Home Workouts Help Your Brain, But Group Exercise May Be Even Better

A good physical workout benefits an older brain. So does socializing. Put those two together and the payoff may be even bigger. Researchers in Japan…

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Women, Keep Moving to Help Keep Mental Decline at Bay

A lot of people wear watches that count their every step as they try to move more. Now, a new study finds that getting more…

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Mom’s Exposure to Dirty Air in Pregnancy Could Harm a Toddler’s Development

A mother-to-be’s exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may have a lasting impact on her baby’s brain development, new research indicates. Toddlers scored lower on…

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Preeclampsia in Pregnancy a Bad Sign for Women’s Future Heart Health

A new study finds troubling information about a link between the pregnancy complication preeclampsia and future heart attack, even in younger women. Danish researchers found…

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Nearly 1 in 5 American Adults Takes Sleep Meds

Nearly 20% of American adults use a drug to help them sleep, either occasionally or regularly, health officials reported Wednesday. Sleep medications, sold both over-the-counter…

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Even Light Exercise Can Help Arthritic Knees

Even short bouts of light exercise can help the millions of people with knee osteoarthritis reduce pain and improve their range of motion. Knee osteoarthritis,…

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Athletic Heart Syndrome: What It Is, Symptoms and Treatments

It’s no secret that athletic endurance and strength go hand-in-hand with a healthy heart. “Exercise strengthens the heart muscle, enabling it to pump a greater…

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Seafood in Pregnancy: To Eat or Not to Eat?

Pregnant women hear a lot of “Do this” and “Don’t do that” advice about what is safe to eat. But one recommendation that’s particularly important…

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Could UV Light From Nail Polish Dryers Cause Cancer?

Getting a gel manicure may be less safe than many think. Researchers say the nail polish dryers that use ultraviolet (UV) light to cure the…

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Treating Menopausal Symptoms: An Expert Describes Pros, Cons

For women experiencing menopause symptoms with no sign of relief in sight, it doesn’t have to be this way. An expert in women’s health offers…

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Is Rest Really Best After a Child Has a Concussion?

When kids suffer a concussion, an extended period of rest at home is always the best course, right? Perhaps not. In fact, a new study…

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Want to Lose Weight? Here Are the Best Exercises to Shed Pounds

When it comes to picking the best exercise to lose weight, there is no one right answer. That’s because the right answer is variety, mixing…

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