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5 Stretches To Ease Your Lower-Back Pain

Here's how to find relief naturally.<p>When you're dealing with the aches and oftentimes debilitating soreness of lower-back pain, there's a good chance all you want to do is stay in bed. Yet research published in <i>JAMA</i> found that any kind of exercise—whether it's core strengthening, aerobic exercise, …

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6 Mistakes That Keep You Fat | Men's Health

The reason: Recent studies show that we have only so much willpower. That’s why trying to break several bad habits at once can be overwhelming.<p>But if you follow the slow and steady approach, you’ll increase your odds of sculpting a thinner, fitter physique—and keeping it for life.<p><b>Skipping Meals or</b> …

Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

There's no doubt that doctors would prefer to treat cancer as soon as they spot it, and it looks like nanotechnology might give them that chance. Researchers at the University of Leeds have successfully tested gold nanotubes that are useful for both imaging and destroying cancer cells. Since the …

Scientists explain how stem cells and 'bad luck' cause cancer

Why are some types of cancer so much more common than others? Sometimes it's due to faulty genes inherited from one's parents and sometimes to behaviors like smoking a pack of cigarettes every day. But in most cases, it comes down to something else – stem cells.<p>This is the intriguing argument made …

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Q: Is there a difference between matcha green tea and the regular stuff?

You love green tea for its health benefits, but this alternative might provide some serious competition<p>Let's just say that regular green tea has met its matcha.<p>As you may know, your typical green brew is overflowing with health benefits: Scientists think it may help reduce the risk of diabetes, …

Q: Why does chocolate and peanut butter seem like such an irresistible combination?

Hint: follow your nose<p>By The Editors of Men's Health, Photography By Thinkstock<p>You mean why is anything that's labeled "Reese's" the crack cocaine of candy? Partly because about 90 percent of taste is the result of smell, and in the case of peanut butter and chocolate, the complex interplay of …

A Day Spent Eating Nothing But Dark Chocolate | Men's Health

I wouldn't gorge to gorge. I would simply replace my meals with their cacao equivalent. I knew the risk. This would either be my dream come true, or it would make me so sick that it might break me of my chocoholism.<p>On the chosen day, I woke up around 7:30 as usual. According to the USDA, the …

Forget the G-Spot—Touch Her Here Instead

You no longer need a map to find her pleasure zone<p>Your long hunt for the G-spot just got a little easier: There’s not one specific spot that functions as a magic button for women’s pleasure.<p>It’s actually a larger erogenous zone that encompasses several different organs, finds an Italian …

Wrap Your Head Around This One: Potentially Immortal Bacteria That Eat Electricity and Could Become Living Batteries

One of the stranger (and little known) facts of nature is that our living cells are electric, or can carry electricity. Every thought, feeling and …

Want To Live Longer? Take A Stand, Study Says

If you're reading this at your desk or on your couch, you might want to stand up first. While many of us think we can counter the effects of sitting all day in front of our computers or TV, by working up a sweat at the gym, a new study suggests that simply standing more could be better for …

How our brains can control our emotions

The brain’s complicated wiring could help dictate whether we feel happy, angry or sad. Could electrical charges be the answer to help treat mental disorders? (WARNING: Contains mild footage of animal experiments)<p>We all know humans have a complex range of emotions – from anger to fear, aggression to …

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Life beyond Earth seems 'inevitable', US planetary scientist says

Astronomers are standing on a 'great threshold' of space exploration, Dr Sara Seager says<p>Astronomers are standing on a "great threshold" of space exploration that could see evidence of extra-terrestrial life being discovered in the next 20 years, an expert has claimed. Life beyond the Earth seems …

A Convincing Theory About Human Evolution

No ape had done that before.<p>It was an important milestone in the story of human evolution.<p>The ancestor in question, Homo erectus, could use simple tools and hunt. His diet was more meat-based than plant-based. Meat has more calories than food derived from plants. Humans had transformed themselves …

What Your Poop Says About Your Health | Men's Health

In your rush to flush, you lose a unique opportunity to assess your health. From color to consistency, logs on the bottom of the bowl are like tea leaves waiting to be read, potentially predicting such conditions as Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer, or a bowel obstruction.<p>If …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

13 Everyday Habits That Are Aging You

Are you aging faster than your years? If you don't like what you see in the mirror, it may be time to evaluate some of your daily routines. The foods …

Belly-Fat-Burning Workout: Men's Health.com

Fast Abs: The Workout<p>This 30-minute workout will burn away your belly fat for good<p><b>Related Video:</b><p><b>Workout A</b><p><b>1 Barbell rollout</b><br>Load a barbell with 10-pound plates and affix collars. Kneel on the floor and grab the bar with an overhand, shoulder-width grip. Position your shoulders directly over the …

New class of nanoparticle brings cheaper, lighter solar cells outdoors

Think those flat, glassy solar panels on your neighbour's roof are the pinnacle of solar technology? Think again.<p>Researchers in the University of …

Study indicates Neolithic people from Near East migrated to Europe via island hopping

(Phys.org) —A multinational team of researchers has concluded that Neolithic farmers migrated to Europe from the Near East via the islands that dot …

Removing Salt To Relieve The World’s Thirst

97 percent of water on Earth is salt water. What if we could drink it?<p>The Challenge<p>Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is liquid—yet water scarcity affects more than a billion people each year. Since the 1970s, the gold standard for desalination has been reverse osmosis, in which big pumps push …

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Study: Kids who catch you lying by omission won't trust what you say

Children are remarkable judges of the people around them – studies have shown they're able to tell when someone is lying. But can they pick up on more subtle aspects of misinformation – such as when someone's telling only part of the truth, committing a "sin of omission"?<p>Now, in a paper published …

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New treatment strategy for leukaemia promises significant reduction in side effects

(Medical Xpress)—Adelaide researchers are zeroing in on a promising new approach to killing off cancer cells in patients with leukaemia.<p>In a study …

'Trust hormone' oxytocin helps old muscle work like new, study finds

The new study determined that in mice, blood levels of oxytocin declined with age. They also showed that there are fewer receptors for oxytocin in …

Could this 4-step plan end the global CO2 stalemate? - Futurity

Scientists have proposed a four-step plan to help nudge the international community toward an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenland's snow is getting darker, and that's bad for you and me

Greenland has long has pure, white snow. But over recent years, that snow is becoming less white — seemingly a little bit dirtier.<p>For a long time, scientists thought this was because warmer weather was producing larger snowflakes, which tend to be darker. But new research revealed that the darker …

New Study Provides Physical Evidence Of The Sleep-Learning Link

A new study provides more structural evidence that sleep plays a role in memory and learning.<p>Researchers from New York University Langone Medical Center found that mice who sleep after learning a task have increased growth of dendritic spines, which come out of brain cells to connect with other …

Researcher Explains How Crows Solved a Challenge From "Aesop's Fables."

New Caledonian crows were able to apply their natural understanding of cause and effect and the properties of objects.<p>New Caledonian crows are known for using tools in the wild. A team is investigating the cognitive abilities of these crows, which live on the archipelago of New Caledonia in the …

What the Synapses in Your Brain Actually Look Like

Without synapses, your neurons wouldn't be able to communicate and your brain would be little more than a ball of meat. Exactly what synapses look …