Sleep: Not enough can trigger three serious health conditions and shorten life expectancy

Sleep can boost a person’s health in a number of ways, from improving immunity to helping you lose weight. Not getting enough can have a detrimental effect. Millions of people suffer from poor sleep as a result of stress, their job and computers. But bad moods and lack of focus aren’t the only negatives that […]

Withings Steel HR Sport review: A slick watch and tracker, but not for serious fitness junkies

REVIEW: Wearables company Withings returned from the grave last month with its first new product since Nokia ditched the brand it had acquired in a $ 192 million deal back in 2016. It’s been a whirlwind year for Withings, with cofounder Éric Carreel entering the fray to buy his company back from Nokia in May. Fast-forward to September, when […]

‘I hope they didn’t do it’: State Dept in doubt over S-300 delivery, warns of ‘serious escalation’

The news of Russia completing the delivery of its S-300 air defense system to the Syrian Army has provoked a nervous reaction in Washington, as the US State Department said it still hopes that the delivery had not taken place. “I saw that report. I cannot confirm that it is accurate. I hope that they […]

Headache: Is it a sign of something serious? Tension, cluster and migraine explained

HEADACHE is pain felt in the region of the head and neck and usually aren’t the sign of anything serious. But with over a hundred different types and subtypes of headaches, what does yours mean? Although the symptoms are largely the same, the causes are very diverse.

Flu jab: Symptoms the vaccine will protect you against – plus these serious complications

Flu jab is offered on the NHS each year and is available from a number of pharmacies and supermarkets. The vaccine protects against the influenza virus, an infection that affects the nose, throat and lungs. Flu vaccination delivers a weak version of one or more influenza viruses expected to do the rounds this year. So […]

Lower back pain warning: Soreness in this part of the body could indicate a serious kidney

Lower back pain usually isn’t the sign of anything serious and normally improves within a few weeks or months. But if pain doesn’t start to improve within a few weeks or the pain is very severe or gets worse over time it can indicate that something more serious is going on. If you experience severe […]

Why Chasing Balls at the U.S. Open Is Serious Business

Coordination, agility, stamina, attentiveness. These are the qualities you’ll need to qualify for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Flushing, Queens, in New York City. Once you’re in, you need focus, determination and speed. No, we’re not talking about the tennis players who take the court each summer; this is about the ones fetching all […]

WireGuard VPN review: A new type of VPN offers serious advantages

Enlarge / The WireGuard interface, with a Firefox window open to netdata. (credit: Jim Salter) WireGuard is a new type of VPN which aims to be simpler to set up and maintain than current VPNs and to offer a higher degree of security. The software is free and open source—it’s licensed GPLv2, the same license […]