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What the New US Dietary Guidelines Mean for Cyclists

Coffee and eggs are in and sugar is out, but active cyclists need to take some of the most recent recommendations with a grain of salt<p>If it’s January, you can bet someone is telling you what you should and should not be eating. This year that includes the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health …

Bumper haul of expensive new drugs heads to U.S. and Europe | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Drug companies have brought a host of expensive new medicines to market in the United States and Europe this year, figures show, another bumper haul for an industry often accused of over-charging.<p>Drug prices are set to be a major issue in the run-up to the U.S. presidential …

How to Treat Shin Splints

Dr. Jordan Metzl addresses a frustrating injury most runners can’t help but hate.<p><i>This article originally appeared on rodalewellness.com.</i><p>If you’ve ever had them, you know they’re the pits. No not a stomach bug (although man, those are the worst)—we’re talking shin splints. That nagging pain …

5 Things to Remember If You Love Someone With Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease, named for the doctor who first described it in 1932, is part of a collection of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Symptoms include …

6 Things Chiropractors Can Help With—And What They Can't

Most people assume that chiropractors are good only for neck and back pain. And while they do treat a lot of that, there's plenty else they can do. Chiropractic medicine focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and how they affect the rest of the body. "Many people don't know …

Pain

Specialty drug prices are soaring

Although there is no precise definition for specialty drugs, many of them are relatively new, are administered by injection and are used to treat conditions that often impact older Americans, such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.<p>Specialty drugs are among the most expensive …

Why Sleep? Why Dream?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Immune System

Concussions: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by the brain violently bouncing or twisting inside of the skull. These types of injuries can be …

Concussion

The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's today, with another person developing the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple.<p>As if those numbers weren't staggering enough, consider this: Alzheimer's disease …

Exclusive: Americans overpaying hugely for cancer drugs - study | Reuters

(Reuters) - Americans are paying way over the odds for some modern cancer drugs, with pharmaceutical companies charging up to 600 times what the medicines cost to make, according to an independent academic study.<p>A man buys cancer drug Glivec for a relative who is suffering from cancer at a pharmacy …

How Long Can the U.S. Oil Boom Last?

The long-term problem for oil frackers isn't just low prices. It's low reserves.<p>Now that oil prices have dropped to levels not seen since 2009, helped by a flood of oil flowing from hydraulic fracturing or fracking wells in North Dakota and Texas, it's time to ask the question: How long can the …