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Athletes seem to be able to endure great amounts of pain. But do they have an actual physical difference? Do they have a naturally higher pain tolerance? Science takes a look.
Acupuncture has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries, but now Western science is looking into how and if it works. New research shows it can help prevent muscle atrophy.
Have you never done acupuncture and wonder what it's like? Maybe you've done it, but don't don't totally understand it? Check out this video of an actual acupuncture session.
Aside from brain damage and neck injury, traumatic brain injury can also affect a person's ability to learn, remember, balance, and coordinate. New research looks at brain injury and learning ability.
Brown fat is a specialized fat in our bodies. It uses white fat as fuel and keeps us warm. Brown fat helps us get leaner. So how do we get more brown fat? Science thinks it might know how.
Hypertension currently affects many Americans, and many of us cannot help what our genetics have destined for us. New research shows being active can greatly reduce your risk, however.
With the many types of alternative treatments out there, finding one that works can be a challenge. Here are ten articles to help you treat a variety of common ailments.
Increasing pleasure, decreasing stress, increasing human bonding, and all the while decreasing the risk of common heart ailments - sign me up please! Hugs are awesome.
It is a fact that heavy resistance training increases our susceptibility to getting hemorrhoids. But having them doesn't mean you have to stop training - learn how to alleviate and/or prevent them.
New research shows osteoporosis doesn't just affect women - it affects men, as well - and one of the best ways to combat it is with load-bearing sports starting from a young age.
Researchers looked at all the evidence around weight loss supplements, and it’s bad news for those trying to find that magic pill or potion to lose weight and keep it off. So, stop wasting your money!
ACL injuries are common injuries in may sports. The knee undergoes many opposing forces during practice and competition. Now, science takes a new look at what causes an ACL injury.
David Cowan, the man leading the anti-doping program for the Olympics, noted the London games will be the “riskiest” ever for drug cheats. Read on to find out about all the new tests.
So you’ve done it, you pulled too hard with a rounded back on that last deadlift, or waited one second too long before tapping. You're a CrossFitter or BJJ with a hurt low back. Now what?
The ankle, when injured, loses its sense of proprioception quickly. The recovery can be tricky. Taking a global approach to rehabilitation leads to getting back to activity sooner and stronger.
Keep hearing mention of adrenal fatigue? Are you concerned due to your workouts and other stresses that you might have it? Find out what it is, how to identify it, and how to treat it.
Until recently, like most people, I had no idea that navigating the multi-billion dollar dietary performance supplement market was like living in the Wild West. Do you know what's in YOUR supplements?