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6 Cheap Winter Superfoods To Buy Now

<i>By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>This time of year, when holiday treats and comfort food are the standard fare, it almost starts to feel like fruits and vegetables are nonexistent. The produce section at your grocery store is still packed with fresh options, of course, but the best ones to …

Nutrition

Why Sleeping in Cooler Temperatures Could Help You Lose Weight

For this recent study, researchers had five young men spend four months sleeping in climate-controlled rooms at the National Institute of Health Clinical Center (they all wore hospital clothes and slept under only sheets). The rooms were kept at 75.2 degrees the first month, 66.2 degrees the second …

13 Reasons To Start Lifting Weights

Maybe you're convinced you shouldn't lift weights because you prefer not looking like The Hulk. Maybe you figure you just wouldn't like it, since you're not one of those CrossFit types.<p>We hate to be confrontational about it, but frankly, you're wrong. Despite a prevalent allegiance to cardio …

8 Ways To Cure Your Cold From Around The World

During cold and flu season, we praise modern medicine for giving us gifts such as cough syrup and ibuprofen. But nature has a lot to offer too; different cultures have been seeking out remedies in their surroundings for thousands of years, with ample time for trial-and-error.<p>In the hopes of easing …

BPA and 'BPA-free' alternative linked to fetal brain changes

Fetal exposure to Bisphenol A, as well as to the widely marketed alternative Bisphenol S, may cause "real and measurable" changes in the development of a brain region that plays a key role in fear, impulse-control, obesity and early puberty.<p>Canadian researchers have found in animal studies that …

Neuroscience

Treatment for flu possible as scientists find healing protein

Scientists at Washington State University believe that a nasal spray could be produced which boosts a protein so sufferers could sleep off the flu<p>A brain protein which boosts the healing power of sleep to fight off flu has been found by scientists.<p>Researchers at Washington State University are …

Phil Mickelson is all in on the paleo diet

The Big Lefty has gone all natural on us in a quest to lose 20 pounds and gain 10 miles per hour on his ball speed. We've seen it all now.<p>Phil …

Golf

The Simple Guide To Understanding ObamaCare

We <i>should</i> be happy about this. After all, insurers can no longer refuse to sell you insurance. They can no longer sell you insurance that kicks in only after you spend ten grand in a year, or drop your coverage if your application had a typo. They can no longer deny you coverage for men­tal health …

The 10 Biggest Moments in Healthcare This Year and What They Mean for 2015 | Inc.com

The health landscape was turned on its head in 2014. With the rise of wearables and other data-driven developments, the way people access and manage their health is quickly changing. As 2015 approaches, these transformations present major opportunities for innovation, both with new product ideas …

Digital Health

Meeting The Challenges In Mobile Health Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> S<i>umit Mehra is CTO of Y Media Labs.</i><p>Preventing disease is the Holy Grail of modern medicine. Many diseases plaguing society today are chronic and brought on by lifestyle choices; others have their roots in genetic or environmental factors. Either way, the ability of the healthcare …

I Can’t Breathe, Either

<b>I’m a 6-foot-8, 270-pound black man suffering from anxiety disorder, and I have legitimate reasons for concern.</b><p><b>By Royce White (as told to</b> <b>Jamie …

Medical students use Seinfeld episodes to learn about psychiatric disorders

An enterprising professor is teaching 'Psy-feld' classes to help students learn about mental health<p>The popular sitcom <b>Seinfeld</b> may have finished in 1998, but its eccentric characters have found new life as a teaching aide for medical students.<p>Professor Anthony Tobia teaches his students about …

Reasons to Support the Mental Health Crisis Act

In early 2013, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), a psychologist, introduced legislation, H.R. 3717: The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.<p>H.R. 3717 currently has 115 House co-sponsors, of which 77 co-sponsors are Republican and 38 co-sponsors are Democrats. Importantly, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson …

Mental Health

How to improve your memory

Cognitive science has come to a few conclusions about the mechanics of learning.<p>For example, if you’re trying to remember what you read, highlighting …

What Do We Do With Our Junk Food Mind?

