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Loosen up: exercises to keep backache at bay

Improve your posture with this back-strengthening workout<p>There is a common misconception that core strength is all about sit-ups and a six-pack. “In fact, it’s the deeper muscles in your core that support your lower back,” says Fiona Troup, clinic director at Six Physio in London. “These are best …

Pain

Pregnant at 10 and abortion's not an option

<b>Earlier this year, a 10-year-old girl in Paraguay made headlines when she arrived at a hospital 20 weeks pregnant. But this was not a one-off case. Last year, more than 700 girls aged 14 and younger gave birth in this South American nation of seven million people.</b><p>At the Casa Rosa Maria in …

Human Rights

3 Simple Exercises to Combat Slumped Shoulders

<b>The purpose of this exercise is to correct scapular protraction.</b> If that sounds unfamiliar, scapular protraction is the fancy term for slumped, …

12 Things Women With Great Hair Do Every Day

Put those heat tools down!<p>If you're constantly coveting perfect hair, turn away from all those pricey fad treatments that do more to drain your wallet than treat your strands. And instead, pick up some daily habits that will actually make a difference. We asked top stylists to spill their secrets …

Try This DIY Foot Reflexology Before Bed For The Best Sleep Ever

I'm in!<p>A good night’s sleep? Do you even remember what that feels like?<p>advertisement - learn more<p>When my partner and I agreed to move into a newly …

Medical school: Lessons in life – and death

For two years we've followed Tom Fordwoh in his bid to become a doctor. In this latest dispatch, he reveals how he survived his first year of medical school<p>Did you know that in the developing foetus, the heart begins to form above the primitive brain? Or that the marbled lungfish has a genome 20 …

Medical Journals

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies perfectly skewers the pro-gun lobby in America

<b>Meet Jim Jefferies, the Australian comedian who perfectly dismantled the arguments for relaxed gun ownership laws in the US.</b><p>While his original …

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …

The Changes One Trainer Made to Lose Weight After Years of Diet and Exercise | Women's Health

Dell Farrell/@becauseglutes<p>The Workouts<p>I started lifting heavy weights four days a week and giving my body extra time to recover. And when I wasn't strength training with my coach, I did cardio I actually enjoyed, like hiking or walking my dog.<p>I also started tracking every workout I did and changed …

Kate Middleton and the Mystery of the Wedding No-Show

We’ve all pulled a last-minute cancellation, haven’t we? We’ve said we would attend an event, out of obligation, lamenting in our heads that we have absolutely no desire to actually go, brainstorming possible excuses for weeks prior, before finally, in a fit of anxiety, sending out a feeble “my …

Downton Abbey

Best Fantasy Football Team Names for 2015... Go!!!

Give me the best, most unique, newest fantasy names you have seen or come up with on your own. Need a great one for this season so I can put it on …

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …

First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim

Research team say tiny brain could be used to test drugs and study diseases, but scientific peers urge caution as data on breakthrough kept under wraps<p>An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat …

Neurophilosophy

5 Strength-Training Moves That Double as Cardio

Exercise 1 Overhead Barbell Squat<p>Hold a 35- or 45-pound barbell with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Place the barbell directly over your head with your arms fully extended but not locked <b>(A)</b>. Stand with feet shoulder-distance apart, and lower your hips into a squat. Lower until …

There’s little evidence to help avoid stress fractures | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Although there are plenty of opinions about what causes tiny, painful stress fractures in the bones of regular runners, a new review of existing research finds solid evidence for only two risk factors.<p>Having had a stress fracture in the past raised the risk of having them again …

North Carolina

16 Netflix Hacks You Aren't Using (But Should Be)

Even the best things in life have room for improvement. Take Netflix, which has changed culture in so many ways, turning your home into an on-demand …

Televisions

The 5 Best Cardio Workouts That Don’t Involve Running

Sure, running is a great workout to have as a part of your cardio repertoire—it’s not only a great way to get fitter, but it improves your mental …

New York City

Lynn Johnson On Veteran Survivors of Blast Force

<i>National Geographic</i> photographer Lynn Johnson describes blast force as “the signature injury of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.” The veterans …

Protein Powder Abuse: Study Finds New Eating Disorder in Men

Head to any vitamin shop and you’ll find rows of energy bars, protein powders, and other supplements often used to add muscle. But new research has …

I hated working with fetal tissue. But my research led to a breast cancer breakthrough. - Vox

I used to work for a biotech company that used fetal remains in its research. It took me more than two years to realize what was going on. No one mentioned it in my interview, and no one said anything about it after I started working there. The company's structure was split between the big brains …

Chest Workout For Women - Boost Your Bust

This chest workout for women, put together by female fitness expert Shannon Clark, includes exercises that are specifically designed to boost your …

Workouts

Cycling to Extremes: Cardiac issues a concern for endurance athletes

<i>Editor's note: This article originally appeared at VeloNews.com</i><p>The sun was bright on the upturned red rock Flatirons above Boulder, Colorado. It was …

High Blood Pressure

Eating These Foods May Slow Brain Aging By 7.5 Years

Diet can slow cognitive decline. Pass the berries.<p>Think of blueberries as a brain's best friend. A new study from the Rush University Medical Center found that sticking to what is known as the MIND diet can slow cognitive decline and may reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The …

Nutrition

7 products the food industry has convinced you are healthy

Your trusty vitamin water is actually loaded with sugar, but what else would you expect from a Coca-Cola product?<p>Science has come a long way toward identifying what kills us, but we are still a longer way from knowing what keeps us going. It is in the murky gray areas that charlatans lurk, peddling …

We asked an exercise scientist how many days a week you need to work out to actually make a difference

Reuters<p>How much should you exercise? Many of us have certain ideas in our heads about what works best to keep us "in shape" and what does not.<p>Five …

Exercise

Belgium Royal Wedding Pictures: Prince Amadeo, Lili von Wolkenstein Wedding

Marrying a non-royal isn't a big deal for plenty of royals: Prince William married Kate Middleton, of course, and made her a duchess. Earlier this summer, former reality-TV star Sofia Hellqvist swapped vows with Sweden's Prince Carl Philip; she's now Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Varmland. …

11 Surprising, Delicious Foods That Boost Brain Power

The health and fitness experts at Well + Good share the best foods to eat for sharper memory and improved mental function.<p>You may choose certain foods to prevent bloating, avoid inflammation, and get glowing skin—but what about boosting your brain power every time you fill your plate?<p>The …

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD