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Spurring Blood Vessel Growth via Signaling is Not as Simple as Hoped

20 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

One of the strategies under development to tackle age-related ischemia, in which blood flow to a limb becomes insufficient due to vascular damage or dysfunction, is to attempt to use signaling mechanisms to spur the development of new blood vessels that bypass the damaged area. Show More Summary

More Evidence Against a Late Life Mortality Plateau

20 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

It has been suggested that in very late life mortality rates flatten out and cease to increase. This effect has been observed in flies and other short-lived species, and insofar as aging is defined as an increase in mortality rate over time, it implies that old individuals cease to age. Show More Summary

Atypical Gear Review: Hults Bruk Kisa Axe

You’re at a shelter in the middle of nowhere, and a wind-storm hits, knocking trees across your path. Don’t those trees know people are trying to get through?! Don’t they know they should maintain better posture, and not lie down onShow More Summary

Thru Hiking as the modern Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage Parallels And Thru Hiking There are a lot of parallels between the ancient traditions of pilgrimage and Thru-Hiking, for good reason: They both involve walking a long way being the most obvious one. But, there’s more thanShow More Summary

Is Taking an Ice Bath After a Run Actually Worth the Pain?

Everyday athletes and runners are starting to use ice baths for recovery. We asked experts if there are actually benefits, or if we're shivering for nothing.

Remember This On The Bad Days

We’ve all heard it said time and time again- a thru hike is more mentally challenging than physically. This idea makes me think of Dixie’s videos from Homemade Wanderlust. She decided, while still planning her thru hikes, to write down all the reasons that she truly wanted to complete this journey. Show More Summary

11 Mental Health Tips to Avoid Getting Stressed Out Over the Holidays

Getting stressed out over the holidays seems like a sure thing, but it doesn't have to be. Here are expert tips to avoid holiday stress.

Play a Gratitude Game to Reduce Anxiety

Mental health experts agree: feeling and expressing gratitude reduces anxiety. However, when you live with anxiety, it hardly seems possible that gratitude can lower anxiety. For one thing, it can be challenging to find things for which to feel grateful when you’re living in the grips of anxiety. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Is the egg diet effective?

There are several versions of the egg diet, all of which involve eating eggs as the main source of protein and restricting other foods. Is it safe?

10,000 km Portugal to Turkey on foot

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

Deux Pas Vers L’Autre (2PVA) That translates as Two Steps Towards Others. Marie and Nil: Excluding any means of transportation, during 530 days we will travel 10,600km through 17 countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, … Continue reading ?

Medical News Today: Three to four cups of coffee per day slash disease risk

British-based researchers reviewed more than 200 existing studies to assess whether coffee is, in fact, good for your health. Here's what they found.

Medical News Today: More than just 'chemo brain': Cancer impacts memory, too

After chemotherapy, many people report experiencing 'chemo brain,' characterized by impaired cognitive function. But could cancer itself be to blame?

Weight Loss Wednesday: A 240-pound weight loss success story

My friend Caitlin from Boston (who I mention frequently on my blog) is in town this week for Thanksgiving. She and her boyfriend, Joe, are visiting Joe's brother, who lives just outside of Detroit. Once Joe heads back to Boston, Caitlin...Show More Summary

MRI shows brain differences among ADHD patients

Information from brain MRIs can help identify people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and distinguish among subtypes of the condition, according to a new study.

Mystery Bloating? Here Are 8 Possible Culprits

Bloating can be more than annoying - it can be painful and sometimes even coupled with uncomfortable digestive issues. While there are things you can do to prevent bloating, the tips can feel a little aimless if you don't know why you're bloating. Show More Summary

What to do when addiction shows up to Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving is touted as a cheerful a day that brings people together — but for so many families, the national holiday can…

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