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New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy NEW CANCER DRUG SAFELY BOOSTS RADIATION THERAPY

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Nov 14, 2018

Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be 1,735,350 new cancer cases by the end of 2018, of which 609,640 people will die as a result. Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments used in the fight ...

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What are the health benefits of spelt? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPELT?

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Nov 13, 2018

People in Europe have grown spelt grain for over 300 years, but it did not reach the United States until the 1890s. People can use spelt flour in place of wheat flour in most recipes. It gives baked goods a nuttier flavor than wheat can. Prepackaged products made from spelt, such as pasta and cracke...

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Cancer and obesity: Clogged immune cells help explain link CANCER AND OBESITY: CLOGGED IMMUNE CELLS HELP EXPLAIN LINK

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Nov 13, 2018

Obesity is a risk factor for cancer, but researchers are only now unfurling the exact mechanisms behind this connection. A new study looks at how obesity might scupper the immune system's ability to attack tumor cells. Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States. According to the Nationa...

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What are the best fish to eat for health? WHAT ARE THE BEST FISH TO EAT FOR HEALTH?

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Nov 12, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture recommends that most people eat seafood twice weekly as part of a balanced diet. Oily fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial fats that humans must obtain from their diet. Omega-3 fatty acids have potential health benefits, such as helping ...

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New way to manipulate immune cells may treat cancer, autoimmune disease NEW WAY TO MANIPULATE IMMUNE CELLS MAY TREAT CANCER, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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Nov 12, 2018

Scientists have uncovered a new way to curb autoimmunity and stimulate the body to fight cancer. The method uses a previously unknown druggable pathway to manipulate immune cells. The discovery concerns a molecule called tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), which is already well-known to those who study the b...

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Could blue light reduce blood pressure? COULD BLUE LIGHT REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE?

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Nov 11, 2018

The results of an investigation into the effects of blue light on high blood pressure were recently published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is widespread in the United States and many other Western countries. According to the Centers for Di...

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What are the symptoms of diabetes? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES?

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Nov 09, 2018

Diabetes is a condition that reduces a person's ability to use insulin to process glucose in the blood. The condition takes different forms, and each type produces varying symptoms. Some types may not produce any symptoms, making them harder to detect. People with type I diabetes do not produce ...

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7 benefits of rooibos tea 7 BENEFITS OF ROOIBOS TEA

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Nov 09, 2018

Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) tea is a red herbal tea that comes from the fermented leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub, a plant native to South Africa. Many people enjoy it as an alternative to green or black tea. Unfermented green rooibos tea is also available. In this article, we list the pot...

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What are the types of atrial fibrillation? WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION?

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Nov 08, 2018

The three main types of atrial fibrillation (A-fib) are paroxysmal, persistent, and long-term persistent. Doctors also categorize A-fib as either valvular or nonvalvular. In some cases, A-fib may not cause any symptoms, so a doctor might only discover it when testing for other conditions. In some pe...

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An overview of diabetes types and treatments AN OVERVIEW OF DIABETES TYPES AND TREATMENTS

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Nov 08, 2018

In the United States, the estimated number of people over 18 years of age with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes is 30.2 million. The figure represents between 27.9 and 32.7 percent of the population. Without ongoing, careful management, diabetes can lead to a buildup of sugars in the blood, which ...

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Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent MAJOR DEPRESSION: EXISTING DRUG REDUCES SYMPTOMS BY 45 PERCENT

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Nov 03, 2018

Depression affects about 300 million people across the globe, making the condition the "leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide," according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2016 in the United States, over 10 million adults had at least one major depressive episode. A...

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What is obesity and what causes it? WHAT IS OBESITY AND WHAT CAUSES IT?

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Nov 02, 2018

Obesity is a medical condition that occurs when a person carries excess weight or body fat that might affect their health. A doctor will usually suggest that a person has obesity if they have a high body mass index. Body mass index (BMI) is a tool that doctors use to assess if a person is at an appr...

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Can fermented dairy shield you against heart disease? CAN FERMENTED DAIRY SHIELD YOU AGAINST HEART DISEASE?

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Nov 01, 2018

Many experts have debated the effect of dairy on cardiovascular health. A recent study in Finland has shown that consuming a particular type of dairy, namely fermented dairy, may actually have a protective effect against heart disease. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition in which the blood s...

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Which foods help stabilize insulin and blood sugar? WHICH FOODS HELP STABILIZE INSULIN AND BLOOD SUGAR?

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Oct 31, 2018

The diet can play an essential role in managing diabetes. Understanding how certain foods affect insulin and blood sugar levels can help a person make informed choices about what to eat and when. A person with diabetes can eat a balanced, healthful diet without giving up on the foods they enjoy. The...

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Forms of tobacco that give you cancer FORMS OF TOBACCO THAT GIVE YOU CANCER

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Oct 31, 2018

Nicotine is the primary substance in cigarettes that causes addiction, but most experts agree that it does not directly cause cancer. Most research points to cigarette smoke, not nicotine, as being the primary contributor to cancer among smokers. However, although most experts agree that nicotine do...

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Does brain size predict brain cancer risk? DOES BRAIN SIZE PREDICT BRAIN CANCER RISK?

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Oct 31, 2018

New research suggests that having a larger brain could put people at risk of developing aggressive brain cancer. The findings are likely due to a large number of brain cells involved, the researchers think. According to current estimates, doctors will diagnose approximately 23,880 tumors of the cent...

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How to control diabetes: Reduce meat intake HOW TO CONTROL DIABETES: REDUCE MEAT INTAKE

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Oct 31, 2018

The potential benefits of eating a plant-based diet have expanded once again. A new paper concludes that, for people with diabetes, cutting out animal products improves glucose control and well-being in addition to boosting weight loss. Over recent years, vegetarianism and veganism have steadily mov...

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Nature NATURE'S 'KILL CODE' MAY DESTROY CANCER

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Oct 30, 2018

Two recent studies detail a natural mechanism that, if harnessed properly, may be able to destroy cancer cells and their ability to become resistant to treatment — without any of the side effects of chemotherapy. In a study published last year, scientists led by Marcus E. Peter — the Tom...

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Common drugs lead to millions of cases of lung disease COMMON DRUGS LEAD TO MILLIONS OF CASES OF LUNG DISEASE

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Oct 29, 2018

Common drugs that doctors prescribe to treat heart problems, arthritis, and cancer can actually pose a threat to lung health, and this problem "affects a considerable number of people." This is the conclusion of a new review of the literature conducted by researchers from the United Kingdo...

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Mental health conditions on the rise among US students MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE RISE AMONG US STUDENTS

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Oct 29, 2018

As more and more people discuss mental health issues in public forums, it seems to be lifting some of the stigma surrounding the topic. New research reveals that the number of students seeking help for mental health problems has risen considerably between 2009 and 2015. Sara Oswalt, from the Univers...

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Too much iron may raise the risk of certain strokes TOO MUCH IRON MAY RAISE THE RISK OF CERTAIN STROKES

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Oct 26, 2018

The risk of having a stroke — particularly the kind that results from a blood clot or other obstacle traveling from the heart — appears to be greater in people who have higher levels of iron, according to recent research. Scientists from Imperial College London in the United Kingdom exam...

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Pancreatic cancer: New approach may prolong survival PANCREATIC CANCER: NEW APPROACH MAY PROLONG SURVIVAL

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Oct 26, 2018

Pancreatic cancer is often very aggressive and treatment-resistant, and survival rates are typically low. The authors of a new study in mice, however, may have found a fresh way of attacking these stubborn tumors. According to estimates by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), doctors will find 55,44...

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Stroke: Can lifestyle changes trump genetic risk? STROKE: CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES TRUMP GENETIC RISK?

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Oct 26, 2018

Strokes happen when an obstruction restricts the blood supply to the brain, and so the brain does not receive enough oxygen. A person's genetic makeup and their lifestyle both influence their risk of stroke, but which is more important? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Should you fast before a cholesterol test? SHOULD YOU FAST BEFORE A CHOLESTEROL TEST?

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Oct 25, 2018

A doctor may instruct a person to fast before taking a cholesterol test. This was once standard practice, but new studies are changing this recommendation. A cholesterol test measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in a person's blood. Cholesterol is a fat-like material that is pres...

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Can people with diabetes eat potatoes? CAN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES EAT POTATOES?

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Oct 25, 2018

People with diabetes need to be aware of their carbohydrate intake. Although potatoes are a starchy vegetable, it is still possible for a person with diabetes to enjoy them as part of a healthful diet. When a person eats, the body converts the carbohydrates and sugars into a simple sugar called gluc...

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Does eating organic food protect against cancer? DOES EATING ORGANIC FOOD PROTECT AGAINST CANCER?

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Oct 24, 2018

A new study attempts to answer a question that scientists and consumers have been pondering for years: Can organic food reduce the risk of developing cancer? Organic food started as a niche product only a few decades ago but is now present in most grocery stores across the United States. In brief, f...

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Pancreatic cancer: Chinese tree compound helps destroy tumors PANCREATIC CANCER: CHINESE TREE COMPOUND HELPS DESTROY TUMORS

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Oct 22, 2018

A new study, published in the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research, finds that a synthetic analog of a compound found in a rare Chinese tree can be used to tackle treatment-resistant pancreatic cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) report that around 55,440 people will develop ...

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Is hair loss a side effect of metformin? IS HAIR LOSS A SIDE EFFECT OF METFORMIN?

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Oct 22, 2018

Doctors typically prescribe metformin as a first-line treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. Along with diet and exercise, metformin can help a person control their insulin and blood sugar levels. Doctors sometimes also prescribe metformin for people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Raised...

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Cancer: Even healthy tissue is CANCER: EVEN HEALTHY TISSUE IS 'RIDDLED WITH MUTATIONS'

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Oct 21, 2018

Cancer develops due to mutations in our DNA. However, until now, little has been known about how mutations build up in healthy tissue over time. A new study provides fresh detail. As people age, mutations in their DNA slowly build up. Mutations in healthy tissue are known as somatic mutations. Becau...

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Does the hCG diet work? DOES THE HCG DIET WORK?

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Oct 19, 2018

The hCG diet combines the use of hormone supplements and calorie restriction to promote weight loss. However, there is no scientific evidence to suggest the diet is safe or works in the way that supporters claim it does. Furthermore, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that ...

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What are the side effects of insulin therapy? WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF INSULIN THERAPY?

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Oct 18, 2018

Many people with diabetes need to take insulin to stay healthy. However, insulin therapy can cause a range of side effects. In this article, we look at what insulin is and who needs to take it. We also cover the side effects, risks, and myths of insulin therapy and provide tips for taking insulin sa...

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High blood pressure control with HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL WITH 'EXERCISE IN A PILL'

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Oct 18, 2018

A discovery about a function in the liver could lead to a new way to control blood pressure — a pill that mimics the effect of exercise — according to a recent study that features in the journal Cell Reports. The idea is that the tablet would raise body levels of a compound that helps to...

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Can a vitamin combo prolong your life? CAN A VITAMIN COMBO PROLONG YOUR LIFE?

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Oct 18, 2018

Vitamins are nutrients that when synthesized or assimilated in the right quantities support our health and well-being. A new review suggests that a set of known and newly categorized vitamins can help prolong a person's lifespan, and promote health well into old age.

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Can stevia benefit people with diabetes? CAN STEVIA BENEFIT PEOPLE WITH DIABETES?

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Oct 17, 2018

Stevia is a sugar substitute that is very low in calories. There is growing interest in the use of stevia to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels. Stevia is a natural sweetener that comes from a shrub native to North and South America. It is an ingredient in many brands of sweet...

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Diabetes: Surprising new role of fat revealed DIABETES: SURPRISING NEW ROLE OF FAT REVEALED

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Oct 16, 2018

A new study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, challenges the current understanding of what causes diabetes. The findings may lead to new therapies. More than two decades ago, researchers suggested that the action of an enzyme called protein kinase C epsilon (PKCɛ) in the liver may cause dia...

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Keto diet may protect against cognitive decline KETO DIET MAY PROTECT AGAINST COGNITIVE DECLINE

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Oct 16, 2018

Ketogenic, or keto, diets are low-carb and fat-rich, and many people who follow such regimens do it to shed excess weight. However, a keto diet may bring other benefits, too. In particular, it may help keep the brain healthy and young, as new research in mice seems to suggest. A keto diet is high in...

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New type of nerve stimulation relieves chronic back pain NEW TYPE OF NERVE STIMULATION RELIEVES CHRONIC BACK PAIN

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Oct 15, 2018

A new type of nerve stimulation therapy could provide long-term relief for chronic back pain that has not responded to other treatments, including spinal cord stimulation. It could also help certain people who need a non-drug form of pain therapy. So, concludes a study from Rush University Medical C...

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Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk ASPIRIN MAY REDUCE LIVER CANCER RISK

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Oct 15, 2018

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found that regular aspirin use can reduce the risk of developing liver cancer. The findings — which appear in JAMA Oncology — support the results of prior studies on the same topic. Data from this report show that taking aspirin on a reg...

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Could omega-3 supplements help reduce anxiety? COULD OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENTS HELP REDUCE ANXIETY?

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Oct 15, 2018

Anxiety is one of the most common psychiatric symptoms in the United States. It can appear as a standalone anxiety disorder or as part of another mental disorder, such as depression. Pharmaceutical interventions such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors can treat anxiety. However, people with anxiety di...

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Intermittent fasting may help fight type 2 diabetes INTERMITTENT FASTING MAY HELP FIGHT TYPE 2 DIABETES

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Oct 13, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type. The condition affects the body's ability to produce insulin, which regulates blood sugar levels. Diabetes is widespread in both Canada and the United States, and in the U.S., it is one of the leading causes of death. The American Diabetes Association repo...

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Healthcare Interoperability Woes: Three Solutions that Create Optimism HEALTHCARE INTEROPERABILITY WOES: THREE SOLUTIONS THAT CREATE OPTIMISM

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Oct 12, 2018

Let’s face it: healthcare interoperability remains an intractable problem, and discussion about it continues without signs of settling down. Both healthcare providers and patients feel unease about limited access to medical data, which results in lower care quality and poor patient engagement....

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Could this amino acid improve glucose control in diabetes? COULD THIS AMINO ACID IMPROVE GLUCOSE CONTROL IN DIABETES?

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Oct 12, 2018

Amino acids are small building block molecules that the body uses to make proteins. Alanine is classed as a nonessential amino acid because the body can make it without having to source it from food. Scientists at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, MA, have now un...

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How perfectionism affects your (mental) health HOW PERFECTIONISM AFFECTS YOUR (MENTAL) HEALTH

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Oct 12, 2018

Sure, saying you're a perfectionist may sound good in a job interview, but does striving for perfection make you feel good about yourself? Studies show that constantly chasing the specter of perfection may seriously harm your mental health and well-being. In this (imperfect) article, we explore ...

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How do dairy fats influence the risk of type 2 diabetes? HOW DO DAIRY FATS INFLUENCE THE RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES?

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Oct 12, 2018

The debate on whether dairy and dairy-derived fats are good or bad for health has been going on for many years. However, recent data seem to suggest that milk, cheese, and yogurt may be more beneficial than harmful. A new international study corroborates evidence that dairy fats may lower the risk o...

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How to increase your metabolism HOW TO INCREASE YOUR METABOLISM

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Oct 12, 2018

A person's metabolism is the rate at which their body burns calories for energy. The speed of metabolism depends on a variety of factors, including age, sex, body fat, muscle mass, activity level, and genetics. While a person has no control over the genetic aspects of their metabolism, there are...

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New risk factor for mouth cancer uncovered NEW RISK FACTOR FOR MOUTH CANCER UNCOVERED

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Oct 11, 2018

In some regions, mouth cancer incidence has risen. A recent study uncovers a new risk factor that might help explain these increases. In certain parts of the world, over the past couple of decades, mouth cancer rates have soared. For instance, in the United Kingdom, rates of mouth cancer have increa...

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Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky CANCER: ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES ARE POPULAR BUT RISKY

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Oct 10, 2018

Two new studies, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2018 Congress, show that people with sarcoma often take the complementary and alternative medicine with little regard for the potential risks or ways in which they may interact with conventional cancer treatment.

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How do you lose belly fat? HOW DO YOU LOSE BELLY FAT?

