Fitness

Expand Posts

DIY Braces">Woman Uses Rubber Bands, Hair Elastics as DIY Braces

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Instructional videos for do-it-yourself braces have become popular on YouTube, but dentists say people considering them should think twice.A Washington State woman claims she closed her tooth gap in 44 days using $5 worth of hair elastics. She posted six videos to YouTube chronicling the process, garnering hundreds of comments and more than 100,000 views."I've got some news for you," Washington-based Jamila Garza says into the camera, beaming. "My gap is officially closed."Then, she did a little dance. Sitting down with...
Share on Facebook

How to Avoid the Germs on Your Winter Gloves

Wavebrak Media / Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In the winter, gloves hold railings, open doors, push strollers and sometimes even act as your own personal tissue. So what happens when all those germs transfer to your winter gloves?Good Morning America took to the snowy paths in New York City's Central Park to swab people's gloves -- ranging from wool to leather to nylon -- and test for bacteria and viruses. We also swabbed the gloves of some of our fellow ABC employees.The results?Out of the...
Share on Facebook

American Kennel Club Says Labrador Retriever Top Dog Again

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- American dog owners have spoken and once again they say they love Labrador retrievers.The family-friendly breed of dogs is atop the American Kennel Club’s list of the Most Popular Dogs in the U.S., for the 24th consecutive year.“The Lab truly is America’s dog,” AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo said in a statement.The AKC’s 2014 list, released Thursday, shows German shepherds, golden retrievers, bulldogs and beagles following Labrador retrievers in the top five.The beagle, which ranked number five...
Share on Facebook

ADHD with Increased Mortality Rate">Danish Study Links ADHD with Increased Mortality Rate

alexandrenunes/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study conducted in Demark has linked ADHD to a higher risk of accidental deaths.According to the study, published in the Lancet journal, researchers used Danish national registers to follow 1.92 million individuals, including 32,061 with ADHD, from the time of their first birthday through 2013. In that time, 5,580 of the individuals followed in the study died.Researchers say that the death rate per 10,000 person-years was 5.85 percent among those with ADHD and just 2.21 percent in those without...
Share on Facebook
See More...