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Could bone broth boost heart health? COULD BONE BROTH BOOST HEART HEALTH?

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Jan 17, 2019

Bone broth is a soup containing brewed bones and connective tissue. Slowly cooking the bones in vinegar releases some of the nutrients that a person might otherwise discard with the rest of the carcass. According to some quarters, drinking bone broth carries a multitude of benefits. From reducing in...

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The 6 most healthful beans THE 6 MOST HEALTHFUL BEANS

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Jan 17, 2019

Beans are an excellent source of fiber, protein, and B vitamins. They belong to the Fabaceae family of plants, which is what sets them apart from other fruits and seeds. Beans offer a range of potential health benefits due to their high nutrient content. Some of the potential benefits that they prov...

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How to burn more fat naturally HOW TO BURN MORE FAT NATURALLY

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Jan 16, 2019

To lose weight, a person needs to burn more calories than they take in. Some natural fat burners, however, may help the body burn more fat by increasing metabolism or reducing hunger. To burn fat, a person cannot rely on a single food or supplement. They also need to reduce their total calorie intak...

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7 simple steps for heart health also prevent diabetes 7 SIMPLE STEPS FOR HEART HEALTH ALSO PREVENT DIABETES

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Jan 16, 2019

New research suggests that following the American Heart Association's guidelines for maintaining heart health can also drastically reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), there are seven cardiovascular risk factors that people can change ...

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Exercise can halve heart attack risk in healthy people EXERCISE CAN HALVE HEART ATTACK RISK IN HEALTHY PEOPLE

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Jan 15, 2019

New research, appearing in the European Heart Journal, suggests that lack of physical activity can drastically increase the risk of a heart attack in the long-term, even if there are no symptoms at present. Cardiorespiratory fitness describes the body's ability to deliver oxygen to the muscles w...

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What is the impact of back pain over time? WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF BACK PAIN OVER TIME?

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Jan 14, 2019

Most people struggle with back pain at some point, and its effects on the quality of life can be far-reaching. A new study looks at the outcomes of different types of back pain over time in a representative cohort. Past research has shown that back pain — specifically lower back pain — i...

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3 common drugs can reduce severe mental health symptoms 3 COMMON DRUGS CAN REDUCE SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH SYMPTOMS

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Jan 11, 2019

A new study revealed that three common drugs normally used to treat cardiovascular problems or diabetes could also aid in the treatment of some serious mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia. Scientists at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom, Karolinska Institute in Stockh...

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Study reveals how much fiber we should eat to prevent disease STUDY REVEALS HOW MUCH FIBER WE SHOULD EAT TO PREVENT DISEASE

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Jan 11, 2019

Researchers and public health organizations have long hailed the benefits of eating fiber, but how much fiber should we consume, exactly? This question has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to commission a new study. The results appear in the journal The Lancet. The new research aimed to ...

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What are the health benefits of xylitol? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF XYLITOL?

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Jan 11, 2019

Xylitol is a lower-calorie sugar substitute with a low glycemic index. Some research suggests that it may also improve dental health, prevent ear infections, and possess antioxidant properties. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, which is a type of carbohydrate and does not actually contain alcohol. Xylitol...

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Health benefits of mung beans HEALTH BENEFITS OF MUNG BEANS

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Jan 11, 2019

Mung beans are a type of pulse that has a good nutritional balance with plenty of vitamins and minerals. Some early research suggests these beans may have a variety of health benefits. Preparing mung beans is straight forward, and people can add them to a variety of dishes. In this article, we discu...

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What dictates how vitamin E supplements affect cancer risk? WHAT DICTATES HOW VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENTS AFFECT CANCER RISK?

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Jan 10, 2019

There is a longstanding debate as to whether taking vitamin E supplements increases or decreases a person's risk of developing cancer. A new study suggests that both outcomes are a possibility and also explains why. Many people believe that taking supplements can improve their well-being and dec...

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Nutrient in mother NUTRIENT IN MOTHER'S DIET MAY HELP FIGHT ALZHEIMER'S IN OFFSPRING

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Jan 09, 2019

In the study, scientists bred mice that were genetically predisposed to develop hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease from females whose diet contained added choline. The descendants of these females developed fewer disease-associated brain changes and had improved memory skills compared with those o...