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Oct 10, 2018

There are many reasons why people gain belly fat, including poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. Improving nutrition, increasing activity, reducing stress, and making other lifestyle changes can all help people lose unwanted belly fat.

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Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENTS COULD HARM BONE HEALTH

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Oct 10, 2018

Vitamin A is a vital nutrient that supports the body's development and strengthens the immune system. Because our bodies do not naturally produce vitamin A, some choose to take supplements. However, too much vitamin A is likely to harm bone health, researchers warn. Normally, we derive vitamin A...

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Why depression, trauma can make you age faster WHY DEPRESSION, TRAUMA CAN MAKE YOU AGE FASTER

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Oct 09, 2018

A new study has found that people living with the major depressive disorder are biologically older than people without depression and that childhood trauma exacerbates this effect. The results illuminate the epigenetic mechanisms that might explain this discrepancy. Major depression is one of the mo...

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Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer EXISTING DRUG SHOWS PROMISE FOR TREATING AGGRESSIVE BREAST CANCER

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Oct 09, 2018

A study led by the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom reveals that drug pimozide can reduce cancer cell numbers, growth, and spread in triple-negative breast cancer. In a paper that is to feature in the journal Oncotarget, the researchers describe how they used laboratory cells and mice im...

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Health benefits of elderberry HEALTH BENEFITS OF ELDERBERRY

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Oct 09, 2018

There is little scientific research into the effects of elderberries on people's health. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) state that more research is needed to confirm the truth of these possible health benefits. This article will evaluate the evidence for the...

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Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence ANTIBIOTIC MAY PREVENT BREAST CANCER RECURRENCE

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Oct 08, 2018

One of the cancer researchers' top priorities is discovering ways to reduce the risk that cancer will recur or metastasize. A recent, small-scale study may have found a common, cost-effective drug that does just that. Cancer stem cells (CSCs), also known as tumor-initiating cells, are a hot topi...

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Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes WEIGHT LOSS DRUG MAY PREVENT AND TREAT DIABETES

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Oct 08, 2018

The results of a recent clinical trial, published in the journal The Lancet, show that a weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes. More than 30 million people, or 9 percent of the population of the United States, are living with diabetes, explain the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Drinking water lowers the risk of bladder infections DRINKING WATER LOWERS THE RISK OF BLADDER INFECTIONS

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Oct 06, 2018

Bladder infections are extremely common among women. New research, however, shows that boosting water intake might reduce these infections by almost half. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can affect any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder, ureters, or kidneys. A bladder infectio...

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Scientists link diabetes to increased risk of arthritis and osteoporosis SCIENTISTS LINK DIABETES TO INCREASED RISK OF ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS

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Oct 05, 2018

A study that draws on data from more than 100,000 people finds a link between diabetes and an increased risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. In the United States, over 100 million people are living with diabetes and prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition requi...

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Nasal delivery of grape compound shows promising results in lung cancer NASAL DELIVERY OF GRAPE COMPOUND SHOWS PROMISING RESULTS IN LUNG CANCER

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Oct 05, 2018

Giving resveratrol through the nose might be an effective way to use the red wine and grape compound to protect against lung cancer, according to a new study that features in the journal Scientific Reports. Lung cancer is now the most common cause of cancer deaths both in the United States and world...

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Are probiotics good or bad for Crohn ARE PROBIOTICS GOOD OR BAD FOR CROHN'S DISEASE?

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Oct 04, 2018

Probiotics are living microorganisms, including bacteria and yeast, that can benefit the body. Some people take probiotics to enhance the digestive bacteria in their gut. People with Crohn's disease, which is an inflammatory disorder affecting the gastrointestinal tract, experience a variety of ...

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Which foods are high in arginine? WHICH FOODS ARE HIGH IN ARGININE?

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Oct 04, 2018

Arginine, or L-arginine, is an amino acid that occurs in foods such as dairy, fish, poultry, and other meats. It is a building block of protein. Some research suggests that arginine may benefit health, for example by relieving chest pain, improving erectile dysfunction, and reducing high blood press...

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Diabetes: Fridge temperature may make insulin less effective DIABETES: FRIDGE TEMPERATURE MAY MAKE INSULIN LESS EFFECTIVE

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Oct 04, 2018

New research that set out to analyze the temperatures at which people living with diabetes store their insulin is now warning against the perils of improper storage for the quality and effectiveness of the hormone. More than 30 million people in the United States are currently living with diabetes. ...

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What are the health benefits of bulletproof coffee? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BULLETPROOF COFFEE?

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Oct 04, 2018

Bulletproof coffee combines coffee, oil, and butter as a substitute for breakfast. Promoters of the drink claim it has a range of health benefits. In this article, we look at what bulletproof coffee is and how to make it. We also examine its potential health benefits, its downsides, and who might be...

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What are the benefits of nutritional yeast? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF NUTRITIONAL YEAST?

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Oct 03, 2018

Yeast has played an important role in the human diet for thousands of years. This fungus is a vital ingredient in bread, beer, and a range of other foods. In recent years, many people have started consuming a specific type of yeast called nutritional yeast. Due to its nutritional content, yeast in t...

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New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors NEW CANCER VACCINE MAY TACKLE HER2-POSITIVE TUMORS

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Oct 01, 2018

Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-positive holds too much of the protein on the surface of its cells. In HER2's role as a growth factor, normal levels of it help regulate the growth of cells. That being said, excess amounts of the protein help cancer cells multiply and spread...

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Cancer therapy: Bacteria may help shrink tumors CANCER THERAPY: BACTERIA MAY HELP SHRINK TUMORS

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Oct 01, 2018

To find better ways to tackle cancer tumors that do not respond to traditional therapies, scientists are now experimenting with a modified bacterial strain that could target cancer cells without harming healthy ones. A phase I clinical trial reveals that this bacterial therapy shows promising effect...

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Can aspirin help treat cancer? CAN ASPIRIN HELP TREAT CANCER?

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Sep 30, 2018

More and more studies are pointing to the benefits of adding aspirin to conventional cancer treatment. A new review examines this available research and asks the question: is it "time to share [the] evidence and decision-making with patients?" Peter Elwood, of the Cochrane Institute of Pri...

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Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of depression MEDITERRANEAN DIET TIED TO LOWER RISK OF DEPRESSION

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Sep 27, 2018

An analysis of published research concludes that there is a clear link between following diets that are rich in plant foods — particularly the Mediterranean diet — and a lower risk of depression. The purpose of the study, which was led by University College London (UCL) in the United Kin...

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Lose 5 times more weight by training your mind LOSE 5 TIMES MORE WEIGHT BY TRAINING YOUR MIND

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Sep 26, 2018

Losing weight requires making diet and lifestyle adjustments, but once we've done that, can we do anything to maximize the good results? A new study shows that applying a simple mind imagery technique could boost weight loss significantly. Recently, Dr. Linda Solbrig and colleagues, from the Uni...

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Microwave Popcorn Causes Cancer: Fact or Fiction? MICROWAVE POPCORN CAUSES CANCER: FACT OR FICTION?

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Sep 26, 2018

Popcorn is a ritual part of watching movies. You don’t need to go to the theater to indulge in a bucket of popcorn. Simply stick a bag in the microwave and wait a minute or so for those fluffy buds to pop open. Popcorn is also low in fat and high in fiber. Yet a couple of chemicals in microwav...

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Top Five Technological Innovations in Medicine TOP FIVE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN MEDICINE

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Sep 25, 2018

Over the last few years, the health industry has experienced a major shift in technological innovations. What seemed impossible years ago can be solved now only with the touch of buttons. Modern technological innovations in drugs and equipment have completely revolutionized the health sector. The me...

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Micronutrients: Types, Functions, Benefits and More MICRONUTRIENTS: TYPES, FUNCTIONS, BENEFITS AND MORE

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Sep 25, 2018

Micronutrients are one of the major groups of nutrients your body needs. They include vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting, and other functions. Meanwhile, minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance, and sever...

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Type 2 diabetes: Five genetic TYPE 2 DIABETES: FIVE GENETIC 'CLUSTERS' MAY EXPLAIN EVOLUTION

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Sep 25, 2018

Currently, there is one standard therapeutic approach for type 2 diabetes, despite the fact that the condition evolves in different ways in different people. A recent study mapping genetic data for this condition may lead to a more personalized strategy. Teams at Massachusetts Institute of Technolog...

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Why a regular bedtime may benefit your heart and metabolism WHY A REGULAR BEDTIME MAY BENEFIT YOUR HEART AND METABOLISM

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Sep 24, 2018

New research — which is now published in the journal Scientific Reports — examines and highlights the importance of regular bedtimes for optimal heart and metabolic health. The cardiometabolic health risks linked to sleep deprivation are numerous. These health risks include weight gain, ...

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The Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk, too THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET REDUCES STROKE RISK, TOO

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Sep 22, 2018

In the largest study of its type, scientists conclude that adhering to the Mediterranean diet might reduce the risk of stroke. The benefits are particularly pronounced for women over 40. When it comes to alleged health benefits, the Mediterranean diet fares incredibly well. Increasing one's inta...

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Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay INFLAMMATION KEEPS HEART ATTACK AND STROKE AT BAY

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Sep 21, 2018

Scientists have discovered that, as far as arteries are concerned, inflammation can be both good and bad. In its well-known bad role, it can aid atherosclerosis, the plaque-forming process that clogs up arteries and raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes. New research, however, has also reveal...

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High-fiber foods for a healthful diet HIGH-FIBER FOODS FOR A HEALTHFUL DIET

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Sep 21, 2018

When a person includes high-fiber foods in their diet, it has many benefits, such as keeping the gut healthy, boosting heart health, and promoting weight loss. According to the most up-to-date Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the adequate intake (AI) of fiber for adult men is 33.6 grams (g) per day...

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Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly STROKE SEVERITY REDUCED IN THOSE WHO WALK REGULARLY

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Sep 20, 2018

New research supports the idea that light to moderate physical activity, such as walking and swimming, could reduce the severity of strokes. A study of nearly 1,000 individuals who had had a stroke found that those who had been doing 4 hours per week of light or 2–3 hours each week of moderate...

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Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk? DO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS INCREASE BREAST CANCER RISK?

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Sep 19, 2018

A new study from Brazil corroborates the evidence gathered by previous research, suggesting that women with low levels of vitamin D after menopause onset have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) notes that "approximately 12.4 percent of women will be d...

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Non-insulin drugs for treating type 2 diabetes NON-INSULIN DRUGS FOR TREATING TYPE 2 DIABETES

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Sep 18, 2018

Some people with type 2 diabetes need to regularly inject themselves with insulin to control their blood sugar levels. Many others can manage the condition with lifestyle and dietary changes alone or in combination with oral or other injectable medications. According to the Centers for Disease Contr...

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Can eating this type of sugar prevent weight gain? CAN EATING THIS TYPE OF SUGAR PREVENT WEIGHT GAIN?

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Sep 18, 2018

Mannose, a type of sugar, can greatly affect metabolism, weight gain, and the composition of gut bacteria in rodents. This result may lead to new treatments and prevention strategies for both obesity and weight gain. More and more studies are unraveling the multi-layered relationship between our gut...

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Is it safe for a person with diabetes to eat sweets? IS IT SAFE FOR A PERSON WITH DIABETES TO EAT SWEETS?

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Sep 17, 2018

Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes a person's blood glucose levels to become too high. Although people with diabetes often need to carefully manage their diet, incorporating the occasional sweet or sugary food into a healthful diet can still be okay. In this article, we look at eating s...

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Weight loss surgery: How taste influences success WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: HOW TASTE INFLUENCES SUCCESS

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Sep 17, 2018

People with obesity may opt for bariatric (weight loss) surgery to shed their excess weight more quickly; one such surgery is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. What factors influence its outcome, however? Research suggests that a person's taste plays a significant role.

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Cancer: Scientists reveal how to boost radiotherapy CANCER: SCIENTISTS REVEAL HOW TO BOOST RADIOTHERAPY

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Sep 14, 2018

Scientists have recently identified a molecular pathway that links the movement of energy-producing centers, or mitochondria, in cancer cells to resistance to radiotherapy. This, they say, could lead to improved cancer treatments.

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Diets DIETS 'DEVOID OF VEGETABLE MATTER' MAY CAUSE COLON CANCER

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Sep 14, 2018

A new study emphasizes the importance to the gut health of eating plenty of vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale. Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London, United Kingdom, found that keeping mice on a diet rich in a compound known as indole-3- carbinol (I3C) — whic...

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7 Healthcare Marketing Trends To Help You Stay On Top 7 HEALTHCARE MARKETING TRENDS TO HELP YOU STAY ON TOP

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Sep 12, 2018

If you want to grow your healthcare facility, hospital, or treatment center, then these 7 latest healthcare marketing trends will help do just that. In 2016, U.S. healthcare companies on average increased their marketing expenditure by $4.6 million. And we saw the effects in 2017. The healthcare mar...

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Blocking this protein may keep obesity, diabetes at bay BLOCKING THIS PROTEIN MAY KEEP OBESITY, DIABETES AT BAY

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Sep 12, 2018

Blocking a protein in the liver can prevent obesity and its related diseases — such as type 2 diabetes and fatty liver — in mice, according to new research. A study by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio reveals that a protein called Argonaute 2 (AGO2) controls how ...

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SEO Tips to Increase Traffic to Your Healthcare Website SEO TIPS TO INCREASE TRAFFIC TO YOUR HEALTHCARE WEBSITE

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Sep 11, 2018

The biggest challenge in pursuing search engine optimization (SEO) benefits for healthcare websites is keyword selection. When you get it right, it can deliver amazing rewards. If you want to rank for the best medical keyword phrases, you will need to weave it into your content and optimize from the...

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Eating whole grains can prevent type 2 diabetes EATING WHOLE GRAINS CAN PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES

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Sep 06, 2018

A large study indicates that people who eat whole grains of any kind every day are much less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The researchers urge people not to mistakenly avoid whole grains if they intend to follow low-carb diets. Scientists at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg,...

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Weight loss: Plant-based drug WEIGHT LOSS: PLANT-BASED DRUG 'SWITCHES OFF' HUNGER

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Sep 04, 2018

Designing a pill that is able to dampen hunger without causing significant side effects is the holy grail of obesity research. According to a new study, we might be one step closer. Obesity affects more than 1 in 3 people in the United States — that's more than 93 million people. Worryingl...

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What to eat before a workout to lose weight and build muscle WHAT TO EAT BEFORE A WORKOUT TO LOSE WEIGHT AND BUILD MUSCLE

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Sep 03, 2018

The best foods to eat before exercising depend on the type of workout and a person's goals. Foods rich in protein, for example, can help a person to build muscle with resistance training. When choosing a pre-workout meal, it is important to aim for a balance of macronutrients. Macronutrients are...

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Exotic fruit may help fight obesity EXOTIC FRUIT MAY HELP FIGHT OBESITY

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Sep 03, 2018

An unusual fruit, native to the Amazon, may be useful in the fight against obesity and metabolic disorders by positively influencing gut bacteria. Obesity increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as diabetes. By 2030, it is estimated that more than 1 billion people on earth will be overweight. ...

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What are symptoms of type 2 diabetes in children? WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES IN CHILDREN?

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Aug 30, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that can develop at any age. It often has a slow, gradual onset, which can make it difficult to detect and diagnose in children. In this article, we look at what type 2 diabetes is and describe its symptoms, causes, and risk factors in children. We also explore...

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Can simply changing your meal times help you lose more weight? CAN SIMPLY CHANGING YOUR MEAL TIMES HELP YOU LOSE MORE WEIGHT?

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Aug 30, 2018

A new study working with a model of intermittent fasting dieting shows how modifying breakfast and dinner time could help you lose weight. Intermittent fasting is a form of diet that allows people to lose weight by "promoting" the body to switch to burning fats, so as to convert them into ...

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Distress boosts heart attack and stroke risk DISTRESS BOOSTS HEART ATTACK AND STROKE RISK

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Aug 28, 2018

A new study confirms that having high or very high psychological distress due to depression or anxiety impacts a person's risk of experiencing cardiovascular health problems such as heart attack and stroke. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom and the University of ...

