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A Full-Body Strengthening Workout That Doesn't Require a Single Weight

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

An asthma medication seems to lower Parkinson’s disease risks | Ars Technica

Drug ID'ed in a screen based on what biologists have learned about Parkinson's.<p>Evolution may have been our planet's first recycler. When organisms …

How Moldy Hay And Sick Cows Led To A Lifesaving Drug

There is a lifesaving drug that owes its existence to moldy hay, sick cows and rat poison.<p>The drug is called warfarin sodium. It prevents blood clots, and it can be a lifesaver for patients who've had a heart attack or stroke. It's one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world.<p>There is …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Post-pregnancy workout: 5 exercises to help strengthen your core

After having a baby, you might feel like your body is completely different — and your life is a lot different these days, too. Your role as a new mom is so important, but so is taking care of yourself and your health.<p>This workout is quick — and you can adjust it to fit into your schedule. Only have …

How to Stop Helicoptering and Start Disciplining Your Kids Effectively

The trick is allowing your kids to have an "oh, crap!" moment and learn from their mistakes.<p>If you never trip over untied laces, you fail to see the importance to tying them. These sort of lessons —painful, uncomfortable, requisite — help children decide to do it all differently next time. Nothing …

Parenting

Flattening The 'Mummy Tummy' With 1 Exercise, 10 Minutes A Day

I admit it. I have a "mummy tummy," also known as "mommy pooch." You know, that soft jelly belly you retain after having a baby — it makes you look a few months pregnant.<p>I've tried to convince myself that the pooch is a valiant badge of motherhood, but who am I kidding? The pooch bothers me. And it …

Pregnancy

The FDA's War on (Expensive) Drugs

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has it right: The way to make prescription drugs more affordable is to boost competition from generics.<p>One of the FDA’s main jobs is to ensure that the drugs Americans take are safe and effective. Whether they’re affordable has always been someone else’s problem.<p>Enter …

Scott Gottlieb

A coalition of the most advanced countries summed up what's wrong with America's healthcare system in 2 points

Beyond Republicans' sweeping attempt to overhaul the system, healthcare has been hotly debated in the US for years.<p>And it's not hard to see why: Americans spend more on healthcare than residents of any other developed nation on the planet, yet lack virtually every possible measure of a clean bill …

OECD

Parkinson's may begin in gut before affecting the brain

Parkinson's disease, which involves the malfunction and death of nerve cells in the brain , may originate in the gut, new research suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence supporting the idea.<p>The new study shows that a protein in nerve cells that becomes corrupted and then forms clumps in the …

Medical Research

5 Great Cross-Training Sports for Cyclists

Looking for a way to round out your fitness? These five sports will help you do so and more.<p>Even the most top-level pros dip their toes in other sports now and again. It helps them stay both mentally and physically well-rounded so they avoid burnout and imbalance. Cross-training not only gives you …

Artist masterfully inserts 'The Simpsons' characters into real life

Artist Francois Dourlen has been tipping his cap to <i>The Simpsons</i> on Instagram by inserting the show's characters into non-animated situations.<p>Marge …

Tech has taken the work out of couponing. Here’s how to save big with little effort.

What if I told you there’s a new way to use coupons that’s easy and can save you 50 percent or more on your groceries? The average family of four spends as much as $15,364 annually on groceries, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department, so that’s a potential savings of more than $7,500.<p>I know …

eCommerce

A psychologist debunks the claim that fidget spinners help kids focus

Fidget spinners are everywhere these days. You can buy them on any street corner for a few dollars, and both kids and adults are obsessed with them. The companies that make these hot new gadgets claim they help relieve stress and anxiety and can help kids with ADHD focus. David Anderson, PhD, a …

Autism

30% of Americans Have This Obesity-Related Disease

About 30% to 40% of American adults have a condition that has no visible signs and rarely causes symptoms, but can raise the risk of heart disease, …

Rare, tick-borne Powassan virus worries some experts about possible spread

As if Lyme disease isn't troubling enough, a more serious tick-borne disease may be emerging, experts warn.<p>Powassan virus, which is a far rarer and more deadly pathogen than the bacterium that produces Lyme, is also transmitted by the deer tick. The virus can cause inflammation in the brain, which …

Artery-clogging saturated fat myth debunked

Among doctors and the public alike, there is a popular belief that dietary saturated fat clogs up the arteries and results in coronary heart disease. …

A city in Illinois realized it was spending a lot of money on one drug, so it sued the maker

Just two babies on Rockford's health insurance were eating up 2.5% of the plan's total budget. That money wasn't going for heroic surgeries or cancer treatment. Instead, the infants were being given a drug to stop infantile spasms, which is serious but easy to treat.<p>The problem was just nine vials …

Elijah Cummings

Breath of the Wild and the ethics of amiibo hacking

The murky dilemma at the heart of Nintendo’s secret Zelda treasure<p>For the past week, I’ve been cheating in <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>. I don’t mean that I’m running an illegally obtained version of the game on an emulator, or that I’m exploiting the game’s design flaws to skip over …

Hacker sets off every emergency siren in Dallas

A hacker set off all 156 emergency sirens in Dallas which wailed for 90 minutes overnight.<p>The hacker tricked the system into sending repeated signals 60 times from 11.42 pm until 1.17am on Saturday morning.<p>Rocky Vaz, director of the city's Office of Emergency Management said the hacker was from …

Security

A Science-Backed 7-Minute Workout That Hits All the Muscles You Forget About

Don't get us wrong—we're all about bodyweight exercises. And quick, high-intensity routines like the scientific 7-minute workout (plus the research …

5 Exercises Every Fit Guy Must Do

These are the key exercises that you have to be doing, regardless of your specialty.<p>What does it mean to be a “fit guy?” Do you have to bench 300 lbs? Do you have to run a five-minute mile? Do you have to have a six-pack while standing?<p>If it did, I wouldn’t make the cut. Fitness, to me, is being …

Yikes: This Is What Casual Drinking Actually Does to Your Body

A few years ago, people would balk if you said you were ditching alcohol for a month "just because." But when I did a call out on social media to ask …

Here's a Total Body, No Equipment, Under 10-Minute Workout

Short on time, but need a butt-kicking total body workout? We've got your back . . . and arms . . . and legs and booty and abs.<p>This quick, effective, and challenging workout uses every muscle group, so you're definitely going to break a sweat! With a little cardio, a little plyo, and a lot of …

Jack Barsky: The KGB spy who lived the American dream

<b>It's no secret that the Russians have long tried to plant "sleeper agents" in the US - men and women indistinguishable from normal Americans, who live - on the surface - completely normal lives. But what happens when one of them doesn't want to go home?</b><p>Jack Barsky died in September 1955, at the age …

MetLife

Get Rid of Windows 10 Ads, Office Offers and Other Annoyances

Microsoft slowly started to sneak advertisements into the Windows platform with Windows 8, and they’ve only crept up further in Windows 10. From …

Cortana

The Dynamic Duo of Shoulder Impingement

Welcome back, fellow body-hackers. In my last article, we took a look at some common problem areas associated with shoulder pain and devised a few …

Don't Want to Waste Your Life? Quit Doing These 6 Things Today

No one sets out to fritter away their precious time, but if you spend hours on these activities, that's what you're doing.<p>Each of us, on average, has around 27,000 days to live. Subtract a third or so of that for sleeping and another chunk for those early years you don't remember and can't control, …

Happiness