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Cancer: A new CANCER: A NEW 'DRUG SPONGE' MAY REDUCE CHEMO'S TOXIC EFFECTS

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Jan 09, 2019

Researchers have developed an innovative, personalized absorber that can "catch" toxic chemotherapy drugs when they "leak out" of a treated organ. This could help reduce the adverse side effects of these cancer treatments. A team of researchers from institutions across the United...

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Does this common food additive stop us exercising? DOES THIS COMMON FOOD ADDITIVE STOP US EXERCISING?

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Jan 09, 2019

According to the latest statistics from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, less than 5 percent of the country's adult population engage in 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Over 80 percent of U.S. adults do not follow the recommended guidelines for aerobic exerci...

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Ask the Dietitian: What Are the Best Sources of Plant-Based Protein? ASK THE DIETITIAN: WHAT ARE THE BEST SOURCES OF PLANT-BASED PROTEIN?

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Jan 09, 2019

As one of the three major macronutrients (along with carbohydrates and fats), protein is a necessity, essential for everyday growth, cell function and repair, oxygen transportation, better weight control and it makes up the enzymes that power most of the chemical reactions required to make our bodie...

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20 ways to lose weight safely 20 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT SAFELY

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Jan 08, 2019

Many people are unsure how to lose weight safely and naturally. It does not help that many websites and advertisements, particularly those belonging to companies that sell diet drugs or other weight-loss products, promote misinformation about losing weight. According to 2014 research, most people wh...

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Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself? DIABETES: CAN WE TEACH THE BODY TO HEAL ITSELF?

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Jan 08, 2019

In diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, the hormone that is key to regulating levels of blood sugar. New research now asks if we can teach pancreatic cells to address this problem on their own. The pancreas contains three different types of cells, each of which produces differ...

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What is the truth about type 2 diabetes? WHAT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT TYPE 2 DIABETES?

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Jan 07, 2019

Type 2 diabetes is a serious and prevalent disease, but numerous myths surround this condition. Diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become too high, and it damages the body. In some cases, it can be fatal. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects 30.3 million adults in the United States...

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Artificial sweeteners make ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS MAKE 'NO DIFFERENCE' TO HEALTH

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Jan 07, 2019

Non-sugar sweeteners have been at the center of a fierce debate for decades. Do they benefit health or increase risks? A recent study fans the flames once more, claiming that there is little evidence of benefits or harms. As the evidence demonstrating the adverse effects of sugar became irrefutable,...

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A guide to eating a balanced diet A GUIDE TO EATING A BALANCED DIET

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Jan 04, 2019

A balanced diet includes foods from five groups and fulfills all of a person's nutritional needs. Eating a balanced diet helps people maintain good health and reduce their risk of disease. Dietary guidelines evolve with scientific advances, so it can be challenging to stay on top of current reco...

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5 Ways to Avoid Healthy Food Burnout 5 WAYS TO AVOID HEALTHY FOOD BURNOUT

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Jan 04, 2019

You do everything right, from always loading your plate with veggies to doing meal prep every Sunday, but then you hit that point — you just get tired of working so hard and feeling deprived. A cheat day sounds like a good idea, but often leads to cheat weeks, and suddenly, you’re back t...

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8 Bad Habits That Kill Your Metabolism 8 BAD HABITS THAT KILL YOUR METABOLISM

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Jan 03, 2019

You may already suspect your metabolism slows as you age. According to research published in the Public Health Nutrition journal, you’re right. In a review of data on energy expenditure, researchers found simply getting older is associated with progressive declines in basal metabolic rate. On ...

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10 health benefits of dandelion 10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF DANDELION

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Jan 03, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, dandelions are not just pesky garden weeds. They may have some health benefits. In fact, people have used the plant to help treat ailments for several centuries. In this article, learn more about dandelion and 10 of its possible health benefits. We also cover how to use i...

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12 Starter Tips For Adopting a Vegetarian Diet 12 STARTER TIPS FOR ADOPTING A VEGETARIAN DIET

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Jan 02, 2019

More and more people are considering a plant-based diet, whether it’s to eat lower on the food chain or fewer calories, trying a vegetarian diet can be very healthy, if done properly. You don’t need to cut out meat completely, but you can begin with simple diet changes. Here, experts pro...

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The 11 Best Fruits for Weight Loss THE 11 BEST FRUITS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Jan 02, 2019

Fruit is nature's ready-made snack packed with vitamins, fiber, and other nutrients that support a healthy diet. Fruit is also generally low in calories and high in fiber, which may help you lose weight. In fact, eating fruit is linked to a lower body weight and a lower risk of diabetes, high bl...

