to your health

How overnight fasting could extend lifespan.

Intermittent fasting shows health and longevity benefits in a variety of species. This short article published in Nature highlights a study that’s also linked fasting results to the circadian clock. | learn more

under the microscope

Obesity doesn’t always mean ill health.

Shockingly interesting! “Many researchers and doctors—and broader societies—take it as a given that obesity means ill health. In fact, says Ruth Loos, who studies the genetics of obesity at the University of Copenhagen, “We can be obese but remain healthy.” […]

fun facts

Do parachutes prevent death?

Hah! “As with many interventions intended to prevent ill health, the effectiveness of parachutes has not been subjected to rigorous evaluation by using randomised controlled trials.” | learn more

teaching the kids

Your world, better

While I’m not in the market for middle school textbooks, I am fond of this one for its approach. Ever since Hans Rosling helped me realize my world view was based on decades-old and outdated data, I’ve wondered if that cycle persists. […]

to your health

China’s one-minute staff-free clinic

A Chinese telehealth company, Ping An Good Doctor, launched a staff-free one-minute clinic last year, and now they’re expanding to 1,000 units across 8 provinces. This seems like a worthwhile investment in health! “The clinics currently provide online consultations for […]