Shekhar Kapur

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Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour

Tackle personal tasks before sunrise; find focus before distractions begin<p>By<p>Hilary Potkewitz<p>Most people who wake up at 4 a.m. do it because they have to—farmers, flight attendants, currency traders and postal workers. Others rise before dawn because they want to.<p>Russ Perry, the 33-year-old …

Time Management

21 Quotes That You Need To Read If Life Feels Like A Dumpster Fire

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” — Virginia Woolf<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 9 Rewarding Ways To Have A Happier, Healthier June<p>• 12 Clever Little Things People Do To Feel Motivated<p>• 16 Backgrounds That Will Brighten Your Day Every Time You Check Your Phone

Literature

Her doctor said she had the flu. It took years to find the real, and strange, illness.

Diane A. Bates lay on the floor of her bathroom in the middle of the afternoon — weak, disoriented and afraid that she might die before someone found her.<p>Bates had been battling what she had been told was a bad case of the flu for weeks. She hoped a bath might make her feel better, but she had felt …

Medicine

Tweeting Oncologist Draws Ire And Admiration For Calling Out Hype

New advances in medicine also tend to come with a hefty dose of hype. Yes, some new cancer drugs in the hot field of precision medicine, which takes into account variables for individual patients, have worked remarkably well for some patients. But while many patients clamor for them, they aren't …

Cancer

The FDA Has Approved an Implantable Glucose Monitor for Diabetics That Lasts for Months

Keeping track of your blood sugar is poised to become a lot easier for some diabetics living in the U.S. On Thursday, the Food and Drug …

Diabetes

The 3 Reasons the U.S. Health-Care System Is the Worst

The head of the Commonwealth Fund, which compares the health systems of developed nations, pinpoints why America’s is so expensive and inefficient.<p>According to the Commonwealth Fund, which regularly ranks the health systems of a handful of developed countries, the best countries for health care are …

Health Care

The Trouble With Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp isn't here yet. Still, his presence is all around the 10,500-square-foot rented mansion at 16 Bishopswood Road in London's Highgate …

Alice In Wonderland

India gets its first national healthcare facility registry; JP Nadda says repository will help ensure judicious resource allocation

<b>New Delhi:</b> Union health minister JP Nadda on Wednesday launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) — the country's first-ever national …

Digital Health

The Collapse of a $40 Million Nutrition Science Crusade

On Monday night Gary Taubes will board his second transatlantic flight in a week—from Zurich to Aspen—then eventually back to Oakland, where he calls …

Diabetes

The doctor on your wrist: How smartwatches are saving lives

<i>By Caitlin McGarry</i><p>James T. Green thought he was having a panic attack.<p>He took a break from work to walk around the block during a stressful day, and noticed he felt out of breath strolling up a slight incline. This isn't normal, Green thought. He had become an avid cycler in recent months and …

Medical Technology

The fightback against tuberculosis starts now

A death sentence. That is how the deadliest form of tuberculosis (TB) is often described. But breakthrough data from South Africa on the blockbuster …

Public Health

4am is when babies in England are most likely to be born, study finds

When are most babies born in the UK, would you say? 9am? Midday? Round about teatime?<p>Nope! Four o'clock in the morning is the time mothers in England …

Pregnancy

The 19th-Century Crank Who Tried to Tell Us About the Microbiome

Science, we are told, advances one funeral at a time1, but sometimes it progresses through resurrections.<p>The French chemist Antoine Béchamp …

Biology

The Best at-Home Hemorrhoid Treatments, According to Gastroenterologists

<i>While we might all be curious about the</i> <i>best plunger</i> <i>or</i> <i>probiotic tampon</i> <i>or</i> <i>cold-sore remedy</i><i>, it can be difficult to discuss these more</i> personal <i>items.</i> …

Shopping

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

Chromebook vs Laptop in 2018: Can it replace your Windows Computer?

More people than ever use a smartphone as their only computer. That makes sense; you have the web, apps for any service you want, entertainment via …

Google

Be VERY careful what medicines you pack in your luggage: The everyday drugs that could land you in PRISON if you try to take them on holiday

• <b>The Foreign Office has compiled a list of medicines that are banned abroad</b>• <b><br>Painkillers such as Tramadol are illegal in the UAE and tourists could be</b> …

Painkillers

How do I calculate investment returns the right way?

How do you calculate your investing returns? And how does that number compare to the professionals or to the S&P 500 or your investment advisor?<p>The …

Investing

88 books to enjoy this summer: the TED reading list

<i>Maya Sariahmed</i><p>Whether your weeks ahead contain travel, vacations or just longer and lazier days than usual, our list of recommendations from TED …

Books

The best advice from 2018 commencement speeches

From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not.<p>When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s been there before. That’s the gist of commencement speeches. Speakers often share their personal …

Motivation

Hepatitis A is usually not a problem to recover from. But in Michigan, 27 people died since this outbreak began.

WARREN, Mich.— Michigan is in the throes of the largest hepatitis A outbreak in the USA, a flareup that began in August 2016 and has killed 27 people, state health officials say.<p>The hepatitis A virus, which attacks the liver, is highly contagious. Just ask Christopher Larime ,46, of Grosse Pointe …

Public Health

How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

Middle Age

Three Test matches featuring Indian cricket team were fixed, claims Al Jazeera sting

In the last two years, at least three Test matches featuring India have been fixed, claims a documentary on cricket corruption made by Al Jazeera’s …

Cricket

Israel's Self-Flying 'Cormorant' Whisks Wounded Soldiers to Safety

Five men in white overalls lifted the stretcher off the ground, one of them taking care to lay a clear plastic IV bag that’s connected to the patient …

Flying Car

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

Immune System

Will Midnight's Children come up golden for Salman Rushdie again?

“One day, perhaps, the world may taste the pickles of history. They may be too strong for some palates, their smell may be overpowering, tears may rise to eyes; I hope nevertheless that it will be possible to say of them that they possess the authentic taste of truth...” So says Saleem Sinai in the …

Books

The latest outbreak of a deadly virus has scientists racing to create a vaccine

The Nipah virus outbreak in southern India this week has prompted the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a global alliance of governments and non-profits, to step up efforts to find a cure for the deadly disease.<p>The virus has claimed the lives of at least 12 people over the …

Public Health

What It Takes for Night People to Become Morning People

A few small lifestyle tweaks can make the shift easier for aspiring early risers.<p>In 2016, a study of nearly 90,000 people appeared to suggest that humans could be genetically predisposed to being either an early bird or a night owl. The study—which was conducted by scientists at 23andMe, a genomics …

5 TEDx Talks That Will Help You Learn How to Focus

These TEDx talks teach the power of mindfulness and how it can help overcome common obstacles in your business and your life.<p>Although we know it's best to be fully present in everything we do throughout the day--it's tough to do this without practice and guidance on how to stay focused.<p>When we are …

Mindfulness