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Tai chi as good as or better than aerobic exercise in fighting chronic pain

The ancient martial art of tai chi has similar or greater benefits than aerobic exercise for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, finds...
Why sleep apnea often means heart rhythm problems

Why sleep apnea often means heart rhythm problems

After diagnosing a patient with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder, a doctor may recommend testing for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. The...
Both quantity and quality of sleep affect cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents

Both quantity and quality of sleep affect cardiovascular risk factors

Sleep disturbance, as well as limited sleep duration, appears to increase cardiovascular risk A recent study finds that both the quantity and quality of sleep...
Strength training in older women can ward off effects of aging

Strength training in older women can ward off effects of aging

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Is your sleep on weekends messing up the week?

Most Americans go to sleep later on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights than during the week, a new analysis confirms. The study of data from...

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Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more. Scientists have found that a good...

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Nowadays, going with your gut has a whole new meaning. Whole Foods Market and other stores have entire aisles devoted to probiotic supplements. Kombucha, a...
Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients

Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients

Sleep deprivation -- typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings -- rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first...
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Smoking has long-term impacts on DNA, says study

It is known that smoking harms the body in various ways. It can cause lung disease by damaging the airways and the small air sacs...
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Aging can make it more difficult to swallow

As adults age, they all experience a natural loss of muscle mass and function. A new study finds that as the loss of muscle and...
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7 signs your child’s snoring warrants seeing the doctor

Many children may snore at some point in their lives, especially during bouts of colds or when their allergies are acting up. It’s often a...
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11 signs you may have a drinking problem

When it comes to finding whether someone has a drinking problem, the process is fluid. This is because defining alcohol use disorder varies by individual. It...
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8 tips to help older people fall asleep

Half of older Americans have trouble sleeping at least some of the time — and one-third are popping something in their mouths to try...
How to stay awake without caffeine

How to stay awake without caffeine

You’re tired and you need an energy boost, but you don’t want the jitters from caffeine. What to do? In this video, scientists give you some...

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Is chronic disease an unavoidable consequence of aging?

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Exercise could slow brain aging by 10 years for older people

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