Tips For Keeping Fit While Sitting

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - Sitting too long in a conventional chair at the office or on the couch at home is bad news for the body—but you can do something about it. According to chiropractor Dr. Todd Comer, who specializes in musculoskeletal and repetitive stress injuries, it can weaken the muscles of the spine, decrease metabolic activity, which is linked to heart disease, and can even decrease a person’s life span.

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iBirth - Technology To Consider During Your Hospital Tour

Phoenix, Arizona (NAPSI) - As expecting parents, visiting the hospital you plan to have your baby at helps you get familiar with the policies, procedures and technologies available in labor and delivery. Having the time to check out your hospital of choice with an eye toward comfort, safety, support and service can make all the difference in having the birth experience you want.

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Discovery Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Colon Cancer by a Novel Mechanism

Tucson, Arizona - Novel research led by the UA Steele Children’s Research Center has identified one of the mechanisms by which curcumin, a bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric, can prevent cancer cell metastasis in colon cancer.

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New way to diagnose malaria - detection matters

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Over the past several decades, malaria diagnosis has changed very little. After taking a blood sample from a patient, a technician smears the blood across a glass slide, stains it with a special dye, and looks under a microscope for the Plasmodium parasite, which causes the disease. This approach gives an accurate count of how many parasites are in the blood - an important measure of disease severity - but is not ideal because there is potential for human error.

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Aspirin may reduce the risks of reoccurring blood clots

Dallas, Texas - Aspirin may be a promising alternative for those who can’t take long-term anticoagulant drugs that prevent clots from reoccurring in the veins, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

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NIH to Launch Human Safety Study of Ebola Vaccine Candidate

Washington, DC - Initial human testing of an investigational vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will begin next week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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