Chris van Tulleken did an experiment a la Supersize Me whereby he, the researcher, was…
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Whether you want to lose, gain, or maintain weight, what you eat and drink provides the necessary fuel that your body needs—not only to survive, but to stay healthy, build muscle and be mentally sharp. Too many people think about their diet only when they want to lose weight and in order to see results, people often turn to popular diets, including commercial options like Atkins, Whole30 and South Beach, as well as more basic eating plans like paleo, keto and Mediterranean. Other diets get even more specific, and may be tied to your blood type or focused on eating—or…
Drug labels are loaded with information for your safety. How often to take a drug, how much, what drug interactions might happen are all available if you know where to look.
Today, everyone has a smartphone in their pocket. You’re probably reading this article on it. And while having the world at your fingertips is convenient, our constant-connectedness comes at an expense. For many of us, it’s getting more difficult to concentrate in our overly-distracted world. A University of Texas study found that our cognitive capacity, including attention and focus, is significantly reduced whenever our smartphones are nearby—even when they’re turned off. Now, adults, teens, and even toddlers are prone to phone addiction. For kids, the situation may be even worse, especially as using digital devices becomes more common at earlier…
The world changed in March 2020, when the country — and the planet — shut down to help slow the spread of COVID-19. For most of us, the pandemic signaled the first time we were asked to shelter in place, maintain our distance from our friends and neighbors, forgo handshakes and hugs, and cover our faces. Even as the world slowly re-opens and we all learn to adjust to this new normal, even in life after quarantine, numerous questions remain. To combat the uncertainty, many of us have resorted to Googling the latest vaccine news, meticulously tracking positivity rates in…
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