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It isn’t possible or practical to avoid sunlight completely, and it would be unwise to reduce your level of activity to avoid the outdoors because physical activity is important for good health. But too much sunlight can be harmful. There are some steps you can take to limit your exposure to UV rays.
Go ahead. Fire up the grill and feast to your heart’s content on your favorite barbecue fare. Just use these prep-and-cook methods to healthy up things first.
If there is no such thing as a healthy hot dog, how do you limit the damage at this summer’s weenie roast? Don’t count on the label to help much. Those pricey “natural” and “organic” hot dogs often contain just as much or more of the cancer-linked preservatives nitrate and nitrite as that old-fashioned Oscar […]
Telling heart patients to really push themselves during exercise sounds risky. But a growing body of research suggests that a workout routine athletes use to get in shape may do the same for some patients. Some scientists and clinics are backing the use of high-intensity interval training, which involves short spurts of intense exercise at […]
There is an age-old debate over alcoholism: is the problem in the sufferer’s head — something that can be overcome through willpower, spirituality or talk therapy, perhaps — or is it a physical disease, one that needs continuing medical treatment in much the same way as, say, diabetes or epilepsy?
Young children who have a television in their bedrooms watch it more on average and are more likely to have trouble sleeping than those who don’t, a new study found.
A new pilot study investigates the risk of “Internet addiction” among adolescents and young adults — a population segment that has been shown to be at high risk for behavioral addictions. “Internet addiction” is not a recognized diagnosis or mental disorder, but has been studied extensively because so many people spend so much time online.
It is an American impulse to covet the new and improved — whether it’s a faster computer, a smarter cellphone or a more fuel-efficient car. And in medicine, too, new drugs, devices and procedures have advanced patient care. But the promise of innovation can also prove a trap, a situation now playing out with dire […]