Category: Lifestyle

Our Story About Traveling In Peru

Peru is one of the most popular South American destinations for backpackers, and for good reason. Home to one of the most intriguing wonders of the world, high-altitude mountains, lush rainforests, plunging coastal cliffs, the best seafood (um hello, they invented ceviche) and a plethora of fluffy llamas to befriend, Peru is a backpacker’s dream. In […]

Any Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy Can Affect Baby, Says Study

A new review has revealed that consuming alcohol at any point during pregnancy can lead to poorer brain function in newborns. The study, ‘Evidence of detrimental effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on offspring birth weight and neurodevelopment from a systematic review of quasi experimental studies’ was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers at […]

Night-shift Workers at Risk Of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that shift workers are at a significantly increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome, which increases a person’s risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Night-shift workers are especially prone to developing sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome. The risks increase even more for those […]

Here’s Why Texting While Walking More Dangerous Than Calling Or Listening to Music

People who use a smartphone for texting while walking are twice as likely to have an accident or near miss than taking a call or listening to music, a new study suggests. According to the findings, published in the journal Injury Prevention, smartphone texting is linked to compromised pedestrian safety with higher rates of ‘near […]

Bella Hadid Among Victims Harassed By Victoria’s Secret Executive

Supermodel Bella Hadid was among the victims of sexual harassment by Victoria’s Secret executives. However, a newly emerged damning report by The New York Times suggests that they were suffering backstage due to “misogyny, bullying and harassment” culture in the popular lingerie company and fashion show juggernaut, report The report details the alleged sexual […]

How Lifting Less Can Give You Better Results

Researchers have found that weightlifters could do less and get stronger by changing the amount they lift each session. The researchers compared the average weights lifted by two groups over six weeks: one using a traditional training method of a “one rep max” – the maximum weight an athlete could lift – and one using […]

Best First Aid for Mild, Moderate Burns is Cooling with Running Water for 20 mins, Says Study

Twenty minutes of cooling with running water is the best initial treatment for a child’s burn, according to a study which may lead to new clinical first aid recommendations for mild to moderate burns. According to the study, published in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine, cool running water can reduce the odds of needing […]

Small Birth Weight Ups Risk of Breathlessness Later in Life

Parents, please take a note. Researchers have found that babies born with low birth weights are more likely to have poor cardiorespiratory fitness later in life than their normal-weight peers. Having a good cardiorespiratory fitness is important for staying healthy and can reduce the risk of numerous diseases and premature death. Alarmingly, cardiorespiratory fitness is […]