Chetnath Adhikari starts his day with Surya Namaskar—a sequence of 12 yoga poses, which involves moving from a standing position into downward and upward dog poses and then back to the standing position.
People who have mild traumatic brain injuries may be more likely to have lasting functional deficits that get in the way of daily activities than patients who experience other types of injuries, a US study suggests.
Childhood asthma rates appear to be dropping in many communities across southern California, and a new study suggests this may be due at least in part to improved air quality. Air pollution has long been linked to an increased risk of severe asthma attacks for people who already have the breathing disorder.
The biggest risk to hearing is noise. Over time, listening to loud music through headphones and going to gigs and clubs can damage your hearing. On public transport or a plane, it can be noisy and people often turn up their music to compensate.
Finally, workers have a new excuse for stealing pens from the office or using someone else’s milk: early risers and night owls are more likely to display “unethical and deviant” behaviour if forced to work outside their natural rhythms, and should be able to set their own hours accordingly.
One morning, nine years ago, I woke up with an aching elbow. I didn’t give it much thought, thinking the pain would subside in a day or two. But after I started having difficulty lifting my arm, I decided to visit a doctor.