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Vaping Introduces DNA-Damaging Chemicals Into Mouth Cells in New Study

Changes to DNA can lead to increased cancer risk.<p>The small body of research on vaping has shown that it’s probably safer than smoking cigarettes, at …

eCigarettes

The biggest laundry mistake you're probably making

I know. You love how your laundry smells and feels after you use fabric softener or dryer sheets. I totally understand.<p>The problem is, they're not that great for your clothing, towels or dryer. Here's why you should rethink your washing and drying routine.<p>Why dryer sheets are a bad idea<p>Dryer sheets …

Cleaning

Combat the pain of sitting at a desk all. day. long. with simple hip-opening stretches

How many of you have been here before? You manage to squeeze in that 6 a.m. pre-work fitness class (major props BTW) and you’re feeling great and …

Workouts

10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

Vaping speeds up the death of lung cells by 50 fold and could trigger lung diseases in later life, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at the University of Birmingham found that the vapour inhaled from e-cigarettes damages immune cells, preventing them from clearing out harmful bacteria.<p>The researchers …

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Parents break teen out of world-famous hospital

<i>This is the second part of the series,"Escape from the Mayo Clinic." Read the first part here.</i> Also, read how CNN reported this story.<p><b>Sherburn, Minnesota (CNN) —</b> One winter afternoon last year, Duane Engebretson sat in his stepdaughter's hospital room at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, …

Medicine

Top 10 Yoga Poses To Reduce Stubborn Belly Fat For Good

Stomach fat can be one of the most difficult and stubborn areas of your body to burn off. Most of the times, a big fat tummy is the first thing …

10 Bodyweight Exercises to Help You Lose Weight

If you're looking for a way to tone and shape your body with minimal equipment, body weight exercises are a great way to trim inches and help you lose weight. Using gravity and your body's natural resistance, you can kick up your metabolism by adding muscle in all the right places.<p>You want to make …

How to enjoy an anti-inflammatory diet (which could save your life)

Inflammatory foods could increase the risk of aggressive breast cancer, researchers suggested this week, and a new study points the finger firmly at processed convenience foods and ‘lazy cooking’.<p>It found that women who ate the most inflammatory foods were 39 per cent more likely to develop any …

The chair workout that might make you cancel your gym membership

05:02 | April 18, 2018<p>Fitness expert, Zehra Allibhai, has 5 exercises you can do anywhere that has a chair -- no need to pour money into expensive …

Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

As more states legalize marijuana, there's growing interest in a cannabis extract — cannabidiol, also known as CBD.<p>It's marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety — and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too.<p>Part of the appeal, at least for people who don't want to get high, is that CBD …

CBD

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Tai chi fights stress, getting popular with Millennials

<b>(CNN) —</b> Standing 6 feet 5 inches tall, Patrick York is a gentle giant.<p>The soft-spoken 26-year-old with a "Peace Love Tai Chi" T-shirt flowed into a grounded stance on a Long Beach, California, hilltop. He was among several dozen people taking a free tai chi class this warm July day.<p>"I do tai chi to …

"Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief": Book Review

How does one make sense of the most unnatural thing possible? The pain of some tragedies is ineffable. Words offer little solace to those who have lost a child (or other loved ones traumatically, suddenly). Dr. Joanne Cacciatore's "Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of …

Making Final Arrangements for a Terminally-Ill Loved One

No one wants to make arrangements for the death of a terminally-ill friend or family member. It's painful to think about any loved one's eventual passing, but it's important to make the arrangements sooner rather than later. In fact, it's best to do it when you first learn your loved one has a …

The 1 yoga pose to strengthen your arms

Your shoulders and upper arms can be a tough area to target with regular arm exercises like curls or dips. But adding a little yoga to your routine can help!<p>Meet the dophin push up. If you do these every day for a week or two, you will see beautiful definition in your shoulders and arms. Bonus: …

Health care refugees: Family flees Florida to save daughter's life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kim and Richard Muszynski love Florida. They love the beaches and the fishing and the beautiful weather and the Sunday afternoon barbecues with their large extended family.<p>Rich has lived in Florida all his life and Kim since she was 6 years old.<p>But in September, the couple left the Sunshine …

7 Exercises That Instantly Un-Hunch Your Shoulders

Unlock tight shoulders and chest muscles with these simple exercises.<p>Goalpost Stretch<p>Meg Plotsky<p>When your shoulders are rounded, the front of your chest collapses inward. This stretch opens up those chest muscles and "re-sets" your shoulders so they're in their natural position, says …

Why ice isn’t always the best way to treat an injury

For decades, health care practitioners have been telling patients to ice their injuries. But lately people are starting to hear a new message.<p>Based on mounting evidence that icing injuries can slow healing, some health care practitioners have done a 180-degree turn. In some cases, they're saying …

Inflammation

9 Totally Surprising And Incredible Uses For White Vinegar

Don't regulate this household all-star to the kitchen; white vinegar is useful all over your home.<p>Clean rusty tools and metals<p>Remove even the most stubborn rust from tools with a solution of 50 percent water and 50 percent white vinegar. “Vinegar is a great metal cleaner,” says Melissa Maker, …

Runners: It’s Time to Say Bye Bye to BMI

Research shows the Body Mass Index doesn’t yield the most complete information when it comes to an athletes’ health.<p>Since the mid-nineties, health care professionals have used Body Mass Index (BMI)—a measure of how much mass someone has relative to their height—to identify whether a patient is at a …

Health Care

Scientists are linking chemicals produced in the 1970s to increased autism today—not vaccines

Serious researchers have been able to correlate fetal exposure to chemical compounds called organochlorine chemicals with an 80 percent increase in a …

5 Reasons Prescription Drug Prices Are So High in the U.S.

Blame it on "government-protected" monopolies.<p>The “most important factor” that drives prescription drug prices higher in the United States than …

EpiPen Maker Under Fire After Hiking Price of Live-Saving Injector to $500

Doctors and parents are speaking out after Mylan, the manufacturer of EpiPen, raised the price of the allergy injector again to over $500, a more …

Medicare Pays Female Doctors Nearly $19,000 Less Than Male Doctors: Study

In a single year, Medicare reimbursed female physicians almost $19,000 less than male doctors, according to a new study published in <i>Postgraduate</i> …

See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science

There are a lot of fad diets and articles out there that tell you which commonplace and obscure supplements you should be adding to your diet. But …

Women would benefit from preemptive ovarian cancer operation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fewer than half of ovarian cancer patients survive more than five years after their diagnosis. But new research indicates that preemptive surgery to remove a woman's ovaries and fallopian tubes might benefit more women than previously thought.<p>According to a recent study by Queen Mary …

Cancer

Mom of girl with Down syndrome sends letter to doctor who suggested abortion

<b>(CNN) —</b> Florida mom Courtney Baker expected no bumps on the road when she learned a third child was on her way.<p>"My first two pregnancies were so easy. I was expecting this one to be easy too," she told CNN.<p>But a couple weeks later, her baby was prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome.<p>The doctor …

Down Syndrome

Neuroscientists Discover a New Way to Cross the Blood–Brain Barrier

The brain presents a unique challenge for medical treatment: it is locked away behind an impenetrable layer of tightly packed cells. Although the …