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What are the different components of fitness Live Science

WEBPower (And Speed) Power is the ability to apply maximum force as quickly as possible. The two components of power are strength and speed (which by itself counts …

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What is gut health and why is it important

WEBA 2014 review, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, also suggests that gut health has a knock-on impact on mental health. This communication between …

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10 amazing health stories you may have missed in 2021

WEBFor a second year, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated health news headlines, and for good reason. But amid all the talk of viral variants and vaccine …

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25 Medical Myths That Just Won't Go Away Live Science

WEBMyth: Vaccines can cause the flu (and autism). Although the body can develop a low-grade fever in response to any vaccine, rumors that a flu shot can cause …

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Our 10 most-read health stories of 2023 Live Science

WEBIn no particular order, here's 10 of our most-read health stories from 2023. 1. Virus spotted infecting another virus. In a notable first for science, researchers …

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How mental health affects physical health Live Science

WEBA study by the Mayo Clinic explains some of the key mental health markers to look out for: Feeling sad or down. Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate. …

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What's the fastest thing on Earth

WEBA spacecraft launching, a race car zipping around a track, a cheetah hurtling toward its prey — our home planet is full of high-speed feats. But what's the fastest thing …

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Oranges: Nutrition, health benefits & risks Live Science

WEBThis can help your body to protect cells, produce collagen and absorb iron. Indeed, oranges offer many health benefits: They may boost your immune system, give …

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Nine benefits of antioxidants: From disease prevention to …

WEBSpecifically, antioxidants have the potential to delay various forms of cognitive decline, like memory loss. This is all related to oxidative stress, too, which can …

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Four possible benefits of fasting, according to science

WEB3. Healthy heart and blood sugar levels. Fasting may also improve the body’s response to the hormone insulin, which controls blood sugar levels. When your …

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Bananas: Facts, benefits and nutrition Live Science

WEBA wide variety of health benefits are associated with the curvy yellow fruit. Bananas are high in potassium and pectin, a form of fiber, said Laura Flores, a San …

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Why a balanced diet is important Live Science

WEBYou may be wondering why a balanced diet is important. The simple answer is eating a healthy, balanced diet is a vital part of maintaining good health and helping …

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Why Is the Medical Symbol a Snake on a Stick

WEBSnake bites are generally bad news so the animal might seem ill-fitting as the symbol of the medical profession, but the ancient emblem actually has quite a story …

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What are 'Blue Zones,' and do they really hold the secrets to a …

WEBAccording to Buettner, there are nine common features of Blue Zones: Physical activity: Blue Zone centenarians maintain high levels of physical activity and …

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Diseases & Conditions: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

WEBA-Z guide to causes, symptoms & treatments of genetic, infectious and communicable diseases including skin, eye and heart disease, diabetes & cancer.

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Surprising benefits of boxing you might not know Live Science

WEBCoaches reveal 5 benefits of boxing that pack a punch for your health and fitness. (Image credit: Getty Images) Jump to: Fitness boxing. Boxing improves cardio …

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Do we have taste receptors in other parts of our body

WEBMost of the cell types in your body appear in many places — for example, humans have photoreceptors throughout our nervous systems, not just our eyes. So it …

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We finally know why humans don't have tails Live Science

WEBResearchers discover a potential genetic connection between humans' tail loss and a type of birth defect.

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Is Diet Coke bad for you

WEBDiet Coke does have fewer calories and sugar than regular soda, and therefore some experts think it’s fine in moderation. But others point out that diet soda …

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Fossilized forest unearthed in the UK is the oldest ever found at …

WEBRelated: 'Living fossil' tree frozen in time for 66 million years being planted in secret locations The fossil trees were preserved both as hollow trunks filled with …

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Scientists release genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue …

WEBRelated: The skin microbiome could be harnessed as mosquito repellent, study hints Faced with a rising number of dengue cases, health authorities in Brazil are testing …

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Man's years of premature ejaculation had a rare cause

WEBNicoletta Lanese is the health channel editor at Live Science and was previously a news editor and staff writer at the site. She holds a graduate certificate in …

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Mexico City could be just months away from running out of …

WEBThe pumped water, on the other hand, is prone to leaks, with 40% of its contents getting lost in transit. And as much of the once-permeable ground is now …

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CVS, Walgreens to begin filling prescriptions for abortion pill

WEBThe nation's largest pharmacy chains, CVS and Walgreens, will begin dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone in select stores within weeks, according to news …

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Europe's last hunter-gatherers had sophisticated societies that …

WEBIn the Brittany region of France, the "Neolithic transition" occurred around 4900 B.C., resulting in major changes to settlement patterns, technology, diet and burial …

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