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How does yo-yo dieting affect our heart health? HOW DOES YO-YO DIETING AFFECT OUR HEART HEALTH?

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Jan 02, 2019

Sticking to a strict diet can be challenging, so our eating patterns can fluctuate wildly. A new study looks at how these changes might impact cardiovascular health. As we roll into 2019, many people will be trying out new diet regimes. For many of us, sticking to a nut-filled, burger-free, fish-hea...

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Does Hydroxycut work for weight loss? DOES HYDROXYCUT WORK FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Jan 02, 2019

In an effort to lose excess weight, many people look toward supplements for a quick and easy fix. Weight loss supplements, including Hydroxycut, often claim they will produce dramatic results in a short amount of time. However, as with any weight loss supplement, a person should question whether or ...

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11 Must-Read Weight-Loss Stories of 2018 11 MUST-READ WEIGHT-LOSS STORIES OF 2018

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Dec 31, 2018

Successful weight loss requires a balanced diet and exercise plan that incorporates cardio and resistance training. However, this year we learned that other factors, such as hormones and visualization, can play an important role. Here, our top 10 weight-loss stories of 2018 plus a bonus editor&rsquo...

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Mindfulness MINDFULNESS 'HAS HUGE POTENTIAL' AS A WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGY

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Dec 30, 2018

As the holiday season draws to a close, many of us may be struggling with the extra weight we put on during extensive, food-filled celebrations with family and friends. Can mindfulness techniques come to our aid in getting rid of those extra pounds? According to anecdotal evidence and some existing ...

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Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits? DOES MAGNESIUM HOLD THE KEY TO VITAMIN D BENEFITS?

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Dec 30, 2018

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has enjoyed something of a celebrity status, receiving praise for a multitude of health benefits. Yet, in the complex web of biological processes that govern our health, few players ever work in isolation. New evidence shifts the focus onto magnesium, i...

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How coffee might protect against Parkinson HOW COFFEE MIGHT PROTECT AGAINST PARKINSON'S

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Dec 29, 2018

Coffee is thought to protect the brain against Parkinson's disease. A recent study investigates which compounds might give coffee its neuroprotective powers. The findings may eventually lead to innovative new treatments. More than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the U...

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Study finds link between obesity and sense of smell STUDY FINDS LINK BETWEEN OBESITY AND SENSE OF SMELL

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Dec 27, 2018

A recent review concludes that people with obesity have a reduced ability to detect and discriminate smell compared with those who are not obese. Obesity is a medical condition characterized by an excessive amount of body fat. It is a global issue that affects millions of people worldwide, and it is...

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Combo of existing drugs fights bowel cancer and reduces side effects COMBO OF EXISTING DRUGS FIGHTS BOWEL CANCER AND REDUCES SIDE EFFECTS

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Dec 26, 2018

The combination of a common cancer drug and another cancer medication is more effective than some standalone drugs in stopping the progression of colorectal cancer. It also reduces unpleasant side effects. Dr. Richard Goldberg, director of the West Virginia University Cancer Institute in Morgantown,...

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9 Healthy Resolutions That May Lead to Weight Loss 9 HEALTHY RESOLUTIONS THAT MAY LEAD TO WEIGHT LOSS

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Dec 26, 2018

The new year is a time to reflect on the past 365 days and set new goals. However, if you’re pledging to lose weight, focusing solely on the scale can be deceiving since the number isn’t always indicative of overall health or progress. Instead, try adopting one (or all) of these nine res...

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Strong link found between back pain and mortality STRONG LINK FOUND BETWEEN BACK PAIN AND MORTALITY

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Dec 25, 2018

Back pain is very common, affecting millions of people worldwide. It is also a major cause of disability and missed work days. Risk factors such as posture, sedentary lifestyle, weight gain, obesity, and age can all contribute to the development of this condition. The National Institute of Neurologi...

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Left brain vs. right brain: How does one dominate? LEFT BRAIN VS. RIGHT BRAIN: HOW DOES ONE DOMINATE?

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Dec 24, 2018

The two hemispheres of our brain — left and right — specialize in different tasks. A recent study asks how this occurs and reaches a surprising conclusion. Hemispheric dominance, also known as lateralization of brain function, describes the tendency for either the left or the right side ...

