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Past articles by Ash-har:

Researchers study potential benefits of boxing for Parkinson’s patients

The boxing program was modified specifically for people with stage two Parkinson’s, when patients have symptoms like tremors, rigidity and difficulty walking. → Read More

Female Pakistani rapper breaking barriers

An artist is blazing her own trail through patriarchy in the world of music. She’s billed as the first female rapper from her home country of Pakistan. → Read More

Electrified highways could one day power electric vehicles on the road

Engineers are working to develop the world’s first wireless charging highway to continuously power electric vehicles. → Read More

Book influencer shines spotlight on Black writers to inspire readers

As a book influencer Cree Myles is trying to change the imbalance and lack of diversity in the publishing world by highlighting diverse works. → Read More

First reparations distributed following decades of housing discrimination against Black residents

The city of Evanston is one of the first cities in the U.S. to address racism, discrimination and residue of slavery through government funded financial reparations. → Read More

ALS drug breakthrough shows promise in animal studies

NU-9 – now called AKV9 could be more effective than anything else on the market currently used to treat ALS. → Read More

Prevention program focuses on those most likely to be involved in gun violence

Men who went through the program were two-thirds less likely to be arrested for a shooting or murder and nearly 20% less likely to get shot or killed themselves than men who did not take part. → Read More

School districts looking for cleaner more cost-effective transportation

The U.S. EPA is providing an additional five billion dollars over five years to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission models. → Read More

Zoos nationally move to protect avian populations from bird flu outbreak

As of late last week, at least 34 states have detected a positive case of the avian flu in wild bird samples. → Read More

Activists fight for voting rights of convicted felons serving time

According to the Sentencing Project, in 2020, 5.2 million Americans were disenfranchised because of a felony conviction. → Read More

Century-old museum collection reveals birds nesting earlier

These changes in nesting dates might result in birds competing for food and resources that they never had before. → Read More

Districts struggle to transport students amid ongoing bus driver shortage

According to a newly released survey from HopSkipDrive, 88% of survey respondents said the bus driver shortage is the biggest transportation issue they face – a 10% increase from last year. → Read More

Faith leaders in Korean American community tackle domestic abuse

Taught in Korean, the online module portion presents the trainee with virtual case simulations allowing them to learn and make choices on how to confidently proceed. → Read More

Fracture-resistant concrete could help fight climate change

Combined with nano material, the concrete’s pores are tightened up at a molecular level, resulting in a more water and fracture-resistant building material. → Read More

Artificial intelligence aids doctors during colonoscopy screening

Known as the GI Genius, the deep learning technology uses a database of 13 million images to detect mucosal abnormalities in real-time that might be missed by the naked eye. → Read More

Better earbud habits can prevent needing medical attention

Wearing earbuds for hours on end can reduce oxygen flow inside the ear canal. Experts warn obstructions can cause wax to build up and mix with moisture, and that can lead to irritation and infection. → Read More

Exhibit spotlights anti-Black violence through history

The exhibit takes visitors through American history starting in the 1890s through the start of the Black Lives Matter movement. → Read More

Experts say too soon to lift mask mandates from schools

Officials in a growing number of states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Oregon, announced plans to drop school mask mandates when they expire in the next few weeks. → Read More

Is the pandemic shortening our attention spans?

Experts say there are things you can do if you find your ability to concentrate and focus your attention is waning. → Read More

Studio creates portraits of homes on paper in a 3-D model

Commissions for what they call ‘home and building portraits’ have come in from all over the world, including Italy and Australia → Read More