Your Salt Shaker May Prove Deadly, Study Finds

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People who douse their meals in salt may have a shorter life than those who rarely reach for the salt shaker, a large new study suggests. The study, of more than 500,000 British adults, found that those who always sprinkled salt on their food at the table were 28% more likely to die prematurely than […]

Mindfulness Can Help Ease Pain, and Scientists Think They Know How

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For thousands of years, people have used meditation to help diminish their pain – but how the process works has always seemed rather mysterious. Today, advanced brain scan technology has revealed how this ancient practice alters brain function and provides pain relief to its practitioners. A first-of-its-kind study used MRI scans to discover that mindfulness meditation can […]

Do You Live in America’s Fittest City? Experts Rank Best to Worst

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Want to get fit and stay fit? Arlington, Va., may be the city for you: For the fifth year in a row, it has been named the fittest city in America. Meanwhile, the title of the least fit city goes to Oklahoma City, according to the annual fitness rankings of America’s 100 largest cities from the American […]