Doctor Offers Simple Solution to Curb Obesity: Swallow a Balloon

This OZY original series brings to you Medical Breakthroughs – and the people behind them – that could change how doctors treat us, find fixes to today’s diseases and make our lives truly better. It’s painful to watch people pick through the plunder at a salad bar. The mind says “salad,” but the heart says […]

Isn’t it Ironic: Chevrolet Launches Engaging Phone App Intended to Curb Distracted Driving

Chevrolet is releasing a new smartphone app, titled Call Me Out, to help remind motorists to keep their eyes on the road and put their phones in their pockets while driving. Of course, individuals will still have to check their phones to receive the messages, which seems a little counterintuitive. While the automaker appears to […]

Why WhatsApp’s message-forwarding restrictions won’t curb the spread of fake news

ANALYSIS: WhatsApp announced yesterday its latest effort to combat the spread of fake news through its platform. Its solution? Limit the number of “chats” you can forward a message to. The move came in response to a series of violent lynchings in India that were triggered by the spread of false information through the Facebook-owned mes…Read More

Lawmakers are trying to curb contracts that make it harder to change jobs

IN 2011 Kathleen started work at an insurance-and-benefits consultancy in Boston. A couple of years later the firm gave her an ultimatum: sign a “non-compete” agreement within 30 days or wave goodbye. She signed, which meant that, if she left, she would be barred for three years from working for a rival or any firm […]

Dementia news: Slashing alcohol intake 'could curb your risk by up to a third'

Research based on those hospitalised for alcohol abuse showed 39 per cent of early-onset dementia cases were attributable to drinking-related brain damage. Last night experts said even hitting the bottle occasionally can have adverse affects on brain health, warning people to stick to recommended guidelines. The latest analysis reinforces how simple lifestyle changes can help […]

Japan to curb asylum seekers’ right to work from Monday even as it struggles with tight labor market

Issei Kato/Reuters Japan will limit the right of asylum seekers to work starting on Monday, likely incresing their numbers in detention centers, where almost half a million already live. Japan has one of the world’s toughest refugee systems, and only accepted ten refugees between January and September of last year. From Monday, only bonafide refugees […]