Demi Lovato's Pixie Cut and Baby Bangs Are Back

Well, 2021 has certainly been an exciting year for Demi Lovato's hair. The singer-songwriter entered the new decade with a textured blonde bowl cut, completely ditching their signature, longer jet-black hair. Since then, they have shown that short haircuts don't limit style possibilities at all. On January 10, they debuted a pastel pink pixie, hopping on the immensely popular hair-color […]

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Vicariously Experienced Racism Leaves Teens Feeling Helpless, but Also Spurs Activism

(Reuters Health) – Interviews with teens reveal that vicarious exposure to racism via the media can lead to feelings of helplessness, but may also spark activism as a coping mechanism, according to a new study. The focus groups with 18 youth in the greater Chicago area ages 13-19 uncovered helplessness as the primary negative emotion they experienced when they observed […]

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Microscopic metals found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients

Oxidized iron and copper are vital for the operation of numerous enzymes in the human body. Research has implicated disruptions in the regulation of these and other charged metal ions in neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers were surprised to discover highly reactive particles of elemental iron and copper in postmortem brain samples from people with Alzheimer’s. The metals appeared […]

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Hope for women with the 'Angelina Jolie' gene

Hope for women with the ‘Angelina Jolie’ gene as scientists find drugs that can kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones unharmed Around one in 200 people carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes  The mutations raise the risk of breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancer Angelina Jolie had a preventative mastectomy in 2013 after testing positive for […]

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combivir weight gain

FILE PHOTO: Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior State Department official said on Thursday that the United States was working with Taiwanese regulators and expects COVID-19 vaccines to be delivered “in very short order” to Taiwan. Washington has promised […]

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Ducey Blocks ASU Policy Requiring Masks for Unvaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday blocked a new Arizona State University policy that would have required unvaccinated students to submit to twice-weekly COVID-19 testing and wear a mask, calling the decision “bad policy.” The Republican governor issued an executive order saying students at the state’s public […]

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Researchers identify 16 medicines that could be used to treat COVID-19

In the scientific journal Pharmaceutics, researchers from the ESI International Chair of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University (CEU UCH) and ESI Group have just published a new computational topology strategy to identify existing medicines that could be applied to treat COVID-19 without waiting for the research and clinical trial phases required to develop a new medicine. This mathematical model applies […]

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Tmall Broadens Beauty Product Development Reach

PARIS – Alibaba’s business-to-consumer platform Tmall keeps broadening its scope as a beauty product developer in China. On Thursday, Beiersdorf AG revealed that its NX Nivea accelerator is expanding into the country through a partnership with Tmall to co-incubate Chinese beauty startups. The news came two weeks after information was released that Tmall and Swiss fragrance and flavors supplier Givaudan […]

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