Mariah D'Amato

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Anti-Packing List: 13 Things You Should Leave At Home

Throughout our travels we have met many backpackers that carry around a lot of crazy and unnecessary stuff! Shit, as newbie travelers we did too. …

12 healthy eating habits that work, according to science

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks. As a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 12 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

Weight Loss

10 Slimming Foods to Eat If You Sit All Day

“Wanna take a sit break?” said no desk-bound employee, ever. Most of corporate America is already sitting for eight to 10 hours daily, so instead, we …

Foam rolling: 5-minute routine to stretch your body

Foam rolling, also called self-myofascial release, is performed using a cylindrical piece of foam. There are many different ways you can use a foam roller, all of which are intended to release muscle tightness and tension, increase blood flow and increase your range of motion.<p>Foam rolling is one of …

Pain

Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps, learn a musical instrument

Musical training can have a dramatic impact on your brain’s structure, enhancing your memory, spatial reasoning and language skills<p>The multimillion dollar brain training industry is under attack. In October 2014, a group of over 100 eminent neuroscientists and psychologists wrote an open letter …

The Brain

Pneumonia vaccines for adults

This infectious disease can pose a serious health risk for those age 65 and older, but two vaccines can offer sound protection.<p>Published: October, …

Coping With Cold Hands and Feet

When the temperature drops, it's normal for your hands and feet to feel chillier than, say, your legs, arms, or midsection.<p>That's because your body's …

Want a full-body workout? The machine you need has been in your gym all along.

Shoulders down, back straight, abs tight, Fola Awosika instructed during a Foundations class at RowVigor in Arlington, the area’s first pop-up rowing studio. Then: “You want your legs to do the bulk of the work.”<p>Wait, what? “Your legs are the strongest part,” he explained, despite the commonly held …

How to get fit with minimum time and effort

We all need to exercise. But how can we get what we need without spending all the time in the gym?<p>On paper, it seems like a no-brainer – exercise regularly and we can look better, feel stronger and live longer.<p>In reality, it’s hard for many of us to muster the motivation to see it through. We may …

7 Reasons You Can't Stop Coughing

Everybody coughs—it’s the number one illness-related reason people go to the doctor, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

High-protein diet linked to heart failure in older women

<b>(CNN) —</b> Women older than 50 who eat high-protein diets could have a greater risk of heart failure, especially if a lot of their protein comes from meat, according to a new study presented at the annual scientific conference of the American Heart Association.<p>Researchers found that postmenopausal …

A Life Of Anxiety Documented

When photographer John William Keedy was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, he says he had a hard time coping. It was difficult to accept. It was difficult to explain to friends and family. He felt utterly alone.<p>"I hate to say it, but I was embarrassed by it," he tells Shots.<p>Years later, …

Students learn more if they’ll need to teach others

People learn better and recall more when they think they will soon need to teach the material to someone else.<p>“When compared to learners expecting a …

This could explain why older adults can’t stay sleep

A loss of neurons in a part of the brain that serves as an on/off switch for sleep may explain why so many older adults suffer from insomnia.<p>“In many …

The amateur geneticist who surprised science

Kim Goodsell is unlucky enough to have two very rare diseases. Her doctors blamed coincidence, but was it? She taught herself genetics to find out, and as she tells Ed Yong, no-one expected what she would discover.<p>Kim Goodsell was running along a mountain trail when her left ankle began turning …

Odds of repeat knee injury depend on age

Athletes who have knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in high school or before may face increased risk of re-injury compared …

The Great Bluff That Led To A 'Magical' Pill And A Sexual Revolution

In the 1950s, four people — the founder of the birth control movement, a controversial scientist, a Catholic obstetrician and a wealthy feminist — got together to create a revolutionary little pill the world had never seen before.<p>They were sneaky about what they were doing — skirting the law, lying …

Yo-yo dieting dangerous for women's hearts, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yo-yo dieting may increase the risk for coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death in post-menopausal women, according to a study presented to the American Heart Association on Tuesday.<p>Although previous research focused on the heart risks associated with obesity, study leader Dr. …

"A Girl Can't Read That Sort Of Thing Without Her Lipstick"; The Relationship Between Mental Health And Fashion

The relationship between mental health and fashion is far more complicated than I feel it is often given credit for. One wouldn't be hard-pressed to …

DIY diagnosis of illness is dangerous trend, say pharmacists

People who diagnose their own illnesses by trawling the internet or talking to friends risk damaging their health, pharmacists have warned.<p>The growing trend of DIY diagnosis could lead to patients receiving the wrong treatment or buying drugs that could harm them, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society …

'Relentless drive' call for early cancer diagnosis

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1266000/1266440_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534444754_76f653a70ecda5f87b30571002109959<p><b>Wales needs a relentless drive towards earlier cancer diagnosis, an expert in the field has said.</b><p>Tom Crosby, medical director of the Wales Cancer …

Welsh Government

Inside the Science of False Memory

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>In "The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory<i>,"</i> author <b>Julia Shaw</b> questions the accuracy of our memories and explains how they can in fact be manipulated and distorted by others.<p>According to Shaw, it is …

Cancer Detection in a Breath

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog<p>Any cancer patient will tell you that the fear of a cancer's recurrence is with them all the time. For many, follow-up can involve invasive or uncomfortable testing that serves as an ongoing reminder of cancer's threat. For patients with lung cancer, the …

Cancer

7 Morning Habits That Can Affect Your Entire Day

Your morning routine is like setting up a string of dominoes: You line everything up for success, but one false move can cause it all to come …

Self-Criticism

11 ways to save money on medical expenses

Rising health insurance costs have many people worried about the financial impact.<p>My health insurance plan jumped 24 percent this fall and dropped in …

Health Care

Boys' and girls' brains may show opposite effects after a trauma

Traumatic events may affect the brains of boys and girls differently, a new study finds.<p>Among boys in the study, a brain area called the anterior circular sulcus was larger among those who had symptoms of a trauma, compared with a control group of boys who did not have any trauma symptoms. But …

Drug for MS could also treat nerve damage

A drug previously approved for other purposes appears to “wake up” damaged peripheral nerves and speed repair and functional recovery after …

How to Stay Emotionally Healthy in Tough Times, According to Experts

An entrepreneur's life is full of ups and downs, it is important to not let disappointment set you off course.<p>Our mind is our most valuable resource, yet we take very little time to take care of it. Everyone understands the importance of being healthy, yet many of us prioritize our physical health …

The proven health trackers saving thousands of lives

<b>It was when Vic Gundotra's father suffered serious heart problems and nearly died that the former Google executive decided to move into healthcare tech.</b><p>He now runs a firm called AliveCor that has developed a heart-monitoring device causing excitement in medical circles.<p>AliveCor's recently launched …

Medicine