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Even Baseball Players Are Getting Fat
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Even Baseball Players Are Getting Fat

Giving new meaning to the moniker “heavy hitters,” professional baseball players have been putting on the pounds. David E. Conroy, Penn State professor of kinesiology, looked at 145 years of data on professional baseball players’ body mass, and found that the athletes’ weight held steady for over 100 years, with the […]

Oxytocin For Body and Spirit
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Oxytocin For Body and Spirit

Oxytocin doesn’t just renew aging muscles, it can also renew your spirit. Researchers at Duke University have found that men reported a greater sense of spirituality shortly after taking oxytocin and a week later, and that people who took oxytocin also experienced more positive emotions during meditation. All good things. A […]

Vasectomies And Prostate Cancer
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Vasectomies And Prostate Cancer

For years, men have been wondering if vasectomies might coincidentally reduce the risk of prostate cancer, as well as offspring. Now, thanks to a study that followed 363,726 men from 1982 to 2012, we can say that the answer is “No, it does not.” And neither does it increase the risk. […]

Why We Drink More In a Drunk Crowd
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Why We Drink More In a Drunk Crowd

How drunk do you think you are? According to researchers at Cardiff University, that judgement depends on how drunk the people around you are. A Cardiff news release reports that researchers at the school found that people who were drunk and in drinking environments ranked their perception of their own […]

OK To Watch Low-Grade Prostate Cancer
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OK To Watch Low-Grade Prostate Cancer

The answer to the question –What to do about prostate cancer? Watch it? Treat it? Pretend you don’t have it? –gets a little easier after seeing the results of a new study that followed 1,643 patients in Britain ages 50 to 69 who had early prostate cancers.  The New York […]

Too Fat? Your Doctor Won’t Tell You
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Too Fat? Your Doctor Won’t Tell You

Think you might be a bit too fat? How about way too fat? Don’t wait for your doctor to tell you. A recent study by researchers at the University of Rochester found that less than half of all adults with BMIs in obese territory were told by their doctors that […]

Standing Desks Lower Body Mass Index
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Standing Desks Lower Body Mass Index

OK, the research was done with elementary school kids, not adults, but the findings are worth thinking about: kids who used standing desks for two years had significantly lower BMIs than kids who sat all day. A Texas A&M news release reports that researchers at the school outfitted four classrooms […]

Toe Tapping Keeps Legs Healthy
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Toe Tapping Keeps Legs Healthy

Fidgeting feet may be the key to healthy legs, if researchers at the University of Missouri have got things right. A U of Missouri news release reports that researchers at the medical school compared the leg vascular function of 11 healthy young men and women before and after three hours of […]