Today’s Solutions: December 10, 2022

Health

Finding good health news amidst a pandemic can be quite daunting. That’s not the case with The Optimist Daily, where positive news is in high supply. Our Health section covers the latest good news from the health sector, featuring solutions ranging from mental and physical health to immunity, nutrition, and cutting edge medical research.

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The many benefits of cultivating intergenerational friendships

Humans tend to gravitate towards or become friends with people our age due to our experiences in school and work. As we age together and share life experiences, it's natural to stay connected to our cohort. However, broadening our social circle beyond this — whether with someone younger or Read More...

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Are egg whites the missing ingredient for cheap effective water filtration?

As microplastic contamination and the lack of drinkable water worsen, finding efficient technologies to filter and desalinate seawater becomes increasingly vital. A novel airgel, fabricated from egg whites, shows great promise. An egg-citing concept Professor Craig Arnold of Princeton University Read More...

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Eco-anxiety and grief part II: how to cope

Part one of this two-part series discussed the differences between ecological grief and eco-anxiety, two relatively new terms used in reference to the feelings of sadness and distress that are related to the climate crisis. Now, let’s dive into how we can face them. How to cope with Read More...

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Eco-anxiety and grief part I: the differences

Environmentalists have warned about climate change's effects for decades, and in light of the COP27 conference in Egypt, climate change is certainly on many people's minds and hearts. Increasingly intense wildfires and other weather events, deforestation, food shortages, species extinctions, and Read More...

View in microscopic of ductal cell carcinoma, adenonocarcinoma from human breast cancer.

Tiny “endo-microscope” helps surgeons discover cancer cells quickly

In order to treat breast cancer more quickly, researchers have developed a little microscope that can be maneuvered into tight places inside the body during surgery. The endo-microscope Imperial College London researchers have created an endo-microscope that is less than 1mm in diameter - around Read More...

Side view of woman wearing green sportswear doing Yoga Garland Pose and Malasana, deep seated squat.

How low can you go? The benefits of squatting like a toddler

Squats are a staple of most workout routines (especially on leg days), but what about a deep resting squat? That isn't always a go-to, but it should be. "The deep resting squat, or as some people call it, the deep bodyweight squat, is the position where your hips and glutes are below your knees Read More...

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3 healthy habits to boost your immunity this cold and flu season

A mild headache that just won't go away, a box of tissues by the bed, and sleeping uncomfortably with your mouth wide open... It's that time of year again: flu and cold season. Everyone can agree that the above situations are undeniably unpleasant. Though catching a cold during this time of year Read More...

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New radioactive implant attacks cancer tumors with remarkable success

Engineers at Duke University created a promising novel cancer treatment delivery system and demonstrated its efficacy against one of the disease's most complex forms. The scientists demonstrated how a radioactive implant could completely eliminate tumors in the majority of rodents in newly Read More...

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Scientists improve cervical cancer prediction with new test

Great news! A more accurate test for cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer has just been developed by scientists. The groundbreaking test can also detect DNA markers for some other common cancers, implying that it could be used as a predictive test for breast, womb, cervical, and ovarian Read More...

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Snack your stress away with these expert-recommended foods

Jess Cording, R.D., CDN, a registered dietitian, developed a taste for butter after her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. "For some reason, one of the foods I really wanted to eat all the time was radishes cooked in butter," she told MindBodyGreen. "It was the most random thing." She Read More...