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The delusion of detoxing: There’s no evidence to support holiday cleanses, experts say

Timothy Caulfield felt as if blood was pooling in his brain. He was hanging upside down by his ankles, his gravity boots strapped to a bar, and his crew was worried he might kill himself. In theory, inversion therapy claims to detoxify and drain the lymphatic system, and decongest the organs. But, while many detox… Read More »

First direct evidence that later school day really does help teenagers

Teenagers benefit from a late startCaiaimage/Sam Edwards/Getty By Alice Klein Pushing back high school start times not only improves the quality of students’ sleep, it also boosts attendance and academic performance, according to a study of US school attenders. The study is the first to show this objectively – using wrist-worn activity monitors to measure sleep… Read More »