Men need hugs more than women, says Kinsey Report

Sunset photo of a couple embracing on the beach.

Affectionate hugs trigger the release of brain endorphins, which medical experts claim have an even more powerful effect on our sense of well-being than heroin or morphine. A recent Kinsey Report has turned traditional Western views about men and women upside down. The report says men need more hugs and tenderness in long-term relationships, while […]

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]

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BMI and obesity may not predict health problems

It has long been conventional wisdom that being overweight puts individuals at a higher risk of all kinds of diseases. Two new studies published today, however, call this conclusion into question. The study indicates that the Body Mass Index scale does not accurately predict health risk factors. History of the BMI The Body Mass Index […]

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Being overweight may not be the be-all-end-all indicator of unhealthy bodies. Image: Flickr / -Paul H- / CC-BY-ND