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Dairy consumption guidelines DAIRY CONSUMPTION GUIDELINES 'SHOULD BE REVISED'

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Aug 28, 2018

Guidelines that advise people to limit how much dairy food — particularly yogurt and cheese — they eat should be revised, according to new research. It found that higher overall consumption of dairy products is linked to a lower risk of premature death from all causes and "cerebrova...

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What are the benefits of pistachios WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PISTACHIOS

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Aug 28, 2018

Pistachios are a type of tree nut with numerous health benefits. Pistachios are an excellent source of protein, antioxidants, and fiber. Research suggests that people have been eating pistachios for thousands of years. People consume them today in a variety of dishes from salads to ice creams. Here ...

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Low-carb diets LOW-CARB DIETS 'ARE UNSAFE AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED'

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Aug 28, 2018

Recent estimates have suggested that as many as 45 million people in the United States go on a diet each year. Also, U.S. individuals reportedly spend around $33 billion on weight loss products annually. The two-thirds of the population that are either overweight or obese have a plethora of diets to...

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High blood pressure? Turn up your thermostat HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? TURN UP YOUR THERMOSTAT

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Aug 27, 2018

According to a recently published study, living in a cooler house might be a risk factor for hypertension. The authors believe that the temperature of the home should be discussed with people who are at risk. High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects more than 100 million adults in the United St...

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Type 2 diabetes: Poor sleep slows wound healing TYPE 2 DIABETES: POOR SLEEP SLOWS WOUND HEALING

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Aug 24, 2018

Researchers uncovered a connection between poor sleep and wound healing in type 2 diabetes that could pave the way for new treatments. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and it impacts the ability of the body to p...

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How fatty diets stop the brain from saying HOW FATTY DIETS STOP THE BRAIN FROM SAYING 'NO' TO FOOD

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Aug 24, 2018

How do we know when to eat, and when to stop eating? Easy: we feel hungry, so we know it's time for a meal. Then, when we feel full, we know it's time to put down the cutlery and get on with our day. These states of hunger and satiety occur due to the brain's ability to "decode"...

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Severe depression: Vagus nerve stimulator improves lives SEVERE DEPRESSION: VAGUS NERVE STIMULATOR IMPROVES LIVES

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Aug 24, 2018

For people with treatment-resistant depression, adding vagus nerve stimulation to medication can drastically improve their quality of life, concludes a new study. The National Institute of Mental Health suggests that over 16 million people in the United States have had at least one episode of major ...

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Eight ways to use coffee on the skin, scalp, and hair EIGHT WAYS TO USE COFFEE ON THE SKIN, SCALP, AND HAIR

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Aug 24, 2018

Coffee is a source of nutrients and antioxidants that may benefit the skin, scalp, and hair. A person can use it to exfoliate, treat acne, increase blood flow, and balance pH levels. In this article, we describe eight ways to use coffee on the scalp, hair, and skin. We also provide research that hel...

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Which foods lower blood sugar? WHICH FOODS LOWER BLOOD SUGAR?

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Aug 23, 2018

When a person has diabetes, either their body does not produce enough insulin, or it cannot use the insulin correctly, so glucose accumulates in the blood. High levels of blood glucose can cause a range of symptoms, from exhaustion to heart disease. One way to control blood sugar is to eat a healthf...

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What WHAT'S THE LINK BETWEEN VITAMIN D, GUM HEALTH, AND DIABETES?

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Aug 22, 2018

Diabetes, as many people realize, is a growing problem in the United States and globally. In 2015, almost 1 in 10 adults were estimated to have diabetes. There are about 1.5 million new diagnoses each year in the U.S. While there are certain well-known risk factors for diabetes, such as obesity and ...

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What is the difference between animal and plant proteins? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIMAL AND PLANT PROTEINS?

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Aug 21, 2018

Protein is an essential part of the diet. It helps to build, repair, and maintain the body's structures. Foods derived from plants and animals can both provide protein, but there are some differences. Protein exists throughout the body, in everything from the muscles and organs to the bones, ski...

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Is vitamin E good for your hair? IS VITAMIN E GOOD FOR YOUR HAIR?

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Aug 21, 2018

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient that is available from several food sources as well as in supplement form. Some people believe that vitamin E has a positive impact on hair health, although more research is necessary to support this theory. In this article, we examine some of the apparent benefit...

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What are some tips for instant migraine relief? WHAT ARE SOME TIPS FOR INSTANT MIGRAINE RELIEF?

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Aug 20, 2018

A migraine is one of the most common conditions in the world, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Migraines can run in families with children and adults known to have them. In America, the Migraine Research Foundation estimates that almost 12 percent of people suffer from migraine headach...

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The best breakfast foods for health THE BEST BREAKFAST FOODS FOR HEALTH

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Aug 20, 2018

Many people believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it breaks the nighttime fast and kick-starts a person's metabolism. However, popular American breakfast foods, such as donuts, pastries, and pancakes, are laden with saturated fat and sugar and contain little protein or...

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Strawberries may reduce gut inflammation STRAWBERRIES MAY REDUCE GUT INFLAMMATION

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Aug 20, 2018

According to a new study, eating less than a cup of strawberries per day could improve the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects about 3 million people in the United States. There are two principal types: ulcerative colitis, wherein inflammation is focused ...

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Multiple sclerosis: Healthful diet tied to lower risk MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: HEALTHFUL DIET TIED TO LOWER RISK

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Aug 17, 2018

Eating a healthful diet that is rich in vegetables, fish, legumes, eggs, and poultry is tied to a lower risk of multiple sclerosis, a long-term disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve in the eyes. This was the conclusion that researchers from Australia came to after studying lin...

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'JUNK DNA' HAS ROLE IN CANCER SPREAD, SAY SCIENTISTS

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Aug 16, 2018

Bits of DNA that were once considered useless actually contains instructions for making molecules that help cancer spread, say scientists. The molecules in question are called enhancer RNAs (eRNAs), and a new study conducted by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) revealed that they keep c...

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How does eating before a workout affect the body? HOW DOES EATING BEFORE A WORKOUT AFFECT THE BODY?

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Aug 16, 2018

The scientists, who hail from several prestigious academic institutions in the United Kingdom — the Universities of Bath, Birmingham, Newcastle, and Stirling — looked into how eating a morning meal before cycling for an hour would affect the body versus the effects of fasting before cycl...

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Stroke: Time not the only factor in emergency care STROKE: TIME NOT THE ONLY FACTOR IN EMERGENCY CARE

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Aug 15, 2018

We need to rethink a basic rule that has guided stroke care for the past 25 years, declares the brain specialist who first proposed it. Neurologist Dr. Camilo R. Gomez pronounced in an editorial published in the Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases in 1993 that "Time is a brain!&quo...

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New NEW 'TRIPLE PILL' COULD ELIMINATE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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Aug 15, 2018

A new combination drug may have the potential to revolutionize hypertension treatment worldwide, after a clinical trial has declared it safe to use and very effective. In a recent clinical trial led by researchers from the George Institute for Global Health — with branches in the United Kingdo...

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What to know about a watermelon allergy WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT A WATERMELON ALLERGY

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Aug 15, 2018

A watermelon allergy is rare. However, if a person reacts to watermelon, there may be additional foods to avoid. If a person with an allergy does not eat watermelon often, they may not know what has caused their symptoms. It could be an allergy to a different food or an unrelated illness. The sympto...

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14 ways to lose weight without diet or exercise 14 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIET OR EXERCISE

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Aug 15, 2018

Regimented diet plans can be challenging to stick to for prolonged periods. It can also be hard to find the time to exercise. Is it possible to lose weight without doing either? Using a variety of methods of weight control is vital for maintaining a healthy body weight. In this article, learn 14 tec...

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Benefits of Inbound Marketing for Healthcare industry BENEFITS OF INBOUND MARKETING FOR HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Aug 14, 2018

Over the last few years, digital marketing has started playing a very important role in every industry including the healthcare industry. While it was possible earlier to work without digital marketing and opt for more traditional methods, today, however, it has become almost indispensable. This is ...

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Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression HERPESVIRUS MAY LEAD TO BIPOLAR, DEPRESSION

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Aug 13, 2018

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 4.4 percent of the population of the United States will have bipolar disorder at one point in their lives. Another 16.2 million, or around 6.7 percent of all U.S. adults, will experience at least one episode of severe depression in their l...

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How much salt does it really take to harm your heart? HOW MUCH SALT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO HARM YOUR HEART?

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Aug 13, 2018

Table salt, which we commonly use to season our food, contains sodium. Sodium, if often ingested in large quantities, can lead to a range of cardiovascular problems, including hypertension. The World Health Organization (WHO) say that a person should not consume more than 2 grams of sodium per day, ...

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'MONSTER' RADISH MIGHT HELP FIGHT HEART DISEASE

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Aug 11, 2018

The official name for the so-called monster radish is the Sakurajima daikon. Originally cultivated on the island of Sakurajima, Japan, centuries ago, it is an impressive beast. The largest Sakurajima on record weighed almost 69 pounds, measuring well over 1 meter in circumference. Radishes, in gener...

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4 Ways to Integrate Inbound Marketing into Your Healthcare Practice 4 WAYS TO INTEGRATE INBOUND MARKETING INTO YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

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Aug 10, 2018

It used to be that patients and prospective patients seeking health care services from doctors and hospitals that were located close to their homes.  Indeed, physicians often referred patients to clinics, laboratories and PT based on the criterion that the offices were near their communities. N...

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Can you have hypoglycemia without diabetes? CAN YOU HAVE HYPOGLYCEMIA WITHOUT DIABETES?

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Aug 10, 2018

Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar levels fall dangerously low. It is more common in people with diabetes, but it can affect others. In this article, we explore the health conditions beyond diabetes that can cause hypoglycemia. We also look at treatment options and the dietary changes that can hel...

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Exercise for mental health: How much is too much? EXERCISE FOR MENTAL HEALTH: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

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Aug 10, 2018

Many studies suggest that exercising can help people deal with mental health issues and boost well-being. A new observational study — the largest of its kind to date — confirms this, but it also extends a caution: too much exercise may negatively affect mental health. Recently, researche...

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What are the health benefits of cranberry juice? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CRANBERRY JUICE?

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Aug 09, 2018

Cranberry juice can temporarily make conditions, such as acid reflux, worse because it is mildly acidic. Some people find that cranberry juice leaves an unusual taste in their mouth, or that it temporarily irritates gums and lips. Research into the benefits of cranberry juice is mostly preliminary, ...

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Keto diet: Scientists find link to diabetes risk KETO DIET: SCIENTISTS FIND LINK TO DIABETES RISK

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Aug 09, 2018

Ketogenic diets are low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets that have been shown to reduce weight. They change metabolism so that energy comes from fat instead of sugar. When researchers in Switzerland examined what happened to mice in the early stages of a ketogenic diet, they found that the animals showe...

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Treatment and home remedies for pinworms TREATMENT AND HOME REMEDIES FOR PINWORMS

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Aug 08, 2018

Pinworm infection is the most common worm infection in the United States. It is highly contagious and spreads quickly from person to person through ingestion or inhalation of the eggs. Pinworm infections occur when a female pinworm lays eggs in the folds of skin around the anus. This causes intense ...

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10 (Relatively) Easy SEO Tips for Better Healthcare Marketing 10 (RELATIVELY) EASY SEO TIPS FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE MARKETING

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Aug 07, 2018

Here are some (relatively) easy and (generally) non-technical SEO tips that everyone can use for better healthcare marketing results. Everyone appreciates that proper Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is vitally important to be found online and makes for more successful healthcare marketing. But a te...

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What fast foods can you eat on a low-carb diet? WHAT FAST FOODS CAN YOU EAT ON A LOW-CARB DIET?

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Aug 07, 2018

Many fast foods are fried in unhealthful oils or coated in salt to make them more appetizing. Also, additives, such as salt or oil make fast foods a less healthful option for people seeking to reduce carbohydrate consumption. A low-carb diet is not necessarily a healthful diet, especially if someone...

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What are the health benefits of goji berries? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOJI BERRIES?

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Aug 07, 2018

Goji berries are also known as Lycium barbarum. The goji berry is native to Asia, and people in Asia have been using this brightly colored fruit for more than 2,000 years as a medicinal herb and food supplement. Goji berries are widely available for purchase in health food stores and online. More re...

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Targeting gut bacteria to reduce heart disease TARGETING GUT BACTERIA TO REDUCE HEART DISEASE

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Aug 06, 2018

Gut bacteria are intrinsically linked with the health of our entire body. Be it the gut, the brain, or the heart, our microbiome is involved. One important way in which they influence our health is through the chemicals that they produce and release. Some of these can leach into our blood, and, once...

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Will drinking coffee prolong your life? WILL DRINKING COFFEE PROLONG YOUR LIFE?

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Aug 01, 2018

Emerging evidence has been pointing to the protective effects that coffee can have over a person's health. This favorite beverage keeps many a student and employee perky and productive, so it is great to think that drinking it can bring other benefits, too. One of these appears to be a significa...

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Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits VITAMIN D: RECENT RESEARCH UNCOVERS NEW BENEFITS

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Aug 01, 2018

Vitamin D is a hot topic currently, with a raft of studies proclaiming its benefits for a variety of serious conditions. Conversely, other recent studies have been more cautious, questioning its perceived usefulness for treating some illnesses. Vitamin D is a nutrient that is synthesized in our skin...

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What are some foods to ease your anxiety? WHAT ARE SOME FOODS TO EASE YOUR ANXIETY?

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Aug 01, 2018

People can make a variety of lifestyle changes to help manage their anxiety. Eating a diet high in vegetables, fruit, legumes, whole grains, and lean protein can be helpful. Anxiety is a widespread condition, affecting millions of people globally. Symptoms vary, and some people only experience them ...

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Can coffee cause cancer? CAN COFFEE CAUSE CANCER?

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Jul 31, 2018

Coffee is a hugely popular drink, but many people are concerned that it may cause cancer. Others claim that drinking coffee offers health benefits and may even prevent cancer. So, what does the evidence say? In this article, we examine the possible link between coffee and cancer and look at whether ...

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Can dietary changes help acne? CAN DIETARY CHANGES HELP ACNE?

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Jul 31, 2018

Affecting as many as 50 million people in the United States each year, acne is the most common skin condition in the country. It often begins during puberty, and it is especially prevalent between the ages of 12 and 24. Acne can cause oily skin and several types of lesions, including pimples. Sympto...

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'NORMAL' BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS MAY NOT BE SO NORMAL AFTER ALL

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Jul 30, 2018

A new study — conducted by researchers at Stanford University in California — reveals that common foods can cause blood sugar spikes in otherwise healthy people. Paying closer attention to these spikes could prevent diabetes and some of its complications.

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Nine herbal teas for constipation NINE HERBAL TEAS FOR CONSTIPATION

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Jul 30, 2018

For centuries, people have used herbal teas to ease digestive issues. Certain teas can stimulate the digestive system and help to relieve constipation. Constipation is when someone has fewer than three bowel movements in a week. However, some people may feel constipated if they do not have a bowel m...

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What are the benefits of activated charcoal? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ACTIVATED CHARCOAL?

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Jul 30, 2018

Activated charcoal is a fine, odorless, black powder often used in emergency rooms to treat overdoses. Its toxin-absorbing properties have a wide range of medicinal and cosmetic uses, though none are scientifically proven. Superheating natural sources of carbon, such as wood, produces activated char...

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What is the best diet for osteoarthritis? WHAT IS THE BEST DIET FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS?

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Jul 27, 2018

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting over 30 million adults in the United States. It develops when the cartilage in the joints breaks down over time. The condition can affect any joint in the body, but people often notice it in their knees, hands, hips, or spine. This artic...

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Psoriasis: Mediterranean diet may slow disease progression PSORIASIS: MEDITERRANEAN DIET MAY SLOW DISEASE PROGRESSION

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Jul 27, 2018

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects about 6.7 million adults in the United States, according to recent estimates. Some studies have shown that people with psoriasis are more prone to obesity and metabolic syndrome, and some have suggested that inflammation may be the reason behi...

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Can too much vitamin D hurt you? CAN TOO MUCH VITAMIN D HURT YOU?

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Jul 27, 2018

Few foods contain vitamin D, so many people take supplements. Long-term use of these supplements can cause some adverse side effects, though this is relatively rare. There is no set consensus about how much vitamin D is necessary for good health. A person's daily requirement depends on individua...

