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Obscure Vomiting Illness Linked to Long-Term Pot Use

The rare syndrome can affect people who smoke many times a day, over a lengthy period Credit: pabloborca Getty Images For 17 years, Chalfonte LeNee Queen suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days, sometimes leaving her writhing on the floor in pain. “I’ve screamed out for death,” said Queen, 48, who ...

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Trump Administration Halts Program That Evaluates Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Therapies

The initiative was terminated without any replacement offerings set up in its place   Credit: Getty Images The Trump administration has abruptly halted work on a highly regarded program to help physicians, families, and others separate effective “evidence-based” treatments for substance abuse and behavioral health problems from worthless interventions. The program, called the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, was ...

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The Messy Facts about Diet and Inflammation

Can certain foods really help you fight heart disease, arthritis and dementia? Credit: Celia Krampien In health, as with so many things, our greatest strength can be our greatest weakness. Take our astonishingly sophisticated response to injury and infection. Our bodies unleash armies of cellular troops to slaughter invaders and clear out traitors. Their movements are marshaled by signaling chemicals, such ...

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Why You Really Need to Join the Gym

Everyone knows that joining a gym is a quote-unquote good idea. Now, a new study looks at exactly how much of a benefit fitness club­-goers have over the rest of us when it comes to getting regular exercise—and its results may convince you to restart that stalled membership. To put some research behind this commonly held belief, Iowa State University ...

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Emma Stone’s Trainer Swears By These 3 Full-Body Exercises

In La La Land, Emma Stone goes on a sing-and-dance journey through Los Angeles—and boy does all that tap dancing look tiring. We wondered what Stone did to build the strength and stamina needed for long days of dancing and singing on set, so we reached out to her personal trainer, Jason Walsh. Here, he shares the three exercises he uses in training with ...

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What’s the best kit for walking?

The great thing about walking is that it doesn’t matter what you wear – it’s what we all do every day. But if you want to get a bit more from your daily perambulations than just a lungful of oxygen or the shopping, then investing in the right walking gear can boost your performance by making you feel more comfortable ...

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Diana Henry: how to turn warming winter soups into showstoppers

  Ribollita, laksa, chowder – the soups we most love, certainly over the past 15 years – are chunky, wholesome meals in bowls. Lunch at your desk no longer has to be a sandwich – cold from the chiller-cabinet – but a take-away tub of steaming warmth; a homely comfort in the middle of the working day. These creations are true ...

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5 REASONS YOUR WORKOUTS AREN’T WORKING

In the pursuit of a ripped six-pack and bulging biceps, more might not always mean better. In fact, working harder in the gym may set you farther back from an ideal physique. Overreaching, a state of fatigue caused from several weeks of training too hard, can result in poor recovery from workouts and a sharp decrease in hormones that help ...

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6 WAYS TO LOSE FAT FASTER

Want to lose fat faster? We have some great advice for you. Cardio is the cornerstone to any good weight-loss plan—especially high-intensity interval training (HIIT), in which you alternate periods of absolute maximum effort with brief periods of recovery. To help you make those sprints as effective as possible, we talked to Phil Campbell, an interval-training expert and author of ...

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