Latest Evidence in Devices

The rise of technology has brought an increasing number of devices that are said to confer health benefits. Think of posture correctors, foam rollers, or blue blocking glasses. Do any of them actually do anything?

Fortunately, in many cases, research has something to tell us. This section looks at the health claims for popular devices like these, and explains based on the evidence what we can reasonably expect from them… even if that’s nothing.

Do Humidifiers Have Health Benefits? The Research Examined
Ceppie Merry

Introduction The ever so slightly shallow side of me equates humidifiers with uncontrollable frizzy hair. Judge me if you like, but let me assure you that I am not alone. I am just one of the millions of women worldwide who share that view point. As proof, I invite...

Are Air Purifiers Helpful? The Research Reviewed

“Air purifier” is a great name for a product: it’s simple, it’s direct and it addresses a major universal concern. It is as universal as it gets. After all, even little kids have been exposed to the idea that the air is not that clean anymore, that there is pollution...

Do Foam Rollers Actually Work? A Review of the Evidence
Sonja Ristevski B.Sc.

Easy.. unlike some of those ridiculously complicated gym equipment items. Cheap.. compared to expensive ongoing visits with masseuses, physiotherapists, or myotherapists. An at-home, and portable, fitness solution in our increasingly busy lives. What’s not to like...

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