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Calcium-rich foods that vegans can eat CALCIUM-RICH FOODS THAT VEGANS CAN EAT

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Jul 26, 2018

Calcium is essential for general health. Most adults aged 19–50 require 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium per day, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States. This amount of calcium is present in about three 8-ounce glasses of milk. Milk, cheese, and yogurt are th...

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Feeling dizzy after standing may predict dementia FEELING DIZZY AFTER STANDING MAY PREDICT DEMENTIA

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Jul 26, 2018

Some people feel a lightheaded sensation when standing up. This is referred to as orthostatic hypotension. As we get to our feet, gravity causes blood to pool in the large vessels of the lower body, causing a sudden drop in blood pressure. Normally, the nervous system orchestrates a response to coun...

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How liver health impacts the risk of Alzheimer HOW LIVER HEALTH IMPACTS THE RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S

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Jul 26, 2018

While we still do not know exactly what causes the development of Alzheimer's disease, specialists have been hard at work trying to identify the most salient risk factors. New research has now identified a new player when it comes to Alzheimer's risk: the liver. This week, at the yearly Alzh...

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Brain stimulation could improve memory while you sleep BRAIN STIMULATION COULD IMPROVE MEMORY WHILE YOU SLEEP

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Jul 25, 2018

Deep brain stimulation has been a hot topic among neuroscientists over recent years. This is primarily because it has led to more effective treatments for the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. However, deep brain stimulation involves inserting electrodes deep into the brain, and of course, this i...

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How a turmeric compound could treat glaucoma HOW A TURMERIC COMPOUND COULD TREAT GLAUCOMA

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Jul 25, 2018

In glaucoma, the optic nerve — or the nerve that links the eye and the brain — becomes damaged due to fluid buildup in the eye, which puts too much pressure on the nerve. One way of managing this condition is using prescription eye drops. Moreover, the researchers note that there is a wo...

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What are the early signs of oral cancer? WHAT ARE THE EARLY SIGNS OF ORAL CANCER?

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Jul 24, 2018

Symptoms of oral cancer include difficulty chewing, lumps and sores, and white or red patches in the mouth. Early detection and treatment of oral cancer can help prevent cancer from developing further or spreading to other areas. Oral cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth and reproduction of c...

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Is pasta good or bad for you? IS PASTA GOOD OR BAD FOR YOU?

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Jul 24, 2018

Pasta is a convenient and filling meal, but some types of pasta provide empty carbs, meaning that they offer very little nutritional value alongside the calories. As people's understanding of carbohydrates, gluten, and the glycemic index (GI) grow, they may wonder: is pasta healthy?

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Heart health: What to eat and what to avoid HEART HEALTH: WHAT TO EAT AND WHAT TO AVOID

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Jul 24, 2018

Is dairy good or bad for your heart? And what about coffee? Are foods rich in omega-3 really as good as people say? These are legitimate questions that riddle the average consumer. A new review sifts through the nutritional studies available in order to give us the bottom line on which foods are bes...

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Good and bad acidic foods GOOD AND BAD ACIDIC FOODS

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Jul 23, 2018

Some researchers have claimed in the past that acidic foods are harmful to health. As a result, many people have chosen to avoid or eliminate acidic foods from their diet. The following article presents the claims and investigates the evidence to help people decide whether a low-acid or acid-free di...

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What are the benefits of drinking lime water? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING LIME WATER?

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Jul 23, 2018

Flavoring water with citrus fruit, such as lime, can liven up a glass of water, encouraging reluctant water-drinkers to consume more. The body needs water to survive and drinking enough is crucial for maintaining optimal health. Water ensures the human body is adequately hydrated. People stay hydrat...

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Which foods are high in histamine? WHICH FOODS ARE HIGH IN HISTAMINE?

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Jul 23, 2018

Histamine intolerance occurs when there is a buildup of histamine in the body. Drugs, medical conditions, the environment, nutritional deficiencies, and diet can lead to histamine intolerance. Histamine intolerance is fairly rare, impacting an estimated 1 percent of the population. People often mist...

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Does the oatmeal diet work for weight loss? DOES THE OATMEAL DIET WORK FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Jul 23, 2018

Many fad diets, including the oatmeal diet, are based around eating one type of food. The oatmeal diet became popular online. It involves eating only or mostly oatmeal. The first phase of the oatmeal diet usually involves eating oatmeal for three meals a day. The oats should be whole rather than ins...

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Bowel cancer: Low-calorie soft drinks could reduce recurrence BOWEL CANCER: LOW-CALORIE SOFT DRINKS COULD REDUCE RECURRENCE

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Jul 20, 2018

Consuming artificially sweetened soft drinks such as diet colas may be linked to a significantly lower risk of cancer return or death in patients with stage 3 colorectal cancer. It is also likely that around half the effect is due to artificially sweetened options displacing sugar-sweetened ones. Th...

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Eighteen ways to reduce bloating EIGHTEEN WAYS TO REDUCE BLOATING

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Jul 19, 2018

Most people experience bloating at some point. Exercises, supplements, and massages can all help to reduce bloating quickly, and simple lifestyle changes can prevent it from reoccurring. Abdominal bloating is when the abdomen feels full and tight. It commonly occurs due to a buildup of gas somewhere...

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Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk EATING DINNER EARLIER COULD REDUCE CANCER RISK

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Jul 19, 2018

Uncovering simple lifestyle interventions that may reduce cancer risk is a major focus of medical research. Most recently, the timing of our evening meal has come under scrutiny. According to a study that was conducted at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain, eating your final meal of ...

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Do omega-3 supplements really benefit the heart? DO OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENTS REALLY BENEFIT THE HEART?

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Jul 18, 2018

Every day, millions of people from all over the world take fish oil supplements in the hope that they will protect them from heart disease. But do these golden capsules really work? A large systematic review investigates. Omega-3 is a kind of fat found in fish, seafood, certain nuts, and plant oils....

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E-counseling can lower blood pressure, heart disease risk E-COUNSELING CAN LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART DISEASE RISK

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Jul 17, 2018

The American Heart Association (AHA) estimate that more than 100 million people in the United States live with hypertension or high blood pressure. Dubbed the silent killer due to its asymptomatic nature, high blood pressure damages blood vessels over time. This may lead to a range of serious condit...

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How do you know if you have pernicious anemia? HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE PERNICIOUS ANEMIA?

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Jul 17, 2018

Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune condition that leads to a lack of red blood cells. A deficiency in vitamin B-12 causes it. Pernicious anemia is a rare condition that 0.1 percent of people are thought to be affected by, with a higher occurrence among those over 60 years of age. This article explai...

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Is eating tilapia fish safe and healthful? IS EATING TILAPIA FISH SAFE AND HEALTHFUL?

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Jul 17, 2018

Tilapia is an easy-to-prepare and relatively inexpensive fish that many people enjoy eating. However, some reports on tilapia farming practices have led to people worrying about whether or not the fish is safe to eat. In this article, we answer some of the common concerns regarding the farming, safe...

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New Small Cell Lung Cancer Subtype Identified NEW SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER SUBTYPE IDENTIFIED

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Jul 17, 2018

Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide with annual numbers upwards of one million people.  Nowadays, there are three main types including Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, and Lung Carcinoid Tumor (or neuroendocrine tumors).  Treatments differ depending ...

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Fats or carbs: What causes obesity? FATS OR CARBS: WHAT CAUSES OBESITY?

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Jul 16, 2018

Too many carbohydrates or too much fat? Opinions as to which parts of our diets are likely to cause obesity are split. A recent study takes a closer look at the effects of diet on weight and health. The scientists asked which type of diet would be best for shedding excess weight. Their conclusion? I...

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Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer OMEGA-3-DERIVED CANNABINOID MAY STOP CANCER

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Jul 16, 2018

New research suggests that the body's natural pain-killer, the "endocannabinoid system," may also have cancer-fighting properties when "activated" by omega-3 fatty acids. Our bodies have an "endogenous," or "built-in," pain-killing system named after the c...

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Cinnamon may help battle infections CINNAMON MAY HELP BATTLE INFECTIONS

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Jul 16, 2018

Concerns over antibiotic resistance are reaching fever pitch, and the race is on to uncover novel compounds to replace them. A new study suggests that cinnamon might offer a helping hand. Since their first use, antibiotics have saved countless lives. Now, however, the tide is turning. Over countless...

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Spinal stroke: Causes, treatment, and outcome SPINAL STROKE: CAUSES, TREATMENT, AND OUTCOME

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Jul 13, 2018

A spinal stroke occurs when the blood supply to the spinal cord is cut off. Without an adequate blood supply, the spinal cord will not receive the oxygen and nutrients that it requires to function. Any disruption to the blood supply can damage the spinal cord and prevent it from communicating with t...

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Full-fat dairy may actually benefit heart health FULL-FAT DAIRY MAY ACTUALLY BENEFIT HEART HEALTH

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Jul 13, 2018

Popular belief has it — and even some governmental authorities on nutrition agree — that we should avoid full-fat dairy products due to their high content of saturated fats. But, a new study boldly challenges these claims. Whole-fat dairy does not raise cardiovascular risk. Conversely, s...

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Can high blood pressure lead to headaches? CAN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE LEAD TO HEADACHES?

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Jul 12, 2018

High blood pressure can be difficult to recognize without using a blood pressure monitor. Many people do not experience symptoms unless their blood pressure is dangerously high. When symptoms do occur with high blood pressure, they may include a severe headache. People who suspect that they have sym...

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Vitamin D offers no protection against Alzheimer VITAMIN D OFFERS NO PROTECTION AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S

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Jul 12, 2018

There is no solid evidence that vitamin D protects against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative diseases. This was the conclusion that researchers in Australia came to, after conducting a systematic review and analysis of more than 70 clinical and pre-cli...

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Asthma: A healthful diet may prevent symptoms ASTHMA: A HEALTHFUL DIET MAY PREVENT SYMPTOMS

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Jul 12, 2018

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is associated with better asthma outcomes, according to a study recently published in the European Respiratory Journal. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are the main components of a healthful diet, the benefits of which are hailed by medical re...

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What are the health benefits of wild yam? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WILD YAM?

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Jul 10, 2018

Wild yam is a plant that people have used for centuries in alternative medicine. Potential medicinal uses for wild yam include the treatment of menopause symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and muscular cramps. There are various other names for wild yams, such as colic root, devil's bones,...

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Multivitamins MULTIVITAMINS 'OF NO BENEFIT' TO HEART HEALTH

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Jul 10, 2018

A comprehensive analysis of published studies and clinical trials has found no benefit to cardiovascular health from multivitamin and mineral supplement use. The study authors hope that this will settle the controversial debate about whether the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements is able to...

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The best foods for boosting your immune system THE BEST FOODS FOR BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

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Jul 10, 2018

A strong immune system helps to keep a person healthy. Can specific foods boost the immune system? The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens, which are the viruses, bacteria, and foreign bodies that cause i...

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Keto diet could make cancer therapy more effective KETO DIET COULD MAKE CANCER THERAPY MORE EFFECTIVE

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Jul 10, 2018

In recent years, scientists have been testing a new class of cancer drugs. They target a specific molecular pathway that has been shown to be faulty in many types of cancer. Specifically, these drugs target a cell signaling pathway called phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K), which is activated by i...

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How does depression affect the body? HOW DOES DEPRESSION AFFECT THE BODY?

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Jul 09, 2018

The effects of depression may extend beyond a person's emotions and mental health. Depression can also affect a person's physical health. In this article, learn about these physical effects of depression, including chronic pain, weight changes, and increased inflammation.

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Which foods are good for constipation? WHICH FOODS ARE GOOD FOR CONSTIPATION?

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Jul 05, 2018

Constipation is a common complaint that often results from the diet and lifestyle. Eating certain foods can help to improve the frequency of bowel movements. The medical community defines constipation as a reduction in bowel movements or difficulty passing stools.

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What should you eat while taking antibiotics? WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT WHILE TAKING ANTIBIOTICS?

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Jul 04, 2018

Antibiotics are a type of medication that fight bacteria. They work either by killing bacteria or by stopping it from reproducing. These drugs often cause gastrointestinal side effects, such as nausea, diarrhea, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, loss of appetite. These side effects may be uncom...

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Is time-restricted eating effective for weight loss? IS TIME-RESTRICTED EATING EFFECTIVE FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Jul 04, 2018

Time-restricted eating is a type of diet that focuses on the timing of eating. Instead of limiting the types of food or number of calories that people consume, this diet restricts the amount of time they can spend eating. A person on a time-restricted eating diet will only eat during specific hours ...

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What are the benefits of chlorophyll? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHLOROPHYLL?

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Jul 04, 2018

Chlorophyll is present in most green vegetables, and some people take it as a health supplement. The potential benefits of chlorophyll include improving health, boosting energy, and fighting illnesses. In this article, we examine the possible benefits of chlorophyll and the evidence supporting them....

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Type 2 Diabetes in Children TYPE 2 DIABETES IN CHILDREN

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Jul 03, 2018

For decades, type 2 diabetes was considered an adults-only condition. In fact, type 2 diabetes was once called adult-onset diabetes. But what was once a disease mainly faced by adults is becoming more common in children. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how the body metabolizes su...

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How to naturally lose weight fast HOW TO NATURALLY LOSE WEIGHT FAST

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Jul 03, 2018

While there are endless diets, supplements, and meal replacement plans claiming to ensure rapid weight loss, most lack any scientific evidence. There are, however, some strategies backed by science that do have an impact on weight management. These strategies include exercising, keeping track of cal...

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Good news for heavy coffee drinkers GOOD NEWS FOR HEAVY COFFEE DRINKERS

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Jul 02, 2018

Coffee is among the most commonly consumed beverages on earth. Because of its popularity, it has attracted a great deal of research over the years. After all, something that permeates society so thoroughly must be studied for its pros and cons. Scientists have now stacked up a fair amount of evidenc...

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Foods and meal plans for iron deficiency FOODS AND MEAL PLANS FOR IRON DEFICIENCY

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Jul 02, 2018

A diet plan for anemia needs to include a healthful balance of iron-rich foods, such as leafy vegetables, lean meat, nuts and seeds, and fortified breakfast cereals. It is also crucial to include foods that can improve the body's absorption of iron and avoid foods that may interfere with this pr...

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Low B-12 and folate levels in mature adults LOW B-12 AND FOLATE LEVELS IN MATURE ADULTS 'OF CONCERN'

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Jun 29, 2018

A large population study conducted in Ireland has found that a worrying number of adults aged 50 and over have vitamin B-12 and folate deficiencies, which may expose them to poor health in the long run. Researchers from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin in Irel...

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Exercise, the EXERCISE, THE 'BEST ANTIDEPRESSANT,' ALSO PREVENTS HEART DISEASE

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Jun 28, 2018

Depression raises the risk of heart disease in people who haven't had a history of cardiovascular problems. For those who have already been diagnosed with heart disease, depression raises their mortality risk. In fact, some studies have revealed that people with depression are at high risk of ar...

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Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis? DOES TAKING OMEGA-3 HELP WITH PSORIASIS?

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Jun 28, 2018

Omega-3 supplements are a popular natural remedy for psoriasis. How do they work, and which sources are best? Omega-3s have been shown to have various health benefits, which include improving skin conditions and boosting heart health. In this article, we look at the research behind the benefits of o...

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How a red wine compound may prevent cancer HOW A RED WINE COMPOUND MAY PREVENT CANCER

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Jun 28, 2018

Resveratrol is a bioactive compound that can be found in the skin of grapes, red wine, peanuts, blueberries, and cranberries, among others. Recently, research has been paying increasing attention to this fascinating compound, as its unexpected health benefits are becoming evident. Slowing down the a...

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What are the most healthful high-fat foods? WHAT ARE THE MOST HEALTHFUL HIGH-FAT FOODS?

blog article

Jun 28, 2018

Healthful high-fat foods are not something to shy away from. The body needs a certain amount of fat from the diet to aid hormone function, memory, and the absorption of specific nutrients. Including healthful fats in a meal also creates a sense of fullness, slows down the digestion of carbohydrates,...

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Can water help you lose weight? CAN WATER HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

blog article

Jun 28, 2018

Many studies support the theory that drinking water is beneficial for weight loss. Also, hydration is key for many factors that play a role in weight loss, including digestion and muscle function. However, the medical community is still unsure about how much of an influence water consumption has on ...

