Pinterest Restricts Vaccine Search Results to Curb Spread of Misinformation

Pinterest, a digital platform popular with parents, took an unusual step to crack down on the proliferation of anti-vaccination propaganda: It purposefully hobbled its search box. Type “vaccine” into its search bar and nothing pops up. “Vaccination” or “anti-vax”? Also nothing. Pinterest, which allows people to save pictures on virtual pinboards, is often used to…

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Domains: We Love to Be Smushed

A few years ago, Patrick Roche was working for an architectural firm in Manhattan and running a side hustle in bubble-ball soccer, a game during which players wear giant bubble suits and bump into each other, as he explained. That was fun. But his day job was stressful and exhausting. He wasn’t sleeping well. Mr.…

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Medical News Today: Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk

A recent study categorizing people with obstructive sleep apnea based on their differing symptoms found a strong link between excessive daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular disease. OSA increases hypertension risk. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes sporadic airflow blockages during sleep. All of the different types of sleep apnea, OSA is the most common. Symptoms include snoring,…

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Medical News Today: Blueberries may lower cardiovascular risk by up to 20 percent

The phytochemicals that give blueberries their blue color can significantly improve cardiovascular health, finds a new two-part study. The positive effect that blueberries can have on blood pressure is comparable to that of hypertension drugs. Dubbed “the silent killer” because it has no visible symptoms in its early stages, hypertension affects approximately 1 in 3…

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