Here’s who qualifies for a service dog, how to apply for one, and what tasks they can be trained to do. Read the full article for Tonic.
Your mouth is like a crystal ball for your health. That’s because a good dentist can spot a wide range of potential medical problems by looking between your chompers. In fact, we found 6 serious health conditions that could be first discovered while you’re getting your teeth cleaned. Read the full article for Men’s Health.
Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect—sometimes almost immediately. Experts call this phenomenon “detraining,” and its consequences can weigh even heavier than the gut you see in the mirror. Fortunately, the condition is fully reversible, as long as you get your butt back to the gym. Read the full article for Men’s Health.
Learn how to burn 12 percent more calories while walking, whether gardening counts as exercise, what lactic acid has to do with runner’s high, and how grunting might help your workout, all in this month’s Fitness Scoop! Read the full page in Women’s Health (pdf).
Stronger erections. Weight loss. Better sleep. There’s a pill for almost everything and everyone—except for people who take insulin for diabetes. But that could change within the next few years, according to a new paper from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in India. Read the full article in Men’s Health.
The numbers just don’t add up. Four in 10 people with at least one risk factor for type 2 diabetes—including obesity or high blood pressure—think they have no risk at all, finds a new survey by the American Diabetes Association. Even worse: 80 percent say they’re in good or excellent health. Read the full article in Men’s Health.
Is your doc playing fair? Female physicians are more likely to successfully follow clinical guidelines—instructions on how to treat medical conditions—than their male counterparts, according to recent Canadian research. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
You know that poor eating habits and lack of exercise harms your body—you see on your waistline, and you feel it when you walk up a flight of steps. What you don’t see: These same poor health habits are hurting your brain too, by harming the blood vessels that supply nutrients and oxygen to your noggin. Read the full Men’s Health blog post on Yahoo! Health.
Sugar rots more than your teeth. People with high blood glucose levels are 18 percent more likely to develop dementia, even if they don’t have diabetes, according to new University of Washington research. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.