Health and Fitness

The Original Peloton Made Our “Best Exercise Bikes” List—Now It’s $350 Off For Prime Day

Courtesy of Retailer THERE’S A WIDE range of Amazon Prime Day fitness deals you can take advantage of this week. If you’re looking to upgrade your cardio, this deal should be one of them: The original Peloton Bike is 25% off as part of an Amazon invite-only offer on Prime Day, meaning you can save …

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments and Promotions

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the names of individuals who hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C. Eric Deeble has been promoted to Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Before becoming the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Dr. Deeble joined USDA …

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Ultra-processed food makes up almost two-thirds of calorie intake of UK adolescents, finds study

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Adolescents consume around two-thirds of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods (UPFs), new research from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has found. The study found that UPF consumption was highest among adolescents from deprived backgrounds, those of white ethnicity, and younger adolescents. UPFs are food items that are manufactured from …

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Study finds tobacco industry is specifically targeting Arab and Ultra-Orthodox news media in Israel

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A recent study has revealed that there are significant disparities in how Philip Morris International’s IQOS heated tobacco product is portrayed in newspapers and other media aimed at different demographic groups in Israel. Specifically, news media targeted at Israel’s Arab population tends to present IQOS more positively and is more likely …

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Multiple concussions in rugby players associated with higher levels of proteins linked to neurodegenerative disease

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Retired rugby players who have suffered multiple concussions have higher levels of certain proteins in their blood, which may make them more prone to developing diseases such as motor neuron disease (MND), according to a new study. The research, led by Durham University, shows that it may be possible to measure …

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Weight gain in young and middle-aged adults is linked to poor heart health in older age

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain By the time they are in their 60s, fewer people who gain excess weight from their 20s onwards have healthy hearts, according to research published in the European Heart Journal today. Scientists found links between weight gain in young and middle-aged adults and enlarged hearts that pump blood less efficiently. This …

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