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Sex, Poop, and Champagne Are Great, But Their Health Benefits Are Overrated

Welcome back to our health news roundup, previously What to Worry About This Week. We’ve renamed it to Dose of Reality because health news isn’t always giving you things to worry about. Sometimes it’s benefits, rather than risks, that are overhyped. This week we’re looking at studies that seem to hold the key to…Read more… […]

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These Yoga Moves Will Actually Relieve Back Pain

If you’ve got back pain, yoga may be the last thing you feel like doing. But after 12 weeks of a gentle, beginner-level yoga program, people in a recent study had as much pain relief as those who did physical therapy sessions. And either type of exercise worked better than doing nothing at all.Read more… […]

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Read This If You’re Freaking Out About “Dry Drowning”

Earlier this month, a child died a week after apparently aspirating water while wading with his family. The media has called this a case of “dry drowning,” also called “secondary” or “delayed” drowning, in which a person initially seems fine after inhaling water but then dies hours or days later.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Obtain and Use Naloxone, the Drug That Can Reverse an Opioid Overdose

Welcome to another one of those posts you hope you never need to use. Today we’ll be talking about how to use naloxone (including brand names Narcan and Evzio) to help somebody who has overdosed on opioids like heroin or prescription painkillers.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What to Worry About This Week: Coconut Oil, Fries, and Everything Else You’re Eating 

How drastically have new advances in science changed what we know about nutrition? This week, just a little. We’re looking at three studies on potatoes, coconut oil, and vegetarian diets.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Went on a Quest for Legit Health Tips at Gwyneth’s Goop Summit

Gwyneth Paltrow used to be best known as an actress, but in the last decade she’s built an even bigger reputation as a health guru. Her newsletter venture, Goop, peddles an enviable lifestyle—travel, fashion, anything that looks gorgeous in photographs—but with a central message of living a clean, healthy life.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Went on a Quest for Legit Health Tips at Gwyneth’s Goop Summit

Gwyneth Paltrow used to be best known as an actress, but in the last decade she’s built an even bigger reputation as a health guru. Her newsletter venture, Goop, peddles an enviable lifestyle—travel, fashion, anything that looks gorgeous in photographs—but with a central message of living a clean, healthy life.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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