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The growth of yoga and meditation in the US since 2012 is remarkable

November 19th, 2018 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

The number of Americans who meditate has tripled. Yoga is up 55 percent. In 2017, about 14.3 percent of US adults surveyed said they had done yoga in the past 12 months. That’s up from 9 percent in 2012. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images Yoga and meditation, two ancient practices, are now officially the most popular alternative […]

The healthiest people in the world don’t go to the gym

November 15th, 2018 at 2:05 am » Comments Off

If you want to be as healthy as possible, there are no treadmills or weight machines required. Don’t just take my word for it—look to the longest-lived people in the world for proof. People in the world’s Blue Zones—the places around the world with the highest life expectancy—don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. […]

50 U.S. States ranked by how fat their people are, according to scientific data (There are some big surprises)

November 14th, 2018 at 1:55 am » Comments Off

Sorry, Mississippi. A new study ranks all 50 states plus the District of Columbia by how fat their residents are. And there are some real surprises. Across the United States, a staggering 70 percent of people are either overweight or obese. It’s part of what drives the $66 billion weight loss industry, which is always […]

This smart toothbrush will clean all your teeth in just 6 seconds

November 14th, 2018 at 1:41 am » Comments Off

There are plenty of things in life that are a part of our routine. We’ve gotten used to them. They’re comfortable and familiar. And brushing your teeth is a perfect example. You expect to block out three to four minutes every morning and every night to brush every tooth one at a time until they’re […]

What researchers with the world’s longest running study of human aging know for sure

November 7th, 2018 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

What is aging? That’s the question the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sought to answer in 1958 when it launched the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA)—now the world’s longest-running study of human aging. Some 3,200 men and women have played a critical role in advancing our understanding of what it means to get older. […]

CRISPR gene editing creates cocaine-proof mice, aims to crack addiction puzzle

October 5th, 2018 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

Gene editing has already given us malaria-resistant mosquitoes and heat-resistant cows. Now, researchers from the University of Chicago may have topped both of those feats with their latest creation: Cocaine-resistant mice. Using the CRISPR-based gene-editing platform to modify the DNA of skin cells, researchers Xiaoyang Wu and Ming Xu have been able not only to […]

My career as an international blood smuggler

October 4th, 2018 at 10:14 am » Comments Off

For years, Kathleen McLaughlin smuggled American plasma every time she entered China, home to the world’s largest and deadliest blood debacle. She had no other choice. I started my decade-long turn as an international blood smuggler in 2004 with a mundane task: packing. I gently stacked a dozen half-liter glass vials into two soft-sided picnic […]

The ‘blood boy’ clinic is coming to NYC so rich people can live forever

October 2nd, 2018 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

The way Dr. Jesse Karmazin sees it, New York City needs some fresh blood. It’s been over a year since we last heard from the physician behind Ambrosia LLC, the company hoping to reverse aging by pumping adults with the blood plasma of the young, but don’t think for a second that Karmazin’s been sitting […]

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong

September 24th, 2018 at 10:50 am » Comments Off

For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. It’s time for a new paradigm.

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 […]

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