The Mechanics Of DNA Testing At Home

There are many reasons why people are using DNA testing – from criminal investigation to paternity determination. In the past, people had to visit a hospital or a specialized lab to take a test like this. However, the emergence of DNA testing kits that can be used at home has changed everything....

Dieters Who Follow This Popular Plan Lose Weight by Eating More. Here’s How It Works

Conventional wisdom has it that to lose weight, you have to eat less. But that’s absolutely not the case, and one top-ranked diets proves it. The Volumetrics dlet, developed by Penn State professor and researcher Barbara Rolls, is all about filling up by eating a larger volume of food, while simultaneously slimming...

Seven ways to improve your breathing

It may be instinctive, but stress, anxiety, posture and a host of other factors can affect the quality of our breathingBecome aware of your breathBreathing is so instinctive, you may have developed habits you are not aware of. Start by monitoring your...

Surprising Health Benefits Of Coffee

Coffee lovers know that one of the best ways to start the day is with a fresh cup of hot coffee. You might prefer an espresso, a cappuccino, or just a regular tall, hot coffee. No matter what your favorite kind is, you know that your day isn’t the same without it!...

The calming effects of sewing can help people express and heal themselves

How absorbing your concentration in needlework relieves inner turmoilIgrew up in post-war Britain when, saved from German invasion – men returned from war, children from evacuation, families were reunited – the comfort of the home became paramount. Its importance was marked out in sewn domestic niceties: embroidered...

Commentary: Racial bias influences health care — and it starts in the exam room

"No doctor has ever reminded me that I am black before," the patient said, laughing and nodding his head to let me know he appreciated my advice.Just as he was startled by my open recognition of his race, so too was I startled by his reaction.

Need a mood boost? Just 5 minutes in nature will increase happiness, study finds

Spending just five minutes in nature can quickly improve your mood, researchers from the University of Regina have found.In a study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, researchers found that participants who spent just five minutes sitting in nature experienced an increase in positive emotions.Researchers conducted...

Woman unexpectedly delivers baby after stopping by friend’s house to drop off food

A woman in the U.K. happened to be in the right place at the right time when she dropped by her friend’s house and wound up delivering another woman’s baby. Sherie-Anne Perry had dropped by Lisa Lee’s house after work and was on her way out when she was flagged down by...

We’re finally understanding why some kids get strep throat over and over again

There was probably one kid in your class who always got strep throat. It seemed like they were out every few months like clockwork, often for days at a time. Maybe you were that kid. Immunologists have known about this phenomenon for a long time—some children are just prone to getting strep repeatedly. But...

This Is Exactly How Long You Need to Hold a Plank to Flatten Your Belly

Finally! The six-pack you’ve always dreamed of is only a plank (or two!) away. You’ve even mastered the plank upgrades that can reshape your body. But there’s just one catch: While the act of planking is pretty straightforward, how long you should actually hold one is probably a bit less clear. Thankfully, the...

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