• September 29, 2015

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    Music Can Help Recovery From Surgery

    Surgical patients who listen to music — even while they are under general anesthesia — have less anxiety and need less pain medication during recovery than those who do not, a large review of studies has found.


    The analysis, in Lan

  • September 29, 2015

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    It’s My Nervous System That’s Lazy

    The human nervous system ensures that the body reserves its energy and expends as few calories as possible with every movement. Now, a new study reports that the nervous system performs this

  • September 29, 2015

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    Do probiotics really solve digestive problems?

    You may have heard that foods and supplements made with probiotics can help your digestion and prevent infections. Probiotics are very much like some microorganisms that already live in your body: “good” bacteria and yeasts that can help balance out “bad” bacteria that appear when your syste

  • September 22, 2015

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    For Athletes, the Risk of Too Much Water

    Are we, with the best of intentions, putting young athletes at risk when we urge them to drink lots of fluids during steamy sports practices and games?


    A new report about overhydration in sports suggests that under certain circumstance

  • September 22, 2015

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    Rethinking Breakfast: What We Eat May Trump When We Eat

    We've all heard the advice about the importance of filling our bellies in the morning. It's a notion that's based on a blend of intuition, cultural tradition and science.

    Some of the earliest evidence goes back to the 1960s when pioneering researchers in Alameda County, Cali

  • September 22, 2015

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    Short Sleepers May Catch More Colds

    Want to avoid catching a cold this winter? Start by getting more than six hours of sleep a night.


    In what may be the first study of this kind, researchers say they found that adults who sleep less than five or six hours a night are fou

  • September 15, 2015

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    In a First, Aspirin Is Recommended to Fight a Form of Cancer

    For years, doctors have recommended daily aspirin to lower cardiovascular risk in certain men and women. Now, for the first time, an expert panel is recommending aspirin therapy to prevent heart attacks and colorectal cancer.


    The guide

  • September 15, 2015

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    Choosing the Right Grain for Your Morning

    Q: Is whole grain hot cereal more healthful than whole grain dry cereal? (i.e., is oatmeal any better for you than Cheerios).

    A: Oatmeal, particularly the slow-cooked kind, is generally healthier than Cheerios.


    Both are made fro

  • September 15, 2015

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    Why Runners Get Slower With Age (and How Strength Training May Help)

    Young runners are different from you and me. They have more speed. And to achieve that swiftness, they use certain leg muscles quite differently than runners past age 50 do, according to a new study of runners’ strides at different ages. The study also intimates that man

  • September 1, 2015

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    No, You Don’t Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

    If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink 8 glasses of water a day.