use since 1975, shows promising results in treating people with severe cases of COVID, as it transformed their condition to a common cold within days.
According to a study out of the University of Waterloo in Canada, the popular blue surgical masks made from cloth that were used around the world to prevent the spread of COVID were only 10% effective in stopping the virus.
People have a greater fear of COVID than the virus actually deserves. And this showed up in a recent Gallup survey that revealed over a third of Americans believe that half the people who come down with COVID are hospitalized.
A study conducted by researchers from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine reveals that the flu shot, that many people typically receive in the fall, may also help people when dealing with some of the more severe symptoms of COVID including blood clots, sepsis and risk of stroke.
We have a cute cat in our neighbourhood called Boots. He is a tan-coloured and, as his name suggests, comes with black feet. Around 9 AM every morning, he patrols his territory, that includes our street. He walks up every driveway, checking our backyards, looking for intruders, I suspect oth
Two universities recently decided to determine if education played any role in a person’s hesitancy to get the COVID vaccine.