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Hot Yoga benefits: The latest fitness trend

Hot Yoga benefits: The latest fitness trend

Jan 22, – It originally was Bikram Yoga (started by Bikram Choudhury). Then other people started teaching different styles in a hot room, everything from Bikram Yoga, Power Yoga, to Ashtanga or a personal mix from a teacher who may or may not be qualified to teach in hot conditions. So the term really just […]

January 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sunlight may lower your blood pressure, cuts the risk of heart attack

Sunlight may lower your blood pressure, cuts the risk of heart attack

Jan 21, – Sunlight is known to lower blood pressure, but now a team of British researchers has figured out why. What they found is that nitric oxide stored in the top layers of the skin reacts to sunlight and causes blood vessels to widen as the oxide moves into the bloodstream. That, in turn, […]

January 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Vigorous Exercise Reduces Your Breast Cancer Risk

Vigorous Exercise Reduces Your Breast Cancer Risk

Jan 20, – Research shows that women who exercise regularly have a 25 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to the most inactive women. The American Cancer Society recommends that adults do moderate-intensity exercise at least 150 minutes a week — that’s just three gym classes. But you don’t need to go nuts […]

January 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Is texting while driving worse than drunk driving?

Is texting while driving worse than drunk driving?

Jan 20, – Close to half of U.S high school students text while driving, a habit that dramatically increases their risk of getting into a potentially fatal car crash, a new study shows. Teens who reported texting while driving were more likely to engage in other risky driving behaviors such as driving under the influence […]

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Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Baby’s Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip

Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Baby’s Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip

Jan 19, – Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of having a baby with a cleft lip and cleft palate, the U.S. Surgeon General confirms in a new report. Each year in the United States, more than 7,000 babies are born with cleft lip or cleft palate and smoking increases the risk by 30 percent […]

January 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
WHO: Pakistan city is world’s largest polio pool

WHO: Pakistan city is world’s largest polio pool

Jan 18, – Pakistan’s city of Peshawar is the world’s largest pool of the polio virus, with the vast majority of cases in the country and neighboring Afghanistan tracing back to the restive northwestern city, the World Health Organization announced Friday. Some 90 percent of polio cases found around Pakistan can be genetically linked to […]

January 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
US Smoking Rates Drop to Historic Lows: CDC

US Smoking Rates Drop to Historic Lows: CDC

Jan 17, – Less than 20 percent of Americans still smoke cigarettes — a breakthrough called a “milestone” Thursday by federal health officials. Following years of smoking rates that had hovered around 20 percent, that number finally dropped to 18.1 percent in 2012, statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. “This […]

January 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
New Study: US Students Smoke Weed Despite Drug Testing at Schools

New Study: US Students Smoke Weed Despite Drug Testing at Schools

Jan 14, – School drug tests don’t deter teens from smoking marijuana, but creating a positive school environment might be effective, a new study suggests. About 20 percent of U.S. high schools have drug testing, but this approach is controversial because there’s little evidence that it works, the study authors said. Of the 361 students […]

January 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
New blood test ‘could accurately predict heart attack risk’

New blood test ‘could accurately predict heart attack risk’

Jan 12, – According to The Heart Foundation, more than 920,000 Americans will suffer a heart attack this year, and many of these will occur without warning. But researchers from The Scripps Research Institute in California say they have created a blood test which may be able to predict whether patients are at high risk […]

January 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
New obesity treatment possible with novel protein discovery

New obesity treatment possible with novel protein discovery

Jan 11, – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of US adults are now obese. But new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience details how a protein in the brain regulates food intake and body weight – opening new doors for the treatment of obesity. The research […]

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