Whether you’re a night owl or a morning lark, we’ve all had problems with our sleep at some point. A stressful period at work, a few too many nights out and a change in the weather can all contribute to you walking around feeling like a exhausted zombie. It can also be hard to think sustainably about a subject which is personal and subjective. We’ve compiled some tips which will help you drift off to sleep in a way that helps both the environment and your mental wellbeing. Unplug as soon as you can The blue lightemitted by screens such as phones, televisions and computers are-you-suffering-from-computer-vision-syndrome can be damaging to your sleep as they inhabit the production of melatonin, the hormone which controls your internal cycle of sleeping and waking. Switching them off and resisting the temptation to check your notifications means that you’re more likely to go straight to sleep when you lay down, and also means you’ll be using less electricity … [Read more...] about 8 ways to green your sleep routine
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You can already get checked and treated for strep throat at many drugstores. You can now get your teeth cleaned and straightened at some. CVS Health is running a pilot with SmileDirectClub to fit people for the start-up's invisible braces in CVS' drugstores. Walgreens opened an Aspen Dental office in one of its Florida stores, with plans to open another this year. While these are small experiments for chains with about 10,000 stores each, they show how the drugstores are searching for new ways to draw customers inside. People are shopping more online. That's a problem for drugstores, so Walgreens and CVS are getting creative. Walgreens has already added FedEx and Sprint kiosks in some stores. It's also working with Birchbox to spruce up its beauty aisles. CVS, meanwhile, in November closed a roughly $70 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna and now plans to turn its pharmacies into health hubs. "It all boils down to trying to diversify what they're offering in the front of the … [Read more...] about Walgreens, CVS Offering Ways to Fix Your Teeth in Stores
BRUSHING teeth twice a day slashes the chance of developing Alzheimer’s, a study suggests. Experts found signs of the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis, which causes gum disease and tooth loss, in the brain tissue, spinal fluid and saliva of dead and living patients. Tests on mice showed the bug spread from their mouth to brain where it destroyed nerve cells. But a drug put in their food helped treat the infection and prevented further cell death. Scientists from San Francisco drug firm Cortexyme will launch a human trial later this year. The company’s Dr Stephen Dominy said it was the first time anyone had found solid evidence linking P.gingivalis to the development of the dementia disease. Alzheimer’s Research welcomed the initial findings but said the presence of a single type of bacteria was unlikely to be the only cause of the brain-wasting disease. Gum disease affects around 45 per cent of the population. DYING OF SHAME Women skipping life-saving smear tests … [Read more...] about Brushing your teeth twice a day ‘slashes the chance of developing Alzheimer’s’
PARENTS have been warned to keep babies away from teething necklaces and bracelets after a tot was strangled. The trinkets, used by baby with teething pain and as sensory toys for kids with autism or ADHD, have been linked to several injuries and even death. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that an 18-month old boy was strangled to death by a teething necklace during a nap. Babies start teething at around four to six months of age. It's a painful process, and often nippers become unsettled, teary and start chewing on objects during this time as their gnashers push through. The teething jewellery was seen as a solution as the baby can wear it all the time, and always have it to hand to gnaw on. Manufacturers say the resin in them also helps soothe the inflammation and ease the pain. But the FDA, A US based agency, urged: "We’re concerned about the risks we’ve observed with these products and want parents to be aware that teething jewelry puts … [Read more...] about Parents warned not to give babies teething necklaces after infant was STRANGLED by jewellery
Home Daily News What common language errors make you grit… Question of the Week By Jackson Thomas Posted December 5, 2018, 3:59 pm CST Whether you’re listening to a voice message from a client, reading aloud a brief or consulting a colleague about a case, you’ve likely heard someone use a wrong word in a sentence—and it made you cringe. You’re not alone. Last month, we featured two Your Voice columns from lawyer Mark H. Alcott—the first called out linguistic errors in common parlance, and the second expressed Alcott’s displeasure at various cliches, banalities and bizarre usages. Among Alcott’s most cringeworthy word-usage errors: Lie and lay. “It seems that only a tiny portion of English speakers (or at least American speakers) know the difference,” Alcott writes. “Therefore, we get following embarrassment: ‘I’m so tired, I’m going to lay in bed.’ Please don’t; there are children … [Read more...] about What common language errors make you grit your teeth?