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The dangers of essential oils: Why natural isn’t always safe – CNET

This wellness trend has been going strong for years, but take it from the pros: Essential oils aren’t for everyone.

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At first thought, diffusing essential oils seems totally safe. How harmful can it be to enjoy scents like lavender, lemon and eucalyptus? The rise of brands such as Doterra and Young Living, beautiful diffusers that match any home decor and the new trend of putting essential oils on cloth face masks makes this wellness staple seem totally harmless. 
Words and phrases like “all-natural” and “therapeutic” make it easy to gravitate toward oils with rich scents. People often assume “n…

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Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems – ScienceAlert

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small…

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Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small new experiment. 
When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops in planter boxes, the diversity of microbes in the guts and on the skin of young kids appeared healthier in a very short space of time. 
Compared to other city kids who…

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Offline: Science and politics in the era of COVID-19 – The Lancet

“How can we follow the science when scientists haven’t the foggiest.” “‘Big mouth’scientists losing trust of Ministers.” Headlines such as these are increasingly…

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Scientists say some Covid-19 vaccines need screening for raising HIV risk – South China Morning Post

Researchers have raised concern about candidates made with a cold virus known as adenovirus 5.

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Published: 7:00am, 23 Oct, 2020
Updated: 7:44am, 23 Oct, 2020

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