August 2014

kneepain124x170.jpgGot Knee Pain? Blame Your Cycle

Aching knees? Don’t blame the weather–check your cycle instead. The muscles in your knees work differently at different points in your menstrual cycle, according to a study presented at the Integrative Biology of Exercise Conference. This changing muscle function destabilizes your joints and can set you up for serious pain.

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When Is It Okay to Go Without a Condom?

Safe sex: Does it always mean using a condom? You should know by now that forgoing condoms during sex puts you at heightened risk of unintended pregnancy and contracting STDs.

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uti130x170.jpgThe Common UTI Remedy That Doesn’t Work

Dealing with a urinary tract infection? Skip the cranberry therapy. According to a review published in the Cochrane Library, drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry supplements may do little to prevent a UTI.

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memory140x170.jpgHow To Forget Unwanted Memories

There are two ways we can forget a memory that causes unpleasant sensations, be they a humiliating gaffe at some dinner party or an extremely frightening event, say researchers from the University of Cambridge, England, in the October 17th edition of Neuron.

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Free Birth Control Cuts Abortion Rate Dramatically

A dramatic new study with implications for next month’s presidential election finds that offering women free birth control can reduce unplanned pregnancies -- and send the abortion rate spiraling downward.

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greens170x105.jpgIn this article WebMd presents a slideshow to offer readers 13 ways to add greens tot heir diet. We all know that greens are high density nutrient laden foods. They can help us increase vitamins, minerals and fiber in simple fun to eat dishes.

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MediterraneanDietPyramid-170x170.jpgModerately obese people who ate the Mediterranean diet lost more weight than groups of people who followed either a low-fat or a low-carbohydrate diet, researchers reported.

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Probiotics105x170.jpgA fascinating, if disconcerting, fact: More than 100 trillion so-called good bacteria thrive in or on the human body. A sizable chunk of them maintain residence in the human digestive tract. Probiotics, live microorganisms that benefit their human host, are among these beneficial bacteria.

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burnout120x170.jpgJust into October and it officially feels like fall. Those free feelings of endless summer days and warm weather are completely gone. We've gone back to work, the kids have started school and everyone is wondering how to bring back those feelings of stress-free happiness and avoid burnout in the office and at home.

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moneydownthedrain-170x170.jpgIf Mitt Romney gets elected as president and keeps his promise to repeal the 2010 health reform law, more than 72 million Americans will be lacking health insurance by 2030 and health care costs will rise, a report from the Commonwealth Fund projects.

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antibiotics170x150.jpgYour family doctor knows best, right? Not always. Many physicians routinely prescribe antibiotics for a common ailment that cannot effectively be wiped out with drugs.

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