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Meditation Just As Good as Anti-Depressants
Researchers claim a half-hour of meditation can be just as effective as popping a pill for anxiety, pain and stress.
A team at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore studied previously-published research involving 3500 people in 47 clinical trials...
Three Day Detox Plan From Boutique Fitness
Have a little too much bubbly ringing in the new year? Or maybe you've been eating like an inmate on death row throughout the holiday season.  Binging on stuff that's not great for you can have you feeling sluggish, lazy and tight in the pants...
Expert Gives New Year’s Fitness Tips
Fitness experts say anyone looking to get in shape in 2014 should develop a realistic plan and stick to it.
Personal trainer Jim Karas says frequency, duration, and intensity are the keys to getting results when you exercise. He also says strength training is just a part of an overall fitness plan...
Boston Researchers Find Way To Cut Medical Errors
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital say they have devised a new system of shift-to-shift patient hand offs that significantly reduces medical errors.
The researchers announced Tuesday that after introducing the system on two inpatient units at the hospital, they found that preventable erro…
MA High Schools Reporting More Head Injuries
Massachusetts high schools reported more than 4,400 concussions and other head injuries suffered by students while playing sports during the last school year.
The injuries were reported to state public health officials by about 3,600 public and private schools...
Nuts Lower Your Risk of Dying
New research provides the strongest evidence yet that eating nuts can lower your risk of dying from cancer, heart disease and a number of other causes.The study published Wednesday involved more than 118,000 healthy volunteers.
Research at Harvard University found that people who ate a one-ounce dail…
Getting Serious on Obesity
Next time you go for a checkup, don't be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight.
The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation's obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients drop those extra po…
Airport Eating is Getting Healthier
Airport eating is getting better in the U.S.
A recent study by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine shows around three-fourths of the eateries on-site have at least one health-conscious item on the menu.
Denver International Airport took the top spot in the nation with nearly 90% of its r…
Parents Worry About Youth Football Head Injuries
Most parents are aware of the connection between football concussions and long-term brain injury, but now a Marist Poll shows a third are less likely to let their kids play because of it.
The poll shows 86% of adults have heard about gridiron brain injury risk and that for one out of five, the risk w…
Possible Vaccine for PTSD
A possible "vaccine" for post-traumatic stress disorder might help protect soldiers in battle.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge claim the ghrelin hormone produced during stressful situations makes the brain vulnerable to PTSD...

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