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Technologists at the Healthcare Gate: The Rise of Innovation Collaborations TECHNOLOGISTS AT THE HEALTHCARE GATE: THE RISE OF INNOVATION COLLABORATIONS

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Jun 27, 2018

Healthcare executive inboxes across the country are filled with newsletters highlighting articles that cry, “Apple, Google, and Amazon is coming for your physicians and patients!” Between the attractive growth opportunity offered by the massive $3.3 trillion US healthcare market and the ...

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Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure FIFTEEN GOOD FOODS FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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Jun 27, 2018

Changing the diet can significantly reduce high blood pressure. Research has shown that certain foods can lower blood pressure, both right away and in the long term. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Medications, dietary changes, and other li...

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How to get more iron from the diet HOW TO GET MORE IRON FROM THE DIET

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Jun 27, 2018

Iron is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in transporting oxygen around the body. Getting more iron into the diet can help prevent iron deficiency anemia and improve general health. The body needs iron to help it carry out many vital processes, such as energy production, growth, develo...

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Diabetes: The insulin pill may finally be here DIABETES: THE INSULIN PILL MAY FINALLY BE HERE

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Jun 26, 2018

Individuals with type 1 diabetes must inject themselves with the required dose of insulin daily to manage their condition. In the future, injections may no longer be necessary; scientists are developing a viable way of delivering insulin in pill form.

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Why does depression make you feel tired? WHY DOES DEPRESSION MAKE YOU FEEL TIRED?

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Jun 26, 2018

Depression can cause debilitating fatigue and make the simplest activities, such as getting out of bed, too difficult to manage. According to a 2018 report, fatigue affects over 90 percent of people with the major depressive disorder. In this article, learn about the link between depression and fati...

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What are the benefits of eating healthy? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EATING HEALTHY?

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Jun 26, 2018

A healthful diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables of many colors, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins. Eating healthfully also means avoiding foods with high amounts of added salt and sugar. In this article, we look at the top 10 benefits of a healthful diet, as well a...

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What are the side effects of aspartame? WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF ASPARTAME?

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Jun 26, 2018

Aspartame is a widely used, low-calorie, artificial sweetener. It is sold under the brand names Nutrasweet and Equal in the United States. It is one of the most popular sugar substitutes in low-calorie food and drinks, including diet sodas, and is also a component of some medications. Despite its ex...

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Why do I get heart palpitations after I eat? WHY DO I GET HEART PALPITATIONS AFTER I EAT?

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Jun 26, 2018

Heart palpitations occur when the heart starts to beat faster, and they feel like a fluttering in the chest, neck, or throat. Palpitations can make people feel short of breath and anxious. If people experience heart palpitations after eating, the foods or beverages they have consumed recently may be...

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Is drinking ginger water good for health? IS DRINKING GINGER WATER GOOD FOR HEALTH?

blog article

Jun 25, 2018

Ginger water can be easily made at home and is a convenient way of consuming ginger for its potential health benefits. People have used ginger for thousands of years, as both a flavoring in foods and a natural remedy, to treat a variety of conditions, such as pain and nausea. In this article, we exa...

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Is it possible to prevent a hangover? IS IT POSSIBLE TO PREVENT A HANGOVER?

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Jun 25, 2018

There is a wide variety of supposed hangover cures, but few have actually been scientifically tested or proven to work. A hangover is what some people experience the morning after an evening of heavy drinking. Symptoms typically include a headache, dehydration, tiredness, and nausea and vomiting. Th...

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Brain study reveals why some people fail to stick to their diet BRAIN STUDY REVEALS WHY SOME PEOPLE FAIL TO STICK TO THEIR DIET

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Jun 25, 2018

Differences in brain anatomy might explain why some individuals struggle to maintain a healthful diet while others do not. This was the conclusion that researchers came to after finding that gray matter volume in two brains regions predicted ability to exercise control over food choices. The brain r...

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Six health benefits of safflower oil SIX HEALTH BENEFITS OF SAFFLOWER OIL

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Jun 25, 2018

Research suggests that safflower oil may provide some health benefits, especially for blood sugar, cholesterol, and skin inflammation. Safflower oil is a popular cooking oil made from the seeds of the safflower plant. Some research suggests it may have some health benefits when used in the diet and ...

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Everything you need to know about dextrose EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DEXTROSE

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Jun 24, 2018

Dextrose is a type of simple sugar made from corn. It is similar to fructose and chemically identical to glucose, which is blood sugar. Simple sugars, including dextrose, fructose, and glucose, appear in foods such as table sugar, honey, and bread. Dextrose often appears in foods as an artificial sw...

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Hypervitaminosis A: What to know HYPERVITAMINOSIS A: WHAT TO KNOW

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Jun 23, 2018

Hypervitaminosis A is a condition that occurs when a person has too much vitamin A in their body. This can happen if a person takes too many supplements or uses certain creams for acne over a prolonged period. Symptoms of hypervitaminosis A include vision problems, changes in the skin, and bone pain...

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What are the symptoms of heart disease in men? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASE IN MEN?

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Jun 22, 2018

Heart disease is one of the most common health problems that men face. By knowing some of the signs and symptoms of heart disease, they may be able to reduce their risk of developing serious complications, such as a heart attack. Heart disease is a term referring to a range of heart health issues. T...

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How four cups of coffee might protect the heart HOW FOUR CUPS OF COFFEE MIGHT PROTECT THE HEART

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Jun 22, 2018

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protect the cells of our hearts. There appears to be a study praising the health benefits of coffee published every other week. Over recent yea...

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The Middle-Market Dilemma: Healthcare Needs Vary Depending on the Size of the Firm THE MIDDLE-MARKET DILEMMA: HEALTHCARE NEEDS VARY DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE FIRM

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Jun 21, 2018

It’s important to consider the size of an employer when planning an employee healthcare and health insurance solution. The middle-market is unique because companies this size are too small for a dedicated in-house team but have the needs of a larger organization. The Bureau of Labor and Statis...

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Study reveals new cause of depression STUDY REVEALS NEW CAUSE OF DEPRESSION

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Jun 21, 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide. In the most severe cases, it can lead to suicide. It is normal to experience occasional sadness or grief after specific events, but depression is different. It can lead to a variety of emotio...

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What to know about the 500-calorie diet WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE 500-CALORIE DIET

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Jun 21, 2018

New diets appear each year to tackle the global issue of rising obesity rates. The 500-calorie diet may seem like a recent development, but it has been around in various forms for many years. In this article, learn why some people use the 500-calorie diet and whether or not it is safe. People on the...

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Almond butter vs. peanut butter: Which is healthier? ALMOND BUTTER VS. PEANUT BUTTER: WHICH IS HEALTHIER?

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Jun 21, 2018

While peanut butter is a staple food in many households, there are a variety of other nut butter on the market, including almond butter. Knowing which type of nut butter is the most nutritious can be challenging. Nut jars of butter often contain unsaturated fats, which are healthful fats that the bo...

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Is vitamin D deficiency to blame for lung disease? IS VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY TO BLAME FOR LUNG DISEASE?

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Jun 20, 2018

As the summer advances, make sure you make the most of the sunny days and boost your vitamin D levels; this nutrient is tied to many important aspects of health. Recent research has now even found a link between low vitamin D levels and interstitial lung disease. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) refe...

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Are you getting enough vitamin D? ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH VITAMIN D?

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Jun 20, 2018

Vitamin D is beneficial to health, but guidelines on how much to take are not always clear. Some people will be able to get enough vitamin D from sunlight alone, but others may need to make lifestyle changes or take supplements. In this article, we provide more information about getting vitamin D fr...

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16:8 fasting diet actually works, study finds 16:8 FASTING DIET ACTUALLY WORKS, STUDY FINDS

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Jun 20, 2018

A form of intermittent fasting known as the 16:8 diet helps obese individuals to lose weight and lower their blood pressure, according to a new study. More and more people now turn to intermittent fasting as a fast and effective way to lose weight. There are the different form of this diet, dependin...

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How can I tell if I have low magnesium? HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE LOW MAGNESIUM?

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Jun 19, 2018

Early symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, tiredness, and weakness. Although many people are not getting enough magnesium, deficiency is rare, and symptoms usually indicate an underlying health condition. In this article, we look at why people need magn...

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How to treat a burn on the roof of the mouth at home HOW TO TREAT A BURN ON THE ROOF OF THE MOUTH AT HOME

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Jun 19, 2018

Burning the roof of the mouth is a common problem, but it is easy to treat these burns at home. Some natural remedies that can soothe the burn and promote healing include yogurt, milk, aloe vera gel, and honey. In this article, we look at seven natural remedies for burns on the roof of the mouth. We...

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Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports VITAMIN D MAY DECREASE BREAST CANCER RISK, STUDY REPORTS

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Jun 18, 2018

Vitamin D is hailed as a wonder nutrient, capable of lowering a person's risk of different forms of cancer. Recent research now confirms that people with high enough levels of this vitamin in their blood have a significantly lower risk of breast cancer.

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Why do I wake up depressed? WHY DO I WAKE UP DEPRESSED?

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Jun 15, 2018

There are many types of depression. Some, called diurnal variations, involve symptoms getting worse at certain times of the day. Symptoms of depression can include feelings of helplessness, sadness, and hopelessness, and these may be worse in the morning. The common term for this diurnal variation i...

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How to use Epsom salt for constipation relief HOW TO USE EPSOM SALT FOR CONSTIPATION RELIEF

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Jun 15, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Epsom salt as a laxative. Laxatives can help a person have a bowel movement when they are temporarily constipated. However, using Epsom salt for constipation can have risks, and there are some groups of people who should not try this home rem...

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Red meat allergy may increase heart disease risk RED MEAT ALLERGY MAY INCREASE HEART DISEASE RISK

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Jun 15, 2018

That red meat can be bad for our health is not news; red meat is the nutritional pariah of the 21st century, and not without good reason. Now implicated in diabetes, stroke, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, it is certainly a foodstuff to eat in moderation if at all. Primarily, the levels of satur...

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Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS MAY RAISE BOWEL CANCER RISK

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Jun 15, 2018

In the largest study of its kind, low levels of vitamin D are linked with a significant increase in colorectal cancer risk. Conversely, higher levels appear to offer protection. Vitamin D is produced in the skin after contact with sunlight, as well as absorbed in our guts from several dietary source...

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Alight Solutions to Grow Its Health Navigation Capabilities Through the Acquisition of Compass Professional Health Services ALIGHT SOLUTIONS TO GROW ITS HEALTH NAVIGATION CAPABILITIES THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OF COMPASS PROFESSIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

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Jun 14, 2018

Alight Solutions, a leader in technology-enabled health, wealth, HR and finance solutions, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Compass Professional Health Services, a healthcare technology company providing advocacy and network optimization services to more than 1,7...

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Finding it hard to cut down on processed foods? Here FINDING IT HARD TO CUT DOWN ON PROCESSED FOODS? HERE'S WHY

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Jun 14, 2018

We know that processed foods are bad for us and that though they may be tasty, they do not bring us any nutritional benefits. How come we find it so hard to say no to those chips, donuts, and crackers? Many processed foods — such as potato chips, donuts, crackers, cookies, and fries — ha...

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How Running Helps You Lose Weight HOW RUNNING HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT

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Jun 13, 2018

Running is an incredibly popular way to exercise. In fact, it's estimated that in the US alone, over 64 million people have run at least once in the past year. Running is also linked to many health benefits and is one of the best types of exercise to help you lose weight. This article explains h...

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Even slightly elevated blood pressure increases dementia risk EVEN SLIGHTLY ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE INCREASES DEMENTIA RISK

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Jun 13, 2018

The link between the risk of dementia and hypertension is well established. What about higher-than-normal blood pressure in the absence of a hypertension diagnosis, however? Research has found that hypertension in middle age increases a person's risk of developing a form of dementia. But what is...

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What is refeeding? WHAT IS REFEEDING?

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Jun 13, 2018

Refeeding syndrome can develop when someone who is malnourished begins to eat again. The syndrome occurs because of the reintroduction of glucose, or sugar. As the body digests and metabolizes food again, this can cause sudden shifts in the balance of electrolytes and fluids. These shifts can cause ...

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Frozen orange juice may be more healthful than fresh FROZEN ORANGE JUICE MAY BE MORE HEALTHFUL THAN FRESH

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Jun 13, 2018

A new study tests the bioaccessibility — or amount of nutrients in a compound that can be absorbed by our intestines and sent to the rest of our body — of fresh, pasteurized, and deep-frozen orange juices. The results may come as a surprise. Researchers at the Laboratory of Food Colour a...

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Eleven tips for white spots on teeth ELEVEN TIPS FOR WHITE SPOTS ON TEETH

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Jun 12, 2018

There are several possible causes for white spots on teeth, including dental fluorosis, enamel hypoplasia, poor dental hygiene, and eating too many acidic or sugary foods. Although people may see white spots on their teeth as undesirable, they rarely need to be a serious cause for concern from a med...

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Time Management Tips for Health Professionals TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

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Jun 11, 2018

When it comes to the workplace, you may often find yourself balancing multiple responsibilities, projects, and deadlines. Learning how to juggle a heavy workload is critical for any professional, and especially important for careers in health care. Honing effective time management skills is crucial ...

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Can mangoes protect heart and gut health? CAN MANGOES PROTECT HEART AND GUT HEALTH?

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Jun 11, 2018

Mangoes have been cultivated in South Asia for thousands of years, and they now find homes across many of the warmer regions of Earth. They are the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, and for good reason: they're delicious. As far as nutrition goes, the mango contains a range...

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Nutrition 2018: New data confirm health benefits of plant-based diet NUTRITION 2018: NEW DATA CONFIRM HEALTH BENEFITS OF PLANT-BASED DIET

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Jun 11, 2018

Plant-based diets are becoming more popular in the United States. A 2017 report found that 6 percent of people in the U.S. now identify as vegan, compared with just 1 percent in 2014. Despite this steady growth, the U.S. still lags behind many other countries when it comes to swapping animal protein...

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Can babies and toddlers drink almond milk? CAN BABIES AND TODDLERS DRINK ALMOND MILK?

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Jun 10, 2018

Almond milk is a common alternative to cow's milk for adults, but developing babies have different nutritional needs. Most doctors and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that babies less than 1-year-old drink breast milk or, if breast milk is not available, dairy- or soy-based infant f...

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High-salt diet may kill off HIGH-SALT DIET MAY KILL OFF 'GOOD' GUT BACTERIA

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Jun 10, 2018

New data suggest that high salt consumption may prove fatal to certain gut bacteria and that this could contribute to high blood pressure and diseases affecting the immune system. Scientists are already aware of a link between high blood pressure and a diet high in salt. High-salt diets may also spe...

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Technology is Poised to Help Us Tackle Mental Health TECHNOLOGY IS POISED TO HELP US TACKLE MENTAL HEALTH

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Jun 08, 2018

Because of the immense and awesome processing power of the human brain, we now live in an era of monumental scientific breakthroughs.  There are still places to improve though.  Mental health is one of them. Decades-old philosophies are being rewritten because of the speed at which we are ...

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What happens if you fast for a day? WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FAST FOR A DAY?

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Jun 08, 2018

Fasting is a longstanding part of many religious traditions, including the Jewish and Muslim observances of Yom Kippur and Ramadan. A form of fasting known as intermittent fasting has also gained popularity as a weight-loss tool. Many studies have examined the benefits and risks of giving up food fo...

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Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors EATING SENSIBLY MAY SLASH DEATH RISK FOR CANCER SURVIVORS

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Jun 08, 2018

A growing body of evidence is suggesting that diets influence the outlook of cancer survivors. For instance, a recent study has suggested that a low-fat diet may significantly improve the outlook of breast cancer survivors. And, a meta-analysis of existing studies refers to the Western diet as "...

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Study Reports: Healthcare Price Transparency Becoming Worse STUDY REPORTS: HEALTHCARE PRICE TRANSPARENCY BECOMING WORSE

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Jun 07, 2018

Although healthcare industry initiatives have tried to improve healthcare price transparency, there has been little improvement. The report showed that the percentage of hospitals that could provide complete pricing information was in the minority in 2011 (16 percent) and that percentage worsened by...

