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Now hear this: Loud sound may pose more harm than we thought
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:40:15 -0700
Scientists have been finding evidence that loud noise — from rock concerts, leaf blowers, power tools and the like — damages our hearing in a previously unsuspected way. It can rob our ability to understand conversation in a noisy setting, says a Harvard researcher.
Cherry juice can bring sweet relief from gout
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0700
Cherry juice has helped some people with the painful disorder; also, a reader wonders, what is Asafoetida good for? And, probiotics are good for more than your gut.
Water: It’s that important
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800
Water does more than just quench our thirst. It keeps our body temperature normal. It lubricates and cushions our joints. It protects sensitive tissues like spinal cords and growing babies. And it flushes unwanted waste from our bodies.
How to deal with motion sickness
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:22:03 -0800
Four strategies for conquering — or at least reducing — the unpleasant malady that can hit you on car, boat or plane trips.
Americans having less sex, new study finds
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:39:13 -0800
In the analysis by psychology professor Jean Twenge, people in the United States on average had sex about nine fewer times per year from 2010-14 than they did during the peak period of 1995-99, according to the nation’s leading survey of Americans’ behaviors and attitudes.
Bacon, soda & too few nuts tied to big portion of US deaths
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:04:05 -0800
CHICAGO (AP) — Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Overeating or not eating enough of the 10 foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes, the study suggests. “Good” foods that were under-eaten […]
Fitbit tracks your steps; now it wants to chart your Zs, too
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:03:05 -0800
Fitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well. The company said data collected by the millions of Fitbit trackers in use show that people are averaging less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a night, and the Zs people do get aren't necessarily the right kind of sleep.