Forced exercise may still protect against anxiety and stress

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Being forced to exercise may still help reduce anxiety and depression just as exercising voluntarily does, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Past studies have shown that people who exercise are more protected against stress-related disorders. And scientists know that the perception of control can benefit a person’s [&hellip
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Top regret of the dying: ‘I wish I didn’t work so hard’

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Bronnie Ward, an Australian nurse who has spent time with patients during their last several weeks of life, wrote an article last year called “The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying,” based on the conversations she had with her patients. After compiling the answers, Ward said that among the most common regrets expressed by the [&hellip
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Health officials: 1 in 50 school kids have autism

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New study finds many children were diagnosed at older ages By Mike Stobbe A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder. Health officials say the new number doesn’t mean autism is occurring more often. But it does suggest that doctors are diagnosing autism [&hellip
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Pediatricians support same-sex marriage

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Statement also recommends allowing adoption by single parents and co-parents The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports civil marriage for same-gender couples — as well as full adoption and foster care rights for all parents, regardless of sexual orientation — as the best way to guarantee benefits and security for their children. The Academy’s policy [&hellip
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Having a partner in fitness yields many benefits

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By Krisha McCoy, MS If you have a hard time getting motivated to exercise, enlisting a fitness partner may help. A fitness partner can encourage, challenge, pace you, and can make working out more fun. When you are trying to find the right person, there are some things that you should look for. Moreover, there [&hellip
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4 ways to turn good posture into less back pain

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Most of us get back pain at some point in our lives. It may be due to a sports-related injury, an accident, or a congenital condition such as scoliosis. But most of the time, upper or lower back pain develops during the course of day-to-day life. Repetitive activities at work or home, such as sitting [&hellip
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Monster changes label to qualify as ‘drink’

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Upper West Side Monster Beverage Corp. is changing the labeling on its cans so that its energy drinks will no longer be considered dietary supplements, a move that changes the federal guidelines the drinks must follow. Monster’s CEO told the industry tracker Beverage Digest that the cans will now list “Nutrition Facts” rather than “Supplement Facts,” as well [&hellip
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Chamomile May Help After Chemotherapy

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Upper West Side Chamomile has been widely used in children and adults for thousands of years for a variety of health conditions. Today, chamomile is used as a folk or traditional remedy for sleeplessness, anxiety, and gastrointestinal conditions such as upset stomach, gas, and diarrhea. It is also used topically for skin conditions and for mouth ulcers resulting [&hellip
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Cat Food Recall

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Premium Edge, Diamond Naturals and 4health Dry Recalled Due to Possibility of Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling limited production codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Kitten Formula dry cat food, Diamond [&hellip
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