Health

'Plogging' is a Swedish fitness trend that combines running with picking up litter

Forget about Hygge, Lagom, and Ikea’s attempt to start a twin duvet revolution. There’s a new Scandinavian trend in town.  This trend encourages people to pick up litter while out running. So, it’s not just good for your health, it’s also good for the environment.  It’s called ‘plogging’—a portmanteau of jogging and the Swedish plocka …

Fitbit buys Twine Health in bid to become a more serious health care tool

Fitbit’s been on a bit of a acquisition spree over the last couple of years, as the company’s looked to grow its business inside the stagnating wearables category. This morning, the hardware maker announced plans to pick up Twine Health, a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based health management platform. The company hasn’t disclosed specific numbers for the acquisition, …

New DNA nanorobots successfully target and kill off cancerous tumors

Science fiction no more — in an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice. These DNA nanorobots do so by seeking out and injecting cancerous tumors with drugs that can cut off their blood supply, …

Sony apologises for making light of allergies in 'Peter Rabbit' blackberry-pelting scene

Sony Pictures and the Peter Rabbit filmmakers have apologised for making light of allergies following calls to boycott the movie, which hit U.S. cinemas over the weekend.  A scene in the new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic shows character Tom McGregor, who’s allergic to blackberries, being pelted with the berries by Peter and his friends. …

Gigi Hadid opens up about health condition after getting body shamed

Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the Prabal Gurung fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Gallery I at Spring Studios on February 11, 2018 in New York City.Image: Peter White/Getty Images By Rachel Thompson2018-02-12 12:11:41 UTC Gigi Hadid has posted a response to people claiming the model is “too skinny,” stating she would …