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Seniors learn "parkour," sport of daredevil youths

Seniors learn "parkour," sport of daredevil youths

On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges — all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour."

July 15, 2014 5:52 pm Photos

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In the UK, a DIY approach to mental health help

In the UK, a DIY approach to mental health help

After crocheting a colorful blanket, Joan Ferguson snuggled up under it one night and proudly thought: "This is one groovy blanket. I'm brilliant."

April 11, 2013 12:00 am
To fight obesity, even babies should exercise

To fight obesity, even babies should exercise

Preschoolers, even babies, need daily exercise, the British government says in its first-ever exercise advice for its youngest citizens.

July 14, 2011 1:00 pm

Scientists try to stop hunger with retooled foods

Want to lose weight? Try eating. That's one of the strategies being developed by scientists experimenting with foods that trick the body into feeling full.

October 26, 2008 12:00 am

British pharmacists treat patients, prescribe drugs

LONDON | Twice a week, Stephen Inns sees patients with high blood pressure at his office in a medical practice in southern England. Usually, he conducts a few quick tests, asks them how they're doing, and adjusts their medicines if necessary.

April 27, 2008 12:00 am

Study shows staircase signs can get shoppers to skip escalator

Attention all shoppers: taking the stairs protects your heart.

November 26, 2007 12:00 am

Soccer keeps you fitter, trimmer than jogging, a study finds

A friendly game of soccer works off more fat and builds up more muscle than jogging, new research shows.

September 24, 2007 12:00 am

Global warming could mean more heart problems, doctors warn

Global warming may be melting glaciers and forcing polar bears onto land, but doctors warn it could also affect your heart.

September 10, 2007 12:00 am

Hearts of Tour de France cyclists are bigger than normal, doctors say

Riding the grueling Tour de France bike race takes strength, stamina -- and perhaps a heart nearly 40 percent bigger than normal.

September 10, 2007 12:00 am

Thin people may be fat on the inside, doctors warn

If it really is what's on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble.

May 14, 2007 12:00 am

British scientists build a model gut

British scientists have built what they say is the world's first artificial stomach: a shiny, high-tech box that physically simulates human digestion.

November 11, 2006 12:00 am

Study: Children should play more

Doctors may soon have a prescription for health that even kids will like: more playtime.

July 24, 2006 12:00 am
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