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Military Fitness Trend Rucking in Houston Causes Fox 26 to Ask, “What the Ruck?”

FOX 26 Houston Traffic Authority Anchor Michelle Merhar reports on Rucking special ops military-like training.

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Treadmill Tripping with Safety Harness as Method to Research and Train for Human Slips, Trips and Falls

Scientists are tripping the elderly on purpose in a Chicago lab in an effort to better prevent seniors from falling and injuring themselves in real life. University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Clive Pai studies topics, such as awareness and perception of slipperiness, postural and balance control, rating scales for balance, adaptation to slippery conditions, […]

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Surfer Garret McNamara Rides World Record 90-Foot Wave Off Nazaré, Portugal

RAW VIDEO: Garrett McNamara breaks the world record for the largest wave ever surfed. Garret McNamara was towed into a rogue wave that turned out to be 90 feet tall. Garrett McNamara was back in Portugal to embark on another mission exploring the waves of Nazaré, in the ZON North Canyon Show 2011. This is […]

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Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF2) Significantly Enhances Memory Retention and Prevents Forgetting in Rats

Scientists at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience report that, in rats, the administration of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II, also known as IGF2) significantly enhances memory retention and prevents forgetting. Inhibitory avoidance learning (shocking the rat when walked into a dark area of their cage) leads to an increase in hippocampal […]

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Heart Specialists Optimistic About New Cholesterol Drug Anacetrapib

Dr. Christopher Cannon, cardiologist, explains acacetrapib, an experimental drug by Merck that pushed the so-called good cholesterol HDL to off-the-charts levels while also dropping bad cholesterol LDL is renewing hopes for a novel way to lower heart risks. Anacetrapib works by inhibiting an enzyme, called CETP, that is involved in transforming particles of good cholesterol […]

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Pingping, World’s Shortest Man Dies at Age 21, in Italy

Pingping, the world’s shortest man, who was 2 feet, 5.37 inches (74.6 centimeters) tall, has died of a heart condition in a hospital in Italy. He was taken to a hospital March 3 after he felt chest pains while rehearsing the Italian program “The Record Show.” He was in the intensive care unit at the […]

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Most Common STD: About 16% of Americans Age 14 to 49 Infected with Genital Herpes

About 21 percent of women were infected with genital herpes, compared to only 11.5 percent of men. Also, about 39 percent of blacks were infected with genital herpes compared to about 12 percent for whites, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 48 percent of black women are infected with […]

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Study: Intestinal Bacteria Can Cause Inflammation, Obesity … Bugs in Your Gut?

Intestinal bacteria contribute to changes in appetite and metabolism/Implications for Metabolic Syndrome Bacteria that helps digest food can cause obesity if the bacteria becomes unregulated and certain bacteria overpopulate and cause a low-leval inflammation that leads to a pre-diabetic condition and elevated appetite. Scientist discovered that mice genetically deficient in Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5), a […]

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Usain Bolt Sets New World Record in the 100-Meters

After breaking the record for the 100-meters with a time of 9.69 set at the 2008 Olympics exactly one year ago today, Usain Bolt, 22, set a new record of 9.58 seconds at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany. On a Sunday night, August 16, 2009 in Berlin, with a tailwind […]

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