Living organic, glutton-free, and meatless, well almost hamburger-free, is relatively easy these days. Finding a gym, taking a daily walk or making time for some form of exercise is not beyond most of us. But what are we doing with our junk food minds? How much news, gossip, Facebook, and other …

Mindfulness

For Kevin Love, the more things change the more they stay the same

As the Cleveland Cavaliers attempt to tread water without LeBron James, Kevin Love finds himself in a familiar situation.<p>After struggling to find …

Basketball

Carmelo Anthony: Losing J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert 'tough to deal with'

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony hasn't talked to team president Phil Jackson about this week's trade yet.<p>New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony …

Basketball

Exclusive: American Red Cross pressured to rid itself of tobacco money | Reuters

New York (Reuters) - The American Red Cross risks damaging the reputation of the global Red Cross brand because of its refusal to stop accepting donations from tobacco companies, a top official with the humanitarian network said.<p>A cigarette smoker stands in the designated smoking area across from …

American Red Cross

Soccer Might Make Us Dumber

Why, when we know risk of injury, do we keep on playing sports?<p>Every day I hear something like this: "Doc, how soon can I get back to playing soccer?"<p>This can be a question from somebody with significant cartilage damage, torn ligaments and arthritis at the age 30, after having had six operations …

The Brain

Does It Matter How You Get Your Omega-3s?

Think of omega-3 fatty acids in two very separate categories, Roussell says: The kinds that come from fish, EPA and DHA; and the kind that comes from plants, ALA. (Here’s Why You Don’t Need to Take Fish Oil Supplements.)<p>The omega-3s from fish have stronger evidence backing their heart-health …

Wait, Who's Actually Paying for My Health Insurance?

Do you qualify for tax credits and subsidies, or the "Mom and Dad" health plan? Check out this graph to find out<p>Love ir or loathe it, the Affordable Care Act is here. Unless you’re covered by your employer, you're now legally required to buy health insurance. We laid out everything you need to know …

Health Care

10 Health Numbers You Can Hit This Year

And that’s a mistake: A study from the University of Oregon found that patients who were most engaged in and knowledgeable about their own health were less likely to partake in unhealthy behaviors or visit the emergency room, and more likely to score in the normal range for certain basic lab tests …

Negative Thinking and Alzheimer's Disease

Repetitive negative thinking puts your body in a state of stress, increases your release of the stress hormone cortisol, and activates certain regions of your brain that are implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, says study author Natalie Marchant, Ph.D.<p>Though negative thinking is common in depression …

How to Be More Organized

<b>1. Scrub Your Inbox (Maximum time: 1 hour)</b><p>To get down to zero, create three inbox folders: family, finances, and miscellaneous. Sort everything relevant (notes from your wife, online receipts, etc.), and delete spam and messages that don’t matter anymore.<p>Call on unroll.me for backup. It’s a free …

The Belly-Fat Meltdown Challenge

“Fast-twitch fibers also have the greatest potential for size and strength,” says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> “But because they use up so much energy, they tire out quickly, too.”<p>So you’ll need some serious willpower to get through all 3 rounds of this metabolism-revving …

Finally, a fitness tracker you wear on your head

The latest wearable gadgets from Israel-based LifeBeam include a hat and visor that track heart rate, calories and other data fitness nuts care about.<p>Most fitness wearables cling to the arm, with bands that wrap around your wrist and track your activity levels and sleep patterns 'round the clock. …

Wearable Tech

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?<p>Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn’t have many house rules – bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners …

Sleep

5 Drummers Absolutely Nail It With This Epic Performance

German drummers extraordinaire 'The Drums Mafia' (who gleefully describe themselves as <i>"5 tactful crooks who spread their rapid forays into percussive</i> …

2014 Is Totally the Year of Drummers

I have always had a soft spot for drummers. When I go to see bands play live, the person I stare at the most is the one sitting in the back, keeping …

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer opening a brick and mortar coffee shop that'll serve his Rockin' & Roastin' brand of coffees.

Aerosmith Drummer Opening Rock and Roll Coffeehouse<p>Hard Rock Café meets Guy Fieri's man cave at Joey Kramer's upcoming North Attleborough coffee shop.<p>…