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Canadian fans take their hockey seriously — so much so, it appears, that heart attack rates increase the day after a game.

Researchers looked at data on heart attack admissions to a Montreal hospital from June 2010 to December 2014. There were 2,199 admissions, or an average […]

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Walk for two minutes. Repeat 15 times. Or walk for 10 minutes, thrice. The benefits for longevity appear to be almost exactly the same, according to an inspiring new study of physical activity patterns and life spans.

It finds that exercise does not have to be prolonged […]

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Low back pain is the most common cause of disability worldwide, with eight in 10 people reporting the problem at some point in their lives, according to doctors.

But a new study published in the Lancet on Wednesday found that people aren’t often getting the care they need to address their back pain.

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Sometimes these sounds mean nothing, but when joint pops and crackles are accompanied by pain or swelling, it might mean something else entirely. So what exactly are your joints trying to tell you?

Why Joints Snap, Crackle […]

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Back Pain Can Be the Result of a Dangerous Underlying Condition

If the pain is arising from an underlying condition like cancer, infection or a serious fracture of the bone, the pain can worsen. This fear has prompted emergency room physicians to perform too many tests. Rather than benefit the population of back […]

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Our skeletons may help to keep our weight under control, according to a fascinating new study with animals.

The study suggests that bones could be much more intimately involved in tracking weight and controlling appetite than scientists realized. It also raises interesting questions about […]

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Exercise may change the composition and activity of the trillions of microbes in our guts in ways that could improve our health and metabolisms over time, a new study finds.

The results provide novel insights into how exercise can affect even those portions of […]

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While many people recognize that shovelling snow is hard work, physiotherapists caution that shovelling can place severe stress on your heart, and cause stress and strain on your body. Research has identified snow shovelling as a high-risk activity for heart problems. Every year, shovellers also sustain injuries such as pulled and strained muscles from […]

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The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number.

The number of A.C.L. operations at 26 children’s hospitals in the United States has soared as more children and adolescents play sports that involve twisting the knee

When Jason Lalli tore his left anterior cruciate ligament at age 26, he thought he would be fine […]

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