In a way, this finding is not surprising because research has suggested that, aside from pain relief and fever reduction, acetaminophen (Tylenol) may influence a variety of psychological processes. The authors cite these examples: Acetaminophen may reduce “hurt feelings,” “meaning threats,” “distress over another’s suffering,” “loss aversion,” and emotional reactivity to negative and positive images. And the present research suggests acetaminophen might increase risk-taking behavior too. But why? … [Read more...] about 1 in 4 Americans Takes a Pill That Might Increase Risk Taking
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'Our results suggest that low UV regions that have received substantial immigration from high UV-R regions experience lower life expectancy than would have been the case in the absence of such migration flows,' the researchers write in their study, published in Oxford Economics Papers. … [Read more...] about Conservative MP calls for nationwide rollout of vitamin D tablets to people at-risk from Covid-19 after a Spanish region sees 82% drop in deaths following supplement programme
Extreme sports can be a natural fit for adrenaline junkies. These activities include bungee jumping, rock climbing, and auto racing — any activity that involves a significant level of danger. Some people find thrill through non-sports activities or jobs, such as firefighting, police work, or the military. Sensation-seekers may find the riskiness of these careers part of the attraction. … [Read more...] about Can You Be Addicted to Adrenaline?
When I’m my alter-ego Glamrou, I feel an agency to speak Arabic and own my Muslim identity in a way that was once denied of me as a male body. In fact, through my drag, I’ve connected to Allah again - and rather than Allah being a scary patriarch punishing me for my sexuality, I now think of Allah as a non-binary genderqueer being who loves me. … [Read more...] about ‘Everyone hates me’ but Allah: How gay drag queen found peace despite death threats from fellow Muslims as well as Far Right Extremists
What did they find? Patients who had sufficient vitamin D - of at least 30 ng/mL— were 51.5 per cent less likely to die from the disease. They also had a significantly lower risk of falling seriously ill or needing ventilation. Patients who had plenty of the nutrient also had less inflammation - often a deadly side effect of Covid-19. … [Read more...] about Widespread vitamin D deficiency is due to human migration from sunny regions to darker, colder parts of the planet over the last 500 years, study suggests