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Patients push limits for clues to chronic fatigue syndrome

Monday, 30 March 2020, 16:41 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Researchers hooked Zach Ault to medical monitors as he slowly climbed onto a gym bike. An invisible disease is sidelining this once avid athlete and he knew the simple exercise would wipe him out --...

Home workouts with Richard Geres

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 08:58 Last update: about 8 days ago

With many people stranded at home due to the Coronavirus risk, Richard Geres Personal Training are providing workout options for clients and the public in general that can be...

US drinking more now than just before Prohibition

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 07:48 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What's more, it's been rising for two decades, and it's not clear when it will fall again. That's the picture painted by federal...

In a 24/7 food culture, periodic fasting gains followers

Monday, 9 March 2020, 11:02 Last update: about 24 days ago Associated Press

On low-carb diets, meat and cheese are OK.  On low-fat diets, fruit and oatmeal are fine.  With the latest diet trend, no foods at all are allowed for long stretches of time. A diet...

Century-old TB vaccine may work better if given in a new way

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 10:17 Last update: about 29 days ago Associated Press

Scientists think they've figured out how to make a century-old tuberculosis vaccine far more protective: Simply give the shot a different way. In a study with monkeys, injecting the vaccine...

'Tough year' for measles and other infectious diseases in US

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 12:47 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

This year, the germs roared back. Measles tripled. Hepatitis A mushroomed. A rare but deadly mosquito-borne disease increased. And that was just the United States.  Globally, there was...

Study estimates that half of US adults will be obese by 2030

Monday, 17 February 2020, 09:30 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

There's no way to sugarcoat this news: Nearly half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new report predicts. It corrects for a weakness in...

Vitamin D in older adults

Sunday, 16 February 2020, 09:00 Last update: about 3 months ago

What is vitamin D? Vitamin D is a unique vitamin that is needed throughout life. Without it bones become weak and with very weak bones (known as osteoporosis), minimal injury can lead to...

In a 24/7 food culture, periodic fasting gains followers

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 14:02 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

On low-carb diets, meat and cheese are OK.  On low-fat diets, fruit and oatmeal are fine.  With the latest diet trend, no foods at all are allowed for long stretches of time. A diet...

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