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3 Hot Tips That Can Help Men Be Healthier

November is here again, and it is time to shift gears to "Movember." For those of you that are not aware, "Movember" is the clever portmanteau of "moustache" and "November," fashioned from the idea of growing a moustache beginning Nov. 1 to help bring awareness to men's health issues, including …

Former Army Sniper Shares Simple ‘Trick’ for Staying Focused He Learned in the Military — and Brought With Him to His Civilian Job

You may find this hard to believe, but Army veteran Jeffry Harrison says the hardest part of his duties as a sniper was <i>not</i> hitting his targets from incredibly long distances.<p>It was dealing with everything else that led up to squeezing the trigger.<p>Image source: Shutterstock<p>“As a sniper, I was …

Military

Caffeine: view it as a potent drug

Parents warned over potentially toxic loom bands

Fruit and veg: More than five-a-day 'no effect'

<b>New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.</b><p>An analysis of 16 worldwide studies suggested that for every portion of fruit and vegetables consumed, there was a lower risk of premature death.<p>But after five portions a day, …

Nutrition

Sports photography: capturing that special moment

It is still about reading body language and sensing when the key moment will happen<p>Sportsfile photographer Ray McManus won second prize Sports …

Early reading boosts health and intelligence later on

Best apps to prevent travel mishaps

Staying safe and healthy while traveling isn't always easy. Despite your best intentions and most thorough preparation, disaster can strike, whether it's as small as a rental-car fender bender or as serious as a hurricane. Thankfully, technology can help. Prevent on-the-road catastrophe -- or learn …

Paracetamol for low back pain 'no better than placebo'

<b>Paracetamol used to treat acute lower back pain is no better than a dummy pill, research in the Lancet suggests.</b><p>The largest trial to date suggests the drug does not improve recovery time or provide greater pain relief than a placebo.<p>The study questions whether paracetamol should remain a …

Pain

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

<b>Name:</b> Snowdonia <b><br>Location:</b> Wales <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1951 <b><br>Size:</b> 823 square miles (2,132 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>Park of Peaks</b> This Welsh landscape of mountains and valleys, forests, and lakes is punctuated by the park’s namesake peak. Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa in the local Welsh tongue, stands at …

National Parks

Action Is the Key in Alzheimer's Prevention

If you watch the news long enough, we physicians seem to reverse our advice every 10-15 years. Examples include whether butter or margarine is better and whether you should take aspirin to prevent strokes. A conservative approach to your health may therefore entail waiting to see which …