Daily Fitness Challenge: Can you do bicycle crunches for 45 seconds?

Bicycle crunches are tough on the abs. Not only are you crunching, you’re also twisting your upper body to target those hard-to-reach muscles. Keep going for 45 seconds to really feel the burn and build strength through your core. Throughout this Staying Active summer series, fitness experts Elia and Amanda – both qualified instructors at Flykick – will be on […]

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Busy Philipps Admits Parenting With Husband Marc Silverstein Can Be 'Tricky'

Working together! Busy Philipps admitted that she and her husband, Marc Silverstein, don’t always see eye to eye while raising their daughters. “Coparenting with anyone is really tricky just because you grew up in two different houses,” the actress, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively of her dynamic with the screenwriter, 48, while hosting a back-to-school-themed craft afternoon with Michaels on […]

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Youth empowerment program can prevent childhood obesity

A first-of-its-kind study had Worcester youths create their own narratives about reducing sugary drink consumption, successfully leading to behavior changes and preventing excess weight gain. A new pilot study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers is the first to use youth-produced narratives to empower youth to reduce sugary drink consumption and obesity risk. In the study, […]

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Migraine Hangovers are Real — & Here's What You Can Do About Them

Just as you start to think your migraine might begin to let up, another head pain comes crashing down on you. Yep, migraine hangovers are real. As if a migraine isn’t bad enough, you sometimes have to deal with a double dose. Migraine hangovers, which are technically called postdrome, aren’t as straight forward as you might think. That’s why we […]

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‘Trash talk’ really can put players off their game

The 1986 NBA All-Star game in Dallas had the first three-point shooting contest, when eight all-stars were selected for the competition. Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics, who was known as a trash talker, walked into the locker room as one of the competitors and asked, “Which one of you guys is going to finish second?” He won the contest […]

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Daily Fitness Challenge: How many press-ups can you do in 30 seconds?

We are setting daily fitness challenges to try at home, at the gym or in the park, as part of our Staying Active summer series. Today’s fitness challenge is press-ups for time – how many can you do 30 seconds? The aim is to get you active every day for six weeks over summer. And today’s challenge is a tough […]

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Galcanezumab can cut frequency of cluster headache attacks

Galcanezumab can reduce the frequency of episodic cluster headache attacks, according to a study published in the July 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Peter J. Goadsby, M.D., Ph.D., from King’s College London, and colleagues enrolled patients who had at least one attack every other day, a total of at least four attacks, or no more than […]

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New evidence shows cytotoxic T cells can identify, invade, and destroy targets of large mass like T. gondii tissue cysts

CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes can kill host cells infected with various microorganisms as well as single individual cancer cells through direct cell-to-cell contact, but their ability to destroy a target of large mass remains unexplored. A study in The American Journal of Pathology provided novel evidence on the capability of the immune system to eliminate large parasite-filled cysts associated with […]

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Cholesterol levels below 50 can RAISE stroke risk by up to 170%

Low cholesterol can RAISE risk of stroke: LDL levels below 50 linked to 170% greater risk of fatal vessel ruptures The American Heart Association recommends keeping your ‘bad’ cholesterol low to prevent heart disease  But new Penn State research suggests that there is such a thing as too low  An LDL below 100 is considered ‘good’ and linked to a […]

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