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Yoga and meditation practice increases among adults and children in the US: Report

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Yoga and meditation have been shown to provide physical and mental health benefits, and it seems that people are catching on to that fact, as a new report shows that more adults and children have been practicing the two over the last five years. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of adults practicing yoga rose from an …

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Cigarette smoking in the US hits record low, yet 1 in 5 people still use tobacco

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Smoking rates in the United States are the lowest they’ve ever been, yet one in five people still use tobacco products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking rates have dropped by 67 percent since 1965, when the U.S. government first began tracking smoking rates. It is estimated that 14 percent of American adults (34 …

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The ‘winter blues’ is real. Here’s what you should know about seasonal affective disorder, or SAD

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, the feeling of just wanting to crawl in bed and eat some comfort-food carbs is very real for many people. The idea of the “winter blues” is not just something to be dismissed, experts say. It can be a sign of a real medical condition known as seasonal …

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David Beckham surprises young fan born with rare kidney disease in heartwarming video=

Courtesy Martin Chadwick(LONDON) — Ella Chadwick is only 11 years old but she is already inspiring young men and women around the globe with her courage in battling a rare kidney disease that she was born with. Despite countless hospitalizations, numerous rounds of dialysis and being diagnosed with diabetes, Ella still managed to raise thousands of dollars for others who …

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Suzy Cameron discusses benefits of plant-based eating in new book

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More than six years ago, Suzy Amis Cameron and her husband, Avatar and Titanic director James Cameron, switched over to a plant-based diet. Now the former actress and model and mother of five is trying to make a plant-based lifestyle more approachable and accessible in her new book, OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, …

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How backpacks contribute to back pain and what you can do to prevent it

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. TIFFANY YEH (NEW YORK) — From kindergarten to high school to our first job or a big trip, we carry our lives in our backpacks. But while they’re meant for carrying everything we might need, too often, we include things we don’t. Over time, the strain caused by these items can lead to problems with the spine, and …

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Bystanders save man who has heart attack before entering voting booth

The Office Of Unified Communications (WASHINGTON) — A poll worker and bystanders helped save a man’s life on Tuesday as he waited to vote in the midterm elections in northwest Washington D.C. The 75-year-old man, a custodian at his designated poll site, Barnard Elementary School, was about to enter a voting booth when he experienced cardiac arrest and collapsed, according …

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Gluten-free fix? What to know about an experimental treatment that could let celiac disease sufferers eat gluten

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People who suffer from celiac disease must eat a strict, gluten-free diet but a new treatment currently being tested could, if clinical trials work and it’s approved, change that. The treatment, called Nexvax2, could change people’s immune response to gluten so that it no longer triggers a damaging, inflammatory reaction in the body. Celiac disease is an …

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Mississippi ranks as ‘America’s Fattest State’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mississippi tips the scales in a ranking of “America’s Fattest States” from the number crunchers at WalletHub. The list is based on data relating to three factors: obesity and overweight prevalence, health consequences, and food and fitness. ABC News affiliate KSAT-TV reports that the Magnolia State topped West Virginia and a host of others — including Arkansas, …

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How a mirror could transform working out

Mirror(NEW YORK) — Remember the days when you needed to go to the gym to get a workout? We don’t either, and the latest option for an at-home workout is one right out of “The Jetsons.” Hannah Bronfman and Sara and Erin Foster are among the influencers and celebrities already using the $1,495 mirror that turns into an interactive gym …

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