Time - "It’s common knowledge that there are many benefits to being fit, but one large new study found that skipping out on the gym is practically the worst thing you can do for your health.
In fact, the study claims not exercising might be more harmful to your health than smoking." Read the rest of the story at Time.
...a new study published Thursday in JAMA offers one potential explanation: the rising rates of obesity
Since 1980, the obesity prevalence has doubled in more than 70 countries around the world. Thirty-nine percent of US adults, are now obese, along with 19 percent of children and adolescents.
The JAMA study looked at 85,000 women and found a link between a higher body weight, particularly obesity, and a greater risk of colorectal cancer.
But not so fast: One of the study’s authors, Washington University School of Medicine cancer epidemiologist Yin Cao, warned this study isn’t the final answer: “I think we are getting closer but this is not the final answer for [the mystery].” To find the final answer from Vox click here.
If you have trouble sleeping at night, you may not need fancy sleeping tech, over-the-counter pills, warm milk or sheep to count. A cool house could be all you need to get the best sleep of your life.
For those of you that argue over how cool a room should be with your partner (guilty!), chilly is the right answer. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the best sleep happens in a room that's around 60 to 67 degrees F (15 to 19 degrees C) for adults and children, and between 65 and 70 degrees F (18 to 21 degrees C) for babies and toddlers.
That's not just a guess, though. Science backs it up. CNET
(Health) You wouldn't think that a swollen pinky finger should warrant much worry. But for one woman in California, it turned out to be a sign of a rare manifestation of tuberculosis, according to a new report on the case, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The 42-year-old went to the hospital after her finger had been swollen and painful for a week, though she had not injured it at all.