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Get fit, stay fit: Do you have the right fitness tracker for you?

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The variety of fitness trackers on the market today can make it hard to know which one suits your needs. Is there an ideal tracker for biking or running? Does a better app for tracking sleep and other health metrics exist? The following tips about a few of the top fitness trackers on the market can help you pinpoint the right product for you.

Fibromyalgia pain linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study focuses on the connection between fibromyalgia pain and vitamin D deficiencies. The research was presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR). Previous studies have found low vitamin D levels in patients with fibromyalgia, and researchers believe the deficiencies are contributing to pain and fatigue.

Michael Douglas reveals his gluten-free diet: Celiac disease unconfirmed

Michael Douglas is the latest celebrity to reveal that he is on a gluten-free diet. However, the 70-year-old actor has not confirmed if he actually has celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. Douglas has dramatically changed his lifestyle after being diagnosed with throat cancer and has cut out alcohol, gluten and cigarettes.

Fibromyalgia is frequent issue for obstructive sleep apnea patients

A new study has found that patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea may also have fibromyalgia. Sleep problems are a common issue for fibromyalgia patients, and researchers were interested in studying the link between the two disorders. They discovered that CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is a practical treatment option for patients.

Gluten-free Bell & Evans chicken nuggets recalled: Celiac disease alert

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has confirmed that Bell & Evans gluten-free chicken nuggets are being recalled for Staphylococcal enterotoxin. After a positive test result for the bacteria, the company started the recall that affects 20,232 pounds of chicken nuggets. This is the second time in less than 12 months that the Bell & Evans brand of chicken nuggets has been recalled.

Children with celiac disease risk non-response to hepatitis B vaccine

Researchers have found that children who have celiac disease are at a higher risk of not responding to the hepatitis B vaccine. Presentations at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) revealed that children may have an impaired vaccine response that does not protect them from the disease.

Weight-loss Surgery Warning Hints it’s Really Not a Simple Decision

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If you had to choose between the risks of doing nothing about your weight and dying from one of the more common eventual comorbidities of obesity, or the risk of dying from liver failure but being thinner, which would you choose? A recent article from The Times of India hints that weight loss surgery is really not such a simple decision after all.

Researchers find key to developing consistent exercise habits

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One of the most common problems for people who want to exercise more is the inability to stick to a routine and workout on a consistent basis. However, researchers believe they may have found one of the key factors that can help people develop better exercise habits. A new study from Iowa State University reveals that you can focus on specific cues and track them to build better habits.

Calorie cutting made easy: Choose these foods for faster weight loss

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Many people are yo-yo dieters, and they lose weight and put it back on in an ongoing struggle. This cycle exists because dieting presents various challenges ranging from the denial of things they enjoy to a loss of energy. However, losing weight does not have to be a struggle. The right strategies can help you lose weight faster and feel better. Here are five easy tips that will help you lose weight faster without the frustration.

Multiple Sclerosis Study Seeking 1,200 Participants

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A new study that will evaluate the effectiveness of an experimental oral drug (RPC1063) and Avonex (interferon beta-1a) in individuals with relapsing multiple sclerosis is now recruiting participants. The effort, which is known as the Sunbeam Study, is funded by Receptos, Inc., which makes the experimental drug.

Spouses of celiac disease patients at higher risk for autoimmune disease

A new study has revealed a surprising finding for the spouses of celiac disease patients. Researchers have discovered that the spouses are at a higher risk of developing nonceliac autoimmune disease. Previous studies have focused on family members who are genetically related to the celiac disease patients, but the new research expands on this concept.

Fibromyalgia patient involved in medical negligence lawsuit

A fibromyalgia patient was recently involved in a medical negligence lawsuit. Dr. Ihor B. Kalicinsky was accused of not following the standards for prescribing opiates to his patients. Although the doctor argued that he followed the standards but simply failed to keep adequate medical records, he selected to retire and give up his license.

Short Documentary on Multiple Sclerosis Inspires

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A 20-minute documentary on multiple sclerosis, entitled simply “SM” (the original title in Polish) offers a poignant look at the lives, thoughts, and goals of three people with the disease. The two women and one man, who range in age from 20 to 61, demonstrate the universality of the determination, hope, and challenges of the disease.