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Kale: Benefits Beyond Nutrition

Kale benefits your body in many ways, but the nutritional power packed into this winter veggie isn't the only reason to love kale. It's a gateway to cooking with your kids.<p>In some circles, kale may be clichᅢᄅ, but for my family there is a simple reason why it ranks high on our family favorites …

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Michael Pollan explains what's wrong with the paleo diet

10 healthy late-night snacks

What goes better with Corden, Meyers, and Kimmel than Ben & Jerry’s and Jimmy John’s? Not much else when you’ve got the late-night munchies, but …

FlyFit is a new ankle worn fitness monitor for swimmers, runners, and cyclists

There’s a growing market for fitness based smartphone accessories. Nike has leapt into the market with its own Fuelband, CES saw the launch of FitBand, Samsung still seems committed to its S Health app, Google is developing its own fitness API, and you can even track your fitness from your socks …

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How to Wear a Knee Brace So it Fits Correctly

If you have knee pain due to injury or surgery, you may benefit from physical therapy to help decrease your pain and improve your range of motion and …

CrosstFit: the new fitness craze has a lot to tell us about late western capitalism

If you're the kind of person who keeps abreast of fitness trends or is at all interested in rubbernecking at the absurd extremes of human behaviour, you've probably heard of CrossFit. CrossFit, according to the official description, is "constantly varied functional movements executed at high …

Inexpensive Aquarium Bubbler Saves Preemies' Lives

There's only one thing better than having a good idea, and that's having a good idea that really works.<p>Earlier this year, I reported on some students at Rice University who had designed a low-cost medical device to help premature infants breathe.<p>The key to making the medical instrument affordable …

Citizens seek cancer cure with 'Genes in Space' smartphone game

LONDON (Reuters) - Gaming enthusiasts across the world can from Tuesday join the search for cancer cures with a citizen science project using a smartphone game to help researchers analyze vast volumes of genetic data from tumor samples.<p>Called “Play to Cure: Genes in Space”, the spaceship game is …

Doctor prescribed 'elephant' insulin dose at Edinburgh hospital

<b>A medical tribunal has heard how a doctor prescribed "enough insulin for an elephant" to an elderly woman at an Edinburgh hospital.</b><p>Dr Lucy Mahinda admitted writing an entry for a "lethal" dose of insulin, which was nearly 10 times the correct amount, at Western General Hospital.<p>The prescription …

Brain-dead Canadian woman kept on life support to save fetus

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A 32-year-old Canadian woman who has been declared brain dead is being kept on life support in a Victoria, British Columbia hospital, with doctors working to keep her alive long enough to deliver her unborn son.<p>Robyn and Dylan Benson pose in this wedding photo taken in …

Cancer 'envy' campaign criticised

<b>A campaign to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer has been criticised for suggesting patients wish they had other forms of the disease.</b><p>The "envy" campaign by Pancreatic Cancer Action shows patients saying they would rather have breast, cervical or testicular cancer.<p>The charity said it was making …

Vitamin C 'gives chemotherapy a boost'

<b>High-dose vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy in the lab and mice, research suggests.</b><p>Given by injection, it could potentially be a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, say US scientists.<p>Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, they call …