Well-being

Medication not always an effective strategy for preventing hip fractures among elderly: study

Meditation while excercising yoga 
28 May 2015
Aging, brittle bones are not what causes hip fractures, according to a new study that says fall prevention and protection is more effective than anti-osteoporotic medication. Since the 1990s, doctors have been doling out these medications...
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Cairo runners to run Friday in support of MS day

Cairo runners to run in support with MS day on Friday
28 May 2015
Don your sports outfit and get ready to hit the streets in the 5k run in Zamalek Friday, May 29, with Cairo Runners taking the initiative to support World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day.   “Run for a cause” will be the...
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Mediterranean diet dramatically reduces risk for heart disease: study

Fiber foods
27 May 2015
A ten-year study says that adults who abide by the Med diet could be 47 percent less likely to develop heart disease compared to those who don't. In fact, the Med diet was more protective against cardiac problems than exercise, which...
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Battle ropes become popular go-to fitness tools in US gyms

Powerwave Battle Roping fitness class at Crunch is seen in this 2013 handout photo in New York.
 
26 May 2015
Battle ropes, the thick and heavy ropes that look as if they could tether a ship to shore, have become go-to fitness tools in gyms for people seeking a tough workout that is also engaging and fun. Whipping, slamming, dragging and drumming...
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Battle ropes become popular go-to fitness tools in gyms

Powerwave Battle Roping fitness class at Crunch is seen in this 2013 handout photo in New York.
25 May 2015
Battle ropes, the thick and heavy ropes that look as if they could tether a ship to shore, have become go-to fitness tools in gyms for people seeking a tough workout that is also engaging and fun. Whipping, slamming, dragging and drumming...
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Exercise may cut risk of death among elderly men

Elderly women exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's ''Respect for the Aged Day'' at a temple in Tokyo September 17, 2007.
 
23 May 2015
 Elderly men who exercise regularly – even by doing light activities like walking – may be less likely to die than those who are sedentary, a large Norwegian study suggests. Researchers followed about 5,700 men for about...
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Getting enough sleep could counteract negative effects of shift work

Sleeping
19 May 2015
A study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has found that while it may not be easy, getting at least seven hours of sleep a day could lessen the negative health consequences for those who do shifts...
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Take a ride on Ali Hosny's carnival ride and forget your concerns

18 May 2015
Sufi chants and a celebratory atmosphere are found throughout all of Egypt's governorates during Mawlid.   Ali Hosny's ride is different from all the other rides at the Mawlid, particularly since children can find candies and...
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Want to know where to get high? There's an app for that

An unidentified man makes a cannabis cigarette at a house in London
17 May 2015
Cannabis users looking for someone to share a joint with have a new app that lets them find like-minded smokers around the world.   The creator of the "Who is Happy" app, a Brazilian epilepsy sufferer who wants the drug...
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Shift work may promote unhealthy lifestyle

Job interview
17 May 2015
Shift work may lead to a poor diet and too little exercise, accounting for at least some of the increased health risks seen among people who work changing hours or regular overnights, a new study suggests. Tracking airline employees in...
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