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5 Very Good Reasons to STOP Counting Calories

Ask the food giants and they'll tell you weight maintenance is all about calories in and calories out (CICO). Mainly, so they can keep selling you their packaged garbage full of sugar and soybean oil, but also because that places the responsibility on YOU, not them!<p><i>"If you had properly managed your</i> …

Nutrition

The Ultimate No Gym Workout

A big part of the training in our 10 week Amateur To Athlete experiment have been bodyweight exercises, from classic press-ups and their many …

The Real Danger of Too Much Protein

Protein is the gatekeeper to maximizing muscle and minimizing diet-damaging cravings. But too much of the stuff has been linked with harming your …

The 7 most basic rules for building mass, according to one of the world's strongest men

All novice weightlifters typically have one basic goal in mind: Gain mass. Then again, building muscle is a top priority for just about every young …

10 HIIT workouts you can do at home

Sometimes, our lifestyles call for a short, convenient workout in lieu of going to the gym. The great thing about High-Intensity Interval Training …

Workouts

32 Weight Plate Exercises

Introducing your new favorite way to build total-body strength and muscle<p>Weight plates are made for barbells—or so you thought.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demos 32 ways to use plates sans bar. He shows you how to build total-body muscle and strength by chopping, …

Adult Neurogenesis May Be Increased by Sustained Aerobic Exercise

<b>It may be possible to increase the neuron reserve of the hippocampus – and thus improve preconditions for learning – by promoting neurogenesis via</b> …

This might be one of the most sensible, scientifically supported diets we've ever seen

Fat is bad for you. Everyone should get six to 11 servings of carbohydrates per day. Burn more calories than you eat and you can lose weight.<p>But it turns out that many of these recommendations don't line up with decades of published research on nutrition.<p>Dr. David Ludwig, a Harvard Medical School …

Nutrition

The Nutritional Lies That Keep America Fat

<i>By: Dick Talens</i><p><i>Credit: Jason Hoffman/Thrillist</i><p>If there's something I've noticed about fitness myths, it's that everyone is equally vulnerable to them. It doesn't matter how smart you are, how many facts you know, or how many letters come after your name; it's easier than you think to fall prey to …

Yes, The Calorie Is Broken. Here's Why.

Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. Except it often doesn’t work.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a textbook publisher. …

Nutrition

A Harvard nutrition expert explains why the advice to eat 'everything in moderation' is 'useless'

But nutrition science doesn't really agree with this saying. A cookie here, a salad there — turns out that's not quite the same as actually being healthy.<p>Dr. David Ludwig, a Harvard Medical School nutrition and obesity expert, talked to Tech Insider about what scientifically sound dieting looks …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Holistic Medicine

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Books

New Alzheimer’s Research Suggests Possible Cause: The Interaction of Proteins in the Brain

<b>Research shows interaction of tau and amyloid-beta in the brain may cause cognitive decline.</b><p>For years, Alzheimer’s researchers have focused on two …

Dementia

Inflamed

The debate over the latest cure-all craze.<p>Several years ago, I fell at the gym and ripped two tendons in my wrist. The pain was excruciating, and within minutes my hand had swollen grotesquely and become hot to the touch. I was reminded of a patient I’d seen early in medical school, whose bacterial …

Medical Research

Is Lawrence Krauss a Physicist, or Just a Bad Philosopher?

I watched a debate this week between journalist Robert Wright and physicist Lawrence Krauss on “the origins of the universe, quantum weirdness and …

There is a type of fungus that can instantly induce orgasms in women with its smell

The medicinal qualities of certain plants and herbs are well known, and these types of natural remedies been used to heal people for thousands of …

How the Body's Trillions of Clocks Keep Time

Carrie Partch was at the tail end of her postdoc when she made the first discovery. The structural biologist was looking at a database of human …

Found: The First Mechanical Gear in a Living Creature

U.K. scientists find the first biological gears on a jumping insect half the size of a fire ant.<p><b>With two diminutive legs locked into a leap-ready position</b>, the tiny jumper bends its body taut like an archer drawing a bow. At the top of its legs, a minuscule pair of gears engage—their strange, …

Researchers Discover Link Between Stress and Alzheimer's Disease

<b>University of Florida Health researchers have uncovered more evidence of a link between the brain’s stress response and a protein related to</b> …

From Meat to Muscle

How steak makes you grow—from the first bite to bulging biceps<p><b>1. Breaking Down the Meat</b>The process starts in your mouth with the mechanical digestion of food: Your teeth cut, tear, and mash the steak into smaller particles, mixing it with saliva to form a semisolid lump.<p><b>2. Digesting the Protein</b>Once …

Good cholesterol vs bad cholesterol: should we stop worrying about bacon?

For decades the government has branded cholesterol as a killer. Foods high in cholesterol (eggs, butter, bacon) and saturated fat levels (coconut …

Sex chromosomes: Why the Y genes matter

Several genes have been lost from the Y chromosome in humans and other mammals, according to research. The study shows that essential Y genes are …

Here's what two scientists think it will take to save the planet

Carroll visited Wilson's office at Harvard University for a free-ranging, hours-long chat. It covered concerns for the future and reminiscing about the past - and morphed into an idea for a global campaign to unite biologists behind the common cause of saving the natural world, a prerequisite for …

Biology

Renal Physiology PenCasts

Improving preclinical nephrology education during medical school is a hot topic in nephrology these days. John Roberts, a nephrology fellow at Duke, …

Immune System Drugs Melt Tumors In New Study, Leading A Cancer Revolution

The 49-year-old woman had had three melanoma growths removed from her skin, but now the disease was spreading further. A several-centimeter-sized growth under her left breast went deep into her chest wall. Some of the tissue in the tumor was dying because of lack of blood flow.<p>Doctors at Memorial …