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Well: A-Fib Is More Dangerous for Blacks Than Whites

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:39

Atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat associated with various types of cardiovascular problems, is more dangerous in black people than in whites, a new study has found.

Well: Living With a Teenage Data Hog

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:21

Figuring out who should pay for the data, how much, and according to what rules, can be a giant headache.

Abortion Pill Orders Rise in 7 Latin American Nations on Zika Alert

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:00

Orders rose from 36 to 76 percent in nations where the disease is causing babies to be born with tiny heads and damaged brains, a new study says.

Are Beer Mile Races Risking Lawsuits?

Runner's World Headlines - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 15:55

Some official organizations are taking a more relaxed stance on the mandate to drink.

Rory McIlroy Says He Won’t Attend Olympics Over Zika Concerns

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 15:35

The decision makes the golfer one of the highest-profile athletes to withdraw over the health scare.

The Loop: Chasing Down the Golden Unicorn

Runner's World Headlines - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 15:26

A runner shares her (long) quest for a Boston qualifier.

The 20 Highest Protein Foods Vegetarian Runners Can Eat

Runner's World Headlines - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 14:12

Going meatless? We’ve ranked the top veggies, legumes, and minimally processed meat alternatives for your convenience.

Well: How Many Calories We Burn When We Sit, Stand or Walk

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 13:48

Engaging frequently in one type of activity while at work may help many of us avoid weight gain. But that activity is not standing up.

Trilobites: Lab-Grown Bones Successfully Implanted in Pigs

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:20

Jaw bones grown in a nutrient solution were implanted in 14 animals, who are now doing fine.

Matter: Cancer Is Contagious Among Clams. What About Us?

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:05

Once considered a rarity, infectious tumors appear to be more common in the animal world than once believed.

96-Year-Old Gets Faster at Mount Washington Road Race

Runner's World Headlines - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:00

George Etzweiler shaves five minutes off his time with a new training regimen.

Weekly Workout - Fire Hydrants

Runner's World Headlines - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:06

Work your glutes, back, and IT band with this move.

Study Looks at Carb Intake in Daily Diets of Midpack Ultrarunners

Runner's World Headlines - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:29

The first research on the diets of 100-mile race participants produced mixed results for a low-carb approach.

How to Train for a Flat Race Course

Runner's World Headlines - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:45

If you’re accustomed to ups and downs, you need to prepare your muscles for the repetitive stress of pancake-like terrain.

Stephan Shay Finds His Own Path

Runner's World Headlines - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:41

Ryan’s younger brother embraces elite running and the RV life.

A Race to Remember

Runner's World Headlines - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:02

To honor a late friend, two runners are putting on a unique marathon—and gaining a new appreciation for race directors everywhere.

Well: Talking to Younger Men About Growing Old

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 04:15

At 85, it’s the voices of a younger generation that I hear as I run on the treadmill today, along with the voice of Frank Sinatra singing “September Song.”

House Republicans Unveil Long-Awaited Replacement for Health Law

New York Times - Health - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 23:09

Speaker Paul D. Ryan finally presented the G.O.P.’s substitute for a repealed health law, a plan he said would slow spending and relax federal rules.

Race Director Recalls Bear Attack on Runner

Runner's World Headlines - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:32

Kris Kern, who heads the Valles Caldera Runs Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K, learned via text message that one of the entrants was hurt.

Athletes, Coaches, and Journalists React to Doping Developments on Twitter

Runner's World Headlines - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:18

During a busy week in performance-enhancing-drugs news, the track community took to social media.

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