Can treadmill exercise relieve period pain?

A new clinical trial finds that treadmill exercise can relieve symptoms of period pain. Exercise might be the last thing that would seem to relieve period pain, but new research suggests that using a treadmill can help. Dysmenorrhea, or period pain, may affect approximately 59% of women, according to a review study from 2012. Around…

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Restoring an 1806 Home to Showcase Mexican Culture (and Tequila)

Arturo Lomeli says the Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende “is one of the most photogenic places I have ever seen.” He loves the community so much that in December, he bought an 1806 home there and has hired a team of architects, designers and skilled workers to restore it. But Mr. Lomeli, the…

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A Star of ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Surveys Her Past

If friends and colleagues were asked to word-associate about the actress Karen Olivo, they might reasonably pop out with “warm,” or “down to earth” or “dedicated” or even “curry” (she makes it a few times a week to clamors of “encore”). But here is one word they would never mention to describe Ms. Olivo: minimalist.…

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Where Dessert Is Much More Than an Afterthought

LOS ANGELES — Birdie G’s has been open for just a few weeks in Santa Monica, but already, with the outsize confidence of every dollar-slice shop in New York City, the menu refers to its rose-petal pie as “world famous.” The slice appears to be modeled on the great, jiggly cathedral window cakes that dominate…

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Traveling With a Group? Here’s How to Plan and Stay Friends

From bachelor parties to family reunions, group trips are opportunities to explore the world with the people you love. They also have the potential to be planning messes, with scheduling, decision-making and sorting-out finances coming together in a seemingly endless and possibly disappointing snarl. But they don’t have to be. We’ve rounded up tips, tricks…

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Shopping Can Make You Famous

Every Sunday afternoon, shoppers descend on Bella McFadden’s Depop page for the chance to be dressed like ’90s cult film characters, “sk8r girls” and “Y2K mall goths.” Ms. McFadden, who is 23 and lives in Los Angeles, is something of a “Depop mogul”: Sales of her thrift-store finds have taken off on the popular e-commerce…

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An Elite Athlete’s Real-Life Training Plan

Mention to people you’re training for a 50- or 60-mile ultramarathon and the list of questions they’ll ask will be nearly as long as the race itself. “What do you think about when you run?” they wonder. “Where do you pee? When do you sleep? How do you do it all?” They assume that you…

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Clinical trial for new anti-obesity drug ready to launch at University of Alberta

IMAGE: Dr. Andrea Haqq (left) is leading the Canadian component of an international clinical trail to test an anti-obesity drug for patients with rare genetic disorders linked to obesity. view more  Credit: University of Alberta The Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI) will be at the centre of a new clinical trial for an anti-obesity drug targeting people…

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Smells like love…to sea lampreys

IMAGE: In new research led by Michigan State University and published in the current issue of PLoS Biology, spermine, an odorous compound found in male semen, proved to be a powerful… view more  Credit: Courtesy of Michigan State University EAST LANSING, Mich. — Some people are drawn to cologne; others are attracted to perfume. When it…

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Symptom-triggered medication for neonatal opioid withdrawal yields shorter hospital stays

BOSTON — A study led by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that symptom-triggered medication dosing for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome instead of infants receiving a fixed schedule of medication with a long taper reduced the length of their hospital stay. The findings, published in Hospital Pediatrics, indicate that following the novel symptom-triggered approach…

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