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How to build a ‘rest ethic’ that is as strong as your work one

June 30th, 2020 at 1:41 pm » Comments Off

The authors of a new book offer creative and thoughful ways to maximize your time off that will gift you with inspiration, ideas, and recovery. Take in a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding. How long can you hold your inhale until it gets uncomfortable? Thirty seconds? A few minutes? It doesn’t take long […]

The most intimate areas of your vacation will be deep-cleaned by a freaky robot

June 22nd, 2020 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

Hotels, planes, and restaurants want your dollars back. Here are some of their plans to make it safe. It’s something we look forward to all year: summer vacation. This time-honored tradition is an opportunity to get away from the stress of our daily lives and see new places, dip our toes in cool waters, or […]

New study : Every electric car brings $10,000 in life-saving benefits

June 17th, 2020 at 5:45 pm » Comments Off

Converting all cars and SUVs in the Greater Toronto area into electric vehicles would cause 313 fewer deaths per year, an estimated social benefit of $2.4 billion. That’s the high-level finding of a study published today by Environmental Defence and the Ontario Public Health Association. EV drivers cite numerous reasons for ditching a gas car […]

The average human body temperature is no longer 98.6 F

May 23rd, 2020 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

We’re all chilling out, new research shows One of the most widely accepted standard measurements of the human body, a normal temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, has declined gradually for more than 150 years in the United States by about 1.6% since the pre-industrial era, a new study published in the journal eLife finds. The […]

Avoid touching anything with this $18 antimicrobial hand tool

May 2nd, 2020 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

Save 28% on a device that you can use to press buttons, open doors and pull levers. If only 2018 could see us now. Since the start of the coronavirus, I’ve had the immortal words of Sgt. Apone ringing in my head, when he admonished the Colonial Marines in the movie Aliens: “Nobody touch nothin’.” […]

No, the coronavirus is not the leading cause of death in the US, CDC says

April 27th, 2020 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

US coronavirus deaths pass 14,000, but future projections are better than expected (CNN)Even though the coronavirus pandemic continues to take lives across the United States, Covid-19 has not become the leading cause of death in the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed to CNN. “There are no data to support that theory,” […]

How long could you live off body fat alone?

April 16th, 2020 at 5:09 pm » Comments Off

In this extract from Fat: The Secret Organ, obesity researchers Mariette Boon and Liesbeth van Rossum explain the purpose of fat in the body and how long it can keep us going without food. When we talk about the fuel ‘fat’, which is suspended in our blood and which can be absorbed and burned by […]

How Epidemics of the past changed the way Americans lived

April 11th, 2020 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

  Past public health crises inspired innovations in infrastructure, education, fundraising and civic debate At the end of the 19th century, one in seven people around the world had died of tuberculosis, and the disease ranked as the third leading cause of death in the United States. While physicians had begun to accept German physician […]

“I feel weightless”: Nike-backed researchers invent a wearable robot that makes you faster

April 6th, 2020 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

  “It can do things that your muscles can’t do.” As workout studios close their doors amid a global pandemic, people are left with one of the cheapest and easiest ways to break a sweat: running. But just because you know you could be running, doesn’t mean you’ll actually go out and jog. That’s where […]

Old human cells rejuvenated with stem cell technology

April 2nd, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Old human cells can become more youthful by coaxing them to briefly express proteins used to make induced pluripotent cells, Stanford researchers and their colleagues have found. The finding may have implications for aging research. Old human cells return to a more youthful and vigorous state after being induced to briefly express a panel of […]

Oxford scientists develop new coronavirus test that provides results in just 30 minutes

March 18th, 2020 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new coronavirus test that produces results around three times faster than the current fastest testing methods, and that requires only relatively simple technical instrumentation. In addition to these benefits, the researchers behind the test’s development say that it could even help detect patients affected by coronavirus […]

How caloric restriction prevents negative effects of aging in cells

March 15th, 2020 at 3:58 am » Comments Off

Summary: A new study provides the most detailed report to date of the cellular effects of a calorie-restricted diet in rats. While the benefits of caloric restriction have long been known, the new results show how this restriction can protect against aging in cellular pathways. If you want to reduce levels of inflammation throughout your […]

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