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Soulcycle of fertility sells egg-freezing and ‘empowerment ‘ to 25-year-olds

September 16th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

There’s something eerily familiar about the Kindbody aesthetic. How do you build a cult following for an egg-freezing clinic? Gina Bartasi, CEO of Kindbody, a fertility startup that launched in New York City at the beginning of August, has a few ideas. For one, a bright yellow van stationed on a Friday in the middle […]



India’s bodybuilding boom reflects a nation coming of age

September 9th, 2018 at 8:49 pm » Comments Off

A group of twenty-something guys are crammed into a small room, flexing their muscles and applying thick layers of fake tan on dark brown skin. It’s approaching 40°C outside but, inside this windowless pen, it’s hard to breathe. Sweat is running freely and the air is thick with a tang of muscle spray as guys […]



A potential boom is coming in anti-aging drugs

September 5th, 2018 at 9:21 am » Comments Off

As the average age in developed economies rises in the coming years and decades, one of the next big economic disruptions may be in anti-aging medicines, according to a report by Citi. Why it matters: Already, the anti-aging market is about $200 billion, and the new boom could be in drugs that slow, reverse or […]



Tattooed eyebrows? Microblading makes its mark

August 25th, 2018 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

More and more women are binning their eyebrow pencils and going under the scalpel. But is it worth the sting? “You have tensed up!” the therapist says, snapping on her latex gloves. I look down at my balled-up fists and laugh nervously, trying not to think about the small scalpel that she is holding near […]



America’s hottest export? Sperm

August 19th, 2018 at 4:47 pm » Comments Off

Sperm from the US and Denmark dominate the market because those countries currently have the most supply, experts say. Ella Rasmussen’s doctors started to prod her about children when she turned 30. She was single, suffered from endometriosis, and contemplated a hysterectomy. After several years, the nudges took hold. Because she wasn’t a good candidate […]



Why are obstacle – course races so popular?

July 20th, 2018 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

As marathon participation declines, more people are signing up for extreme events such as Spartan and Tough Mudder. Completing a marathon has long been the ultimate feather in the cap of an amateur endurance athlete. But the idea of trotting along a boring old paved road for 26.2 miles doesn’t thrill everyone. For the endurance […]



These anti-aging pills seem to be actually working

July 17th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Pills hailed as the first real “anti-aging” drugs inched a little closer to the market after a study found they cut the number of respiratory infections in the elderly by half. The drugs: The pills act on an aging-related pathway called TORC1. Inhibiting this pathway “has extended life span in every species studies to date,” […]



CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

July 16th, 2018 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

Using CERN technology, Mars Bioimaging has created the first 3D, color X-ray images of the human body. Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in bones, but more detail could help pinpoint other problems. Now, a company from New Zealand has […]



How long can we live? The limit hasn’t been reached, study finds

July 2nd, 2018 at 9:12 am » Comments Off

The mortality rate flattens among the oldest of the old, a study of elderly Italians concludes, suggesting that the oldest humans have not yet reached the limits of life span. In Acciaroli, a hamlet in southern Italy, about one-in-60 residents are over the age of 90. A survey of about 4,000 Italians found that mortality […]



WHO classifies ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health condition

June 22nd, 2018 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

(CNN) — Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its […]



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