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Health benefits of gold, frankincense, and myrrh HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOLD, FRANKINCENSE, AND MYRRH

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Dec 24, 2018

Three compounds, connected by their mention in the story of Jesus' birth, may provide benefits beyond their gift of seasonal joy. Here, we investigate their healing powers. When writing for a medical website, creating uplifting seasonal content can be challenging. There are many opportunities to...

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Reversing hearing loss by regrowing hairs REVERSING HEARING LOSS BY REGROWING HAIRS

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Dec 23, 2018

Humans are unable to reverse the effects of hearing loss, but a biological process found in other animal species may hold the key to reversing this widespread problem. How the brain interprets sounds is a relatively simple process. First, a sound enters the ear via soundwaves. It then moves down the...

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Why do we love coffee when it is so bitter? WHY DO WE LOVE COFFEE WHEN IT IS SO BITTER?

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Dec 22, 2018

New findings show that people may be genetically predisposed to love the taste of certain beverages. Furthermore, this biological discovery could have far-reaching health consequences. Evolution is thought to have favored people who were able to sense bitterness. After all, sharp and unpleasant tast...

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Mediterranean diet nutrients tied with healthy brain aging MEDITERRANEAN DIET NUTRIENTS TIED WITH HEALTHY BRAIN AGING

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Dec 21, 2018

It found links between blood markers of certain nutrients in the Mediterranean diet and mental performance and brain connectivity in older adults. Previous research suggested that older adults who most closely follow a Mediterranean diet have better brain function. In the new study, scientists at th...

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The 12 best ways to lose butt fat THE 12 BEST WAYS TO LOSE BUTT FAT

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Dec 21, 2018

There are three major muscles in the butt. These are the gluteus maximus, the gluteus minimus, and the gluteus medius. While it is not possible to spot-reduce fat loss in one particular area, cutting down on overall body fat while toning the butt muscles can lead to leaner, better-defined buttocks. ...

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6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment 6 MONTHS OF EXERCISE MAY REVERSE MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

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Dec 21, 2018

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is characterized by a mild loss of cognitive abilities, such as memory and reasoning skills. A person with MCI may find it hard to remember things, make decisions, or focus on tasks. While the loss of cognitive abilities is not serious enough to interfere with daily a...

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Beet Sugar vs Cane Sugar: Which Is Healthier? BEET SUGAR VS CANE SUGAR: WHICH IS HEALTHIER?

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Dec 21, 2018

An estimated 55–60% of all sugar produced in the US comes from sugar beets. Both beet and cane sugar are found in a variety of foods including sweets, processed foods, baked goods and sodas. However, several distinctions set apart these two common types of sugar. This article reviews the diffe...

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MS: Disease impact is greater in those with food allergies MS: DISEASE IMPACT IS GREATER IN THOSE WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

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Dec 20, 2018

Previous studies have proposed that allergy could have a role in multiple sclerosis (MS). However, while they have mentioned potential candidates, such as pollen, grass, pets, drugs, and various foods, the studies have been largely inconclusive. Now, researchers from the Partners MS Center at Brigha...

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Alzheimer ALZHEIMER'S: STUDY ZEROES IN ON BRAIN'S WEAKEST LINK

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Dec 20, 2018

In Alzheimer's disease, as in other forms of dementia, a defining feature is the accumulation of certain toxic proteins in the brain. These proteins aggregate into plaques that disrupt the communication between brain cells, thus enhancing cognitive problems and other issues. More often than not,...

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Why green leafy vegetables can protect liver health WHY GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES CAN PROTECT LIVER HEALTH

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Dec 20, 2018

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), or liver steatosis, is a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. Between 30 and 40 percent of adults in the United States are living with NAFLD. The condition is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease in Western countries, and experts ...

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Share Your Weight Loss Secrets SHARE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS SECRETS

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Dec 20, 2018

Losing weight and keeping it off is no easy feat—especially during the holiday season. It is an accomplishment worth sharing, and now people all over the world will have their chance. Researchers at Tufts University and the University of Alabama are working together to launch the first ever da...

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4 Healthy Food Swaps That Can Backfire 4 HEALTHY FOOD SWAPS THAT CAN BACKFIRE

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Dec 20, 2018

Swapping cauliflower for mashed potatoes, zucchini “zoodles” for noodles and frozen bananas for a non-dairy “nice” cream has become so mainstream that even restaurants serve dishes with these alternatives. While there’s nothing wrong with making these swaps from time to...

