Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:12 PM
It's almost impossible to escape talk about Coronavirus right now. But what exactly is the illness that's been making headlines everywhere and is now confirmed in the U.S.? Bloomberg
spoke with Dr. Bill Schaffner, an infectious disease specalist, to make it clear. Head over to Twitter
to learn more.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:42 PM
Something remarkable is happening at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England. There, doctors who are part of an NHS-funded trial
are working to treat Retinitis Pigmentosa with advanced retinal implants that replace damaged photoreceptors and restore some elemnts of vision. Head over to the BBC
to learn more about this groundbreaking trial, how the implant works, and what it might mean for the future of Retinitis Pigmentosa treatment.
Friday, January 17, 2020 3:54 PM
Mobile is more powerful than ever— in fact, according to Inc
. and the State of Mobile report from App Annie
, consumer and ad spend on mobile devices is expected
to be $350 billion in 2020. As we spend more and more time (and money) on our phones each day, it's valuable to learn how customers are actually using their phones and spending that time and money. Head over to Inc
. to learn more.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:45 PM
published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology
in December posits the hypothesis that eating a "Western pattern diet," which uncludes proccessed meat, fried foods and high sugar, may present risks for developing AMD. Head over to Runner's World
to read more about this study and why it's so important, or read the full study online here
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:36 AM
Award show fashion is almost always a hot button topic. Dresses, suits and accessories often face extreme scrutinty the morning after, dividing opinions and even, sometimes, grabbing a spot on the morning news. But at this year's Golden Globes, it seems like there was one trend
everyone agreed on: tinted lenses. Earlier this week, The Cut
took a look at how tinted lenses became all the rage at the Golden Globes 2020, and who wore them best.
Monday, January 13, 2020 2:18 PM
Magno, the German Shepherd guide dog that Eschenbach has been helping to raise in partnership with the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, has officially entered formal guide dog training
in Bloomfield, Conn. At the end of this process, Magno will graduate to full guide dog work, and will be matched with a visually impaired person who needs him. You can follow Magno's process on Eschenbach's social media pages
Friday, January 10, 2020 2:49 PM
Jade DeLucia, 4, of Iowa may be going home today after a bout of the flu
landed her in the intensive care unit fighting for her life and her eyesight
. Jade was flown to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital and diagnosed with the flu on Dec. 24, according to a spokesperson for the Iowa City hospital. The girl's grandmother, Courtney Frey, told a local television station
that the infection made the girl's brain swell. On the family Facebook page to help support Jade's fight, there was mention of eyesight problems. "We’re doing one final test here soon to see if her brain
will react to her eyes," her mother, Amanda Phillips wrote. "If her brain does respond then there is hope for her eyesight returning. If it doesn’t then we'll be taking home the bravest, strongest, kindest, blind girl I will ever meet." Go to WebMD
for the full story.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:37 PM
Almost every complex achievement involves teams of people. But just because cooperative effort is crucial in many situations, and working with others can help you stay accountable, it doesn’t mean that you should always default to group work. Perhaps the most important time that you want to do a lot of work alone is when you have the task of finding a creative solution to a problem. There is a tendency in these situations to gather groups together to engage in brainstorming, but the evidence is overwhelming
that letting people throw ideas out to each other actually reduces the overall creativity of the group. For more situations in which working solo is the way to go, click here
for the full story from Fast Company
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:30 AM
Macy’s Inc reported a small decline in holiday same-store sales on Wednesday, surprising investors who were bracing for a sharper drop following an earlier profit warning, according to a story from Reuters. The company, which cut its annual profit forecast in November blaming weak international tourism and sluggish mall traffic, reported a 0.6 percent decline in holiday sales during November and December. Macy’s is among the first major corporate names to report sales for the holiday season, which is seen as a barometer for the health of U.S. consumer spending. The retailer also plans to shutter 28 Macy’s locations and one Bloomingdale’s store in the coming weeks, a Macy’s spokeswoman said. Click here
to read the full story from Reuters.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:00 AM
Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life
? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success
and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study. After poring through a mountain-load of data, obtained from in-person interviews, questionnaires, medical records, etc., researchers concluded that close relationships are what make men happy, and that social ties shield people from life challenges while improving mental and physical health. This is surprising in a culture that recognizes hard work
as the ticket to the good life. In a rare kind of ongoing research, the Harvard Study of Adult Development
has managed to track the lives of 724 men for 79 years. Click here
to read the full story from Inc. Magazine
Monday, January 6, 2020 11:30 AM
KINGSTON, R.I.—Imagine if you could find out, decades ahead of time, whether you are going to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Now imagine if you could detect those signs through an eye scan—rather than through the invasive, expensive tests that doctors now use. That is the potential of a clinical trial involving the University of Rhode Island, Butler Hospital’s Clinical and Aging Program, and Florida’s BayCare Health System. According to a recent story from the Boston Globe
, on Monday the three organizations announced the launch of a five-year, $5 million clinical trial of a retinal screening process that could help detect Alzheimer’s more than two decades before symptoms appear. The study is seeking 300 volunteers between the ages of 55 and 80. Click here
to read the full story.
Friday, January 3, 2020 1:11 PM
2020 is here. The dawn of a new decade brings many thing to the table—including a new work force
. As Generation Z enters the workplace, many hiring managers are working to figure out how to best appeal to them. Head over to Inc.
for a more in-depth look at what Gen Z wants in a workplace—you never know how adapting might change your business for the better.
Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:53 PM
In many cases, Trachoma is a treatable condition that doesn't have to lead to blindness. But that hasn't always been the case. Sightsavers
is working to end Trachoma around the world—and taking a look at some of the ways Trachoma has been treated throughout history, from bloodletting in Victorian England to using fish bile in the 17th century Middle East. Head over to Twitter
to learn more about some retired treatments for Trachoma, and how to help put an end to the disease around the world today.
Monday, December 30, 2019 12:08 PM
With the holidays behind us and the new year rolling out ahead of us, there's probably a lot on most minds right now. On top of settling into a new decade and settling down from two weeks of chaos, many people are headed back to work
over the next couple of days. Together, all these things might feel pretty stressful and overwhelming—especially after taking time off. To help get settled into the new year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has put together some stress management tips
. Take a look at the tips
and start 2020 as you mean to go on: relaxed.