Health

How to Stay Safe with Heat Stroke Threats Looming all around you

For the past few days, citizens of different parts of the country, including Karachi, are being warned of soaring temperatures that are expected to cause severe dehydration and heat strokes. In 2015 we witnessed the chaotic aftermath of one of the worst climatic disasters to hit the country as the temperature reached 49 degrees and claimed the lives of nearly 2,000 people who died from dehydration and heat strokes. So

Study identifies best exercise to reverse signs of aging

You already know working out regularly can help keep you slim, boost your mood, aid your sleep, and even stave off disease. But a new study has identified a potential mode of exercise that may help optimize the reversal of any unwanted signs of aging — high-intensity interval training (HIIT). The idea is that instead of long, steady movement (think: running several miles on a treadmill at the same speed

Gene activity in the nose may signal lung cancer

Genetic changes in the cells lining the inside of the nose might someday help doctors diagnose lung cancer, a recent study suggests. “The idea that you don’t have to sample the disease tissue but can diagnose presence of disease using relatively accessible cells that are far from the tumor . . . is a paradigm that can impact many cancers,” Dr. Avrum Spira from Boston University School of Medicine, a

New pot gym in California: How bad is it to exercise while high?

We’re always looking for something to make our workouts just a wee bit better — but is that really a little weed? From Chelsea Handler working out while high on her show (to not-so-great results) to a gym opening in San Francisco that allows members to smoke in its facilities, pot has found a new unlikely pairing: exercise. A 2015 study in the journal Sports Medicine pointed to an odd

Do women really need a yearly pelvic exam?

Experts are still debating whether women need a pelvic exam at their yearly visit to a gynecologist, according to a new report. The report comes from a government-appointed expert panel that reviewed hundreds of studies on pelvic exams and concluded that there isn’t enough evidence to make a recommendation either for or against pelvic exams for women who don’t have symptoms of gynecologic conditions and aren’t pregnant. The panel, known as the

4 apps for couples you and your partner need to try right now

Technology has become a huge way for people to meet each other, and the majority of singles say they’ve joined a dating app at some point. But what about apps for couples? Where does technology fit in for those of us already in relationships? As it turns out, there are plenty of options for us too. My S.O. and I took a few of these coupled-up apps—most of which say

How spinning saved this ex-addict’s life

Early one morning in 2008, New York’s top spinning instructor was drunkenly wandering up Third Avenue, having just gotten into a blowup fight with her girlfriend inside a phone booth. “We were at a friend’s 40th birthday party, and I got so drunk and just made an ass out of myself,” says Stacey Griffith, author of “Two Turns From Zero” (William Morrow, out now). “I was being really bossy to

Terminally ill Georgia couple reunited in tearful Facebook video

A Facebook video of an Acworth couple weeping in each other’s arms is equally heartwarming and emotionally crushing. Jerry and Susan Stros have been married for 51 years and have four beautiful children together. In mid-February, Susan was diagnosed with Stage 4 small cell carcinoma, a rare form of cancer, in her lungs, liver, lymph nodes and chest cavities. Given her grim diagnosis, her family rallied around her. Then, tragedy

Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children a year – WHO

A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke and a lack or adequate hygiene, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Such unsanitary and polluted environments can lead to fatal cases of diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia, the WHO said in a report, and kill 1.7 million children a year. “A polluted environment is