Jessica Nunziante

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How to Build Muscle: The Best Muscle-Building Diet

Sam KaplanMEN'S FITNESS EditorsBulking CookbookWhen, what, and how much to eat.Bulking, as commonly understood, is B.S. We said it, and it’s time you …

It Bears Repeating: 'A Smart Doctor Listens to the Nurses' - Off the Charts

<i>By Jacob Molyneux,</i> AJN <i>senior editor</i><p>The April <i>Reflections</i> essay in <i>AJN</i><i>—Reflections</i> is a monthly one-page column we’ve run for many years inside the back …

How to Thrive and Create Joy at Work

Is it about flexible working, table tennis in the office, sleep pods or being transparent about salaries? How should businesses and entrepreneurs ensure the wellbeing and happiness of the people they work with?<p>"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives" said American author Annie …

An Expanding Role for Nurse Practitioners

The ‘baby boom’ generation – nearly 40,000,000 strong – is aging and many are living with a variety of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Get A Concussion

For years the NFL claimed that concussions and the resulting neurological conditions of its players were rare. But an investigation into the dark history of concussions in the NFL published by PBS Frontline and new scientific studies show multiple blows to the head cause serious permanent brain …

The Brain

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

A Line Of Jewelry Inspired By Illicit Drugs

We are craving Designer Drugs: a new line of jewelry from Aroha Silhouettes, designed after the hybrid molecular structures of illicit substances.<p>These wearable vices were inspired by a “fantasy laboratory” where dangerous drugs are turned into glitzy bling. Hailing from New Zealand, designer Tania …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

FDA approves new $1,000-a-day hepatitis C pills

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug that promises to treat hepatitis C with a daily pill instead of the more common weekly injection. The drug, called Sovaldi from Gilead Sciences, has been designed to block the protein hepatitis C uses to replicate itself. The treatment does …

Self-driving cars: Are they finally here?

Our pick of the week from around the web, including autonomous vehicles, why internet hijacks are on the rise and the key difference between Apple and Amazon.<p>Stuxnet’s secret twin<br>Ralph Langner | Foreign Policy | 19 November 2013<br>Three-year study of the Stuxnet virus shows it was designed to slow …

Autonomous Cars

To cut hospital readmits, focus on whole patient

The key to reducing hospital admissions may be focusing on the whole patient, rather than a specific condition that caused the hospitalization in the …

'Biggest Loser' resort weighs in on reality

The contestants on "The Biggest Loser" are just that — players in a reality show game who are subjected to harsh workouts, screeching coaches and weigh-ins on national television. The role is not for everyone, not even for everyone desperate to lose weight.<p>There is, however, the possibility of an …

Practice Positive Psychology for Better Health

Health:<p>Share on Facebook.<br>• Share on Google+<br>• Pin It!<p>PrioTime: Practice Positive Psychology for Better Health<p>Positive Psychology for Better Health<p>Your …

10 Ways to Evolve & Be a Better Person

<i>“What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.” ~Abraham Maslow</i><p><b>Practice gratitude.</b> Look at the good parts. One of my clients …

Germs in Chronic Disease: Prediction Becomes Experience

In 1953, the esteemed economist, Milton Friedman wrote in his <i>Essays in Positive Economics:</i><p>**“...the only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of its predictions with experience.” **<p>As factual evidence grows, a theory can either be accepted or rejected. While his focus was on …

Long-term contraceptive pill use doubles glaucoma risk, research finds

Women who take the contraceptive pill for more than three years are at twice the risk of glaucoma, a common eye disease that can cause blindness if left untreated, US researchers claim.<p>Doctors behind the study urged women at risk to have regular checks for early signs of the disease, which can …

Casual work increases chance of being childless at 35

Women who carry out casual work are less likely than their permanently employed peers to have a baby by the age of 35, a new study found<p>Women who work in temporary jobs are less likely to have had a child before the age of 35 than those in steady employment, new research has revealed.<p>The longer a …

How International Guidelines For Lab Mice May Interfere With Cancer Research

A new study examines the effects of standard lab temperatures on mice used in cancer studies.<p>Given the choice, a mouse wouldn't keep his house at what's considered "room temperature" for people. Mice are smaller. They lose heat faster. They generally like hanging out in places that are about 30 …

Cancer

DNA sequencing: how much do you want to know about your health future?

This past July, the New York Genome Center opened its shiny new doors in downtown Manhattan. The massive, sparkling multi-million dollar 21st-century lab is now open for business, sequencing the genomes of sick patients in New York.<p>By sequencing the gene structure, doctors hope to find treatments …