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Public Health

A New 'Active Recliner' Promises to Make You Fit While You Sit

Rejoice, couch potatoes, for your golden chariot awaits.<p>That’s right: Your old man's leather recliner is being transformed into a fitness tool. The …

Best foods to reboot your body

Chocolate ice cream and deep-dish pizza may be more appealing than kale and almonds, but we usually feel bloated and sluggish after eating fatty, greasy foods.<p>What about foods that are both yummy and make us feel happier and more energetic?<p>In an interview in the blog Well + Good, Siggi Hilmarsson, …

Nutrition

6 Scary Ways Your Bed Is Harming Your Health

It looks so cozy and inviting, but you have no idea...<p>Your bed probably drones up happy thoughts of diving into fresh-out-of-the-dryer sheets and relaxing mornings spent reading in the soft light — not dust-induced sneezing sessions or back pain. But the place where you spend one-third of your life …

Six Foods That Increase Or Decrease Your Risk Of Cancer

If you believe cancer is a disease that strikes from nowhere with little in your control to prevent it, you’d be mistaken on both counts. Most cases …

Cancer

If Change Completely Stresses You Out, You Could Have This Disorder

Going away to school, starting a new job, breaking up with someone—every major life moment comes with its fair share of stress. Big changes …

Mental Health

My Painful B12 Deficiency And How I Got My Running Legs Back

<b>Numbness, Twitching, Tingling, and Painful Spasms</b><p>I do not take vitamins. They make me nauseous. In 2009 I learned how dangerous deficiency of vitamin B12 in the body is. I had no idea that the numbness, twitching, tingling, and painful spasms and cramps that my hands, legs, and toes were …

Numb

How Many Sets and Reps Should You Really Do?

Getting bigger and stronger is a beautifully simple science. You lift something heavy, stress your muscles, eat, rest and repeat. Do this with enough …

Muscle

Researchers discover molecule for potential Alzheimer's vaccine

A team of researchers have discovered a new molecule that they say may be a major step towards the creation of an Alzheimer’s vaccine.<p>The molecule, known as monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL), has shown evidence of stimulating the brain’s natural immune defense against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Correction: Digital Life-Fitness Trackers-Glance story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 20 about choosing a fitness tracker, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Fitbit Surge sells for $300. The price is $250.<p>A corrected version of the story is below:<p>How to choose a fitness tracker when they all sound the same<p>Choosing a fitness tracker can …

Fitness Technology

Debunking the myths about lactic acid, fatigue and recovery

Lactic acid. Also know as the “burn” you feel on that last rep or final sprint, most athletes see it as a workout’s worst enemy, the cause of muscle …

Massage Therapy

Medicare rules for home health care

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5 ways your food can make you feel better instantly

Eating clean is a nutrition term I can live with. Although no <i>one</i> definition exists, the generally accepted principles are simple and effective: Eat more whole, real foods including lean protein, healthy fats and unrefined whole grains — and eat less processed and packaged foods, added sugar and …

Nutrition

Sleep Like This To Ward Off Back Pain At Night

If you’re among the nearly 20 percent of people estimated to have chronic back pain, you know it’s not fun.<p>One thing that might help relieve the tension? A good night’s sleep, experts say. But there’s a catch. An aching back, neck or shoulders makes it tough to relax and catch your Zs.<p>The good news …

Sleep

7 “Health” Products From The Past That Would Never Make It Onto Shelves Today

If someone walked up to you today and suggested you drink radioactive water to reinvigorate your body, or offered you a cigarette to ease your asthma …

Consumer Protection

Expert Tips For Managing Stress Every Day, Everywhere

The bad news? There's no way to really "get rid of" stress. The good news? You <i>can</i> manage it, and one "stress expert," Dr. Pete Sulack, doctor of chiropractic, has a method for it.<p>"Stress isn't just drama or deadlines," said stress expert Dr. Sulack. "It's total toxic body burden, and it's a …

This Is Your Brain on Nature

When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.<p><b>When you head out</b> to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating in the …

Alcohol linked to at least seven types of cancer, study says, while 'health benefits are irrelevant'

There is strong evidence that alcohol causes seven types of cancer and probably others, according to a review that dismissed the claimed health benefits as "irrelevant".<p>A study of existing research found strong evidence of a direct, harmful effect of drinking, even though scientists are unsure of …

Politics Aside, the RNC Was Onto Something When They Said Porn Is a Public Health Crisis

Experts agree—this isn't just a moral issue, it's a serious health concern that affects us all.<p>686<p>SHARES<p>A significant shift in the culture’s …

Boston

Controlling illegal stimulants: a regulated market model

Principle 7: Changes need to occur incrementally<p>Drug policy needs to change incrementally as policy makers need time to gather evidence and change …

Public Health

Why Did a Public Health Guy Go to a Green Charrette Meeting?

As a public health guy working towards health equity, my career has been a continuous journey of peeling back layers to identify the root causes of …

Data Mining

Zika from S. Florida mosquitoes? It's not a matter of if, but when, public health experts say

Get ready, South Florida.<p>State and federal health officials still are trying to determine whether a person in Miami-Dade County has the first locally …

Public Health

Public Health probes Lakeshore General Hospital over lack of infection controls

The Montreal Public Health Department is auditing the Lakeshore General Hospital amid concerns that too many patients are picking up …

Gov. Malloy, state public health chief announce new Zika detection protocol for Connecticut

NEW HAVEN >> Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined the state’s public health chief and a local scientist Thursday in announcing the state, as part of its …

Outbreak sparks nationwide public health alert and hog recall

<b>UPDATED CONTENT:</b> <i>A recall was announced on Thursday afternoon, with USDA officials reporting it could not be initiated earlier because company</i> …

Public Health
Health Care

Why Everyone In Sun-Strapped Britain Should Take Vitamin D Supplements

Everyone in Britain should take vitamin D supplements in fall and winter, tripling their current intake and reducing their risk of bone disease, …