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12 foods to boost brain function 12 FOODS TO BOOST BRAIN FUNCTION

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Dec 19, 2018

The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 20 percent of the body's calories, so it needs plenty of good fuel to maintain concentration throughout the day. The brain also requires certain nutrients to stay healthy. Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, help build and repair brain cells, an...

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Could a tiny implant boost weight loss? COULD A TINY IMPLANT BOOST WEIGHT LOSS?

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Dec 19, 2018

Obesity is a growing concern; today, experts class well over one-third of people in the United States as obese. Globally, an estimated 4 million people died of conditions related to a high body mass index (BMI) in 2015 alone. These worrying trends mean scientists are focused on understanding the cau...

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9 Impressive Health Benefits of Onions 9 IMPRESSIVE HEALTH BENEFITS OF ONIONS

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Dec 19, 2018

Though all vegetables are important for health, certain kinds offer unique benefits. Onions are members of the Allium genus of flowering plants that also includes garlic, shallots, leeks and chives. These vegetables contain various vitamins, minerals and potent plant compounds that have been shown t...

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Fast Metabolism 101: What It Is and How to Get It FAST METABOLISM 101: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO GET IT

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Dec 18, 2018

Your metabolism is the chemical engine that keeps you alive. The speed at which it runs varies by individual. Those with slow metabolism tend to have more leftover calories, which get stored as fat. On the other hand, those with fast metabolism burn more calories and are less likely to accumulate a ...

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What are the health benefits of 5-HTP? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF 5-HTP?

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Dec 18, 2018

L-5 hydroxytryptophan is a natural chemical in the body that people can also take as a nutritional supplement. Some people believe that taking the supplement can improve certain aspects of health, including mental health and sleep quality. The compound is a natural precursor to a neurotransmitter ca...

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How do anxiety and depression affect physical health? HOW DO ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AFFECT PHYSICAL HEALTH?

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Dec 18, 2018

Depression and anxiety may be just as bad for your health as smoking and obesity. However, cancer does not correlate with these mental health conditions. These are the main takeaways of a new study that investigates the physical health risks of these psychiatric conditions.

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6 technology trends shaping healthcare IT in 2019 6 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS SHAPING HEALTHCARE IT IN 2019

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Dec 18, 2018

Over the last decade, the healthcare IT industry has experienced a digital transformation. From the adoption of electronic health records by physicians still using paper, to state mandates surrounding ePrescribing, these technologies aim to make the collection of patient information, and the insight...

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Type 2 diabetes: Gut bacteria may influence drug effectiveness TYPE 2 DIABETES: GUT BACTERIA MAY INFLUENCE DRUG EFFECTIVENESS

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Dec 18, 2018

New research investigating the effect of gut microbiota on the efficacy of type 2 diabetes drugs suggests that the composition of gut bacteria may explain why diabetes medications work for some people and not others. According to some estimates, over 415 million people worldwide currently have type ...

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What are the health benefits of lysine? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF LYSINE?

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Dec 17, 2018

Lysine is one of the essential amino acids, which are those that the body cannot make and that people need to obtain from dietary sources. Possible health benefits of lysine and lysine supplements include improving cold sores, reducing blood pressure, and preventing the symptoms of lysine deficiency...

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What is best to eat after food poisoning? WHAT IS BEST TO EAT AFTER FOOD POISONING?

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Dec 17, 2018

Food poisoning occurs when a person eats contaminated or undercooked foods tainted with germs such as Campylobacter, E. coli, norovirus, Salmonella, or Vibrio. When a person eats these foods, they can experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramping, and headache. These symptoms can make it h...

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6 Foods That Cause Inflammation 6 FOODS THAT CAUSE INFLAMMATION

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Dec 17, 2018

Inflammation can be good or bad depending on the situation. On the one hand, it's your body's natural way of protecting itself when you’re injured or sick. It can help your body defend itself from illnesses and stimulate healing. On the other hand, chronic, sustained inflammation in yo...

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Recalled RECALLED 'WEIGHT HISTORY' CAN PREDICT HEART FAILURE RISK

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Dec 17, 2018

After studying more than 6,000 older adults, researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, concluded that just asking older individuals how much they weighed when they were 20 and 40 years old could help predict their risk of heart failure. "Self-reported lifetime weig...

