‘Aussie’ flu. Should we be worried?
Most people will recover in about a week and won’t need any specific treatment, apart from a bit of bed rest, some paracetamol or ibuprofen and drinking plenty of fluids. But for some – the very old, very young or people with pre-existing health conditions such as heart disease – flu can be deadly. Is […]
Why No One Can Decide Whether Eggs Are Good or Bad For You
Nutrition studies are like that one person you know who says one thing one moment and then turns around and says the complete opposite. Coffee can disrupt your sleep and give you some unpleasant gut problems, but on the other hand, drinking a few cuppas will extend your life. Wine has the perplexing capability of […]
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Your Morning Commute Is Killing The Environment
For the first time in 40 years, emissions data indicates that the largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US comes from transportation. The previous heavyweight was electricity production, but now planes, trains, and automobiles (to name a few) have taken the lead. This isn’t necessarily bad news. The change comes as US electricity generation relies […]
16 Last Minute Resolutions You Can Make That Will Actually Change Your Year For The Better
God & Man Are you a human? If so, you’ve likely been floating through the holiday haze, and now it’s 2018 and you have no tangible goals for the new year. Say what you will about New Year’s Resolutions, but thinking of a new year as a fresh start is a powerful mind hack for […]
Goop Wants You To ‘Detox’ With An At-Home Coffee Enema
In an email newsletter sent out Thursday, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand released its annual detox guide, which recommends ditching certain foods for the year ahead, in order to cleanse your body of all the toxins. The one thing that really caught our attention, though, was something called the Implant O’Rama system for an at-home coffee enema. What […]
Dogs bring ‘a little light’ into ‘nightmare’ of childhood cancer
(CNN)Squeals of delight echo around the room at Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Nine-year-old cancer survivor Bryce Greenwell turns to his mother, Jenny. “Did you know about this?” he asks, hands cupped to his face in surprise. “Oh, my gosh, he has missed you guys so much!” pet therapist Michelle Thompson says as she […]
Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations
Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 but the Trump administration is reversing curbs on auto industry pollution Some of the most common avatars of climate change hulking power stations and billowing smokestacks may need a slight update. For the first time in more than 40 years, the largest source of greenhouse gas […]
There is a thrill to seeing your stomach getting flatter: why I run
Since I started trudging up hills and around parks four years ago, I have become healthier, slimmer and sunnier and sometimes I even enjoy it It is a damp, grey morning in south London and I am outdoors, still half asleep. The wind cuts like a knife and all I am wearing is shorts, tights […]
Are polar bear plunges good for you?
(TIME.com)Vinny Guadagnino, the fist-pumping star of the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore,” made a splash when he took a dip in the freezing cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club‘s 110th New Year’s Day Swim. “You get a rush when you’re there because there are so many […]
What are the secrets of the superagers?
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch the 84-year-old record-breaking athlete in action What will you be like in your 80s? Living independently, robust in body and mind, with a wide social circle? Manage that and you will be a superager. It is a worthy aspiration, but the reality is rather different for […]