One of the greatest discoveries in the world of fitness over the past 10 years is the better understanding of carbs and how they relate to muscle growth. Carbs have become the evil stepmothers of the nutrition world, but for true massive muscle growth, carbs provide the link between ho-hum and wow. Not just any
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A recent study breaks down the ideal balance of activities for children’s bone health. Today, osteoporosis, a disease resulting in the loss of bone mass, is the leading cause of weakness and fractures in adults. Globally, 200 million people are affected by osteoporosis, 75 million of which are seen in Japan, Europe, and USA. Proper
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“Living the devoted lifestyle is one where you are devoted to creating a wholesome way of life that is effortless, fun and flexible.” This is an incredible two-for-one interview with fit moms Gina Aliotti and Dana Lynn Kaye. Both of these moms are also entrepreneurs and stay in GREAT shape all year long! In this
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That streak across the thumb web makes it look like it could be urticaria, a sort of allergic reaction skin condition. I’m still relatively new to it myself, but mine is due to physical stimuli like pressure and possibly heat (and maybe even cold). That being said, if you can bear going for a week
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A new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine provides insight into COVID-19 death rates over time.  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of infected individuals has been growing followed by increases in mortality. Initially, New York was one of the hardest hit cities and medical personnel prepared for the continuation
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The coronavirus outbreak in the United States will likely get so bad that the country will see more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths per day for a “sustained period of time,” former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Tuesday. The U.S. reported more than 84,000 new cases of the virus and 557 new
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A prototype from Project Amber of an EEG headset. Alphabet Alphabet‘s experimental research group, X, has been quietly working on an experimental project to monitor symptoms of depression. A blog post published on Monday details how a team of neuroscientists, hardware and software engineers and product experts have been working on a series of prototypes
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) The U.S. is reporting an “extremely high and quite unacceptable” daily number of Covid-19 cases ahead of the winter season when people will be spending more time indoors and threatening to spread the virus even more, White
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A recent research study examines the link between bariatric surgery and life expectancy.  Obesity is known to shorten life expectancy and can lead to diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, and certain cancers. Not only can these conditions reduce the quality of life, but there is an increased risk of premature death. Bariatric surgery is
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A lab technician inspects filled vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California. Gilead Sciences Inc | Reuters Gilead Sciences reported stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings on Wednesday with revenue rising 17% from a year earlier, driven by sales of coronavirus treatment remdesivir. Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir,
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Researchers investigated the use of hydroxychloroquine and favipiravir against SARS-CoV-2. There is an urgent need for drugs, therapies, and vaccines to protect the human population against COVID-19. One of the first approaches taken in the COVID-19 global pandemic was to consider repurposing licensed drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine, for treating patients with COVID-19. Researchers are currently
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How does upadacitinib compare to abatacept for patients with unresponsive rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive and often debilitating condition affecting an estimated 19 million people worldwide. It is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints, leading to pain, swelling and in many cases difficulty moving. In the last 10-15 years, improvements
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A waiter prepares to close a bar-restaurant on Piazza Navona in Rome on October 26, 2020, as the country faces a second wave of infections to the Covid-19 (the novel coronavirus). Tiziana Fabi | AFP | Getty Images The World Health Organization warned Monday that some countries may need to shut down their non-essential businesses
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When aiming for health and fitness in our lives, we should avoid a quick fix or an instant gratification mentality. We should approach health and fitness as a lifestyle, incorporating good habits over time and allowing ourselves to make these habits a part of our daily lives. See diet and exercise from a new perspective.
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Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Mokdad is advising people across the U.S. “to be very careful” and ” to change our behaviors” as the nation heads toward winter, the worst season for viral transmission. Mokdad’s research estimates America could see more than 500,000 total deaths from Covid-19 by the end of February, more than double the current
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A resident in a wheelchair at an assisted living facility in Boston, MA on September 02, 2020. homes. Craig F. Walker | Boston Globe | Getty Images Thousands of long-term care and assisted living facilities have already opted into the Trump administration’s program with CVS Health and Walgreens to administer coronavirus vaccines to seniors, a
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Reverse Dieting is a relatively new concept that was made popular by the If It Fits Your Macros nutritional approach. Reverse Dieting was proposed to help individuals avoid substantial weight re-gain once they have reached their desired goal weight by slowing reintroducing calories. Wondering if Reverse Dieting is something you should give a try? Read
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A recent study of the potential COVID-19 drug, Regeneron, reports promising results. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, attempts to create effective drugs have been complicated and ongoing. Previously created therapies have used monoclonal antibodies, unique virus-fighting white blood cells, against COVID-19. However, their development has been predominantly for prevention, and they have yet
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Researchers studied whether eating oatmeal helps improve gut bacteria and lower cholesterol. In 2008 up to 39% of adults over 25 had high cholesterol levels, which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. Diet and exercise have long been known to improve heart health, but much attention has lately been focused on gut bacteria
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