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STUDY SUGGESTS A NEW NUMBER OF DAILY STEPS FOR HEALTH BENEFITS, AND IT’S NOT 10,000

6 SEPTEMBER 2021 There’s no magic number when it comes to exercise, but that doesn’t mean numbers aren’t important. After all, numbers are easy, convenient things to remember. And because exercise is something that can be easily quantified, having numbers as symbols of how much exercise we should be getting can serve …

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SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY THE IDEAL LEVEL OF EXERCISE INTENSITY FOR BOOSTING FITNESS

01 SEPT 2021 We all agree that exercise is good for you: but how hard and how often should you push yourself to get the best results? A large study looking at the link between habitual physical activity and fitness levels shows that “moderate-vigorous physical activity” is the most efficient …

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HOW DID SOMALI PIRATES GET PAID?

29 AUG 2021 Rob Phayre, a former ransom delivery specialist who helped ship owners retrieve vessels and crews from pirates, has written a new novel based on his experiences off Somalia. He recently corresponded with The Maritime Executive about the nature of the work and the root causes of Somali piracy. TME: …

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TYPE 2 DIABETES INTO REMISSION, A SIMPLE DIET, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

23 AUG 2021 Until recently, type 2 diabetes has mainly been managed by controlling risk factors – such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar (glucose) levels – usually by prescribing drugs. But this approach doesn’t address the underlying causes of type 2 diabetes – such as problems with the hormone …

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STUDY FINDS OUR METABOLISM CHANGES WITH AGE, BUT IT’S NOT WHEN YOU THINK

19 AUG 2021 We know that metabolism – the rate that we burn calories to keep our bodies running – changes as we age, but little is really known about the timeline of these changes. Now, a new study looking at metabolism across the generations has come up with some rather surprising …

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CHRONIC PAIN HAS 9 DISTINCT TYPES, ACCORDING TO A LARGE NEW BODY MAPPING STUDY

12 AUG 2021 The relentlessness of chronic pain wears you down. Beyond being a physical distraction in and of itself, it disrupts sleep, interferes with work and relationships, and can even alter the way we process emotions by causing physiological changes in our brains. But the experience of long-term pain is …

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EARTH’S ROTATION IS SLOWING DOWN, AND IT COULD BE WHY WE HAVE OXYGEN FOR LIFE

09 AUG 2021 Ever since its formation around 4.5 billion years ago, Earth’s rotation has been gradually slowing down, and its days gotten progressively longer as a result. While Earth’s slowdown is not noticeable on human timescales, it’s enough to work significant changes over eons. One of those changes, new …

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RESISTANT SARS-COV-2 VARIANT COULD EMERGE ANY TIME. HERE’S WHAT RAISES THE RISK

05 AUG 2021 With hopes pinned on mass vaccination programs seeing an eventual end to the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens around the world are lining up for a jab. So far, efforts to curb the outbreak by spreading immunity this way seem to be working – but according to new research, right now …

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LONG COVID HAS OVER 200 SYMPTOMS, AND THEY’RE MORE WIDESPREAD IN US THAN WE THOUGHT

26 JULY 2021 Besides dealing with everything else that COVID-19 has thrown our way, medical experts are working hard to get a better idea of what’s causing long COVID – a condition where symptoms persist for months after a COVID-19 infection. A new study has identified 203 different long COVID symptoms across …

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UNVACCINATED CRUISE GUESTS GET SECOND-CLASS TREATMENT AT SEA

18 JULY 2021 Royal Caribbean’s 4,275-passenger Freedom of the Seas has restarted sailings from Miami to the Bahamas with two classes of passengers on board—those who’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19, and those who have not. Jabbed guests, identified with special wristbands, get full run of the ship; those unprotected from the virus …

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