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The Truth About Sex Differences

It's time for a grown-up conversation about sex. No, not <i>that</i> one. The other one, about the minds of men and women. Converging lines of empirical …

Psychology

Under 2 hours of walking per week may considerably prolong life

A new study published in the <i>American Journal of Preventive Medicine</i> suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, …

Are migraines a self-defense mechanism?

An emerging theory suggests that migraine attacks might be the brain's self-protective response to oxidative stress, which is a cellular process tied …

In Vivo

Why is the hip-waist ratio important?

Waist-to-hip ratio, also known as waist-hip ratio, is the circumference of the waist divided by the circumference of the hips. What does a person's …

Diabetes

Exercise right after learning improves memory in women

Whether you are cramming for an exam or simply want to give your memory a boost, doing some physical exercise straight after a learning session may …

Heart attacks with no obvious risk factors on the rise: study

The heart attack that killed Dean Mercer has shocked many who believe the 47-year-old Ironman champion was a healthy lifestyle pin-up but the number …

Burnley dad survived 51 cardiac arrests in 10 days

<b>A man who suffered 51 cardiac arrests in 10 days has made a "remarkable recovery", his cardiologist has said.</b><p>Stephen Spence, 52, was taken to hospital after suffering the first cardiac arrest in his sleep.<p>Mr Spence, from Burnley, said staff told him he was like "a training aid" as he needed so many …

Asthma, more deadly with age, takes heavy toll on older adults

In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath.<p>She couldn’t.<p>With mountain vistas around her, Robins felt as if she was drowning. She gasped for air hungrily again and again.<p>Robins knew all too well what was …

Your Attitude About Exercise May Be Just as Important as How Much You Actually Get

Here's why you really need to stop the negative self-talk.<p>You know that not getting regular exercise can be bad for your health. But here’s a …

New study finds 'overfat pandemic' in the United States

Scientists call for public health action as they highlight the dangers of the so-called overfat pandemic that is currently sweeping the United States.<p>…

Diabetes

Why intense workouts are leading to a life-threatening condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Christopher Michael Everett went to his first SoulCycle class, he gave it his all. He sat in the front of the class, cranked the resistance on his bike and started pedaling.<p>Within the first five to 10 minutes, his thighs began to hurt and feel abnormal. But he powered through the pain …

New, improved method of testing patients with heart muscle disease shows promise - Scope

In March, I wrote a blog post about a Stanford study that showed moderate exercise may be good for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the …

The most used method of measuring blood pressure is often inaccurate, study finds

The most common method of measuring blood pressure is often inaccurate, a new study has found. This could mean people at risk of serious conditions …

Here's Exactly How I Lost 50 Pounds Doing The Keto Diet

Bonus: My skin cleared up, my mood brightened, and I barely needed coffee. Barely.<p>Of all the places to seek life-changing nutrition advice, I never thought the barber shop would be where I found it. But one day last January, after a couple years of saying to myself, "today's the day I make a …

Cardio vs. weights: Which is better for weight loss?

For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss.<p>Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to join #TeamNoCardio.<p>So …

Exercise

DASH Diet Ranked Best For Diabetes

Recently, <i>US News & World Report</i> ranked DASH the best diet for diabetes. DASH is also one of several meal patterns identified by the American Diabetes …

Diabetes

10 Books Sex Experts Wish You Would Read

#BookClubGoals, sexpert edition.<p>You can study everything—so why not sex? Start reading these books, recommended by sex therapists, sexologists, and more—and get ready to enjoy the kind of sex you've never had before. The brain is a sex organ, right?

A 20-Minute Treadmill Workout For Intermediate To Advanced Runners

If your go-to treadmill routine just isn't making you work for it quite like it used to, you've come to the right place—this 20 minute treadmill …

Why You Shouldn't Work More Than 90 Minutes Without Taking a Break

We often discuss the importance of taking more breaks to be more productive, but the folks at PayScale have put together a great explanation for …

Your Ideal Weight Isn't What You Think

When I was a dieter I always had a goal weight that I thought would change my life. I'd get on the scale (if I was brave enough) and would hold my breath as I watched the needle move, calculating in my mind how many pounds away I was from happiness.<p>In retrospect I don't know what I expected to …

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You can blame cigarettes for nearly 3 in 10 cancer deaths in the U.S., study says

Cigarette smoking can be blamed for at least 167,133 cancer deaths in the U.S. in a single year, according to a new report.<p>That's more than the total number of people who will attend the first four games of the World Series in Cleveland and Chicago. It's also more than the entire population of …

Public Health

16 Must-Follow Meal-Prep Tips For Weight Loss

Since losing weight is so much about what you eat, not how much you exercise, planning out your week's meals and snacks is absolutely essential to your success. Unfortunately, we're not talking about making an enormous batch of mac and cheese. If you're looking to slim down and eat healthier, …