• June 4, 2015

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    Focus – Strawberries!

    BBC. It's difficult to resist a perfectly ripe strawberry, but did you know just how good they are for you?

    An introduction to strawberries

    The strawberry, Fragaria, is one of the most popular berry fruits in the world. There are more than 10 s

  • June 2, 2015

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    Those Yoga Poses May Not Be Ancient After All, And Maybe That’s OK

    NPR. (photo by Richard Drew, AP)

    That yoga pose you've been practicing may not be as ancient as you thought. In fact, journalist Michelle Goldberg says that most of the poses that we do in modern yoga classes have no antecedent beyond 150 years ago.

    "Probably the greate

  • June 2, 2015

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    Massage and Toxins

    NYTimes.

    Does drinking a lot of water after a massage really help flush away toxins, or otherwise augment massage’s benefits?


    There are many reasons to indulge and get a massage. Well-designed studies have shown that massage c

  • June 2, 2015

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    Oral Steroids May Be Ineffective Against Sciatica Back Pain

    NYTimes. Prednisone, a drug commonly prescribed to treat acute sciatica — the back and leg pain caused by a herniated disk — is almost completely ineffective against the condition, a randomized trial has found.


    Researchers randomiz