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8 Surprising Ways You’re Slowing Your Metabolism

8 Surprising Ways You’re Slowing Your Metabolism

\ Yeah, yeah, yeah, you’ve heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, right? But there are actually a ton… Read more »

Sierra Leone Fights Ebola With Nationwide Lockdown, Experts Warn It Won’t Work

Sierra Leone Fights Ebola With Nationwide Lockdown, Experts Warn It Won’t Work

DAKAR, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Sierra Leone’s proposed countrywide “lockdown” will not help control an Ebola outbreak and could lead to the disease spreading further as cases are concealed, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Saturday. The government… Read more »

Ebola: Experimental drug ZMapp is ‘100% effective’ in animal trials

Ebola: Experimental drug ZMapp is ‘100% effective’ in animal trials

By James Gallagher The only clinical trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection. The researchers, publishing their data in Nature, said it was a “very… Read more »

7 Things Healthy People Do Before Bed

7 Things Healthy People Do Before Bed

Culled Oprah f you’re going to have a bedtime snack, make it a kiwi. Eating two of these fruits one hour before bed for a month helped adults fall asleep 35 percent faster and sleep 13 percent longer, found a 2011… Read more »

5 Myths About Women’s Bodies

5 Myths About Women’s Bodies

Overlooked Historically research has focused on men. As one example, women are under-represented in major clinical trials for cancers that affect both sexes, a new study found. Researchers say several factors could be responsible, from childcare issues to reluctance by researchers to expose women… Read more »

Menstruation Facts: Twelve Things You May Not Know About Your Period

Menstruation Facts: Twelve Things You May Not Know About Your Period

Here are 12 things you may not know about your period: 1. You can get pregnant on your period. Yes, it is highly unlikely but it’s not impossible so don’t use menstruating as an excuse not to use protection. 2. You are most fertile during —… Read more »

What Actually Happens When A Person Is Infected With The Ebola Virus

What Actually Happens When A Person Is Infected With The Ebola Virus

Amanda L. Chan The worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history — happening now in West Africa — has claimed more than 700 lives, according to the latest count from the World Health Organization. The deaths occurred in Sierra Leone, Liberia,… Read more »

7 Easy Ways To Build Strong Bones

7 Easy Ways To Build Strong Bones

Next Avenue  | By Linda Melone SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Bone building reaches a peak during adolescence but then slows after age 25. In addition to this natural bone loss, we’re less likely to perform high-impact, bone-stimulating exercises (such… Read more »

How To Get Strong Abs Without Doing A Single Sit-Up

How To Get Strong Abs Without Doing A Single Sit-Up

By Damon Dahlen You don’t really want to do a hundredth sit-up, do you? They’re one of those exercises you can do for ages — often without dramatic results. In fact, experts tend to agree that crunches and sit-ups are… Read more »

Getting Your Girlfriend to Lose Weight

Getting Your Girlfriend to Lose Weight

Guest Post Quit rubbing your eyes; you read that title correctly.  I recently received a question about this from a reader, and I decided to re-post his question and my response on the blog. Before we get to that, a… Read more »

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