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Weekend Challenge: Reverse Crunch

This exercise will help eliminate your lower belly pooch<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have.</i> …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

NatureBox chews on $8.5M to tackle obesity epidemic with healthier snacks

Snacks are helping make America fat. Most snack food in America is junk, loaded with empty calories, salt, sugar, and unhealthy oils, and once you open that bag of chips or box of cookies, it’s hard to stop.<p>NatureBox is addressing this issue with an online subscription service for healthier snack …

How to Silence Your Inner Critic

You know the routine. You're in a room with your boss. Or the man you secretly love. Or the girl who tormented you in high school. Though you plan on …

The Cardio-Free Diet

• <b>Author:</b> Jim Karas<p><b>Are you constantly pounding away on the treadmill but never losing a pound? Does every step on the StairMaster become more and more painful? Are you tired of endless workouts that only make you want to eat more?</b><p>Cardiovascular workouts do burn a few calories, but far fewer than you …

5 Things Your Surgeon Forgets to Tell You

Going into surgery soon? Make sure you know about the "five little pearls" -- bits of practical wisdom that won't be in that fancy color pamphlet that the surgeon gives you or the packet of loose papers that the nurse shoves into your hands as you're hurried out the door after surgery. When I had …

Viewpoints: What does the future of IVF look like?

<b>As the government gives the green light to an IVF technique using DNA from three people, which could eliminate some diseases passed from mother to child, the world top fertility experts gather in London to discuss the latest advances in reproductive medicine.</b><p>What are the potential future …

Genetics

5 Health Hazards Linked to Lack of Sleep

Beyond leaving you drowsy and irritable, sleepless nights can take a serious toll on your physical and mental health.<p>"We know sleep is a critical …

Not Qualified For Obamacare's Subsidies? Just Lie -- Govt. To Use 'Honor System' Without Verifying Your Eligibility

If you thought the delay in the employer mandate was bad news for Obamacare, just wait. On Friday, Sarah Kliff and Sandhya Somashekhar of the <i>Washington Post</i> discovered that the Obama administration had buried in the <i>Federal Register</i> the announcement that the government won’t be able to verify …

14 Must-Try Recovery Tools for When You're Crazy Sore After a Workout

It’s often a killer workout that leads to lounging around on the couch (hey, you earned it). But when you can't stop your thighs from wobbling, …

Massage Therapy

35 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

If you believe the phrase <i>you are what you think</i>, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to …

Spirituality

Abdominal Fat in Men Linked to Sleep Apnea

Obesity has long been considered one of the most important risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea in adults. <b>In particular, visceral fat -- a type of fat that collects in the abdomen -- is increasingly regarded as a particularly significant risk factor for sleep apnea.</b> Visceral fat in the abdomen …

Sleep

Your Brain On Buzz: Why Some Ideas Go Viral And Others Go Nowhere

Why do certain ideas go viral while others never make it past a second set of eyes (or ears, or lips)? A new neuroscience study attempted to answer this question by finding out if our brains react differently to buzz-worthy ideas. The results suggest that we’re wired to pass along certain ideas …

The Best Protein Sources

You know a protein-rich diet can help you drop pounds—but are you reaching for the right foods?<p>Quick—which has more protein: an egg, or an ounce of mozzarella? Believe it or not, the cheese actually has about 16 percent more protein. You might want to write that down, especially if you’re one of …

6 Reasons to Start Running

It'll help you stress less, fight cancer, and boost your bones

Government Asks Health IT Industry To Police Itself On Patient Safety

In a plan published earlier this week, the government stopped short of establishing a new agency to investigate patient deaths related to health information technology, as recommended by the Institute of Medicine. Instead, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology …

White House Announces One-Year Delay For Part of Health Care Law

Employers will now have until 2015 to provide federally mandated health benefits for their employees.<p><i>By Katherine Hafner</i><p>The Obama administration this …

Toxic Chemical in Food Cans: BPA Endangers Health of Low-Income Adults, Children and Babies

Right now in America there are 13.5 million low-income people who live more than a mile from a supermarket, and more than 2 million don't have access to a vehicle. [i] In these neighborhoods, food typically comes from fast food chains, convenience stores and drug stores, which often means decreased …

Breast Cancer

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

Back-to-school style: How to pick a wardrobe both kids and parents will loveBack-to-school style: How to pick a wardrobe both kids and parents …

Parenting

Living By The Ocean Is Good For Your Health, Expert Says

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 06/28/2013 08:29 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>WASHINGTON — The age-old wisdom that being near the seaside is good for your health may be true, studies suggest.<p>People often focus on the threats the ocean poses to human health, whether it's storms and floods, …

When Do You Need to Drink More Water?

Your body contains more water than anything else, about 60 percent of your total body weight. Water helps regulate your body temperature, transports …

Wellness

Mosquito Bites: Treat Itching and Recognize Infections

Mosquito bites; they're itchy, bumpy, and in very rare cases can become infected. What can you do to relieve uncomfortable symptoms and recognize …

Mosquitoes

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

3 Things Standing Between You and Perfect Health

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Immune System

Bioengineers 3D print tiny functioning human liver

A US biotechnology company has 3D printed a tiny functioning liver in the lab that survived just over five days -- more than twice the life …