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Too Hot to Sleep? Here's What You can Do
Having trouble sleeping because it's way too hot? Join the club. Hours upon hours of tossing and turning while sweating profusely, can hardly be called relaxing. Here are ten useful tips to cool your room and yourself down.
This is Why You should Never Work Out with a Hangover
Barbecues, garden parties, sidewalk cafés: there's a fair chance you'll have a bit too much to drink on a warm summer night. But what if you're expected to be at the gym the next day? "Then you had best stay home."
Help! I'm Not in the Drivers Seat of My Own Life
Diet Soda Makes You Fat, 3 Alternatives for Light and Zero Addicts
Sugar-free drinks and diet soda don't help you lose weight. On the contrary, they can even make you fatter. This was shown in research by the Imperial College London.
New Organ Discovered in the Human Body
An Irish surgeon has discovered a new organ in the human body. The organ in question is the mesentery, a double fold of peritoneum which now turns out to be an organ. "This discovery opens up a whole new field of science", the study claims.
Will Becoming 100 Years Old be Normal Soon?
Time ticks away mercilessly and that is all too apparent in our bodies. Grey hairs, wrinkles, bad eye-sight, memory loss... It's all part of the aging process. No one can escape time, but the scientists of the Salk Institute have an answer.
Cheap does Not Necessarily Mean Unhealthy
Consumers think that healthy nutrition is automatically more expensive. They also suspect that when comestibles are more expensive, this is because they are healthier, although there is not a single shred of evidence to sustain this.
Malta First European Country to Prohibit Therapy which 'Cures' Homosexuals
Malta is the first country in Europe to prohibit therapy which claims to 'cure' homosexuality. The parliament in Valetta unanimously voted for the prohibition on Wednesday.
Break-through: Scientists have Found a Bacterium which can Prevent Diabetes and Obesity
Belgian scientists have made 'ground-breaking discoveries' in the fight against obesity and diabetes type 2. Using two separate treatments with the Akkermansia bacterium, they managed to halt the development of both diseases in mice.
Running Makes You More Creative
Running is not only good for building stamina, it also makes you more creative. "The best ideas come while you're running", says the Flemish advertiser Peter Ampe (50), who wrote a practical booklet about it.
Is Yawning Really a Sign of Being Tired or Bored?
We yawn because we're tired or bored. It seems simple, and yet it's not correct. Recent studies have shown that yawning serves exclusively to cool down the brain. There is a link with sleepiness, but that link is only indirect.