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How to Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke? Follow These Steps to Stay Safe and Decrease Your Risk of Falling Sick From Thick Ash of Raging California Wildfires

The raging wildfires across the United States of America have gripped the nation. California is bracing for another dangerously warm weekend, with dry winds, parched vegetation and triple-digit temperatures threatening to ignite new fires and complicating containment efforts even more. The US state has poor air quality, so much that clean air is a luxury.… Read More »

Drug-therapy combo cuts breast cancer recurrence risk by 25%, Eli Lilly announces

Eli Lilly and Company on Sunday announced positive results in the fight against breast cancer. A drug called Verzenio, also known as abemaciclib, in combination with adjuvant endocrine therapy, was said to “significantly” reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence by 25% for those with a common subtype of breast cancer. The combo treatment also lowered the risk… Read More »

Blown up in smoke: Young adults who vape at greater risk of COVID symptoms

COVID-19 has swept across the globe, infecting millions and resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths. Substantial resources have been invested into understanding individual vulnerability in order to protect those at greatest risk. Age is the most often cited risk factor; 75% of US deaths have been in people over the age of 65, while… Read More »