• July 30, 2015

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    How Coca Cola Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

    First 10 minutes:
    10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don't immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor, allowing you to keep it down.

    20 minutes in:
    Your blood sugar spikes, ca

  • July 30, 2015

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    To Shed Pounds, Going Vegetarian Or Vegan May Help

    Most people go vegetarian out of some combination of ethical, environmental or health concerns.

    But to drop pounds? That could soon become another reason to go meatless. A meta-analysis published in early July shows that people who followed a vegetarian diet overall lost more weight t

  • July 14, 2015

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    What are muscle “knots” actually made of?

    A: Surprisingly, no one knows definitively what muscle knots are made of — and some researchers question whether they even exist at all.

    Many experts believe that the knots, often referred to as myofascial trigger points, are “specific areas of contraction within the muscle fiber,

  • July 14, 2015

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    Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

    What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.

    That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.

  • July 14, 2015

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    Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?

    Eighteen vials were rocking back and forth on a squeaky mechanical device the shape of a butcher scale, and Mark Lyte was beside himself with excitement. ‘‘We actually got some fresh yesterday — freshly frozen,’’ Lyte said to a lab technician. Each vial contained a tiny

  • July 14, 2015

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    Barefoot Running May Be Harder for Older Runners

    Experienced older runners who switch to barefoot running may not adjust as naturally to the process as younger runners do, a new study suggests, which could increase their risk of sustaining an injury while running without shoes.

    As virtually anyone who runs or is acquainted with runn

  • July 14, 2015

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    Q & A: A Possibly Lifesaving Guide to Heart Attacks


    Tremendous progress has been made in treating heart disease, but it is still the biggest killer of Americans, accounting for one in seven deaths. Here are answers to some common questions about the symptoms and treatment of heart attacks and narro

  • July 14, 2015

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    How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First.

    Parents are often at fault, directly or indirectly, when children and teenagers become hooked on electronic media, playing video games or sending texts many hours a day instead of interacting with the real world and the people in it. And as discussed in last week’s column, digital overload can imp

  • July 14, 2015

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    Naps May Improve Our Frustration Tolerance

    A short nap could reduce impulsive behavior and improve the ability to withstand frustration, a small study suggests.

    Researchers studied 40 people aged 18 to 50. After three nights of normal sleep, the participants took computer-based tests of frustration tolerance — which consiste

  • July 14, 2015

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    Experts Urge Sparing Use of Nonaspirin Painkillers

    The Food and Drug Administration warned last week that the risk of heart attack and stroke from widely used painkillers that include Motrin IB, Aleve and Celebrex but not aspirin was greater than it previously had said. But what does that mean for people who take them?

    Experts said th