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Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, a researcher, an inventor-entrepreneur and the author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,” and his colleagues have been road-testing weighted blankets to induce a […]

Eating More Chocolate Might Make You Smarter, New Study Suggests

Eating More Chocolate Might Make You Smarter, New Study Suggests

If you’re looking to improve your physical and mental health, science has no shortage of recommendations. Exercise more, about a million studies suggests. Quit multitasking. Eat more whole grains. These are clearly all worthy findings and we’d do well to heed the advice, but let’s be honest: you might dutifully go out and buy some quinoa, […]

Uganda: How Injections Almost Killed Iganga Girl

Uganda: How Injections Almost Killed Iganga Girl

When Winnie Nalubanga, 20, checked into a clinic with a fever, she expected relief. Instead, the injection she received made her situation worse when her skin developed blisters and peeled off. Nalubanga, a senior six candidate at Iganga Parents Secondary School, had caught a fever and gone to Hope Medical clinic in Iganga for treatment. […]

‘Female Viagra’ gets mixed reviews

‘Female Viagra’ gets mixed reviews

  A new review of the “little pink pill” for women with low sexual desire says the drug doesn’t work very well — but some doctors and patients who’ve been using the treatment disagree. The drug, Addyi, or flibanserin, has been on the market since October. “The data presented in this review suggests that the […]