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Scientists discover how sleep patterns linked to breast cancer risk

In a recent study, researchers found women who are “larks”, functioning better at the beginning of the day than the end of the day,...

Exercise ‘snacks’ could make your fitness easier

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according...

Common mistakes to avoid when checking blood pressure at home

People with high blood pressure or a high risk for the disease need to monitor their blood pressure regularly. It is more convenient to measure...

Stress fracture? Your foot hitting pavement may not be the main problem

It starts as a persistent and irritating pain in the foot or lower leg, then it gets more intense, maybe with swelling, and soon...

Obesity is risk factor for kidney cancer, new study shows

A new study confirms the long-suspected role of obesity as a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer,...

5 common drinking problems you should know

Alcohol abuse is more complicated than simply drinking too much. In a recent study, Penn State researchers discovered the five distinct classes or “profiles” among...

The causes and complications of snoring

Nearly half of adults habitually snore when they sleep. For some, it’s not a problem. For others, it may affect the quality of their bed...

Weight training could be more beneficial than cardio exercise for older people

In a recent study, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. The research was conducted by a team from...

Air pollution linked to higher risk of sleep apnea

The ill effects of air pollution may literally be causing some people to lose sleep, according to new research published online in the Annals...

Exercise before surgery could help protect muscles and nerves

Exercise can protect both muscle and nerves from damage caused by the restoration of blood flow after injury or surgery, according to new research...