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Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link TYPE 2 DIABETES AND COGNITIVE DECLINE: STUDY FINDS LINK

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Dec 17, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body's insulin production and blood sugar levels. New research, however, suggests that the scope of this condition may be broader than previously thought, as scientists find a link between type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline over 5 years....

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How to prevent festive weight gain without exercising HOW TO PREVENT FESTIVE WEIGHT GAIN WITHOUT EXERCISING

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Dec 17, 2018

During the festive season, people's waistlines tend to expand as their self-control contracts. While food and drink flow freely, restraint is in short supply, and sedentary activities abound. And, as we relax, we tend to throw caution to the wind and go back for a second helping. Festive weight ...

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Endometriosis and weight gain: What ENDOMETRIOSIS AND WEIGHT GAIN: WHAT'S THE LINK?

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Dec 17, 2018

Little research has explored why endometriosis might cause weight gain. People with endometriosis who suspect that the condition is causing weight gain or making it difficult for them to lose weight should speak to a doctor. Sometimes, other conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can mi...

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How to make kefir more healthful using sound HOW TO MAKE KEFIR MORE HEALTHFUL USING SOUND

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Dec 16, 2018

Kefir, which is a fermented milk-based drink, is made using kefir grains. Originating in the Caucasus Mountains centuries ago, kefir has recently seen an impressive uptick in popularity. Aside from its potential benefits as a probiotic, kefir contains a compound called kefiran that has interested me...

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Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression INTERNET-BASED CBT EFFECTIVE FOR TREATING SEVERE DEPRESSION

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Dec 16, 2018

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of therapy that helps change people's thought patterns. The technique can successfully treat depression, anxiety and panic disorder, bipolar, substance use disorders, and many other mental health conditions. In recent decades, more and more...

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Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION DRUG COMBO KILLS CANCER CELLS

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Dec 15, 2018

Metformin is a common drug in the fight against type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood sugar by slowing the release of glucose from the liver and the absorption of sugar from food in the gut. The drug also treats insulin resistance by sensitizing the body's cells to insulin, as well as treating obesit...

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What causes a loss of appetite? WHAT CAUSES A LOSS OF APPETITE?

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Dec 14, 2018

Anyone can experience a loss of appetite and for many different reasons. People may have less of a desire to eat, lose interest in food, or feel nausea at the idea of eating. Alongside a loss of appetite, a person may also experience fatigue and weight loss if they are not eating enough food to sust...

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Spray gel could reduce cancer spread after surgery SPRAY GEL COULD REDUCE CANCER SPREAD AFTER SURGERY

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Dec 14, 2018

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are leading the team that is developing the gel, which comes in the form of a sprayable solution. Their aim is that one day, surgeons will be able to spray the solution onto sites of tumor removal directly after surgery. The solution, w...

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How our body clocks can make or break our health HOW OUR BODY CLOCKS CAN MAKE OR BREAK OUR HEALTH

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Dec 14, 2018

As our lifestyles become increasingly demanding, we build our lives around artificially divided days and nights that accommodate the need to work night shifts, stay up all night, or travel between continents. But this impacts our natural body clocks, with unwanted consequences.

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Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by a quarter MEDITERRANEAN DIET REDUCES CARDIOVASCULAR RISK BY A QUARTER

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Dec 14, 2018

Inspired by the traditional eating patterns of people from Greece, Italy, and Spain, the Mediterranean diet can seemingly do no wrong. In a nutshell, the diet is rich in plants and olive oil but low in meat and sugary products. Over the years, studies have concluded that this eating pattern lowers t...

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Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation COLORECTAL CANCER: LOSS OF TWO GENES MAY DRIVE TUMOR FORMATION

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Dec 13, 2018

New research suggests that the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer, and proposes a combination of two compounds that may halt tumor growth. According to to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer and the third leadi...

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19 natural remedies for a headache 19 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR A HEADACHE

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Dec 13, 2018

Headaches are a very common form of pain and can be a nuisance when someone has one. Rather than reaching for over-the-counter painkillers, there are many natural methods that people can try to help them get rid of a headache. In this article, we look at a range of home and natural remedies for head...

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Diabetes: Are you over-monitoring your blood sugar? DIABETES: ARE YOU OVER-MONITORING YOUR BLOOD SUGAR?

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Dec 12, 2018

Many people living with type 2 diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels on a daily basis, but does that really make a difference to health? A new study suggests that they may be over-monitoring. According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, about 30.3 million people...

