The ‘neck rule’ could tell you if you’re ill enough to skip your workout — here’s how it works

  When weighing up the benefits and costs of exercising while unwell you should follow the “neck rule.” Nattakorn_Maneerat / Shutterstock When you’re ill, it can be hard to tell whether exercise will make you feel better or worse. If you’re unsure, you can use the “neck rule” to determine whether working out is a […]

Here’s why your body stores more fat in certain places

Every January, fat’s in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does it wander when it’s lost? This, my friends, is Fat Month. […]

A strange diet is designed to slow aging by mimicking fasting but you can eat normally most of the time

Shutterstock/Siberian Photographer Evidence suggests that fasting could help cure disease and prevent aging, though a number of fasting interventions sound difficult and unpleasant. One researcher has developed the fasting-mimicking diet, which he says could provide the benefits of fasting but only requires eating a specific way for five days at a time once every few months. […]

Doctors Say These Are the Best Foods for Acid Reflux | The Thirty

  Nothing can ruin a good meal like acid reflux. That burning chest pain is just so uncomfortable. “Typically, lifestyle factors like smoking, being overweight, or not being physically active can increase a person’s risk of developing acid reflux,” says registered dietician and nutritionist Sammi Haber. “As one-time occurrences, reflux can be caused by different […]

The key to peace and self-acceptance lies in understanding 3.5 billion years of life on Earth

There’s much more to our story than we usually consider. (NASA/Spitzer Space Telescope) Have you ever longed to shine like a star and be part of something great—a major artistic work, say, or a scientific discovery? Dream no more. It’s already happening. In the big picture of the universe, we’re all quite literally the stuff […]

A Yale psychologist reveals the simple trick he used to finally quit drinking for good

Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Psychologists agree that behavior change is hard. Replacing an old habit with a new one can help your brain break out of unwanted patterns. A psychologist at Yale once made a simple change to his evening routine that helped him quit drinking for good. Humans are creatures of routine. Scientists agree that […]

We’re learning more about why one type of carb is so good for you

Flickr/Jennifer Fiber is a key ingredient found in whole grains and produce that appears to help with weight loss and overall health. We’ve known for decades that fiber helps with digestion and keeps us feeling full, but scientists haven’t known why that is. Two new studies suggest that fiber’s most important impact is on the […]

Scientists claim they found a drug that “significantly reverses memory loss”

Health & Medicine by Lou Del Bello on January 2, 2018 Creative Commons A team at Lancaster University in the U.K. has discovered that a drug designed to treat type 2 diabetes may hold the key to fighting the memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer’s disease. Their study has been published in Brain Research. The medication […]

I Tried Coconut Oil Pulling For A Week & Here’s Why I’m Sticking With It

Coconut oil is one of those wonder substances that seems to have almost as many purported benefits as the natural water and air we drink and breathe each day. Whether you’re using coconut oil to cook your veggies, or you’re slathering it all over your legs with your favorite essential oil as a moisturizer, or […]

AI-powered robot finds common soap ingredient may combat malaria

Many popular antimalarial drugs target a specific enzyme found in malaria-causing parasites, an enzyme important for the parasites’ growth. So researchers used AI-powered Robot Scientist Eve to screen a slew of FDA-approved compounds to see how well they were able to inhibit that enzyme and it found that triclosan was able to inhibit the enzyme […]

Eating These Two Fruits Could Help Repair The Lungs Of Ex-Smokers, Says Study

If you’re a former smoker worried about the damage that cigarettes could have caused to your lungs, then you might want to start adding two fruits to your diet… According to new research by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a diet high in apples and tomatoes may help repair the lungs of ex-smokers. […]

Fish-oil supplements may do more harm than good, UBC researcher finds

Groundbreaking research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus is calling into question the value of fish-oil based supplements as a way to combat cardiac and inflammatory disease. Fish oil supplements fed to mice already on a diet rich in vegetable oil interfered with the ability of cells in the gastrointestinal system to repair […]

Heard of Sex Diet? Here is a list of food items to eat and AVOID to maintain your sex drive

Nutritionist Sarah Fowler reveals her top tips on the kind of food one should opt for and stray away from to keep their libido intact, and to recover from the lack of it.Creative Commons. Suffering from a lack of libido is no alien concept to us, because at one point or another during the adult […]

Why Standing Desks Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be

Stand and Deliver Desk jockeys have long been warned that sitting is as bad as smoking, exempting those with active occupations. No more. Standing may be worse. Of 7,320 workers, those whose jobs kept them on their feet (factory workers, waiters) were twice as likely to develop heart disease than those who sat, an American […]

If You Take Ibuprofen Often, Read This

There’s a conventional wisdom around the fact that over-the-counter drugs, which don’t require a prescription, are relatively safe. After all, if they came with dangerous side effects, they wouldn’t be sold without a doctor’s oversight—right? But there’s a growing body of data suggesting that perhaps the most popular non-prescription drugs, pain killers known as non […]

Stay away from romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports advises

People should stay away from romaine lettuce until U.S. and Canadian health officials get to the bottom of an outbreak of E. coli infections, Consumer Reports says. The consumer advocacy group called on the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do more to warn people about the outbreak, which […]