Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

The proverbial advice to eat an apple a day first appeared in print in 1866. Nearly 150 years later, a medical journal has used the excuse of April Fool’s Day to publish a study that asks – seriously – whether this wisdom really does keep the doctor away. The daily apple eaters in the study…

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Ready, Set, Lose Weight

Weight loss is a journey. Make sure you’re in the right frame of mind by mentally preparing yourself for the road ahead. Losing weight — and keeping it off for good — requires both physical and mental preparation. You need to determine a weight-loss planthat you are able to stick with for the long haul. It’s not easy,…

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Mid-Morning Snacks May Thwart Diets

Dieters may want to reconsider that mid-morning snack. In a 12-month study of 123 overweight or obese women, those who snacked between breakfast and lunch lost less weight than those who skipped a mid-morning nosh. The finding may not relate to time of day as much as the short interval between breakfast and lunch for these…

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Mobile Ubuntu Gamble to Fizzle Out in June

anonical this week said that it will end its support for Ubuntu Touch phones and Ubuntu-powered tablets in June, and that it will shut down its app store at the end of this year. The company previously had signaled the system’s demise, but it had not fixed a date. With Ubuntu Touch, a unified mobile OS…

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Extra Calories, Low Protein Are Culprits in Weight Gain

Participants on higher-protein diets gained more muscle mass in small study. It’s too many calories, not too much protein, that leads to unhealthy weight gain associated with overeating, new research suggests. In a “do-not-try-this-at-home” study, 25 healthy participants followed diets containing different levels of protein — plus nearly 1,000 extra calories — for eight weeks. The study took…

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Children with pets have less stress

A pet dog may protect your child from childhood anxiety, according to research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dogs follow human communication cues. Childhood mental illness and obesity are significant public health concerns in the US. Since they start in childhood, preventive and early intervention approaches are needed. Pet dogs have been linked…

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