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If you love staying up late and sleeping in, doing otherwise might actually hurt your health

Here’s one more way our modern sleep schedules might be killing us.<p>Night owls might get a rap for staying up too late watching Netflix or getting lost in meme spirals on the web, but it’s not all fun and games. Study after study shows the later you sleep and rise, the more likely you are to develop …

Sleep

6 simple, science-backed ways to get rid of belly fat

Belly fat is not just a problem because it can look bad.<p>In fact, having lots of fat in the abdominal area is strongly linked to diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease (1).<p>For this reason, losing belly fat has massive benefits for your health and can help you live longer.<p>Belly fat is …

Nutrition

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and death<p>An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim …

Biotechnology

Trouble in Paradise: Tourism surge lashes Southeast Asia's beaches

KOH PHI PHI LEY: Hordes of tourists clamber across the white sand with selfie sticks as Thai park rangers wade into turquoise waters to direct boats …

Asia

There's a big difference between good and bad fat — here's how to pick the best heart-healthy fats

Getting enough fat in your diet can be a great way to stay full, trim, and sharp. Fats are inherently energy- and calorie-rich foods, but that doesn't mean they're bad or that they will make you fat.<p>Eating the right kinds of fats feeds both the body and brain, all while keeping us full longer, so …

Nutrition

Rise in number of Bruneians visiting M’sia for healthcare

| Azaraimy HH |ACCORDING to the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), there have been an increasing number of private patients from Brunei …

Asia

Why does cancer arise? Landmark study provides unique insight

A massive research effort that started more than a decade ago has completed a comprehensive PanCancer Atlas that, for the first time, offers …

Cancer

Reach for *this* fruit instead of ibuprofen to ease post-workout muscle aches

When you’re training for a marathon or pushing your body hard in those HIIT classes, a post-workout ibuprofen might seem like best and fastest method …

Wellness

This Is the Most Common Reason People Have Sex

And it doesn't change as we age.<p>What motivates you to have sex? If you ask around, you’ll undoubtedly find a large number of answers to this question.<p>Consider this: A decade ago, sex researchers Cindy Meston and David Buss asked hundreds of college students to think about all of the potential …

Gender

The DASH Diet Is Great For Weight Loss, So Why Is No One Following It?

The DASH diet often flies under the radar, especially when compared to buzzy diets such as the Keto diet, but it’s one of the most widely-respected …

Holistic Medicine

Should We Be Popping Pimples? The Answer, According to Science

It can't be that bad... right?<p>To squeeze or not to squeeze? I'll admit that I'm no skin saint. I have stood in front of the mirror on a number of …

Skin Care

Top 13 Nutrition Lies That Made the World Sick and Fat

Nutrition is full of all kinds of nonsense.<p>The worst examples are listed here, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are the top …

Nutrition

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani contains tiny plastic particles — here's what that does to your body

You're drinking plastic, I'm drinking plastic, we're all drinking plastic. Bottled water drinkers may be drinking the most plastic of all.<p>A new study released by Orb Media estimates that on average, a liter of bottled water from big brands like Dasani, Aquafina, and Nestle, contains roughly 10.4 …

Pollution

Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions

Coronary artery disease pathogenesis and treatment urgently requires a paradigm shift. Despite popular belief among doctors and the public, the …

Diabetes

Which is Healthier: Being a Vegetarian or Eating a Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is consistently heralded as one of the most healthful eating styles. It’s heavy on produce, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and …

Mediterranean Diet

How to Fly the Best First-Class Seats, Cheaper Than Economy

Airline industry experts have been proclaiming the death of first class for years. While some airlines have done away with it altogether, others are …

American Airlines

Your private browsing isn’t as incognito as you want it to be

Your computer can store clues.<p>There’s no shame in firing up a private browsing window from time to time, whether it’s to visit a NSFW website or just to protect your personal information while checking your email on a public computer. But while private browsing modes do their best to erase your …

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Duolingo data shows this is the fastest way to learn a new language

Language-learning app Duolingo recently combed through a mountain of user data to find the best times each day to practice a foreign language. Its findings were published today at <i>Quartz</i>.<p>The findings essentially mirrored a 2016 study that showed the positive effect on sleep between practice …

Language Learning

Statins help lower cholesterol, but are they the treatment for you?

High cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease, affects nearly 1 in 5 American women who are at least 40 years old. Although heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women, there is little agreement on what to do about managing cholesterol.<p>A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Holistic Medicine

Melioidosis kills half the people it infects, but you’ve probably never heard of it

Every morning, Prasart Songsorn used to wake before dawn to head out to the fields before the tropical sun and oppressive humidity made it impossible to work. Prasart, who spent all his 56 years on his family’s small rice farm in north-eastern Thailand, worked barefoot in the warm mud. Boots …

Seven automated smartphone commands you should try

Teach your old phone some new tricks.<p>Your smartphone is supposed to make life easier. Good news: You can step up its convenience by automating some of the ways you use it. With these seven automated commands, you get to spend less time fussing with your device and more time on the stuff that really …

The magnesium-vitamin D connection you need to know about

When it comes to the long list of supplements out there, magnesium and vitamin D both top the list as ones doctors most recommend. (Probiotics are up …

Malaysian PM Najib lambasted for preferring expensive quinoa over rice

‘Election will be quinoa versus rice, clean government versus kleptocracy, and Najib versus people of Malaysia,’ opponent says<p>Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has sparked storm of criticism after saying he had stopped eating rice in favour of more expensive quinoa.<p>Najib, who is facing a general …

Asia

AI trained to spot heart disease risks using retina scan | Ars Technica

The blood vessels in the eye reflect the state of the whole circulatory system.<p>The idea behind using a neural network for image recognition is that …

Malaysia lures Chinese tourists to Sabah state with sun, sand and selfies | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

It’s just after dinner on February 9, exactly a week before Lunar New Year. Lu Xie, a native of Ningbo, China, is nowhere near preparing for Chunyun, …

Scientists finally adjudicate the war between carbs and fat

What’s better? Low-fat diets? Or low-carb diets? Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine put it to the test. The answer after their …

Turmeric Can Be DEADLY if You Take Any Of The Following Medication

Turmeric is an extremely beneficial natural ingredient, which is believed to be an alternative cure for numerous different illnesses. Namely, as its …

Japan Just Approved a New Drug That Can Kill the Flu Virus In Just One Day

As the worst flu season in a decade rages on, a potentially groundbreaking new drug that can kill the flu virus in just one day has won regulatory …

Public Health

Scientific study says reducing portion size and calories has nothing to do with weight loss

It all comes down to something much more important, apparently.<p>The basic equation for weight loss that we've all long understood goes a little something like this: eating less food + exercise = lose weight.<p>And while the exercise part still stands, a new study published in the Journal of the …

Low Fat