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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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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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Chicago Police Department POWER TEST (Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report)

Chicago Police Department Supt. Jody Weis is a wellness, fitness and exercise advocate for his members. “It is essential that recruits begin the academy with a minimum level of physical fitness to ensure safe and successful participation in training,” according to a statement of the Chicago Police Department released Friday, March 13, 2009. Under the […]

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Potassium-Sodium Ratio of 2:1 May Cut Cardiovascular Disease Risk 50%

“Potassium and sodium are like peas in a pod, except they’re in opposite pods — Paul Whelton, epidemiologist and president and chief executive officer of the Loyola University Health System in Chicago Foods that are high in potassium and potassium supplements may be helpful in the prevention and treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. […]

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Norman Marcus: Back Pain Doctor Treats Muscles, Trigger Points with Needles and Exercise, Not Surgery

According to Dr. Norman Marcus:
Nearly one million spine surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year, with a failure …

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Drunkorexia: Another Silly Diet

Eating less or fasting all day to drink alcohol at night so that calories prohibited during the day can be …

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