The return of a training classic for runners

With running, proper form is essential for everything from desired speed to injury prevention. But for many people, muscle memory has locked in less-than-perfect form. A very simple technique, popularized in the 19th century by chemist-turned-runner W.G. George and re-introduced a few years ago by reporter and author Christopher McDougall, offers a reset. Known as the 100-Up, it involves two […]

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Hospital admissions for older people’s services increase by 10% every year across Scotland

Admissions to geriatric medical wards in the 19 largest hospitals with major emergency departments in Scotland have risen by 10 percent for three consecutive years, reaching 43,311 by 2017/18, according to a new report. The Acute Hospital Outcomes Report 2017/18—an overview of outcomes of acute geriatric medicine services in Scotland published by Scottish Care of Older People National Audit Project—found […]

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Adults with cerebral palsy at increased risk for mental health conditions

A new study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, highlights the need for increased awareness of mental health disorders among adults with cerebral palsy. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 323 children in the United States has been identified as having cerebral palsy,” says Daniel Whitney, Ph.D., an assistant professor of physical medicine and […]

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Clever cossies for people with a medical condition

Suits that help your holiday go swimmingly! This swimsuit is designed for women who’ve had a mastectomy – just one of the clever cossies for people with a medical condition Swimwear is one of the first things we pack for a summer holiday int he sunshine  But, if you’re going away after surgery, the standard options may be unsuitable Angela […]

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Apartment life for families means living at close quarters, but often feeling isolated too

Newer high-rise developments in Australia’s inner-city areas are increasingly home to parents raising young children. In the 2016 Census, family households represented nearly half of apartment residents. Close to one in ten children aged 0-4 live in apartments in Australia. Our research, recently published in Health and Place, explored parents’ experiences of raising preschool-aged children in newer, private high-rise apartments. […]

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The best workout for your star sign

Is there anything that can’t be determined by looking to the stars? Honestly, they have all the answers. From who to date, to what porn you should be watching – believers are certain that your zodiac sign will guide you in the right direction. For hard-core enthusiasts, there is no area of life that can’t be influenced and enhanced by […]

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Is there such a thing as ‘normal’ sexual function for women?

Ever wished you could reciprocate your partner’s hopeful gaze in the evening instead of losing your desire under layers of anxiety and to-do lists? Or to enthusiastically agree with your friends when they talk about how great it is to have sex six times a week? Perhaps you just need to find that "switch" that will turn your desire on […]

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This is why 'wellness' is so important for your overall health

When we think of fitness, we usually think of blood-pumping, heart-pounding, sweat-soaked workouts – but being fit is about more than just cardio. To develop truly well-rounded fitness, it’s vital to think about different elements of your personal health. Cardio and strength is one part of that, but your mental and emotional health is intrinsically tied to your wellbeing. But […]

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Senators unveil compromise to reduce drug costs for seniors

Two senior senators—a Republican and a Democrat—unveiled compromise legislation Tuesday to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients, while saving money for federal and state health care programs that serve seniors and low-income people. Iowa Republican Charles Grassley and Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden said Tuesday the bill would for the first time limit drug copays for people with […]

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