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Republican congressman cries after learning what's in health bill he voted for: Report

Reinforcing that the Trump doctrine is shaping up to be "oops," Republican congressman Mark Meadows (R-TK), chairman of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus, reportedly teared up when he learned the American Health Care Act he co-authored wouldn't have protected his late family...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:11pm

This piece of equipment at your gym has 300 times more germs than a toilet seat

Hit the gym to pick up some weights, and you just might come down with the flu. City dwellers are well aware of the grime that lives on just about everything — good luck, kid who licked the pole in a subway car — but gyms, those paragons of human health, aren’t the exception we...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 1:36pm

AHCA could raise Massachusetts' uninsured rate from 3 percent to 10.3 percent: Report

Although Massachusetts has historically been a leader when it comes to healthcare coverage, the state is not immune to the effects of national health care policy change. The Congressional Budget Office released its score of the revised American Health Care Act Wednesday, which estimated that...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:11pm

Can marijuana help your workouts? This gym thinks so

Smoking anything before hitting the gym might seem like a bad choice, but a new California gym is betting on marijuana as a performance enhancer for its members. San Francisco-based trainer Jim McAlpine is set to open Power Plant Fitness this fall, a gym that will allow people to consume cannabis...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:14pm

Marijuana component CBD reduces seizures by 39 percent: Study

The marijuana derivative cannabidiol —  commonly known as CBD — could be used for more than anxiety, inflammation or a 420-inspired dinner party. CBD reduced seizure frequency for patients with Dravet Syndrome by 39 percent in a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:03pm

There's no such thing as 'fit-fat': Researchers

Farewell, dad bod. Shattering a growing scientific consensus and public opinion that it was OK for Leonardo DiCaprio to look like this, researchers have declared that there's no such thing as "fit-fat." While Leo might not have qualified as “fat-fat,” the trend soon...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:34pm

Chocolate may lower risk for common heart condition: Harvard study

Chocolate may not have to be such a guilty pleasure anymore. It turns out, indulging in moderate amounts of the treat is associated with a lower risk of a common type of irregular heartbeat that can lead to dangerous conditions, according to a new study. The study was led by researchers...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:25pm

Buzzkill: Just one glass a wine daily can increase risk of breast cancer

Bummer news ahead of National Wine Day this Thursday: according to a new report, drinking as little as one glass of wine a day can increase the risk of breast cancer.  The study, from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund, found that drinking 10...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:06pm

Potato chips are as addictive as hard drugs, scientists say

As it turns out, the "all that" in the expression "all that and a bag of chips" might as well be methadone. A new study has shown that potato chips are as addictive as hard drugs, and the habit is hard to quit. In a new U.K. special "Secrets of Our Favourite Snacks,...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:33pm

These summer workouts will get you pumped for the season

After a long winter spent on the elliptical at the gym (likely, while watching the apocalpyse unfold on CNN), you're probably feeling uninspired by your typical workout routine — and stressed out enough about the world that you need to blow off more steam that usual. To give you some...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:19pm

Does BMI really meaning anything?

Models planning to strut down the catwalk during future Paris Fashion Weeks must make another walk – to the doctor's office – before slipping into their designer fashions. The French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health announced that models must have a certificate from a...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 5:29pm

California woman hospitalized with botulism after eating cheese sauce from gas station

A 33-year-old mother of three has been hospitalized for weeks after getting a serious case of food poisoning caused by nacho cheese sauce sold at a gas station near Sacramento.  Lavinia Kelly, who turned 33 on May 17, is in the hospital, partially paralyzed and hooked up to a ventilator after...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 5:18pm

Instagram could be the reason you hate your life

While you might find scrolling through your Instagram feed a soothing, mindless pastime (pretty pictures, what’s the harm?) — compared to Twitter, for example, which bombards you with politics and bad takes — it turns out the app of sunsets and selfies is majorly messing with your...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:55pm

Healthy smoothies to beat the heat

Pump up the AC and grab a cold drink, because it is full-on, sultry summer. After the longest winter ever, the season of sweat is here and we need some relief. On 80+ degree days, there’s nothing better than a cold, refreshing smoothie — especially when you’re so overheated, you...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:10pm

10 healthy and delicious snacks to eat at your desk

So many of us spend so many hours sitting in front of the computer at work, and we need pick-me-ups to keep energized throughout the day. Besides coffee, we often seek a boost in the form of snacks; but opting for chips or candy from the vending machine is a calorie-packed trap we’d do best...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am

Masturbation Month is a thing thanks to the first black surgeon general of the US

The merry, merry month of May is known as Masturbation Month or Masturbation May and if you’ve already started your celebrations, congratulations! Pardon us if we don’t shake your hand. If you’re still wondering why everyone else has a smile on their face and their wrist in a...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:46pm

Here's what happened to Jimmy Kimmel's son, according to a heart surgeon

When comedian Jimmy Kimmel revealed to the world that his son, Billy, had undergone open-heart surgery at just three days old, media (social and otherwise) blew up with support for the comedian and his family. The baby has a condition called tetralogy of fallot with pulmonary atresia. According...

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 1:35pm

The best outdoor fitness classes in Boston

There's nothing quite like summer in the city of Boston. Trade in the cramped gyms and overpriced studios for some fresh air with these diverse outdoor fitness classes: Seaport Sweat If your bank account is looking pretty sparse, fear not: Seaport Sweat is back in action with 153 free...

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:29am

The best outdoor fitness classes in NYC

Now that it’s warm, it's time to get outside and move your body. Gym memberships are cool and all, but why not find a way to break a sweat out in the (urban) elements, and make the most of the season’s longer, sunnier days in the several parks and green spaces of the city? You can...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 3:30pm

The best outdoor fitness classes in Philly

Now that it’s getting warmer and we have a little more daylight in the evenings, it’s time to be outside as much as possible. But motivating yourself to go for a run or long bike ride by yourself isn’t always easy. Here are five fun outdoor fitness classes, from running with...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:02pm