Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time

ELY, Nev. — A crew of five wildlife biologists wearing overalls, helmets and headlamps walked up the flanks of a juniper-studded mountain and climbed through stout steel bars to enter an abandoned mine that serves as a bat hibernaculum. The swinging white light of the headlamps probed cracks and crevices in the walls of the […]

The Case Against Cough Medicine

Most lingering coughs are the residual effect of a cold or flu, and they can last for weeks and weeks, get better or worse, and still not represent anything more than a nuisance, Dr. Edelman said. But the misery associated with coughs sends more than 30 million people to the doctor every year. And there […]

Short bursts of intense exercise ‘better for weight loss’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sprint interval training is most effective for weight loss, researchers suggest Bursts of high intensity interval training (Hiit) may be more effective for weight loss than longer less intense workouts, a study suggests. The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analysed results from 36 earlier studies. […]

8 Ways to Avoid Buying a Bad Mattress

Don’t search for vague terms like “best mattress for back pain” Regardless of what some retailers advertise, there is no one great mattress line for back pain. “Back pain comes in different shapes and sizes. A mattress that’s good for one person may not be good for another,” said Dr. Jonathan Kirschner, a physiatrist at […]