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Can you put on weight if you have diabetes? CAN YOU PUT ON WEIGHT IF YOU HAVE DIABETES?

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Jun 07, 2018

Diabetes usually results in excess sugar in the blood, which can lead to serious health problems. Although people often associate diabetes with weight gain, the condition can also cause weight loss. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight may not be easy, but it can improve a person's health ...

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Could coffee enhance teamwork? COULD COFFEE ENHANCE TEAMWORK?

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Jun 07, 2018

Coffee is known to keep us more alert and focused, so many of us use it to boost our energy levels and productivity. However, it turns out that this popular stimulant may help to sustain not only individual effort but also constructive interaction within a team.

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What are the benefits of blackberries? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BLACKBERRIES?

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Jun 07, 2018

Blackberries are a delicious addition to any diet. They are also packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants. Blackberries are native to Europe, but farmers grow them across the United States all year round. They come from brambles, which are a type of thorny bush. In this article, we look at s...

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What are the first signs of gluten intolerance? WHAT ARE THE FIRST SIGNS OF GLUTEN INTOLERANCE?

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Jun 06, 2018

Gluten intolerance or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, as it is also known, shares some of the same symptoms as celiac disease but is a less severe condition. Gluten intolerance can still cause considerable discomfort, however, and people sometimes use lifestyle changes to try and manage its symptoms....

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Home and natural remedies for upset stomach HOME AND NATURAL REMEDIES FOR UPSET STOMACH

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Jun 06, 2018

Everyone experiences an upset stomach and indigestion, or dyspepsia, from time to time after eating or drinking. The condition is usually no cause for concern, and it is often possible to treat the symptoms using home remedies. Common symptoms of an upset stomach and indigestion include heartburn, o...

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How does cheese affect cholesterol levels? HOW DOES CHEESE AFFECT CHOLESTEROL LEVELS?

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Jun 06, 2018

Cheese and other dairy products are among the foods most likely to raise a person's cholesterol level. The extent of the increase will depend on the type of cheese. However, cheese also offers some nutritional benefits as it contains calcium and vitamins. By choosing low-fat cheeses and limiting...

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These four foods are proven to lower your cholesterol THESE FOUR FOODS ARE PROVEN TO LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL

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Jun 05, 2018

Plant-based foods are known to be good for the heart. Are there any foods in particular that lower cholesterol and keep this vital organ strong and healthy? Yes, suggests a new study. In fact, there are four main foods whose heart benefits have been proven by several controlled trials.

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How are liver function and cholesterol production linked? HOW ARE LIVER FUNCTION AND CHOLESTEROL PRODUCTION LINKED?

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Jun 04, 2018

Most cholesterol in the body is made in the liver and is necessary for good health. But some forms of cholesterol can cause several health issues, including damage to the liver. Cholesterol is a fatty molecule that is found in some foods as well as being made in the liver. There are two primary form...

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Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes POOR SLEEP MAY FUEL HARMFUL EATING HABITS AND DIABETES

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Jun 04, 2018

Snacking in the late hours of the night may not bring many consequences if done every now and again, but if you're a habitual night-time fridge raider, then you may be putting your health at risk. A study from last year suggested that snacking beyond bedtime could lead to skin damage by altering...

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Green tea compound may protect heart health GREEN TEA COMPOUND MAY PROTECT HEART HEALTH

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Jun 02, 2018

According to a new study, a molecule found in green tea might help to protect against atherosclerosis, which is a common cause of heart attacks and stroke. Atherosclerosis is a buildup of plaque within the arteries. Starting as fatty streaks on the walls of blood vessels, they slowly grow in size to...

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Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease death risk by 40 percent VEGETARIAN DIET REDUCES HEART DISEASE DEATH RISK BY 40 PERCENT

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Jun 01, 2018

Currently, in the United States, vegetarianism and veganism are steadily becoming more popular. Touted as a more healthful option, many people are working to reduce their meat intake. In the past few decades, numerous studies have demonstrated that restricting meat impacts the body in a number of po...

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What are the causes and symptoms of chronic gastritis? WHAT ARE THE CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC GASTRITIS?

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May 31, 2018

Chronic gastritis is one of the most common chronic conditions and can last for years or even a lifetime if left untreated. A wide range of different conditions and factors are known to cause or contribute to the development of chronic gastritis. Resolving mild cases of gastritis can often be throug...

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Is it bad to eat ice? IS IT BAD TO EAT ICE?

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May 31, 2018

Many people who want to cool down or feel refreshed will eat ice or add it to their drink. Sucking on ice cubes can also help people find relief from dry mouth symptoms. However, continually craving ice and crunching on ice cubes could be bad for a person's teeth and may be a sign of an underlyi...

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How much fiber should I eat per day? HOW MUCH FIBER SHOULD I EAT PER DAY?

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May 31, 2018

Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, and most Americans do not meet the recommended daily guidelines. A less common problem is when a person eats too much fiber too quickly, which can cause digestive problems. It is important to consume the right amount of fiber each day, spread throughou...

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Connecting the World Through Health Technologies CONNECTING THE WORLD THROUGH HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

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May 30, 2018

We live in a digital health world shaped by the ongoing quest to save time and money. Healthcare’s shift to the connected world was forged in part by these factors. But the shift was also influenced by patients’ inability to adhere to their prescribed treatment plans and providers desire...

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Common toothpaste ingredient may promote colon cancer COMMON TOOTHPASTE INGREDIENT MAY PROMOTE COLON CANCER

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May 30, 2018

Researchers claim that there is an "urgent need" to test triclosan, a common chemical in household products. After preliminary studies, scientists conclude that it might cause colonic inflammation and promote colon cancer. Triclosan is not necessarily a household name, but the products tha...

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What are the health benefits of lemongrass tea? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMONGRASS TEA?

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May 30, 2018

Many people believe that lemongrass tea offers multiple health benefits, but researchers have not yet conducted enough large-scale studies to prove these benefits. Doctors do know that the tea can help fight against free radicals, thus reducing the incidence of inflammation in the body. Lemongrass c...

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10 Reasons Why Digital Health Startups Fail 10 REASONS WHY DIGITAL HEALTH STARTUPS FAIL

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May 29, 2018

Digital health startups. be they telemedicine, data and intelligence or remote sensing companies, suffer from the same symptoms, but, because of the unique and complicated sick care and healthcare ecosystems, there are other reasons too: Entrepreneurs underestimate the complexity and special challen...

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How to use Manuka honey for acne HOW TO USE MANUKA HONEY FOR ACNE

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May 29, 2018

While there are many medical products on the market to treat acne, Manuka honey may be an effective natural remedy. Manuka honey is made by bees that collect nectar from the Manuka trees, which grow in southern Australia and New Zealand. Along with other types of honey, people have used Manuka honey...

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Can carrots cause allergies? CAN CARROTS CAUSE ALLERGIES?

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May 29, 2018

A person can be allergic to almost any food. While carrots are nutritious and packed with beta-carotene, these root vegetables can also cause dangerous allergic reactions. An allergic reaction to carrots can be one element of oral allergy syndrome, which is also known as pollen-food allergy syndrome...

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What does caffeine anhydrous do for the body? WHAT DOES CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS DO FOR THE BODY?

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May 29, 2018

Caffeine anhydrous is becoming more popular as a supplement for weight loss and improved athletic performance. It is also present in food products such as caffeinated gum and energy bars. Anhydrous means without water and caffeine anhydrous is a processed, dehydrated form of caffeine.

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Heart health: Supplements don HEART HEALTH: SUPPLEMENTS DON'T WORK, WITH ONE EXCEPTION

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May 29, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that one-third of the entire population of the United States are taking some form of supplement. Supplements are meant to raise our nutritional intake when food alone is not enough to provide the daily recommended dose. However, some claim that supple...

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Most Popular Vitamin And Mineral Supplements Provide No Health Benefit, Study Finds MOST POPULAR VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS PROVIDE NO HEALTH BENEFIT, STUDY FINDS

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May 28, 2018

The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. Published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the systematic review ...

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Can chewing gum help you walk faster, burn more calories? CAN CHEWING GUM HELP YOU WALK FASTER, BURN MORE CALORIES?

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May 28, 2018

According to recent data, in 2017 alone, 174.74 million people in the United States declared that they habitually use bubblegum or chewing gum. But whether, and to what extent, chewing gum may aid or endanger health has been a matter of dispute. Research demonstrates that sugar-free gum, specificall...

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Why music volume matters when trying to lose weight WHY MUSIC VOLUME MATTERS WHEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT

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May 28, 2018

Music can have a visceral effect on us. Indeed, most people reading this will remember a time when music altered their mood — be that positively or negatively. In the world of retail, the manipulating mood can be the difference between a sale and someone walking out of the shop empty-handed. G...

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You don YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE 'STRICTLY VEGETARIAN' TO REAP THE BENEFITS

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May 27, 2018

Experts already know that diets that emphasize plant-based over animal-based foods — such as vegetarian or vegan diets — can decrease the risk of obesity. However, scientists do not yet know how strictly these diets need to be followed to reduce the risk of becoming overweight or obese l...

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Is tricalcium phosphate bad for your health? IS TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

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May 25, 2018

Tricalcium phosphate is a calcium salt found in many nutritional supplements. Many people wonder about the safety of tricalcium phosphate, including side effects and whether it causes cancer. Some people take supplements containing tricalcium phosphate to supplement their daily calcium intake if the...

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What are the health benefits of balsamic vinegar? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BALSAMIC VINEGAR?

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May 24, 2018

Balsamic vinegar is a popular ingredient in salad dressings, marinades, and many other foods. It is a distinctive flavor that is often described as bold, tart, and complex. Some studies suggest that balsamic vinegar has additional health benefits, ranging from improving a person's complexion to ...

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Is green tea good for BPH? IS GREEN TEA GOOD FOR BPH?

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May 22, 2018

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. There is continuing research into alternative ways to manage the condition, including by drinking green tea. Polyphenols are the active ingredients in green tea that may be responsible for helping manage benign prostatic hype...

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Novel gel regrows brain tissue after stroke NOVEL GEL REGROWS BRAIN TISSUE AFTER STROKE

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May 22, 2018

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a certain part of the brain is significantly reduced, resulting in brain cell death. Following a stroke, many people will be left with cognitive impairments, motor impairments, or both because of the brain tissue that is destroyed in the process. In fact, str...

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One egg per day may keep stroke at bay ONE EGG PER DAY MAY KEEP STROKE AT BAY

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May 22, 2018

If you've ever heard that eating more than two or three eggs per week is bad for your health, you're not alone. Some studies have suggested that, due to yolks' high cholesterol content, eggs can be a harmful food — particularly for people already at risk of cardiovascular events. T...

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Once a vision for the future, virtual health is a reality of the present ONCE A VISION FOR THE FUTURE, VIRTUAL HEALTH IS A REALITY OF THE PRESENT

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May 21, 2018

Virtual health stretches beyond the use of digital tools, or mobile devices that connect patients to physicians. It combines digital and telecommunication technologies to create a continuous connection between patients, physicians, and other caregivers. By combining technologies, healthcare stakehol...

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Type 2 diabetes: Intermittent fasting may raise risk TYPE 2 DIABETES: INTERMITTENT FASTING MAY RAISE RISK

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May 20, 2018

The so-called intermittent fasting diet has been gaining more and more traction among people who want to lose weight quickly. This popular diet consists of "fast" days, where one drastically restricts their calorie intake — to a quarter of the daily dose or less, for instance —...

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Stroke: Clinical trial results STROKE: CLINICAL TRIAL RESULTS 'LIKELY TO CHANGE CARE PRACTICE'

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May 18, 2018

As in the case of a major stroke, in a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or mini-stroke, blood supply to the brain is disrupted. This major organ becomes starved of oxygen, which might lead to trouble speaking, visual disturbances, and numbness in the body's extremities. A minor stroke is similar...

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6 Healthcare Marketing Ideas to Cure Your Social Media Woes 6 HEALTHCARE MARKETING IDEAS TO CURE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA WOES

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May 16, 2018

Around half of the world’s population (3.3 billion people) are now active on social media. Today, social media isn’t just a place for friends and family to stay in touch. It’s where people go to catch up on the latest news. This is where your clients search for recommendations and ...

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How job strain may impair mental health HOW JOB STRAIN MAY IMPAIR MENTAL HEALTH

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May 16, 2018

Mental health problems are more common than we might think. The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) estimate that 16.2 million people in the United States have experienced major depression at least once in the past year. Depression is considered the leading cause of workplace absenteeism in ...

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Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer? COULD GUT BACTERIA DRIVE COLON CANCER?

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May 16, 2018

National Cancer Institute (NCI) figures suggest that 140,250 new cases of colorectal cancer could be diagnosed in the United States in 2018. Among all the known risk factors for this cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) name a family history of colon cancer, an unhealthful di...

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Colorectal cancer: Some cells are COLORECTAL CANCER: SOME CELLS ARE 'BORN TO BE BAD'

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May 15, 2018

This may prevent the unnecessary treatment of patients with harmless growths, say scientists from Duke University in Durham, NC, and the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, who report their results in the journal PNAS. There are around 1.3 million people living with colorectal ca...

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Why the Future of Health Must Be Reinvented with Blockchain WHY THE FUTURE OF HEALTH MUST BE REINVENTED WITH BLOCKCHAIN

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May 14, 2018

It’s becoming more evident by the day that healthcare is on the cusp of disruption. Everything from the explosion of health hackathons seeking innovative ideas to giant companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon making bold announcements to enter the arena, the signs are overwhelmingly clear tha...

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Does drinking water improve erectile dysfunction? DOES DRINKING WATER IMPROVE ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?

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May 14, 2018

Erectile dysfunction can be affected by many factors, including hydration levels. Dehydration can reduce blood volume and affect mood, so a person may find that drinking water can help with maintaining an erection. Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is when a man has difficulty achieving or maintaining an...

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How long does a cup of coffee keep you awake? HOW LONG DOES A CUP OF COFFEE KEEP YOU AWAKE?

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May 13, 2018

Caffeine is a familiar drug that stimulates the nervous system. When it enters the body, caffeine raises the heart rate and blood pressure, increasing energy levels and improving the mood. Caffeine acts quickly, and many people notice the effects within minutes. They last until the body fully metabo...

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Could vitamin D help to fight diabetes? COULD VITAMIN D HELP TO FIGHT DIABETES?

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May 13, 2018

Currently, there are around 30 million people in the United States living with type 2 diabetes, a lifelong condition that cannot yet be cured. Obesity, one of the major risk factors, is steadily rising, meaning that the number of people with type 2 diabetes is likely to follow suit. The condition is...

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Certain antibiotics increase kidney stone risk CERTAIN ANTIBIOTICS INCREASE KIDNEY STONE RISK

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May 12, 2018

A new study has concluded that people treated with certain oral antibiotics have a heightened risk of developing kidney stones. Children and adolescents seem to be the most affected. Experts already know that our microbiomes — or the colonies of microorganisms that occur naturally in our bodie...

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Warning signs of stroke in men WARNING SIGNS OF STROKE IN MEN

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May 12, 2018

When blood cannot flow properly to the brain, brain cells die, and this is called a stroke. Many signs and symptoms are the same for men and women, though some occur more often in men. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in th...

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Are people with diabetes, obesity predisposed to stress? ARE PEOPLE WITH DIABETES, OBESITY PREDISPOSED TO STRESS?

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May 08, 2018

According to Auriel Willette, Tovah Wolf, and others at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Iowa State University in Ames, the answer to this is "yes." Previous studies have revealed that people who live with both type 2 diabetes and obesity seem to be more predisposed to mood disorder...

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HIMSS Europe aims to empower women as leaders in Healthcare IT HIMSS EUROPE AIMS TO EMPOWER WOMEN AS LEADERS IN HEALTHCARE IT

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May 07, 2018

There are a great number of female professionals working in the field of Health IT: doctors, nurses, IT professionals, managers, policymakers and more... However, they do not always have the same recognition and opportunities than their male counterparts. It might be because they work in a tradition...

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Could saunas reduce stroke risk? COULD SAUNAS REDUCE STROKE RISK?

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May 03, 2018

Although their invention is often ascribed to the people of Finland, saunas and sweat lodges appeared independently in many cultures throughout ancient history. Today, they are relatively popular in much of the Western world — and for good reason. In fact, saunas were all the rage across much ...

