Health and Fitness

The 7 Best Recumbent Exercise Bikes in 2024, According to Certified Trainers

Best Overall Matrix R30 Recumbent Bike Now 35% OffCredit: Courtesy of Retailer Cons Pricey when not on sale Of all the exercise bikes we’ve tested, the Matrix R30 received top marks from our team for its incredibly stable design, comfortable seat, and accessibility for people with limited mobility. Most single-post design bikes we tried run …

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Kevin Costner Might Not Be Done With Yellowstone

KEVIN COSTNER IS done with everyone blaming him for his Yellowstone exit. Since rumors of his departure from Paramount+’s flagship show surfaced in May 2023, Costner’s reported scheduling and financial demands, along with shifted focus to other projects, have been painted as the catalysts for his controversial removal. In a recent GQ cover story interview, …

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Study explores patient trust in physicians

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Trust in one’s physician drives positive health practices. In a scoping review, SUNY Poly Professor of Sociology Dr. Linda R. Weber discovered new developments in the measurement of trust, identified those measures of trust that have known reliability and validity, and compared those instruments’ conceptualizations, dimensions, and indicators. The paper is …

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New mechanisms underlying tumor variety in brain cancers discovered

High-grade meningiomas are distinguished by regionally distinct intratumor immune infiltration, MAPK signaling, PI3K-AKT signaling, and cell proliferation. Credit: Amy B. Heimberger, MD, Ph.D. Investigators have discovered new mechanisms underlying the diversity of characteristics within a single tumor, as well as treatment resistance, in the most common type of primary central nervous system tumor, according to …

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Researchers reveal promising treatment target for resistant brain cancer

Credit: iScience (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2024.109921 For many patients with a deadly type of brain cancer called glioblastoma, chemotherapy resistance is a big problem. Current standard treatments, including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy using the drug temozolomide, have limited effectiveness and have not significantly changed in the past five decades. Although temozolomide can initially slow tumor progression …

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Benign nail condition linked to rare syndrome that greatly increases cancer risk

A fingernail with onychopapilloma. Credit: Dermatology Consultation Service, NIAMS Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered that the presence of a benign nail abnormality may lead to the diagnosis of a rare inherited disorder that increases the risk of developing cancerous tumors of the skin, eyes, kidneys and the tissue that lines …

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Researchers discover top-down signals in brain circuits regulating depression

Stim:microstimulation, dlPFC:dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, pACC:pregenual anterior cingulate cortex, sgACC:subgenual anterior cingulate cortex. Credit: Nature Communications (2024). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-48375-1 Understanding and treating depression, a potentially debilitating mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide, remains a major priority among researchers in the field of neuroscience. For example, major depressive disorder (MDD) affects around 33 million …

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6 Symptoms of a Pancreas Problem That Doctors Want You to Know

1 Your bowel movements changed. shutterstock If you notice that your stool is light-colored and floating, that’s a sign of poor nutrient absorption, which could mean your pancreas isn’t doing its job. “The enzymes your pancreas produces help you digest fats in your diet,” explains Andrew Hendifar, M.D., medical director of pancreatic cancer medicine at …

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