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The Interesting Link Between Your Height, Your DNA, and Who You Find Attractive

<i>By Korin Miller, Glamour</i><p>Photo: CN Digital Archive<p>Your genes determine a host of things that make you, well, <i>you</i>. Your hair color, sex, eye color, and much more are all coded into your DNA.<p>But scientists have recently discovered that two seemingly unrelated genes--the ones that control your height …

Community Health

I Love You...Actually I Love Your Microbiome

What determines chemistry between two people? Who has not said, "They have good chemistry together?" We hear it so often that it seems trite. Typically, we direct that remark towards a couple that looks mismatched to our judgment. We ask ourselves, "What do they see in each other?" Our usual answer …

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children

Survey shows one in five teenagers in north-west England have bought or tried e-cigarettes and found a strong link to to binge drinking<p>Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in …

eCigarettes

Where 2016 GOPers stand on vaccinations

After an outbreak of measles in 14 states, the debate on whether parents should vaccinate their children has broken out on the political stage.<p>On Monday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely White House hopeful, said parents “need to have some measure of choice” on vaccinating their children. …

Obama's New Healthcare Proposal: A Precise Vision Or A Political Football

When President Obama unveiled his Precision Medicine Initiative, he declared a two-fold challenge. The first was a challenge to advance healthcare technology. The second was directed at his critics to support or work with him on addressing one of the most significant budgets in recent memory. …

Lose Up To 13 Pounds In 6 Weeks With This Yoga Plan

If you'd like to slim your belly and brighten your mood, look no further: This Yoga for Weight Loss and Inner Happiness Plan does both in less than 30 minutes a day. The secret to its success: a <b>Power Yoga routine</b> and <b>Joy-Boosting Journaling assignments</b> created by certified yoga instructor and …

Programs for newborns at risk as Ottawa Public Health tables 2015 budget

Ottawa’s health unit is ready to cut services for newborns and new parents to balance its budget this year, it told the city’s board of health Monday …

Ottawa Public Health plans cuts to newborn programs

Ottawa Public Health's proposed cuts to programs for mothers of newborns in its 2015 draft budget are being criticized by some health groups.<p>In the …

Anti-vaxxers ruined Disneyland: Why this public health nightmare needs to be stopped

<b>FILE - In this Aug. 2013 file photo, fans attend an event at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Seven Californians and two people in Utah have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on trips last month to Disney theme parks in California, state officials said Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/The</b> …

Public Health

How One CrossFit Class Converted Me After 15 Years Of Yoga

Up until last year, I'd been practicing yoga three times a week since I was 12. I was the last person you'd have pegged as a prospective CrossFit …

CrossFit

The Total-Body Circuit Workout You Can Do While You Travel

No space, no equipment, no time? No freakin’ problem.<p>I travel a lot for both work and play. Oftentimes, part of the fun of travel, for me, is to seek out new gyms wherever I go, to try out new training methodologies and connect with other fitness professionals to see what I can learn from them.<p>But …

100 Years of Outlawing the Common Cup

By Michael J. McGuire<p>At the turn of the 20th century, public health professionals were still struggling to incorporate the precepts of the germ …

4 Standing Moves for a Super-Flat Stomach

Pooch, be gone.<p>You can get a stronger center without unfurling an exercise mat. In fact, the standing abdominals routine below hits all of the muscles that make up your core, from your abs to your hips, your pelvis to your lower back.<p>Check out the four exercises in our handy video and pin-able …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

Stomach fat, be gone!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Clean eating and hitting the gym can help you reach your weight-loss goal, but you might find you have a little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do to …

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

Your ultimate guide to a slimmer midsection.<p><i>This article was written and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn't the right way to do it. Fortunately, a flat belly can be …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Cool DIY Nixie Tube Clock Kit with an Alarm Function

A cool set of accessory for geeks, <b>DIY Nixie Tube Clock Kit</b>. Well, you might think those nixie tubes are so lame, they are the LEDs of yesteryear, but …