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Jeudi 26 avril 2012 par jesrad
One of the most utterly surprising scientific findings of recent decades has got to be that fat isn’t so bad for you after all.
Every other week, new research claims one food is better than another, or that some ingredient yields incredible new health benefits. Couple that with a few old wives' tales passed down from your parents, and each time you fire up your stove or sit down to eat a healthy meal, it can be difficult separating food fact from fiction.
Good news: Turns out that wearing the same pair of jeans every day isn't hazardous to your health. University of Alberta student Josh Le wore one pair of tight, raw denim jeans for 15 months starting in Sept. 2009. At the end of his trial, he and his professor, Rachel McQueen, found that the most bacteria accumulated in the crotch area of the jeans -- 8,500 to 10,000 bacterial units per square centimeter -- but overall, the pants were still safe to wear.
We've long known that exercise is good for your brain and stimulates brain activity . A recent study shows that aerobic exercise—in particular, walking—can actually increase the size of the part of the brain responsible for memory. The study got 60 sedentary adults aged 60 to 80 to start a brisk walking program of 40 minutes a day three times a week.
Cancer is far from pleasant, and unfortunately, one of its common treatments — chemotherapy — further burdens patients with its toxic side effects.
More employers are providing adjustable stand/sit workstations and treadmill desks, above, which run at low walking speeds.
The general rule of thumb for what counts as a full night's sleep has been eight hours for as long as anyone can remember, but it's not an arbitrary number at all. Two studies, one at the University of Pennsylvania and the other at the Walter Reed Research Institute, tested dozens of sleepers and found that sleeping even seven hours a night will slowly add up to a costly sleep debt.
Antonio Bolfo for The New York Times
Editorial: " Keep stem cell options open " Hopes that people might one day be given transplants made from their own cells have been dashed by experiments trying out the same procedure in mice. The mice rejected transplants of stem cells even though they had been generated from skin cells genetically identical to their own.
Is a beer diet a good diet? An Iowa man completed his Lent-long beer fast on Sunday, marking the occasion with a bacon smoothie.
Need a mental pick-me-up? Ecosalon's list of the twenty best foods for your brain can fuel your mind with quality fats, antioxidants, and fiber. We've previously featured eight foods you should eat every day for overall health — spinach, yogurt, tomatoes, carrots, blueberries, black beans, walnuts, and oats.