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Exercise May Protect Liver From Booze
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Exercise May Protect Liver From Booze

No, it’s not OK to drink more if you exercise more, but it is a good idea to exercise, particularly if you like a drink or two. Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have reason to believe that aerobic exercise may protect the liver against alcohol-related inflammation […]

Exercise Improves Memory of Breast Cancer Survivors
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Exercise Improves Memory of Breast Cancer Survivors

Many breast cancer survivors have trouble remembering things, a problem that researchers attribute to stress, rather than to chemotherapy or radiation. Now comes research from Northwestern University linking physical activity to higher levels of self-confidence, lower distress and less fatigue, which in turn is associated with lower levels of perceived […]

Heavy Water Drinkers Are Slimmer
Eating Well Health

Heavy Water Drinkers Are Slimmer

People who drink enough water to be adequately hydrated are half as likely to be obese as people who are inadequately hydrated. That’s the verdict of researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School, who assessed water intake as adequate or inadequate based on urine samples of more than 9,500 people. Nearly […]

Cosmetics’ Chemicals May Make Us Lazy
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Cosmetics’ Chemicals May Make Us Lazy

It sounds crazy, but, as Gretchen Reynolds reports in the New York Times, research suggests that a common chemical found in many cosmetics and personal care products may influence our will to exercise. The Times reports that scientists at Texas A&M University set out to determine if the chemicals, called phthalates, […]

Chronic Fatigue: It’s In Your Gut
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Chronic Fatigue: It’s In Your Gut

After years of doubt about whether the condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome is really a syndrome, researchers have identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in the blood of chronic fatigue sufferers. A Cornell University news release reports that researchers at the school […]

Health Benefits Of Retirement
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Health Benefits Of Retirement

Is retirement good for your health? Researchers at the University of Sydney think it may be. The New York Times reports that after following more than 27,000 men and women who retired during a three year period, the researchers found that when compared to people who were still working, the retirees walked […]

Trees Are Good For Your Health
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Trees Are Good For Your Health

Yes trees. And other greenery, too. Researchers at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital have found that during an eight-year study period, there were fewer deaths among women who lived in the greenest surroundings. In fact. their mortality rate was 12 percent lower than those […]

Standing Desks Boost Productivity
Attitude Health

Standing Desks Boost Productivity

Yes, standing desks help us burn more calories, and they also appear to improve our attention. Now comes a report from researchers at Texas A&M suggesting that standing desks also improve productivity. A Texas A&M news release reports that when researchers examined the productivity differences between two groups of call center […]