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Binge-watching before bed can mess up your sleep

Binge-watching your favorite show could be ruining your sleep and leaving you exhausted the next day. “Our study signals that binge-viewing is prevalent in …

This simple trick keeps pollution out of your car

After conducting a new research approach using actual commutes, engineers discovered a simple shift can reduce the health risks of air pollution on the road. …

Mechanized underwear fights lower back pain

Combining the science of biomechanics and advances in wearable tech, a team of engineers has designed a smart, mechanized undergarment that could help prevent …

Fighting negative emotions can make you feel worse

Embracing negative emotions can make you feel better, while pressure to be positive can actually make you feel worse, new research suggests. “…if you’re …

Black tea may let gut microbe fight flu damage

A particular gut microbe can fight severe lung damage from flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds—called …

Can 10-minute bursts of exercise fight frailty?

New research indicates that short periods of intense physical activity in the form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can reverse frailty in mice, …

How wimpy taste buds can lead to weight gain

People with a diminished ability to taste food usually choose sweeter—and likely higher-calorie—fare, which can put them at risk for gaining weight, …

How does your diet impact on your overall health?

There have been many national headlines about the UK obesity crisis and the long term health problems being stored up for our nation’s children. These …

How to talk to yourself to control emotions

During stressful times, talking to yourself in the third person—silently—could help you control your emotions. This method doesn’t take any more mental …

Thinking you’re not fit enough might cut lifespan

New research finds that people who think they are less active than others in a similar age bracket die younger than those who believe they are more …