In defence of the pull-up and the push-up – The Globe and Mail
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In defence of the pull-up and the push-up – The Globe and Mail

As I get older, I gain a greater appreciation for mobility. In my teens and 20s, it was all about putting weight on the bar, setting personal records, getting big and strong. And while I still chase after those goals to a certain degree, these days, my main focus is on moving well. This is…

High Stress Can Lead To Heart Attacks, Sibling Study Finds. Here’s How To Relax : Shots – Health News – NPR
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High Stress Can Lead To Heart Attacks, Sibling Study Finds. Here’s How To Relax : Shots – Health News – NPR

The trick, of course, is to find moments of deep relaxation wherever you are, not just on vacation. Laughing with friends can be another way to start breaking the cycle of chronic stress, and help keep your heart healthy, too. stock_colors/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption stock_colors/Getty Images The trick, of course, is to find…

Petting Zoos May Be Chock Full of Superbugs – Gizmodo
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Petting Zoos May Be Chock Full of Superbugs – Gizmodo

Image: Jason Kempin (Getty Images)Those adorably tame goats and other animals you love to touch at your local petting zoo might not be so harmless after all, according to some early research out this weekend. It suggests that many petting zoo animals could harbor and potentially spread dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including two strains of Escherichia…

Does marijuana cause lung cancer? Doctors call for more research – NBC News
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Does marijuana cause lung cancer? Doctors call for more research – NBC News

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.April 13, 2019, 6:19 PM GMTBy Shamard Charles, M.D. and Linda CarrollEarly in his career operating on lung cancer patients, Dr. Raja Flores knew most were cigarette smokers. But through the years, Flores, a thoracic surgeon at Mount…

Ebola vaccine shows ‘very impressive’ performance in outbreak – STAT
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Ebola vaccine shows ‘very impressive’ performance in outbreak – STAT

The experimental Ebola vaccine being used to try to contain the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is protective 97.5% of the time, according to new data released by the World Health Organization on Friday. The data — the first to be released on how the vaccine is working in the outbreak —…

I Accidentally Bought A Weighted Blanket On Amazon And Don’t Regret A Thing – HuffPost
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I Accidentally Bought A Weighted Blanket On Amazon And Don’t Regret A Thing – HuffPost

For most of my life, I could count on one hand the number of times I had slept through an entire night. I usually woke up at least twice (if not three or four times) ― a routine other problematic sleepers know leads to serious consequences, like increased stress and anxiety, a weakened immune system…

Cesarean section complication risk rises with mother’s age, study finds – NBCNews.com
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Cesarean section complication risk rises with mother’s age, study finds – NBCNews.com

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.April 11, 2019, 11:33 PM GMT / Source: ReutersBy ReutersPregnant women are more likely to have complications during labor and cesarean deliveries than during vaginal births, and a new study offers fresh evidence that older mothers are most…

New York City vaccination order shines spotlight on insular Jewish community – Washington Post
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New York City vaccination order shines spotlight on insular Jewish community – Washington Post

NEW YORK — Even among New York’s Hasidic Jews, members of the ultra-Orthodox Satmar sect are known for their strict religious and cultural traditions. They speak mainly Yiddish. They shun the secular world. They are skeptical, if not suspicious, of anyone from outside their insular community in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Now the refusal of some…

Global, national, and urban burdens of paediatric asthma incidence attributable to ambient NO2 pollution: estimates from global datasets – The Lancet
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Global, national, and urban burdens of paediatric asthma incidence attributable to ambient NO2 pollution: estimates from global datasets – The Lancet

SummaryBackgroundPaediatric asthma incidence is associated with exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP), but the TRAP-attributable burden remains poorly quantified. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a major component and common proxy of TRAP. In this study, we estimated the annual global number of new paediatric asthma cases attributable to NO2 exposure at a resolution sufficient to resolve…

Killer hog disease now a ‘dire situation’ in China that could lead to higher global prices – CNBC
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Killer hog disease now a ‘dire situation’ in China that could lead to higher global prices – CNBC

ChristiLaLiberte | E+ | Getty Images As African swine fever continues to ravage China’s hog herd, the impact may be far worse than Beijing is conceding. The crisis could lead to significant shortages of the country’s staple meat and drive up global prices of protein, experts said. The situation also increasing fear among U.S. pork…