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Health and Fitness

How politics has turned health care debate into ‘Game of Thrones’
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In the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones," a never-ending chess game is played by competing factions for power in a mythical world of political intrigue and warfare. The "Iron Throne" of the king is constantly under pressure to keep a multitude of constituencies with conflicting ideologies and economic interests happy. Who is ultimately pulling the strings and really in power is always in question; while shifting alliances makes the balance of power an always-precarious [...]
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Dr. Samadi: 3 steps for the early detection of breast cancer
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October is typically associated with fall colors of orange, yellow and red, but pink is another color you may be noticing quite a bit during this time of year. That is because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the color pink is to remind women and their families of being and remaining vigilant about early detection of this disease. Around 12%, or one in eight women in the United States, will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Men are al [...]
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BRCA1 breast cancer gene discovery opens treatment possibilities
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It's been 20 years since the BRCA1 gene was found to predispose women to breast cancer, and researchers at Yale have pinpointed what about the gene's mutation leads to cancer. The team's findings, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, can lead to drugs designed to specifically target and fight breast and ovarian cancers. The discovery can also help doctors recognize female patients who are at a high risk of developing those cancers earlier, the study said. & [...]
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Watching hockey could double your heart rate
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A health check for hockey die-hards: a new study found that the excitement of watching games — in person or on TV — can dramatically increase, and even more than double, heart rate. A reasearch team from the Montreal Heart Institute monitored heart rates of 20 healthy Montreal Canadiens fans, ages 20 to 63, wearing Holter monitors that track heart activity during games. Watching on TV boosted heart rate on average by 75% (similar to moderate exercise). Those [...]
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Scientists develop surgical super glue that seals cuts in seconds
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This new surgical technology will definitely stick to your ribs. Scientists have created an elastic super surgical glue that can seal cuts, wounds and incisions instantly. The technology, called MeTro, was created by Nasim Annabi, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Northwestern University who collaborated with scientists at the University of Sydney and Harvard Medical School. MeTro — profiled by Science Translational Medicine — is an ela [...]
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Celebrity fit club: How the stars stay in shape
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The stars sure know how to work up a sweat ... and somehow manage to still look perfect doing it. See how they keep those picture-perfect physiques ... Source link [...]
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Free burgers, custard at Shake Shack Williamsburg one-day pop-up
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Hipsters have to eat. To whet appetites for its permanent Williamsburg, Brooklyn, location opening in the spring, Shake Shake launches a one-day-only pop-up Wednesday at North Brooklyn Farms at 320 Kent Ave. Shack-ers are calling it a “surprise party for our new community.” Best of all, it comes with some free eats. From 5:30-8 p.m., the spot will be giving away ShackBurgers and pumpkin frozen custard for the first 300 people in line. New Jersey [...]
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