Stop Everything! Training Guru Tracy Anderson Has a New Technique

Fitness guru Tracy Anderson Opens a New Window. has changed a seemingly endless list of celebrities’ bodies — turning already-in-shape humans into long, lean, toned, aesthetically balanced superhumans. Now the trainer who has whipped everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow Opens a New Window. to Jennifer Lopez Opens a New Window. to Robert Downey Jr. Opens a New Window. into shape with […]

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Study finds test of protein levels in the eye a potential predictor of (future) Alzheimer’s disease

Low levels of amyloid-β and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center, the study is the first to connect these known AD protein biomarkers in the eye to mental status. These […]

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A new model for heart valve disease drug discovery

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine describes a new model for heart valve physiology. The study, led by Dr. Carla Lacerda, from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University reports that 10% cyclic radial strain on isolated mitral valve anterior leaflets provides a true physiological environment that can be used for mechanistic studies and drug discovery. […]

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A new battle: Veterans more likely to have heart disease

After the war is over, veterans face a new threat. They are more likely to have heart disease at a younger age than nonveterans, and this could herald a new health crisis on the horizon. These results are published in a new University of Central Florida study appearing in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. “I think […]

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Alberta Election Fact Check: NDP claims Kenney’s trying to restrict access to abortion

On the same afternoon in February, two political opponents held duelling news conferences. United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney was outlining part of his platform while the Alberta NDP launched a website called TheTruthAboutJasonKenney. Related Alberta legislature sitting dominated by pipeline, abortion bill ends Defunding abortion could be debated at Alberta United Conservative meeting Conservatives to vote on abortion, assisted dying […]

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Does Your Family Eat Out a Lot? Watch Your Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 — You know that too much salt contributes to high blood pressure, but you might not realize how easily eating out could put you and your kids at risk. Many entrees at leading restaurants and fast food places contain almost a full day’s allotment of salt, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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Mandy Moore Just Chopped Her Hair for a Super Relatable Reason

This past weekend, a handful of celebrities jumped on the short hair bandwagon—hey, Kristen Bell and Jordyn Woods—and debuted fresh chops. The trendsetter? None other than Mandy Moore, who posted her hair transformation to Instagram last Thursday. The This Is Us actress shared a series of photos on social media, surprising fans with a slightly darker, wavy bob courtesy of Garnier consulting hairstylist Ashley Streicher. […]

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What’s for dinner? Sushi, with a side of crickets

While insects have been consumed for centuries worldwide, many people still haven’t warmed to the idea of a creepy-crawly on the tongue. But if your next dinner recipe involves raw fish, seaweed, wasabi and rice—the key ingredients for sushi—chances are you might enjoy some deep-fried crickets or beetles on the side. For the first time, an international study led by […]

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This Sorority Is Taking a Stand Against Body Insecurities in a Powerful Photo Series

Sororities have always been about the lifelong bonds of sisterhood. But Greek life has also been criticized for hazing, bullying, and fostering a culture of body shaming. One sorority challenged that criticism by magic-markering messages of self-love on their own skin—and posting the images on Instagram.  The messages are part of #ThisIsMe Week, a campaign created by the Delta Phi Epsilon chapter at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. […]

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