health

Slow down and live long with the ancient practice of qigong

Hong Kong( CNN) Among the skyscrapers of Hong Kong, eight senior citizens gather at the Happy Valley Recreation grounds in the Wan Chai district. It’s time for their weekly class in qigong, an ancient Chinese mind-body practice similar to tai chi. It’s summer on the island, and at 8: 30 in the morning, the temperature …

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Dozens more breakfast foods test positive for trace quantities of weed killer, report says

( CNN) Dozens of common breakfast cereals and snack bars have tracing sums of a controversial herbicide found in the weed killer Roundup, according to a report released today by an environmental advocacy group. The Environmental Working Group( EWG) found that 26 of the 28 products it tested had levels of Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, …

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‘I wouldn’t be the status of refugees, I’d be the girl who kicked ass’: how taekwondo constructed me

The long read: When she arrived in the US as a 10 -year-old refugee, Dina Nayeri determined it hard to fit in. But that all changed when she hatched a plan to get into Harvard by becoming a taekwondo champion When I was 13, three years after arriving in the US with my mother and …

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Obese couples could be risking health of future infants, studies say

Diet and lifestyle during the pre-conception period can profoundly affect the childs growth, researchers find Couples who are obese, as well as those who smoke and beverage alcohol, could be risking the health of their future infants, say experts who are calling for far more awareness of the effects of modern lifestyles on newborns in …

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Why Tracking Your Symptoms Can Make You Feel Worse

Katie Golden began a symptom diary when she was first diagnosed with chronic migraines eight years ago. She recorded her pain score, what she ate, where she went, the weather and barometric pressure–anything that would unlock the possible triggers of her recur headaches and help ease the pain. But here’s the problem with meticulous tracking …

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The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe motion went mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare … whats driving more people and brands to embrace a plant-based lifestyle? We investigate, and, below, four vegans explain their choice Late on a Thursday afternoon in early March, only off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s nightlife hotspot Shoreditch, 23 -year-old Louisa Davidson is taking calls and co-ordinating …

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