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Psychotic disorders and obesity: blame big waistlines

Obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, as an estimated 35 percent of Americans are obese and have a body...
Meditation and breathing exercises can sharpen your mind

Meditation and breathing exercises can sharpen your mind

It has long been claimed by Yogis and Buddhists that meditation and ancient breath-focused practices, such as pranayama, strengthen our ability to focus on...
Why a little dirt is good for us

Why a little dirt is good for us

Keeping the house spotless is impossible with a dog, two cats, grass-clotted soccer cleats and mud-crusted work boots. So, I was thrilled to learn from...
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Physical activity: ‘Magic bullet’ for obesity and heart disease

In an editorial published in Cardiology, researchers have evaluated the totality of evidence and conclude that regular physical activity bears the closest resemblance to...
Are the chemicals we encounter every day making us sick

Are the chemicals we encounter every day making us sick?

When her kids were young, Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, knew more than most people about environmental toxics. After all, she was a senior scientist at...
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Do you have a drinking problem? 11 warning signs to know

When it comes to identifying whether someone has a drinking problem, the process is fluid. The reason: Defining alcohol use disorder, a medical condition that...
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Happy hour: A second drink linked to staying sharp in old age

Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other...
Does smelling food make you fat

Does smelling food make you fat?

Our sense of smell is key to the enjoyment of food, so it may be no surprise that in experiments at the University of...
Beat sleep apnea with anti-nausea drug

Beat sleep apnea with anti-nausea drug

In a new study presented at the SLEEP 2017 annual meeting in Boston, researchers from University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University report...

New ways of addressing human baldness, unwanted hair

To paraphrase the classic poem, no hair is an island entire of itself. Instead, University of California, Irvine scientists have discovered that all hairs can...
What physical activities should you do if you have diabetes

What physical activities should you do if you have diabetes?

Most kinds of physical activity can help you take care of your diabetes. Certain activities may be unsafe for some people, such as those...
How to be active for health

How to be active for health

An active lifestyle can lower your risk of early death from a variety of causes. Regular activity can help prevent unhealthy weight gain and also...
Working together key to weight loss in relationships

Working together key to weight loss in relationships

Couples who are trying to lose weight could be putting their relationship under strain by using unsuitable strategies to achieve their weight loss goals,...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
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Health Check: are painful periods normal?

The experience of having periods varies between women. They can be light and completely painless for some, but completely debilitating for others. The majority of...

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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
5 exercises that do wonders for your health

5 exercises that do wonders for your health

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...
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8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
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5 best exercises you can ever do

If you're not an athlete or serious exerciser — and you just want to work out for your health or to fit in your...
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From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
Key recommendations for successful weight loss

Key recommendations for successful weight loss

To lose weight successfully, the combination of a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity is recommended. This combination also may reduce abdominal fat and increase...
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Vegan diet: best for weight loss

Holidays often bring about a sense of dread at the thought of food filled parties and gatherings, but those who eat a plant based...
Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

A recent study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications. The surprise...
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Our brain can detect disease in others before it breaks out

Throughout human evolution, infectious diseases have become a primary cause of death. The human immune system plays a major role to reduce the harm of...
How high-intensity interval training keeps you young

How high-intensity interval training keeps you young

It’s oft-repeated but true: exercise keeps you healthy. It boosts your immune system, keeps the mind sharp, helps you sleep, maintains your muscle tone, and...