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Fitness Trackers: Good at Measuring Heart Rate, Not So Good At Measuring Calories ...

Sleek, high-tech wristbands are extremely popular these days, promising to measure heart rate, steps taken during the day, sleep, calories burned and even stress. And, increasingly, patients are heading to...

Sweet Therapy: Chocolate May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

Eating chocolate has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, and now a new study from Denmark suggests that regular consumption of the treat may...

In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence

In a significant advance in the study of mental ability, a team of European and American scientists announced on Monday that they had identified 52 genes linked to intelligence...

Most sunscreen products don’t actually work

The sunscreen aisle can be a dizzying consumer experience, with each bottle touting a different claim, sun protection factor and, of course, price tag. But when it comes to how...

WHO chooses first African to head the global health agency

The governing body of the World Health Organization on Tuesday elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian health minister, to head the global health agency responsible for marshaling the international...

Measles Outbreak Caused by Anti-Vax Campaign, Officials Say

A recent measles outbreak that has thus far sickened dozens of Somali-Americans in Minnesota — nearly all of them children — can be traced to anti-vaccination campaigns that targeted...
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How Many Calories Should I Eat Daily To Lose Weight?

Whether you are trying to actively lose weight or simply to maintain a healthy weight, one thing that almost guarantees success is getting the right amount of calories each...

Cure for Vitamin D deficiency? More sun, less block: study

There’s a global D-ficiency happening. Nearly 1 billion people worldwide have a vitamin D deficiency from lack of sun exposure caused by suncreen use, a new clinical review says. The Journal...

Why On Earth Would You Fast Every Other Day?

If you distill life down into its most basic parts, you’re here to do one thing: eat. Aside from a few days mandated by certain religions, every single day...

If You’re Going to Go Gluten Free Don’t Be Dumb About It

Gluten is incredible for its ability to piss off a diverse spectrum of people: Folks who are giving it up for a diet, folks who say it’s stupid to...