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August 13, 2018

Caffeine Not a Dieter's Friend

ironworkers shared this story from WebMD Health Channel - Diet & Weight Management.

The researchers also found that caffeine did not affect how the participants perceived their appetites, and that body mass index (BMI -- an estimate of body fat based on height and weight) had no effect on how caffeine affected appetite or how much people ate.

August 13, 2018

Can Eating Breakfast Help You Shed Pounds?

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oatmeal and fresh fruit

Can breakfast help you slim down? WebMD has the answers.

August 13, 2018

Dizziness on Standing May Be a Risk Factor for Dementia

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Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when you stand up may be a risk factor for stroke and dementia years down the road, a new study reports.

August 06, 2018

As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't Drop

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Prescribing of opioids remains high largely because of a medical culture that evolved over many years, said study lead researcher Molly Moore Jeffery, a health economist at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn.

August 06, 2018

Off Your Mental Game? You Could Be Mildly Dehydrated

ironworkers shared this story from Shots - Health News : NPR.

Unless you replenish fluids, just an hour

Dehydration has long been known to slow physical performance. Now there's evidence that too little water can hurt cognitive performance, too, making complex thinking tasks harder.

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August 06, 2018

Personal Health: Why Take Diet Advice From a Cave Man?

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In the Paleo era, people ran around all day and rarely lived past 40, so their risk of developing the so-called diseases of civilization is unknown.

July 30, 2018

Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Cancer: CDC

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Only 36 percent of men aged 50 or older said they had recently gotten a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, the researchers reported.

July 30, 2018

Ticks And Lyme Disease: 3 Factors Determine Risk Of Infection

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A blacklegged tick like this one can be hard to spot.

The chance of catching Lyme disease from an individual tick ranges from zero to roughly 50 percent. Three factors matter: the tick species, where it came from and how long the tick was feeding.

(Image credit: Scott Camazine/Science Source)

July 30, 2018

Clean, Sober and $41,000 Deep in Out-of-Pocket Addiction Recovery Costs

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Tess Henry with her rescue dogs, in a photo taken by her mother. Ms. Henry was the subject of a recent Sunday Review essay, which generated over 400 reader comments.

July 23, 2018

Does Dirty Air Cancel Out Exercise Benefits?

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For most healthy people, cycling, gardening and playing sports can lead to a healthier heart and a reduced risk of first heart attack or heart attack recurrence, even in a polluted city, a 20-year-study has found.

July 23, 2018

Words Matter When Talking About Pain With Your Doctor

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Describing how pain affects your daily activities may be more effective than the standard pain scale.

When you go to the doctor in pain, you'll probably be asked to rate your discomfort on a scale of 0 to 10. But doctors say there may be a better way to assess pain.

(Image credit: Lynn Scurfield for NPR)

July 23, 2018

Phys Ed: To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Athletes Put It to the Test

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The answer could depend on how we feel about stretching and what kind of exercise — and stretching — we intend to do.

July 16, 2018

Any Exercise Helps Beat Post-Smoking Pounds

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Being active, even a little, after quitting smoking helps reduce weight gain, researchers say.

July 16, 2018

Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

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Research suggests that hot weather can slow our brains down.

Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.

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July 16, 2018

Multivitamins May Not Provide Heart Benefits

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An analysis found no ties between multivitamins and the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or stroke incidence or mortality.


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