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The science behind a sports bra

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MONTREAL — Sports bras have come a long way since 1977 when the first model was fashioned out of two jock straps.

Yet despite the multitude of styles to choose from, the body of research supporting the design of today’s sports bras is sparse.

Born of the need to reduce the amount of painful breast movement during athletic activity, one study found that a sports bra added 25 per cent more support during a treadmill run than did a regular bra.

Initially, women had only one style of sports bra to choose from. High necked, wide-strapped with a wide bottom band, compression sports bras are based on the premise that using tight stretchy material to flatten breasts against the chest wall is the best way to minimize movement. The

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Over the past few months I have been hearing almost constant radio commercials for raspberry ketone weight-loss/fat-burning supplements, with the tag line that they are the miracle fat-burning supplement recommended by Dr. Oz. Can you say, Scam alert?

The raspberry ketone scam follows the same tired script that has been used by supplement hucksters for years. Claim theres research, pump the research, use jargon, take scientific data and use it out of context, get a celebrity endorsement, use a phony expert to recommend the supplement and then saturate the airways and the web with advertisements.

Do a Google search on raspberry ketone research and you will find bupkis.

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DENVER May 14, 2013 National Jewish Health has renamed its free kindergarten through eighth grade school for 90 chronically ill children to recognize the long-time support and commitment to education and health on campus by John and Carrie Morgridge and the Morgridge Family Foundation.

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A laugh that prompts you to cry out, That tickles! activates different brain areas than a laugh not provoked by tickling, a new study from Germany suggests.   In the study, about 30 men and women in their 20s were tickled for science — they had their feet tickled by a friend or partner while their brains were scanned in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine. Separately, participants were asked to produce a laugh voluntarily (not in response to a joke) inside an fMRI machine, which measures blood flow to different areas of the brain to provide a real-time map of brain activity.   Full Article

By Robert Preidt

FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) Preparing meals can mean less time for exercise, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed U.S.

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