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Science says: Yes, your dog really does love you

One of my favorite kinds of news stories is the report of a new scientific study that verifies the obvious. You’ve seen them. New research finds that …

Another Study Ties Sitting to Mortality Risk (CME/CE)

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A comprehensive guide to the new science of treating lower back pain - Vox

A review of 80-plus studies upends the conventional wisdom.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>, where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.</i><p>Cathryn Jakobson Ramin’s back pain started when she was 16, …

Habitually exercising older men do not demonstrate age‐associated vascular endothelial oxidative stress - Pierce - 2011 - Aging Cell

Jessica R. Santos-Parker, Talia R. Strahler, Victoria M. Vorwald, Gary L. Pierce and Douglas R. Seals, Habitual aerobic exercise does not protect …

Artificial Light From Digital Devices Lessens Sleep Quality

There’s no doubt we love our digital devices at all hours, including after the sun goes down. Who hasn’t snuggled up with a smart phone, tablet or …

Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain, Heart Disease and More

A new study shows artificial sweeteners might be tied to weight gain along with a heightened risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and high blood …

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Why weight training is ridiculously good for you

<i>This story originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>For many, weight training calls to mind bodybuilders pumping iron in pursuit of beefy biceps and bulging …

How Alcohol Messes With Your Sleep -- And What You Can Do About It

Five ways to protect your sleep from that last glass of wine before bed.<p>You may want to reconsider your nightly nightcap if your goal is solid slumber. Wine, beer and liquor can all help you fall asleep faster (or “shorten your sleep latency,” to use a more technical term), but experts agree that …

7 reasons why HIIT is still worth the sweat

While people are rediscovering the joy of slow exercise this year and trading a run for a walk, there's still no doubt that HIIT (high intensity …

What Is Lectin? Dr. Steve Gundry Explains the Hidden Danger

When <i>The Plant Paradox</i> first came across my desk, I almost choked on my lunch. I was eating a Mexican bowl with pinto beans, salad, and tomato salsa. …

Bring On the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers

Taking ibuprofen and related over-the-counter painkillers could have unintended and worrisome consequences for people who vigorously exercise. These popular medicines, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, work by suppressing inflammation. But according to two new studies, in …

Dr. Andrew Weil Says We’re Taking Too Many Medicines

Dr. Andrew Weil, still sporting his trademark white whiskers at age 75, says that we are taking too many medications. Dr. Weil is perhaps best known for popularizing the concept of integrative medicine, which melds traditional medicine with “alternative” healing techniques.<p>In his new book, “Mind …

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Do Red Onions Really Have Super Powers?

Red onions are capable of fighting off cancer more effectively than their lighter counterparts, according to a study from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.<p>In particular, red onions contain high levels of quercetin—a flavonoid with strong clinical evidence as an anticancer compound—along …

5 Habits That Improve your Mental State, Motivation and Productivity

Most entrepreneurs have an intuitive understanding that mental health is important to the success of their business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lonely, difficult journey. You're running your own business and dealing with the fact that your …

8 morning rituals that are hard to adopt but will pay off forever

The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that's what a 2009 University of Leipzig study found. The researchers concluded that "morning people were more proactive than evening types."<p>But being an effective early riser isn't just about waking up before everyone else. It's about putting …

The Role Food Plays in Anxiety and Inflammation

<i>Our friends at PaleoHacks help us understand the link between anxiety and inflammation.</i><p>Anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders in the …

Rheumatoid arthritis: Regular fish intake may ease symptoms

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis might want to increase their fish intake; a new study suggests that regular fish consumption may help to alleviate …

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There's More Proof That Ketamine Works for Depression

For decades, scientists have searched for a new type of antidepressant, one that works differently from the 20-plus drugs already on the market. …

Yoga Works as Well as Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Another study is touting the benefits of yoga—this time, for people with back problems. The new research put yoga head-to-head against physical …

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Low-sodium diet might not lower blood pressure: Findings from large, 16-year study contradict sodium limits in Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Findings from large, 16-year study contradict sodium limits in Dietary Guidelines for Americans<p>A new study that followed more than 2,600 men and …

6 Tips to Reduce Your Daily Stress and Anxiety

There are two major reasons that for several decadesmore Americans become stressed, agitated and anxious — which in turn increases their daily …