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Vacationers Stranded on China’s Hainan Island Plead for Food and Supplies as ‘Zero-COVID’ Lockdown Drags On
Since Aug. 1, China’s island province of Hainan has been under lockdown after a surge of new COVID-19 cases were reported. According to government statistics, the number of positive infections has exceeded 5,000 cases across...
80,000 Vacationers in China’s Tropical Hainan Stranded by New ‘Zero-COVID’ Lockdown
China’s southern island province of Hainan has been placed under lockdown after a cluster of new COVID-19 infections was detected. The city of Sanya, which is heavily dependent on tourism, saw over 80,000 people stranded...
Residents in Northeastern Chinese ‘Cancer Village’ Sign Mass Petition Condemning Pollution
Over 80 people living near the city of Huludao, located in China’s Liaoning Province, have come forward to claim they have fallen ill from carcinogens present in the region’s air and water.  In an unusual...
More Cities Go Under Lockdown as China Reports 1,456 ‘High’ and ‘Medium-risk’ Zones
At least 15 provinces in mainland China have reported an alarming rise in new COVID-19 infections, with over 6,000 cases reported on July 24.  Among them, 308 were in Gansu — an arid province in...
There appears to be a correlation between sleep deprivation and obesity, data shows.
The Relationship Between Sleeping Less and Gaining Weight
About half of all Americans report feeling sleepy during the day between three and seven days each week, and 35.2 percent of all adults report sleeping 7 hours or less each night. Over the past...
Shanghai Man Left Homeless After Being Confined to COVID Quarantine Camp for 42 Days
In late February, a man named Chen Jian ventured out to Shanghai in hopes of finding a higher-paying job to support himself and his family. After securing a job working part-time at an electronics factory,...
Hongkongers Fear Tightening Regime Control as Officials Promote Mainland-style ‘Health Codes’
Lo Chung-mau, newly appointed health chief for incoming Hong Kong leader John Lee's government, said on July 10 that he would consider incorporating a “real-name registration system” to the Hong Kong epidemic prevention mobile app...
Scientists drew inspiration from coffee and gummy candy to develop a novel delivery mechanism for carbon monoxide in gut disease treatment.
How Coffee and Gummy Candy Inspired Innovative Carbon Monoxide Delivery in Treatment of Gut Diseases
Normally thought of as a poison, carbon monoxide (CO) is a “colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gasoline, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel.” At high concentrations, CO can build up in the blood,...
Xanthan gum, a food additive, may be altering the human gut microbiome, especially for the vegan diet.
How Does Xanthan Gum Alter Our Gut?
Many who live in industrialized countries may not have heard of xanthan gum by name, but have likely consumed it. Found in several processed foods such as soups, ice cream, and fruit juices, in personal...