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This Is How Many Calories You Can Burn While Hiking

Not all workouts have to take place in the gym. In fact, hitting the trail for a hike can be a great way to burn calories and get some fresh air. What’s more, most people can adopt hiking to suit their fitness levels, says Marcus Shapiro, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and owner of […]

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How employers can help cancer survivors return to work

When I lost a relative to cancer in the late 1970s, people usually viewed a cancer diagnosis with horror. At the time, many treatments were both brutal and unsuccessful. Only 24% of patients survived ten years after treatment. But when I received my own cancer diagnosis over 40 years later, it felt rather different. Now, […]

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Mentholated popsicle can help reduce preoperative thirst

(HealthDay)—Use of mentholated popsicles can reduce the intensity and discomfort from thirst during preoperative fasting, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Patricia Aroni, Ph.D., R.N., from the State University of Londrina in Brazil, and colleagues conducted a randomized trial involving 40 patients aged 18 to 60 years. […]

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Can a lunchtime laser blast banish the curse of snoring?

Can a pain-free lunchtime laser blast to the throat banish the curse of snoring? A new treatment that targets the throat is being hailed as a snoring solution The procedure uses laser pulses to stiffen and strengthen the back of the mouth The treatment claims to reduce snoring by between 40 and 60% in a […]

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Can MRI predict intelligence levels in children?

A group of researchers from the Skoltech Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) took 4th place in the international MRI-based adolescent intelligence prediction competition. For the first time ever, the Skoltech scientists used ensemble methods based on deep learning 3-D networks to deal with this challenging prediction task. The results of their […]