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Only run at the weekend? People who cram a week’s exercise into two days still reap heart benefits

Weekend warriors are as healthy as daily runnersGetty Images The results from a major study on ‘weekend warriors’ – those who perhaps don’t get the opportunity to workout during the week, and cram all their exercise into the weekend – suggest that, actually, squeezing workouts into one or two days is as good for your

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Mystery cluster of brain disease striking healthy adults robbing them of ability to talk, walk

A cluster of mysterious brain diseases has struck down at least 200 people in a small province and baffled doctors. More than 200 residents in New Brunswick, Canada, have been affected by the dementia-like disorder that causes vivid hallucinations, an inability to talk and write, memory lapses and even physical paralysis. Experts say the cases

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World’s biggest 4-day workweek experiment shows big health benefits

Employers and workers around the world are finding that the benefits of a four-day workweek go well beyond reduced burnout. Businesses say they’re seeing improved productivity, morale and team culture, while individuals are reaping benefits for their health, finances and relationships. Those are the results from a six-month trial in the UK, run by nonprofit

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Heart-healthy habits linked to a longer life without chronic conditions

Share on PinterestA study found that heart-healthy lifestyle habits described in the American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8, such as physical activity and quality sleep, are associated with a longer lifespan and more years spent free of chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cancer. urbazon/Getty Images The American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8

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Mpox is still a global public health emergency, WHO declares – National

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said mpox remained a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), its highest level of alert, citing continued transmission in some countries. Mpox – which spreads via close contact and tends to cause flu-like symptoms and pus-filled skin lesions – was declared a global health emergency by the

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