Vaccines work. That’s exactly how we eradicated smallpox

Getty Images On December 9, 1979, a global commission of scientists confirmed the eradication of a 3,000-year-old killer. Lethal, incurable, and highly transmissible, smallpox was one of the most terrifying diseases humanity ever faced. Caused by the 𝘝𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘫𝘰𝘳 and 𝘝𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘢 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘳 viruses, smallpox claimed the lives of over 300 million people in the 20th century. Passed ...

December 9, 2020 | 2 mins read

Exercise can help you lose weight–and might make you smarter, too

•According to neuroscientists, there is a positive link between physical exercise and cognition. •However, most people understandably associate exercise with physical rather than mental fitness. •Recent findings revealed that short-term cognitive gains from physical activity reflect exercise's long-term brain-boosting benefits. From reviewing days in advance to snacking on "brain-boosting" food, ...

March 25, 2019 | 3 mins read

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