Friday , 21 November 2014

Health

Texting the Wrong Way Is a Real Pain in the Neck -- and Shoulders

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Some experts will tell you that it’s not what you text that might be bad for your health but how you text. A study in the journal Surgical Technology International examined the ways people stand when in the act of texting and how it affects the natural curve of the cervical spine located right above your shoulders. ... Read More »

This Giant Treadmill Holds 10 Runners at Once

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Oxford Fitness(NEW YORK) — With all 50 states inching below the freezing mark this week, runners are hitting the treadmill in droves. Now, 10 indoor athletes can hop on the same treadmill all at once, thanks to this extra-large mill designed by Chilean company, Oxford Fitness. The gargantuan treadmill is built on a scale four times larger than a “run ... Read More »

How Zero Gravity Affects Men and Women Differently

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NASA(NEW YORK) — With an upcoming mission to Mars, NASA is studying the ways that living in space affects both men and women. In a study published this month in Journal of Women’s Health, researchers from NASA and National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) went through decades of data to understand how living in zero gravity takes a toll on ... Read More »

How to Shovel Snow Without Having a Heart Attack

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Fluffy, white snow may be the stuff of holiday greeting cards but, to cardiologists, it’s a heart attack waiting to happen. That’s why they call it “heart attack snow,” said Dr. Clyde Yancy, chief of cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. It’s heavy and people try to clear it too quickly for their own good. ... Read More »

Why Your Mom Was Wrong About Cold Weather and the Flu

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your mom or dad probably told you to bundle up against frigid temperatures like the ones hitting much of the United States right now. That’s good advice if you want to stay warm and avoid frostbite or hypothermia — but they were wrong if they thought they were protecting you against colds and the flu. “Grandma was ... Read More »