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Stressed women, saving yourself from sitting: 5 studies you may have missed

(CNN) -- Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation, so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.<p><b>1. Not all vitamins are good</b> …

Facing your fears head on

Fear is something that consumes all of us at one time or another. What matters is whether you let your fear control you or parts of your decision-making? And if so, is fear something we can improve upon?<p>Before I was selected to be a part of Fit Nation, I was afraid of flying. Let me rephrase that …

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Sitting too long may increase your cancer risk

If you’re spending a lot of time sitting every day, either in front of the TV or at work, you may be at higher risk for developing certain types of cancer, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.<p>The study found an additional two hours a day of …

4 habits for a healthy gut

They are terms previously not part of polite conversation -- let alone TV commercials: Intestinal distress. Irregularity. Irritable bowel syndrome.<p>Where food goes after it's eaten, however, has become a hot topic. Indeed, emerging research is linking the health of the gut -- the entire digestive …

Salmonella Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's some background information about Salmonella.<p><b>Facts:</b><br>Salmonellosis, the infection caused by the bacteria Salmonella, is one of the most frequently reported foodborne illnesses in the United States.<p>Salmonella is characterized as a group of rod-shaped bacteria that can cause diarrheal …

4 surprising benefits of vegetables

You've seen Meatless Mondays, vegan restaurants and green drinks become all the rage. You know that vegetables can help you lose weight and fend off chronic diseases. Yet if you're like most Americans, you probably still aren't eating enough of them.<p>If you need a little motivation to get your …

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What is Marfan syndrome?

Four days before Baylor University basketball star Isaiah Austin hoped to be drafted into the NBA, his dreams of playing in the pros were extinguished by a rare genetic disease called Marfan syndrome.<p>"I had a dream that my name was going to be called," Austin told ESPN. But after a standard …

Medical myths: What doctors thought they didn't need to say

Common knowledge when it comes to all things health and medicine might not be so common after all.<p>Inspired by a topic on Reddit, CNN reached out to health care providers, seeking stories of patients armed with surprising medical misinformation.<p>The responses ranged from amusing to concerning. We …

Stem Cells Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here is some background information about stem cells.<p>Scientists believe that stem cell research can be used to treat medical conditions including Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.<p><b>About Stem Cells</b>:<br>Stem …

Best hospitals ranked for 2014

Looking for the best hospitals in the United States? U.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings for 2014 -- with the Mayo Clinic topping the site's honor roll list for the first time.<p>The yearly analysis specifically looks at the best medical centers for patients with life-threatening …

We're genetically linked to our friends

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, "You've got a friend in me."<p>A new study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggests friends may be more than just people you lean on when you're not strong; they might actually help you carry on -- genetically …

Chronic stress can hurt your memory

Do you tend to forget things when you're stressed? Like when you're late for a meeting and can't remember where you left your car keys? Or when you have to give a big presentation and suddenly forget all your talking points seconds before you start?<p>There's nothing like stress to make your memory go …

It's time to get your brain in shape

<b>(CNN) —</b> From the outside, the human brain might not be much to look at. What makes it fascinating is hidden within, in the complicated circuitry of neurons that makes you who you are.<p>Scientists are trying to understand this complex network and find the key to staying sharp as we age. In the …

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HIV/AIDS Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's a look at AIDS and HIV globally, with a special focus on Africa.<p><b>Facts:</b><b><br>AIDS</b> stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and is also called acquired immune deficiency syndrome.<p><b>HIV</b> stands for human immunodeficiency virus.<p><b>HIV/AIDS</b> is spread through sexual contact with an infected …

Can meditation really slow aging? - CNN.com

Buddhist monks meditate at Borobudur temple in Indonesia.<p><i>Editor's note: CNN.com is showcasing the work of Mosaic, a new digital publication that explores the science of life. It's produced by the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation that supports research in biology, medicine and the</i> …

Is Organic Food Really Healthier?

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11 Toxic Behaviors That Will Steal Your Joy (And How to Move Past Them)

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That's the good news. It's also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level. Like a giant lightning rod in a crazy …

Do You Get Overly Attached in Relationships? Take This Quiz

In <i>The Ecstasy of Surrender</i> I emphasize that bonding with a partner is a natural part of getting to know someone and of falling in love. But getting overly attached goes beyond healthy bonding and is disempowering. When you truly love someone you're not interested in possessing the person or keeping …