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Muscle Strength Wastes Away After Just Two Weeks’ of Inactivity

Here’s another good reason not to give up on your daily workout: Just two weeks of inactivity can wreak havoc on your strength and muscle mass, a new study from the University of Copenhagen finds.

Notably, the...

Muscle Strength Wastes Away After Just Two Weeks’ of Inactivity
Fitness

Sporty Teen Girls: Don’t Push Too Hard

Teen girls playing high-school sports (and their parents), take heed: Young women are more likely to incur overuse injuries from high-school sports than their male peers, a new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center...

Sporty Teen Girls: Don’t Push Too Hard
Healthy Behaviors

Feeling Stressed and Awkward? Eat a Pickle

Eating fermented foods like pickles and kimchi could help lessen anxiety, a new study led by researchers from William & Mary suggests.

Young adults who eat more fermented foods have fewer signs of social anxiety than those...

Feeling Stressed and Awkward? Eat a Pickle
Physical Health

Neighborhood Noise Could Raise Stroke and Early Death Risk

Living near a busy street or highway could increase your risk of stroke and lower your life expectancy, HealthDay News reports.

Over the course of a seven-year study, people living in areas of 60 decibels or more...

Neighborhood Noise Could Raise Stroke and Early Death Risk
Physical Health

Teens Using More E-Cigs and Hookahs

Tobacco use is down nationwide, but evidence suggests that teens may be trading traditional cigarettes for e-cigarettes and hookahs, HealthDay News reports.

The number of high-school students using cigarettes fell from 15.8 percent in 2011 to 9.2...

Teens Using More E-Cigs and Hookahs
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Fat and Sugar Could Hurt Brain Health

Here’s another reason to cut down on sugar and fat in your diet: it could hurt brain health, a new rodent study from Oregon State University ...

Dieting? You Don’t (Necessarily) Have to Give Up Chocolate

Just because you’re watching your waistline doesn’t necessarily mean you should give up your love of chocolate, CBS News reports. People who ...

Try to Cut Added Sugar, Regardless of the Source

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) might be something of a sugar boogeyman, but people should probably avoid added sugars or any kind, HealthDay News ...
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Sporty Teen Girls: Don’t Push Too Hard

Teen girls playing high-school sports (and their parents), take heed: Young women are more likely to incur overuse injuries from high-school sports ...

Neighborhood Noise Could Raise Stroke and Early Death Risk

Living near a busy street or highway could increase your risk of stroke and lower your life expectancy, HealthDay News reports. Over the course of a ...

Teens Using More E-Cigs and Hookahs

Tobacco use is down nationwide, but evidence suggests that teens may be trading traditional cigarettes for e-cigarettes and hookahs, HealthDay News ...
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Too Many Men with Depression and Anxiety Go Untreated

Fewer than half of men with depression or anxiety in the U.S. seek treatment, UPI reports. Of the 8.5 percent of men who have daily feelings of ...

Old Age May Not Affect Memory as Much as Previously Thought

Finally, a hopeful study about old age and memory loss: the common belief that memory fades as we get older might not be totally true, a new Spanish ...

Bad Attitude Could Hurt Your Financial Success

Want to be more financially successful? Try looking on the sunny side of life, a new study suggests. People with low levels of cynicism earned $300 ...
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How Fitness Strategies Can Improve Your Finances

Healthy body, healthy mind, healthy … wallet? Many of the same strategies you’d use to shape yourself up can be applied to your financial ...

Is Your Fitness App Backed by Science?

A review of the top 100 free and fee-based fitness apps available on Apple iTunes and Google Play found that few are based on scientific research, ...

Is Your Fitness App Backed by Science?

A review of the top 100 free and fee-based fitness apps available on Apple iTunes and Google Play found that few are based on scientific research, ...
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Parents: Put the Phone Down at the Playground

Watching your children play at the playground may not be the most exhilarating time in the world, but try to keep your phone in your pocket. Kids are ...

This Report Gives New Meaning to 'Practice Safe Sex'

They say that sex can be a dangerous business, and a recent study shows that certain positions are more likely to leave a guy 50 shades of black and ...

Here's Some Good News About Youth Cholesetrol Levels

Youth cholesterol levels, while still high, have declined since 1999, Reuters reports. Researchers say 20 percent of U.S. kids ages 8 to 17 had ...

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