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Thursday, December 13, 2018

150 years of dieting fads and still no quick fix

Before there was Dr. Atkins, there was William Banting. He invented the low-carb diet of 1863.

Physical by smartphone becoming real possibility

It’s not a Star Trek tricorder, but by hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone, you could almost get a complete physical.

Weighing cancer risks, from cellphones to coffee

You are sitting in a freshly dry-walled house, drinking coffee from a Styrofoam cup and talking on a cellphone. Which of these is most likely to be a cancer risk?

Five tips for living a healthy lifestyle

Your health is a delicate matter that is in constant change from the time you are born. Every single stage in life offers different challenges and you are faced with decisions on how best to deal with them.

Spa therapies blending high-tech with tradition

Hyperlocal ingredients, a blend of technology and tradition, and treatments focusing not just on beauty but also on remedying stress and pain are some of the trends turning up at spas nationwide.

Skin damage, skin cancer: Safe sun goes beyond summer

By Jeannette Sheehan In as little as 15 minutes the sun’s UV rays can damage our skin, yet it can take up to 12 hours...

So we have germs: But they’re our unique germs

Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, you’ll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint .

‘Mindfulness’ grows in popularity, and profits

In what’s become a daily ritual, Tim Ryan finds a quiet spot, closes his eyes, clears his mind and tries to tap into the eternal calm. In Ryan’s world, it’s a stretch for people to get this relaxed. He’s a member of Congress.

Proximity could be key to successful healing prayer

Findings reported recently from a new international study of healing prayer suggest that prayer for another person’s healing just might help — especially if the one praying is physically near the person being prayed for.

Study finds java drinkers live longer

No one knows why. Coffee contains a thousand things that can affect health, from helpful antioxidants to tiny amounts of substances linked to cancer. The most widely studied ingredient — caffeine — didn’t play a role in the new study’s results.
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