If you’re pounding the pavement to clock up your 10,000 steps, you may want to pause for a moment. Public Health England chiefs have announced you’re better off going for a bracing walk than counting steps obsessively.
Mike Brannan, of Public Health England (PHE), said that the 10,000 target “is believed to come from a pedometer manufacturer in […]Read More... →
It took me a few months to accept that I had given myself tendinosis in my phone thumb.
It is a depressingly modern condition in which the tendons around the thumb inflame as a result of repetitive strain — in my case because I had, for hours a day over years of a life, tapped […]Read More... →
Barbara Ehrenreich, popular author and self-described mythbuster, has written about how, having reached her mid-70s, she has lived long enough and now forgoes regular medical exams. And Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a 60-year-old oncologist and bioethicist, argues that we might all be better off, himself included, Read More... →
Small amounts of exercise could have an outsize effect on happiness.
According to a new review of research about good moods and physical activity, people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those […]Read More... →
A traumatic brain injury, even a mild concussion, increases the risk for Parkinson’s disease, a new study reports.
Researchers identified all patients diagnosed with T.B.I. in a Veterans Health Administration database — 162,935 men and women — and matched them with the same number of people with similar health and behavioral characteristics but who had […]Read More... →
Farewell, carefree days of summer.
The number of people getting diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the United States in recent years, federal health officials reported on Tuesday. Since 2004, at least nine such diseases have been discovered or newly introduced here.
The Centers […]Read More... →
I have what may be the most common disease among middle-aged and older adults: osteoarthritis. But unlike many similarly afflicted, I don’t take it lying down. And neither should you.
In fact, you and your doctor should be paying more attention to it even before it happens, because if you live long enough, it […]Read More... →
“All cell therapies are considered drugs,” a spokesperson for Health Canada told CBC News in an email. “This means that the distribution and use of these products would require authorization by Health Canada.”
Yet none of the stem cell injections being offered by private clinics have been approved by Health Canada.
Stem […]Read More... →
Super-agers are active senior citizens whose physiology far exceeds the average for their age group Credit: E+/Johnny Greig
Patrick Cangley covers 160 miles a week in the saddle of his bicycle. The gentle undulations of the Surrey countryside no longer challenge him, though: instead, he prefers to power up lung-busting steep inclines, and has […]Read More... →
Just a decade ago, knee-replacement surgery would have involved a hospital stay of up to a week.
Women’s College Hospital is revolutionizing the way knee-replacement surgery is done. It is starting to provide the procedure as an ambulatory service. Patients can go home from hospital four hours after having the surgery. In some […]Read More... →
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