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Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria RED MEAT RAISES HEART DISEASE RISK THROUGH GUT BACTERIA

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Dec 12, 2018

They found that people who ate red meat as their main source of protein for 1 month had levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) that were two to three times higher than those in people who got their protein primarily from white meat or non-meat sources. Gut bacteria produce TMAO as a byproduct when ...

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4-Week Power Walking Plan for Weight Loss 4-WEEK POWER WALKING PLAN FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Dec 12, 2018

If you’re looking to boost your burn during your walks to lose weight faster, it might be time to amp up your walks with power intervals. Whether you’re just starting out, returning from a long hiatus or are a regular walker, this four-week plan combines steady-state and powered-up pace ...

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What is the military diet and does it work? WHAT IS THE MILITARY DIET AND DOES IT WORK?

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Dec 11, 2018

The diet is high in protein and low in fat, carbohydrate, and calories. It also includes specific food combinations to try to boost metabolism and burn fat. Despite its name, this diet does not relate to how people in the military eat. A website providing information about the military diet suggests...

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Does problem-solving stave off mental decline? DOES PROBLEM-SOLVING STAVE OFF MENTAL DECLINE?

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Dec 11, 2018

As we get older, our bodies and minds begin to lose their suppleness slowly. This is a normal effect of aging, though sometimes, the decline can be steeper and related to neurodegenerative conditions. Existing research has suggested that people can prevent age-related mental decline if they take cer...

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These tiny sensors may detect cancer early THESE TINY SENSORS MAY DETECT CANCER EARLY

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Dec 11, 2018

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death both in the United States and worldwide. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were more than 8 million cancer-related deaths across the world in 2012, and over 600,000 people in the U.S. may die from the disease in 2018. Early detection of th...

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Future of Alzheimer FUTURE OF ALZHEIMER'S THERAPY: WHAT IS THE BEST APPROACH?

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Dec 10, 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 50 million people around the world live with dementia, and approximately 60–70 percent have Alzheimer's disease. The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease is aging, and people ages 65 or older are the most vulnerabl...

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What are the benefits of glutathione? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GLUTATHIONE?

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Dec 10, 2018

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that has gained a lot of attention for its purported health benefits. But what is glutathione, and does it actually affect the body? Some people swear by its anti-aging properties, while others say that it can treat autism, increase fat metabolism, and even prev...

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Excess belly fat common in those with high heart risk EXCESS BELLY FAT COMMON IN THOSE WITH HIGH HEART RISK

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Dec 10, 2018

The study, called EUROASPIRE V, is a survey of cardiovascular disease prevention and diabetes. It forms part of a European Society of Cardiology research program. The findings featured recently at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. They...

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What are the best foods to eat for energy? WHAT ARE THE BEST FOODS TO EAT FOR ENERGY?

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Dec 10, 2018

All food provides the body with energy, but this energy can vary greatly. Some foods, such as sugars and refined carbs, give the body a quick jolt of energy. However, more often, the body needs more sustainable energy from ingredients such as fruits, grains, and legumes.

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Should you do cardio or lift weights? SHOULD YOU DO CARDIO OR LIFT WEIGHTS?

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Dec 07, 2018

Cardiovascular workouts and weightlifting are two types of exercise that differ in intensity, duration, and the groups of muscles that they use. They also burn calories in different ways. While cardiovascular exercise helps the body burn more calories per session, lifting weights allows the body to ...

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What foods protect the liver? WHAT FOODS PROTECT THE LIVER?

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Dec 06, 2018

The liver is responsible for breaking down carbohydrates, making glucose, and detoxing the body. It also stores nutrients and creates bile, which is necessary to digest and absorb the nutrients in food properly. There are many foods and drinks that a person can consume to help protect the liver.

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What is a pescatarian diet? WHAT IS A PESCATARIAN DIET?

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Dec 06, 2018

In the pescatarian diet, a person's main source of animal protein comes from fish and other seafood, such as shrimp. Eating a diet consisting mainly of plant-based foods has a variety of health benefits, which the addition of fish and fish products may enhance. However, some types of fish may ab...

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Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think INFECTIONS AND CANCER: THE LINK COULD BE STRONGER THAN WE THINK

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Dec 06, 2018

A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has uncovered a type of bacterial infection that can disrupt DNA repair in cells, which is a known cause of cancer. The same type of infection could also weaken the effect of some anticancer drugs, says the PNAS report on the fi...