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The Snowball Effect: Why Selecting a Doctor is One of Your Most Important Healthcare Decisions THE SNOWBALL EFFECT: WHY SELECTING A DOCTOR IS ONE OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT HEALTHCARE DECISIONS

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May 03, 2018

People often spend more time doing research to buy a new car than to find a new doctor or healthcare provider. However, selecting a doctor is one of the most important healthcare decisions you can make. Compass Chief Medical Officer Eric Bricker discussed why your healthcare costs start when you sel...

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Colorectal cancer: Treatment looks set for human clinical trials COLORECTAL CANCER: TREATMENT LOOKS SET FOR HUMAN CLINICAL TRIALS

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May 03, 2018

In a study paper published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, report how they tested the treatment, which is a type of immunotherapy known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, in mice that were implanted with human...

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Is ghee more healthful than butter? IS GHEE MORE HEALTHFUL THAN BUTTER?

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May 02, 2018

Ghee is a type of clarified butter that contains fewer dairy proteins than regular butter. This ingredient can be used in place of regular butter, but is it healthier, and what are the benefits? Ghee can be used as a substitute for butter, and while butter is not necessarily bad for health, many peo...

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Intermittent fasting may have INTERMITTENT FASTING MAY HAVE 'PROFOUND HEALTH BENEFITS'

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May 01, 2018

In intermittent fasting, what essentially takes place in the body is that one source of energy — which can facilitate the accumulation of body fat — is switched for another. Our bodies run on glucose or simple sugar, but when we fast for a longer period of time, that energy source become...

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What causes a lump on the collarbone? WHAT CAUSES A LUMP ON THE COLLARBONE?

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Apr 30, 2018

The collarbone, or clavicle, is a long and thin bone that runs between the sternum and shoulder blade. It connects the arm to the body and is situated near many nerves and blood vessels. Lumps on or near the collarbone in this area have many causes, with some requiring medical attention. In this art...

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What causes heavy aching legs? WHAT CAUSES HEAVY ACHING LEGS?

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Apr 30, 2018

Feeling heavy legs after a workout is normal and expected. Legs that feel weighed down, stiff, and tired for no apparent reason, however, may be a sign of a condition affecting the veins. Determining the cause will help in finding proper treatment. There may also be some useful home remedies to find...

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Eating Dark Chocolate Reduces Stress, Improves Mood EATING DARK CHOCOLATE REDUCES STRESS, IMPROVES MOOD

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Apr 28, 2018

We’ve heard that dark chocolate is good for us in reasonable amounts, but two unique studies from the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center are now the first to study the beneficial effects of a specific compound that’s largely responsible for dark chocolate’s good...

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High blood pressure? Drinking kefir could lower it HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? DRINKING KEFIR COULD LOWER IT

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Apr 27, 2018

Kefir is a milk-based drink made by adding kefir grains — whitish grains obtained through the fermentation of specific bacteria and yeast — that allow it to obtain the specific creamy thickness and slightly sour taste. This probiotic drink has traditionally been tied to numerous benefits...

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Compass Simplifies Healthcare for Busy Couple COMPASS SIMPLIFIES HEALTHCARE FOR BUSY COUPLE

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Apr 26, 2018

Compass Professional Health Services simplifies healthcare for families like Jake and Laura Torres—a busy Dallas couple who is balancing work, law school and being parents to a growing family—by eliminating the administrative headaches of dealing with the healthcare system and helping th...

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Changing the game: Machine learning in healthcare CHANGING THE GAME: MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE

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Apr 20, 2018

As we live in the new world of quality, value-based care, we must be able to draw more insights and conclusions from ever-increasing amounts of information. We have the data, now we must put it to work. When we combine all of this data with machine learning, we are equipped to make smarter decisions...

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Pancreatic cancer: Some blood pressure drugs put women at risk PANCREATIC CANCER: SOME BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS PUT WOMEN AT RISK

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Apr 19, 2018

Zhensheng Wang, a postdoctoral researcher at the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, along with his colleagues, set out to examine the effects of a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers (CCBs) on the risk of pancreatic cancer. CCBs are use...

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Time-Strapped Professional Services Employees Need Help Navigating Healthcare TIME-STRAPPED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEES NEED HELP NAVIGATING HEALTHCARE

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Apr 19, 2018

Professional services employees are the expert’s organizations hire to solve complex problems. But even they need help navigating the complicated healthcare system. In a continuation of our Navigating Healthcare Blog series that looks at how employees in different industries use healthcare and...

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What Are the Benefits and Risks of Running Every Day? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF RUNNING EVERY DAY?

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Apr 17, 2018

Running every day may have some health benefits. Studies show that running just 5 to 10 minutes each day at a moderate pace may help reduce your risk of death from heart attacks, strokes, and other common diseases. But the same research also shows that these benefits top off at 4.5 hours a week, mea...

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How music helps the heart find its beat HOW MUSIC HELPS THE HEART FIND ITS BEAT

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Apr 17, 2018

"Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation," wrote scientist Oliver Sacks. Medical research lends credibility to his observation, as classical music is known to lower heart rate and blood pressure. However, a new study shows that a little "mediation" from antihyp...

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What foods are high in protein? WHAT FOODS ARE HIGH IN PROTEIN?

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Apr 17, 2018

Eating a protein-rich diet can help people lose weight because it can help them avoid overeating. A high protein diet can help build lean muscle when combined with exercise. Lean muscle helps to burn more calories throughout the day, which can also help with weight loss. The following are some of th...

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Two common iron supplements may cause cancer TWO COMMON IRON SUPPLEMENTS MAY CAUSE CANCER

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Apr 16, 2018

The new research comes from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, in collaboration with the United Kingdom Medical Research Council and the University of Cambridge, also in the U.K. The scientists — led by Nathalie Scheers, an assistant professor at the Chalmers Universi...

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Top 15 sources of plant-based protein TOP 15 SOURCES OF PLANT-BASED PROTEIN

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Apr 12, 2018

A person may try a vegan diet for health, animal welfare, or religious reasons. In 2016, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics stated that a vegetarian or vegan diet could provide all the nutritional requirements of adults, children, and those who were pregnant or breastfeeding. Even so, getting en...

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Fix the EHR! FIX THE EHR!

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Apr 07, 2018

After a blizzard of hype surrounding the electronic health record (EHR), health professionals are now in full backlash mode against this complex new tool. They are rightly seen as a major cause of professional burnout among physicians and nurses: Clinicians are spending almost half their professiona...

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Medieval coffin birth: A modern medical mystery MEDIEVAL COFFIN BIRTH: A MODERN MEDICAL MYSTERY

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Apr 07, 2018

In 2010, archeological diggings in Imola, Italy, yielded a sad yet intriguing find: the skeleton of a medieval woman with a hole in her skull and the mysterious the remains of a fetus. Scientists concluded that this was a coffin birth, and that the hole was caused by an ancient procedure called trep...

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Could berries help to fight cancer? COULD BERRIES HELP TO FIGHT CANCER?

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Apr 06, 2018

Compounds found in a range of berries may soon help to treat cancer and slow the aging process. According to a new study, the magic resides in their naturally occurring pigments. There is little more pleasing to the eye than a freshly plucked berry. Part of this beauty is thanks to their pigments, o...

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Behavioral Health: Solving “The Quiet Epidemic” through Health Technology BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: SOLVING “THE QUIET EPIDEMIC” THROUGH HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 04, 2018

As the rhetoric heats up about the role of guns in our public life, and opioid addiction is considered a national emergency, there is a much deadlier epidemic that has incapacitated low-resourced communities for generations: poorly treated or untreated emotional/behavioral disorders. This quiet epid...

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New colon cancer drugs may arise from protein discovery NEW COLON CANCER DRUGS MAY ARISE FROM PROTEIN DISCOVERY

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Apr 03, 2018

Better treatments for colon cancer may be in sight, thanks to a new study, which reveals new ways in which a single protein could stop the disease in its tracks. Researchers found that a protein known as APC can "put the brakes" on a number of pathways that drive the development of colon c...

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Why Healthcare Navigation is the Key to Lowering Healthcare Costs WHY HEALTHCARE NAVIGATION IS THE KEY TO LOWERING HEALTHCARE COSTS

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Mar 29, 2018

Healthcare is complicated. Healthcare navigation solutions offer the promise of simplifying healthcare by helping employees. While some employees might have lower deductible PPO plans and may not be as concerned about healthcare’s cost, all employees have to deal with the administrative nightm...

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Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy FOODS YOU CAN EAT AFTER A COLONOSCOPY

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Mar 28, 2018

The colon or large intestine is a vital part of the digestive tract that needs periodic screenings in older adults. A colonoscopy is a procedure that is carried out to detect any abnormalities in the colon, such as colorectal cancer or polyps that may develop into cancer. Before a person has a colon...

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A noisy workplace might affect your heart A NOISY WORKPLACE MIGHT AFFECT YOUR HEART

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Mar 26, 2018

In the United States, around 22 million workers "are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year," said the U.S. Department of Labor. So far, workplace noise has mostly been viewed as a hazard for hearing. Now, a study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Hea...

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Mystery Solved: The Atacama Skeleton is not an Alien MYSTERY SOLVED: THE ATACAMA SKELETON IS NOT AN ALIEN

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Mar 25, 2018

People had many theories about a small skeleton that was found behind an abandoned church in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The six-inch figure was recovered in a leather pouch and had a head shaped like a cone, only ten pairs of ribs and the bones of a child. It was nicknamed Ata, and she entered the...

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The Advantages of Getting your MRI or CT at a Hospital-based Facility THE ADVANTAGES OF GETTING YOUR MRI OR CT AT A HOSPITAL-BASED FACILITY

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Mar 23, 2018

Where you get your MRI or CT scan can make a difference in your care. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It is a safe and painless test that uses magnetic field and radio waves to take detailed pictures of the body’s organs, soft tissues, bone and other internal structures. A CT or CAT...

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Lending a Helping Hand: Saving City Workers From the Hassles of Healthcare LENDING A HELPING HAND: SAVING CITY WORKERS FROM THE HASSLES OF HEALTHCARE

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Mar 22, 2018

City workers are there to help the communities they serve. But even your local firefighter, police officer and sanitation worker needs help navigating our complicated healthcare system. Recently, Compass’ Navigating Healthcare Blog has looked at the healthcare navigation needs of specific indu...

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Mapping Brain Folds As They Develop MAPPING BRAIN FOLDS AS THEY DEVELOP

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Mar 22, 2018

It takes nine months for a baby to grow from a few cells to a full-term newborn and there’s a lot going on during the entire time. Brain development is constant, but during the last trimester of pregnancy, it goes into overdrive. It’s during this part of pregnancy that the cerebral corte...

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Artificial intelligence and clinical data: Finding patterns now to shape our future ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND CLINICAL DATA: FINDING PATTERNS NOW TO SHAPE OUR FUTURE

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Mar 19, 2018

My oldest son is on the autism spectrum which brings him both challenges and unique skills, such as perfect pitch and encyclopedic memory. One of his gifts is an ability to see patterns that most of us miss. At least I do. When my son is not doing homework, I often find him with a calculator and his...

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EMR v. EHR: Electronic Medical, Health Record Differences EMR V. EHR: ELECTRONIC MEDICAL, HEALTH RECORD DIFFERENCES

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Mar 19, 2018

The terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) have become widely synonymous, but they did not start that way and some still argue that a distinction between is necessary to restate. Healthcare organizations and providers have a greater tendency to still use EMR when di...

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3 Keys to a Successful Value-Based Care Implementation 3 KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL VALUE-BASED CARE IMPLEMENTATION

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Mar 19, 2018

The goals of value-based care are clear improved population health, increased patient satisfaction, and reduced cost but the means of getting there aren’t. Healthcare organizations are grappling with the transition from service- to performance-based reimbursement with varying success. As it tu...

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What is a left atrial enlargement? WHAT IS A LEFT ATRIAL ENLARGEMENT?

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Mar 18, 2018

The right side of the heart is responsible for pumping blood to the lungs to collect oxygen in a process called oxygenation, while the left side pumps blood to the rest of the body. Several heart problems can cause the left atrium to swell. When this happens, it is called left atrial enlargement. It...

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The THE 'TRIPLE PILL': A NEW BLOOD PRESSURE TREATMENT

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Mar 16, 2018

Even though there exists an abundance of blood pressure-lowering drugs, high blood pressure persists to be a health concern not only in the US but globally. Blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, kidney issues, as well as stroke; therefore, treating blood pressure is a crucial priority. On a glob...

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Four RNA Molecules that Predict an Irregular Heartbeat FOUR RNA MOLECULES THAT PREDICT AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT

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Mar 16, 2018

Atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heartbeat, often goes unnoticed until the affected person has a stroke. Scientists are interested in identifying a better way to detect AF so they can help prevent stroke and other consequences of this condition. A new discovery from Tokyo Medical and Dental Un...

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Show Me the Money: Why Financial Services Employees Need Help Navigating Healthcare SHOW ME THE MONEY: WHY FINANCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYEES NEED HELP NAVIGATING HEALTHCARE

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Mar 15, 2018

For people who know the most about money, the money in healthcare makes no sense. That’s not their fault it really doesn’t make sense. In a continuation of our Navigating Healthcare Blog series that looks at how employees in different industries use healthcare and health insurance, today...

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WHO Classifies Gaming Disorder as a Disease WHO CLASSIFIES GAMING DISORDER AS A DISEASE

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Mar 15, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) publishes a guide called the International Classification of Disease. It's currently being revised but is online in the Beta version. In each revision, information and data on diseases, conditions, and diagnoses are collected from all over the world so that th...

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The Connection Between Smoking and Mental Health THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SMOKING AND MENTAL HEALTH

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Mar 15, 2018

No one can argue that cigarettes are dangerous to good health. There are thousands of studies that prove the link between tobacco and cardiovascular disease, strokes, heart disease, cancer and so much more. In 1965, 42% of adults in the United States smoked cigarettes. In 2016, that rate had fallen ...

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Navigating Healthcare Podcasts: A New Way to Stay on Top of Issues that Matter to Benefit Pros NAVIGATING HEALTHCARE PODCASTS: A NEW WAY TO STAY ON TOP OF ISSUES THAT MATTER TO BENEFIT PROS

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Mar 13, 2018

You will never have to worry about missing the Compass Navigating Healthcare webinar again! The new Navigating Healthcare Podcasts help you stay up-to-date with the latest thought leadership for HR and Benefits Professionals from Compass Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric Bricker and Compass Professiona...

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The DASH Diet Does Double Duty THE DASH DIET DOES DOUBLE DUTY

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Mar 13, 2018

Another day, another diet? There are a lot of options out there whether for weight loss, cardiovascular issues or general health, but one, in particular, might have another benefit. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is heavy on the fruits, veggies and whole grains and light on ...

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Congress must invest in colon cancer prevention CONGRESS MUST INVEST IN COLON CANCER PREVENTION

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Mar 13, 2018

Colorectal cancer is America’s silent killer. The disease often has no warning signs or symptoms, and it affects more than 140,000 men and women each year. Despite being largely preventable with screening and treatable if caught early, more than 50,000 people in the United States die from colo...

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Colorectal cancer: The importance of diet COLORECTAL CANCER: THE IMPORTANCE OF DIET

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Mar 09, 2018

Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects a person's rectum, colon, or both. This is also known as the large intestine. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), 2018 could bring around 97,220 new diagnoses of colon cancer and 43,030 new cases of rectal cancer to the United States...

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Too much TV may raise men TOO MUCH TV MAY RAISE MEN'S COLORECTAL CANCER RISK

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Mar 09, 2018

Researchers found that men who watched TV for more than 4 hours per day were likelier to develop colorectal cancer over 6 years when compared with those who spent less time in front of the TV. But it's not all doom and gloom; the study also found that men could lower their risk of colon cancer b...

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Healthcare Statistics the Every Hospital Executive Should Care About HEALTHCARE STATISTICS THE EVERY HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE SHOULD CARE ABOUT

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Mar 09, 2018

The healthcare industry is constantly changing – how hospitals and health systems deal with these changes can make the difference for a healthy bottom line and ability to continue servicing the communities in which they exist. The statistics below are in reverse chronological order and updated...

