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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 […]

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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 […]

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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...

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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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