Is Your Favorite La Quinta Now Charging a Pet Fee?

For years, we’ve always chosen La Quinta when we travel thanks to the policy they had in place that two pets of any size stayed free. The simplicity of the policy made the choice very easy for us; we didn’t have to call specific properties to ask for their location’s policies and fees. Along with […]

Weekend ‘catch-up sleep’ is a lie

You can’t just catch up on sleep on the weekends, research suggests. (iStock) The negative health effects of skimping on sleep during the week can’t be reversed by marathon weekend sleep sessions, according to a sobering new study. Researchers have long known that routine sleep deprivation can cause weight gain and increase other health risks, […]

Fat is more than calorie storage – Harvard Health Blog

A group of researchers based at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School just published a paper in the journal Nature Metabolism that tells us something new and amazing, as well as confirms something we all know already. They studied a protein that is secreted by mouse and human fat cells in response to […]

The Health 202: There are silent skeptics of Jayapal’s Medicare-for-all measure

THE PROGNOSIS Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) introduced her Medicare-for-all bill Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik/AP) The silence from some progressive activists and lawmakers as House progressives unfurled an expansive new Medicare-for-all bill was perhaps more telling than the applause it received. Don’t get us wrong — there’s undoubtedly fresh, unprecedented energy behind what was once regarded as a liberal […]

Why and how the guidance for Zika virus is changing

In 2015, an outbreak of Zika virus made headlines around the world due to its link to an increase of the number of babies born with microcephaly – a smaller head than expected, which can be due to abnormal brain development. This was particularly prominent in Brazil but cases were seen in other countries across […]