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  • Sitting too much? Gradually boost your activity level each day

    Q: I sit at a desk all day at work. My doctor tells me I need to exercise for 30 minutes at least five times per week. I don't exercise at all now. That seems an impossible goal for me. Any suggestions?
  • Do you really need all the drugs you're taking?

    You probably go through your closet periodically, weeding out clothes that no longer fit. But how often do you take stock of your medicine chest? If you can't remember the last time you did an inventory of your pill bottles, you may want to add that to...

    Consumer Reports: The truth behind the hype of weight-loss shortcuts

    Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. And thanks to medical advances, lots of tempting...

    Man who killed cardiac surgeon at Boston hospital had blamed him for mom's death, siblings say

    A man who walked into a leading hospital, asked for a cardiac surgeon by name and fatally shot him outside an examination room had been upset about his mother's death and had blamed the doctor for it, relatives said. Gunman Stephen Pasceri entered...

    Creating a 'genetic firewall' for GMOs

    Creating a 'genetic firewall' for GMOs
    Synthetic amino acids may one day allow scientists to create "genetic firewalls" that prevent GMO crops or animals from escaping into the wild and causing environmental damage, according to Harvard and Yale researchers. On Wednesday, scientists...