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Identifying Genes Linked to an Aging Brain IDENTIFYING GENES LINKED TO AN AGING BRAIN

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Mar 09, 2018

As we get older, our body has to replace old cells with new ones. But in the brain, that process slows down as we age. Researchers have identified changes in about 250 genes that go along with the reduction in stem cell activity as they replenish cells in the brain. When the activity of one gene, Db...

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Diabetes: Study proposes five types, not two DIABETES: STUDY PROPOSES FIVE TYPES, NOT TWO

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Mar 02, 2018

Adults with diabetes could benefit from better treatment if the condition was categorized into five types, rather than just two. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The research was led by Prof. Leif Groop, of the Lund University Diabetes Centr...

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Smarter care: Focusing on consumer engagement for better health outcomes SMARTER CARE: FOCUSING ON CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT FOR BETTER HEALTH OUTCOMES

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Mar 02, 2018

Consumer behaviors have dramatically changed the healthcare landscape, and expectations of technology are at an all-time high. We are living in a time when technology is rapidly transforming our quality of life. Following the trend of other industries, health information will become more intelligent...

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Getting Smart About Healthcare: Healthcare Navigation Needs of Educators GETTING SMART ABOUT HEALTHCARE: HEALTHCARE NAVIGATION NEEDS OF EDUCATORS

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Mar 01, 2018

An apple a day may keep the doctor away. But everyone, even educators, needs help navigating the healthcare system. We’re continuing our Navigating Healthcare Blog series that looks at how employees in different industries use healthcare and health insurance. Today, we’re going to look a...

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How technology can help in the fight against opioids HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST OPIOIDS

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Feb 28, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that prescription opioid use and overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. More than 40 Americans die every day from prescription opioid and opiate overdose alone. And when you factor in drugs from the street, which is often where patients turn when...

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HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassadors kickoff patient power tech challenge HIMSS18 SOCIAL MEDIA AMBASSADORS KICKOFF PATIENT POWER TECH CHALLENGE

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Feb 28, 2018

Innovation requires openness to new ideas. If you’re part of the HIMSS community, you’ve likely bought in to the concept that technology can significantly improve healthcare if applied well. One way IT impacts healthcare (and the world) is through social media, which makes it easier for ...

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How Alcohol Increases The Risk of Dementia HOW ALCOHOL INCREASES THE RISK OF DEMENTIA

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Feb 28, 2018

A recent research paper, published in The Lancet Public Health Journal, looked at alcohol use disorders and the onset of dementia and found that alcoholism is a significant preventable risk factor for dementia. A recent research paper, published in The Lancet Public Health Journal, looked at alcohol...

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8 Healthcare SEO Tips to Keep Medical Practices in the Game 8 HEALTHCARE SEO TIPS TO KEEP MEDICAL PRACTICES IN THE GAME

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Feb 27, 2018

SEO, or search engine optimization, is one of the most important tools required in order to build a successful blog or website today. Optimizing a website for search engines offers a variety of benefits that help to boost online visibility while ultimately increasing the number of page views and vis...

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Experimental stroke drug succeeds in preliminary trials EXPERIMENTAL STROKE DRUG SUCCEEDS IN PRELIMINARY TRIALS

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Feb 22, 2018

Stroke, a cardiovascular event, occurs when the brain's supply of blood is obstructed, meaning that an area of the brain does not receive enough oxygen. The most common type of stroke is an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot obstructing a blood vessel. In the United States, more th...

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Healthcare Navigation Needs of Technology Employees HEALTHCARE NAVIGATION NEEDS OF TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYEES

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Feb 22, 2018

The employees at technology companies are engineers and scientists who expect things to be rational, logical and well designed. However, the U.S. healthcare system is anything BUT rational, logical or well designed. Technology employees need healthcare navigation tools to help remove the hassles of ...

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Cutting back on carbs could help treat fatty liver disease CUTTING BACK ON CARBS COULD HELP TREAT FATTY LIVER DISEASE

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Feb 19, 2018

Cutting down on pasta, potatoes, and other such carbohydrate-rich foods has become a popular plan for weight loss. However, according to a new study, a carb-restricted diet may offer other health benefits. Researchers found that just 2 weeks of a carb-restricted diet reduced levels of liver fat and ...

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All about antidepressants ALL ABOUT ANTIDEPRESSANTS

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Feb 16, 2018

Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that...

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How much sugar is in your food and drink? HOW MUCH SUGAR IS IN YOUR FOOD AND DRINK?

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Feb 14, 2018

Consuming too much sugar, however, raises the risk of several dangerous health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, increased pressure on the heart and blood vessels, and dental decay. It is estimated that the average person in the United States consumes around 19.5 teaspoons, or 82 grams (...

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How many calories should I eat a day? HOW MANY CALORIES SHOULD I EAT A DAY?

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Feb 12, 2018

When most of us think of calories, we think of how fattening a food is. In dietary terms, calories are the amount of energy that a food provides. If we consistently take in more energy than we need, we will gain weight. If we take in too little energy, we will lose weight, fat, and eventually muscle...

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How the Immune System Determines Friend From Foe HOW THE IMMUNE SYSTEM DETERMINES FRIEND FROM FOE

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Feb 09, 2018

It is the immune system’s duty to distinguish between helpful and harmful bacteria. Thanks to millions of years of humans and bacteria evolving in tandem, several bacterial species perform beneficial roles in the human body, and the immune system has to know when to leave them alone. In a new ...

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The 10 best apps for stroke survivors THE 10 BEST APPS FOR STROKE SURVIVORS

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Feb 07, 2018

Following a stroke, the body needs time to heal, and recovery time depends on the symptoms and severity of the stroke. We have identified the best apps to help stroke survivors with their recovery and rehabilitation. More than 795,000 individuals in the United States have a stroke each year, and aro...

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Genetic Factors Make Babies Susceptible to Zika GENETIC FACTORS MAKE BABIES SUSCEPTIBLE TO ZIKA

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Feb 03, 2018

Zika virus can lead to devastating birth defects in babies born to infected mothers, but only about six to twelve percent of children potentially affected by the disease end up having those problems. Scientists have long suspected that there are factors other than the virus at work when it comes to ...

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Chiropractic Care for Health and Wellness CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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Feb 02, 2018

Chiropractic care is a necessary tool for health and wellness for many individuals. It is most often used to treat back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain and associated symptoms of the arms and legs, which are known as neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Many individuals choose chiropractic car...

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One injection could kill cancer ONE INJECTION COULD KILL CANCER

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Feb 01, 2018

Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated tumors in mice. Research devising more effective treatments for all types of cancer has been abundant over the past few years, offering new hope all the tim...

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Why Kids with Autism are Less Social Than Their Peers WHY KIDS WITH AUTISM ARE LESS SOCIAL THAN THEIR PEERS

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Feb 01, 2018

Kids with autism are less social, and one researcher adapted a common game to learn more about why. Katherine Stavropoulos is a clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of special education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. She analyzes electrica...

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Brain Pacemaker in Frontal Lobe Slows Alzheimer BRAIN PACEMAKER IN FRONTAL LOBE SLOWS ALZHEIMER'S IN NEW STUDY

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Feb 01, 2018

In an Ohio State University study, patients with Alzheimer’s disease showed promising responses to a deep-brain-stimulation (DBS) device, sometimes called a “brain pacemaker,” that was implanted in their frontal lobe. The three subjects experienced a slowing down of the decline in ...

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Top 13 Healthcare Technology Innovations of 2018 TOP 13 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS OF 2018

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Jan 25, 2018

2018 is going to be an exciting year for healthcare technology as mergers and acquisitions are heating up.  In 2017 alone, there were 43 acquisitions with Internet Brands acquiring WebMD leading the way at $2.8B. So, what does this mean for the future of insurance companies, health systems, sta...

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The Elephant in the Room: Only 7% of Americans Trust Health Insurance Companies THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: ONLY 7% OF AMERICANS TRUST HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES

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Jan 25, 2018

Whether it’s justified or not, Americans don’t trust health insurance companies. As a result, employees and their families distrust any health program from an insurance carrier. The June 2015 issue of Insurance Business America published an article entitled “America’s least-r...

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Increase Your Medical Practice Revenue By Up-Selling and Cross-Selling INCREASE YOUR MEDICAL PRACTICE REVENUE BY UP-SELLING AND CROSS-SELLING

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Jan 19, 2018

Did you know that more than 60 percent of patients who are convinced of your quality would try more of your products or services when offered? The significance cross-selling and up-selling is underestimated in the healthcare industry. Medical practitioners can significantly increase the profitabilit...

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How independent primary care physicians can improve patient satisfaction in 2018 HOW INDEPENDENT PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS CAN IMPROVE PATIENT SATISFACTION IN 2018

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Jan 17, 2018

Healthcare costs are one of the main concerns of patients in 2018. Health insurance premium costs are rising as are the costs incurred by patients for procedures and prescriptions outside of that covered by insurance. It would make sense, then, that patient satisfaction in the primary care physician...

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Wellness Programs Need to Address Social Factors That Impact Health WELLNESS PROGRAMS NEED TO ADDRESS SOCIAL FACTORS THAT IMPACT HEALTH

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Jan 17, 2018

From my experiences as an internist, I have seen how social determinants of health impacted the lives of my patients more than my medical care did. For example, I had a male patient with diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure who was illiterate.

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Could this experimental COULD THIS EXPERIMENTAL 'RECIPE' FIGHT COLON CANCER?

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Jan 14, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deem colorectal cancer the third most common type of cancer to be diagnosed, as well as the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. And, according to data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), there were an e...

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Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer? COULD TARGETING THE BODY CLOCK STALL BRAIN CANCER?

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Jan 11, 2018

Brain and central nervous system (CNS) cancers are aggressive and often resilient to the normal therapies prescribed in these cases, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that there were around 23,800 new cases of bra...

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8 Tactics to Make Patients Trust Your Brand in 2018 8 TACTICS TO MAKE PATIENTS TRUST YOUR BRAND IN 2018

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Jan 10, 2018

Did you know that more than 67 percent of new business owners fail within their first year? And of the 33 percent of business owners who somehow survive their first year, only 5 percent manage to survive in business after three years. Most of the business owners quit because their brand fails to att...

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Colorectal cancer: What you need to know COLORECTAL CANCER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jan 09, 2018

Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer, is any cancer that affects the colon and the rectum. The American Cancer Society estimate that about 1 in 21 men and 1 in 23 women in the United States will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime. It is the secon...

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Everything you need to know about stomach cancer EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STOMACH CANCER

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Jan 05, 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 723,000 cancer-related deaths are caused by stomach cancer each year worldwide. It is the fifth most common cancer worldwide, but the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. In the United States, there are approximately 25,500 new cases of stom...

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Using Glowing Sea Creatures USING GLOWING SEA CREATURES' ENZYMES TO TEST CANCER THERAPIES

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Jan 05, 2018

Living beings that glow are described as being “bioluminescent.” An enzyme or biological catalyst called luciferase makes fireflies, deep sea dwellers and other organisms glow or bioluminesce. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) hav...

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England ENGLAND'S CANCER SCREENING FOR TRANS AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE HAS MAJOR GAPS

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Jan 05, 2018

In July 2017, The National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England published a guidebookcalled “NHS population screening: information for transgender and non-binary people.” The NHS is tasked with providing free, universal public health services -- England, Scotland, Wales and Nor...

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Can Hedge Fund Principles Solve Healthcare’s Unique Problems? CAN HEDGE FUND PRINCIPLES SOLVE HEALTHCARE’S UNIQUE PROBLEMS?

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Jan 04, 2018

Over the holidays, I began reading Principles by Ray Dalio. Reading about how hedge funds have successfully used a principle called Idea Meritocracy to become more profitable made me wonder: Can we use this same principle to address some of the unique challenges of healthcare?

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FDA Approves Genomic Profiling Tests to Improve Cancer Care FDA APPROVES GENOMIC PROFILING TESTS TO IMPROVE CANCER CARE

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Jan 02, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new genomic profiling test – the second in two months. This test, known as FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx) identifies alterations in a patient’s genes and can be used as a companion diagnostic screen for 15 therapies treating five cancers: non-...

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Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Cardiovascular Toxicity CANCER DRUG RAISES RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR TOXICITY

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Jan 01, 2018

A drug approved by the FDA in 2012 to treat a type of cancer called multiple myeloma has dangerous side effects that involve the heart. The drug is called carfilzomib, and it is a proteasome inhibitor now linked to an increased risk of dangerous heart events. High blood pressure, heart failure, hear...

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A Father A FATHER'S DIET AFFECTS THE RNA OF HIS SPERM

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Dec 31, 2017

Our genes make us. They decide our height, the sound of our voice, and even how athletic we are. We’ll always have the same set of genes throughout our lives. However, specific ones will activate or deactivate depending on what we do, consume, and experience on a daily basis. Now, two new stud...

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What are the health benefits of celeriac? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CELERIAC?

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Dec 21, 2017

Celeriac, also known as celery root, is an unusual and nutritious vegetable with a wide variety of uses. It is from the same family as celery but is a very different plant. Celeriac that has been washed and peeled can be eaten raw or cooked using different methods. This article explores the nutritio...

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2017 Healthcare and Health Insurance Year in Review 2017 HEALTHCARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE YEAR IN REVIEW

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Dec 21, 2017

With the end of the year right around the corner, let’s take a look at the year in review - some of the top healthcare and health insurance stories of 2017 and how they relate to employee benefits professionals.

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Can fish oils and omega-3 oils benefit our health? CAN FISH OILS AND OMEGA-3 OILS BENEFIT OUR HEALTH?

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Dec 20, 2017

Here are some key points about fish oils. More supporting information is in the main article. Fish oils contain omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and D. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils may protect the heart and offer other health benefits, but research results have been mixed. Eating fish is...

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What is Bladder Cancer? What Causes It? WHAT IS BLADDER CANCER? WHAT CAUSES IT?

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Dec 18, 2017

Rare in people under the age of 40 and usually affecting older adults, bladder cancer is more prevalent in men and is one of the most common cancers. It is caused when the cells inside the urinary bladder grow uncontrollably.

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Common Causes of Liver Problem Explained COMMON CAUSES OF LIVER PROBLEM EXPLAINED

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Dec 18, 2017

With a constant rise in the levels of toxic contaminants in the air, a steep surge has also been observed in the number of people suffering from liver problems. The polluted air not only affects the liver but also has adverse effects on various other organs of the body including heart and lungs as w...

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Is There Any Treatment Available for Parkinson’s Disease? IS THERE ANY TREATMENT AVAILABLE FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE?

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Dec 18, 2017

Parkinson is the 2nd most common neurodegenerative disorder that causes a progressive deterioration of motor function due to a loss in dopamine-producing brain cells. Moreover, this condition can significantly cause a reduction in the movements.

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Think Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a Heart Attack? THINK SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST (SCA) IS A HEART ATTACK?

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Dec 18, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart stops beating, abruptly and without warning. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. In addition, if the heartbeat is not restored with an electrical shock immediately, death follows within minutes.

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Take Care of your Mental health at Workplace TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AT WORKPLACE

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Dec 18, 2017

As generations progress, we spend more and more time at the workplace than ever before. The long hours, combined with a lot of other stress factors are bound to take a toll on one's physical and mental health. Looking from a mental health perspective, your work life may be a major contributor to...

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Signs That Indicate You Need Immediate Medical Assistance SIGNS THAT INDICATE YOU NEED IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

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Dec 14, 2017

Knowing when to seek medical attention has always been difficult. Change of season brings with itself many factors that can cause colds, flu or abnormalities in the stomach. The occasional pain and ache are normal.

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Is Smog Increasing the Incidence of Lung Cancer? IS SMOG INCREASING THE INCIDENCE OF LUNG CANCER?

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Dec 14, 2017

A Man-Made disaster- Smog contains several pollutants from particulate matters, poisonous gases, and dust from construction sites as well as vehicles. Dr. Dinesh Singh, Director, Radiation Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali says that PM 2.5 levels are increasing the cases of lung canc...

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Do You Know About Second Cancers? DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SECOND CANCERS?

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Dec 13, 2017

With the advent of technology and research in medical sciences, today the survival rate of cancer patients is increasing marginally. Cancer patients can be affected by several other health problems; however, their most significant concern is facing cancer again.

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