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Too Much Carbon Dioxide May Cloud Our Thinking

More than five million people will die from a frightening cause: breathing Do you sometimes find yourself losing focus on the job? Is your thinking a little fuzzy? It could be something in the air – and you and your co-workers may be the source. We all know that excess …

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Early Diet of Infants Affects Gut Microbia

After the age of nine months, the development of the infant gut microbiota is driven by the transition to family foods, not maternal obesity, according to results from a new study. The study was published online this week in mSphere, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. “Our …

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How to Cope with Stress During Pregnancy

There’s no doubt that pregnancy can be a stressful time in a woman’s life. But for some women, the stress is exacerbated because some of the activities they would normally do to de-stress aren’t options — a favorite food may be off the list, a glass of wine is out …

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Did You Do Today’s Workout? Inside the CrossFit Craze

If you haven’t heard of CrossFit — the high-intensity training program that blends elements of weight lifting, gymnastics, old-school gym-class exercises, circuit training and aerobic conditioning — it’s probably because you haven’t yet met one of its loyal and enthusiastic participants. “People who do CrossFit are open about it. They …

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Ebola May Leave Survivors with Lasting Problems in Brain, Nerves

Although experts recently declared the world’s largest Ebola outbreak over, many people who were infected with the virus are still experiencing neurologic problems, according to a new study. Researchers found that, among a group of 82 Ebola survivors in Liberia, nearly all had some neurologic problems at six months or …

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How to Start Exercising Again After Pregnancy

When it comes to losing the baby weight, experts agree that although eating healthy is the most important thing to do, it’s also essential for moms to get moving. But with a new bundle of joy, finding the time to exercise can be challenging. And getting to the gym? Downright …

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Childhood Leukaemia Linked To Less Exposure To Surroundings

KOLKATA:  With children getting more and more isolated in terms of interactions with their surroundings, occurrences of childhood leukaemia could increase in India, according to a cancer expert. “There is a clear co-relation between incidence of childhood leukaemia and prosperity. It is lower in India than in other countries but …

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What Are The Benefits And Uses Of Ashwagandha Capsules?

Ashwagandha is a native Indian herb, which is well-known in the western world as the Winter Cherry. This medium-sized herb grows as much as 1.5 meters with little green flowers growing in groups of about twenty five in number. This particular herb can be found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri …

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20-foot tapeworm found inside man’s intestines

Squeamish readers be warned: The South China Morning Post reports a Chinese man was recently found to have a 20-foot tapeworm living inside his intestines. According to Live Science, the 38-year-old man went to the doctor last spring after losing up to 22 pounds over the course of three days. …

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Upending daily rhythm triggers fat cell growth

New research may help explain why chronic stress, sleep deprivation and other disruptions in the body’s daily rhythms are linked to obesity. Chronic exposure to stress hormones stimulates growth of fat cells, Mary Teruel of Stanford University reported December 16 at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell …

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