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Health & Wellness




COVID-19 Updates
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Why some people don't wash their hands
Zaria Gorvett

It may seem incomprehensible in this age of pandemic but there are some people (still) who don't wash their hands. Reasons for skipping out hand washing are varied. Zaria Gorvett for the BBC researches the subject. Read...

Eating large meals can make us hungrier
William Park

It seems counter-intuitive that eating a large meal can make us hungrier in the hours—or even days—following the feast but it's true. And, is it true that it's because you've stretched your stomach with all those goodies? William Park,, delves into the science of food over-indulgence. Read...

Calculate your blood alcohol content

BAC (blood alcohol content) calculators are primarily used to help people keep track of how much alcohol they’ve consumed. has an online guide that explains blood alcohol content (BAC), the different types of BAC calculators, their use by law enforcement, and a quick quiz to check your own BAC. Read...



Tips to make running more enjoyable
Jim Schroeder

Running is one of the more accessible options for exercise...something we might all consider doing in these days of sheltering in-place. Here are ten tips to help make running more enjoyable and sustainable. Read...

how to avoid touching your face so much
Fernando Duarte

Humans, unlike many other animals, have a propensity to touch their faces. It's an usual habit and one that makes us particularly prone to infecting ourselves with transmittable diseases. So, why do we do it and, more importantly, how can we stop doing it? Read...

How the U.S. hospital ships work
New Advent

Only eight nations still have hospital ships—among them are the massive USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort. Here;s a look at how America's hospital ships work and what they look like inside. View...

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Best Mattress Reviews 

Best Mattress Reviews is run by a review team of veterans from the mattress industry as well as journalists who have written extensively about sleep health and sleep products. We’re a Seattle-based crew where all those dark, rainy days really charge up our hypersomnia, and persistently lead us to the next cup of coffee. So, of all people, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep, and how your mattress can help or hinder that. Our goal is to give you the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about what mattress is best for you, so that you sleep soundly.

Consumer Safety Guide

We’re here to help you get the answers you need about consumer and medical products. We want to educate the public and ensure consumers are informed about defective medical products, dangerous drugs, and high-risk consumer products. Our goal is to be your go-to online resource. We provide accurate, relevant information in one place, so it’s easy and convenient for you to know what risks you face. We give you information about which products and devices are safe and which ones are not – hopefully reducing your risk on a daily basis.

Drug Rehab Connections

We provide unbiased information reviewed by medical experts so our readers can make an informed decision on the next steps in their, or a loved one’s, drug rehabilitation journey. Drug Rehab Connections was founded by a group of individuals who know both sides of addiction. We know it from our personal lives as well as engaging and working with rehab and treatment centers. We are not a Treatment Center. Rather, We are a starting point to finding help for individuals and families battling addiction. We want to answer your questions—about drug rehab, the therapies available, treatment programs, and more—so that you are able to make decisions that can ultimately save your life or someone you care about.

Know Your DNA

DNA testing can be confusing; we’ve relied on experts and doctors to administer and decipher these kinds of tests since their invention. At KnowYourDNA we don’t just research consumer DNA tests; we order them, we use them, we explore how they work, and we give an unbiased review that completely avoids any unfounded claims or marketing mumbo-jumbo. We have no affiliations to any service we cover, we don’t get sponsored, we pay for the tests we take, and we have no obligation to anyone other than our readers. If that doesn’t sound like a pretty fair approach already, we have a secret that gives us an edge: KnowYourDNA is powered by the passion and expertise of trained geneticists and genetics


We believe achievements start with education and a commitment to small, daily choices. We create content that engages and informs, and we complement it with practical tools to make living healthy an easier and sustainable process.

Mattress Help

First off, to be absolutely clear: mattress companies do not pay us for these reviews, and all our content is unbiased and independently researched. We’re beholden to you, the consumer, and not a mattress company. We created with one goal in mind: to help answer sleep questions so everyone can have a better night’s sleep.

New Mouth

NewMouth is an informational web guide for those seeking dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric, and specialty dental care treatments and procedures. All content published on NewMouth is created by our team of journalists, researchers, and those experienced in the medical writing industry. All pages and topics on the website are fact-based and sourced from current scientific research, such as scholarly articles, dentistry textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals. This includes information provided by the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Project Know aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction. With a library of original content, we educate in simple language. While is not meant to take the place of advice from medical professionals, who should always be consulted regarding issues of substance abuse or potential behavioral health disorders, we do provide overviews and offer resources that can expedite the process of familiarizing yourself with addiction, drug and alcohol abuse, dependency, treatment and recovery topics and options.

Recall Report

Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe.


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Listings and links reviewed: March 2020


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