Microvascular disease anywhere in the body may be linked to higher risk of leg amputations

Microvascular disease is independently associated with a higher risk of leg amputation compared to people without the disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. The study, funded by the American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network in Vascular Disease and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, examined amputation risk among people with microvascular disease or […]

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Tess Holliday Looks Amazing in ‘Love Your Body’ Bathing Suit on ‘Nylon’

Tess Holliday looks radiant in a bikini on Nylon magazine’s July 2019 cover! And she’s got plenty to say about body-positivity, self-confidence and sexuality too. The plus-size model graces the cover of the publication’s digital beauty issue wearing a bright yellow ruffled swimsuit and splashing around in the ocean in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She also appears in a black and […]

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Mindful body awareness training during treatment for drug addiction helps prevent relapse

A novel type of body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction, according to new research from the University of Washington. People in the study made marked improvement, and many improvements lasted for a year. It’s the first time the mindfulness approach has been studied in a large randomized trial as an adjunct treatment. The training helps people better […]

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5 warning signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease

With cardiovascular disease, difficulty breathing is among the earliest signs and symptoms. Cardiovascular illnesses develop progressively with time with subtle signs and symptoms, so that they take time and effort to acknowledge. Identifying and eliminating signs and symptoms for example rapid heartbeat and arrhythmia, respiratory system failure, swelling from the lower extremities, abdomen minimizing back, frequent fatigue, dizziness and confusion, […]

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New clues about how our body guards against cancer

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have uncovered a key factor protecting against age-related DNA damage, providing important clues about how our body guards against cancer. The discovery was made by identifying a rare genetic mutation in three patients with an unusual, early-onset form of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). The patients all lacked a DNA repair protein called MBD4, which […]

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Body clock link to steroids discovered

Professor David Ray, from The University of Manchester, lead the research which found that out of 752 genes which regulate lungs in mice, 230 genes work only in the day and only 197 at night. And in the liver, where doctors have long thought that steroids are influential for many side effects, 1,702 genes regulate the organ in the day […]

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Body Neutrality Is the New Body Positivity — Here's Why It Matters for Your Kid

If you search the hashtag #BoPo — short for body positivity — on Instagram, you’ll find nearly 670,000 posts by individuals of all shapes and sizes celebrating their bodies.   It’s just one sign of the rise of the body-positivity movement, propelled in recent years by celebrities such as Ashley Graham, who’s unafraid to flaunt her cellulite, and social media influencers like Jessamyn Stanley, who […]

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