Positive self belief key to recovery from shoulder pain

People are more likely to recover from shoulder pain if they have the confidence to carry on doing most things, despite their pain — according to new research from the University of East Anglia and University of Hertfordshire. Researchers studied more than 1,000 people undergoing physiotherapy for shoulder pain. They found that those who expected…

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Zinc deficiency may play a role in high blood pressure

Rockville, Md. (January 24, 2019)—Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Renal Physiology. Zinc deficiency is common in people with chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. People…

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wedding album: What Do You Wish You Knew Before Planning Your Wedding?

Image CreditCraig Dilger for The New York Times Looking back on your wedding day, you may have done a few things differently had you known what you know now about wedding planning. Like, the importance of choosing the right space, hiring the perfect makeup artist and even selecting a legal officiant. We’d love to hear…

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How to Stop Rogue Gene-Editing of Human Embryos?

A year ago, Dr. Matthew Porteus, a genetics researcher at Stanford, received an out-of-the-blue email from a young Chinese scientist, asking to meet. A few weeks later, the scientist, He Jiankui, arrived in his office and dropped a bombshell. He said he had approval from a Chinese ethics board to create pregnancies using human embryos…

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Fried Foods Tied to Heart Disease in Women

Eating fried foods may increase the risk of heart disease and death in women over 50. Researchers used health and dietary data on 106,966 postmenopausal women enrolled in a large health study between 1993 and 1998, and followed their health through the beginning of 2017. They found that compared with women who ate none, those…

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Medical News Today: The health benefits of macadamia oil

Macadamia oil is a clear, light-yellow liquid that comes from pressed macadamia nuts. It is a healthful oil that people use for cooking, and there may also be health benefits of using pure oil to moisturize the skin and condition the hair. Macadamia nuts grow on macadamia trees, which are native to Australia. Similarly to…

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From Japan, New in Box

PARIS  — Poggy, also known as Poggy the Man, governmentally known as Motofumi Kogi, is familiar in image and plumage to those who follow men’s fashion, particularly the version of it that walks the streets, not the runway. Street-style photographers have been panting after him for years. Mr. Kogi, the creative director of United Arrows &…

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