Why do you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight?

‘Radiation levels at 40,000 feet were 100 TIMES higher than in central London’: EVE SIMMONS flies 10,000 miles and for almost 19 hours on the world’s longest plane journey to discover… why you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight? The flight attendant hands me a folded napkin and asks: ‘Ice?’ It’s a simple question, but I can’t seem to […]

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The Weirdest Things Newborns Do — Including Fake Diarrhea

Bringing home a newborn baby is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. And, as you’ll quickly find out, it’s also one of the scariest things you’ll ever do, especially when you’re an inexperienced new mom. The truth is is that while newborns are adorable tiny humans who smell wonderful and sleep the majority of the time, they […]

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The science of mindfulness—What do we really know and where do we go?

The historical practice of mindfulness is a burgeoning integrated medicine field associated with benefits for people with issues ranging from insomnia to chronic pain and fueled by more than $550 million in federal funding over the past 20 years. Yet the evidence for impact on health from mindfulness is sometimes outpaced by popular discourse on the promise. The science, hype […]

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What Are Hot Flashes—And Why Do They Happen During Menopause?

Hot flashes are practically synonymous with menopause—but, despite most people being aware of their existence, many don't know what, exactly, hot flashes are. While not every women experiences hot flashes during menopause, those that have (and do) are well aware that the experience is pretty miserable. “I've had several patients describe being in meetings and needing to excuse themselves because […]

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The type of fast you do could matter to your immune system

Those interested in fasting, to boost their health or lose a little belly fat, are not starved for choice. As the trend has grown in popularity, so too have the number of ways in which we can do it. There’s the 16:8, the 5:2, the fast 800, alternate-day fasting, fast "mimicking" and the eat-stop-eat 24-hour fast. But not all types […]

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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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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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FitBits do NOT lead to weight loss, study finds

FitBits do NOT lead to weight loss: Study finds little evidence that your wearable is much more than a fancy bracelet Researchers at the University of Florida analyzed 6 studies on 1,615 people They found no users had any meaningful drop in cholesterol or blood pressure Only one cohort recorded noteworthy weight loss  Don’t bother investing in an Apple Watch if […]

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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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