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Just one workout offers long-lasting metabolic benefits JUST ONE WORKOUT OFFERS LONG-LASTING METABOLIC BENEFITS

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Dec 06, 2018

New research in mice finds that a single workout activates a brain circuit associated with a lower appetite, lower blood sugar levels, and better metabolism. Moreover, this effect lasted for 2 days after the workout. The findings may help improve blood sugar metabolism in people with diabetes.

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Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight UNIVERSAL 10-MINUTE CANCER TEST IN SIGHT

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Dec 05, 2018

Scientists have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test uses a DNA feature that seems to be common to all types of cancer and does not occur in healthy tissue. A team at the University of Queensland in Australia has discovered that DNA fragments from can...

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Is the ketogenic diet good for multiple sclerosis? IS THE KETOGENIC DIET GOOD FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?

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Dec 05, 2018

Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects the nervous system, and some people believe that a ketogenic diet may slow the progression of the disease or control its symptoms. The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrate, moderate in protein, and high in fat. There is currently not enough evidence to...

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Whole30 Diet – Why eliminating certain foods just doesn’t cut it WHOLE30 DIET – WHY ELIMINATING CERTAIN FOODS JUST DOESN’T CUT IT

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Dec 05, 2018

Were you aware of the fact that in many western countries, an average adult consumes over 60kg of refined sugar on a yearly basis? If no, then the following science-backed facts are going to shock you even more. Firstly, obesity and cardiovascular diseases have skyrocketed in the past few decades. Y...

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Can Alkaline Water Treat Cancer? CAN ALKALINE WATER TREAT CANCER?

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Dec 04, 2018

The term “alkaline” refers to water’s pH level. pH is measured in a range from 0 to 14. The only difference between this type of water and regular tap water is the pH level. Regular tap water has a pH level of around 7.5. Alkaline water has a higher pH of 8 to 9. The higher the num...

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Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention? ARE STATINS OVERPRESCRIBED FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION?

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Dec 04, 2018

So concludes a recent modeling study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland that questions whether statins are "significantly overprescribed." The research, which features in the Annals of Internal Medicine, concerns the use of statins for the "primary prevention" of cardio...

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Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer RESEARCHERS FIND NEW DRUG COMBO TO CHALLENGE CANCER

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Dec 04, 2018

Researchers have discovered that a particular drug combination may have a more significant effect against melanoma, a type of cancer that typically occurs in the skin, than other medications. According to recent studies, one of the best ways of blocking melanoma is by administering protein kinase in...

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These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease THESE 10 ESSENTIAL OILS CAN KILL PERSISTENT LYME DISEASE

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Dec 04, 2018

Research just published in the journal Antibiotics shows that a range of essential oils can effectively kill persistent forms of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), which is transmitted to humans by ticks. In the United States, Ly...

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How to recognize the symptoms of diabetes HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES

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Dec 04, 2018

The two primary types of diabetes are called type 1 and type 2, with type 2 being the more common. People with either type cannot produce or effectively use enough of the hormone insulin to process and decrease the amount of sugar in the blood. As a result, their blood sugar levels can become danger...

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5 Benefits and Uses of Coconut Vinegar 5 BENEFITS AND USES OF COCONUT VINEGAR

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Dec 03, 2018

Coconut vinegar is a staple in Southeast Asian and Indian cuisine that is rapidly gaining popularity in the West. It’s made from the sap of the flowers of coconut trees. This sap ferments for 8–12 months, naturally turning into vinegar. Coconut vinegar has a cloudy, white appearance and ...

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Type 1 diabetes: Drawing nearer to treatment that generates new insulin cells TYPE 1 DIABETES: DRAWING NEARER TO TREATMENT THAT GENERATES NEW INSULIN CELLS

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Dec 03, 2018

Scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Neuherberg, Germany have mapped the signals that determine the destiny of progenitor cells in the pancreas. These immature cells can develop into either islet cells that make insulin or another type of ...

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The health risks of being a night owl THE HEALTH RISKS OF BEING A NIGHT OWL

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Dec 03, 2018

The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone. Most individuals fit one of two chronotypes: We are morning people or evening people. Either we prefer to stay up lat...

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Celiac disease may be treated with cystic fibrosis drugs CELIAC DISEASE MAY BE TREATED WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS DRUGS

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Dec 03, 2018

New research investigates the molecular similarities between celiac disease and cystic fibrosis. The results suggest that a compound developed for cystic fibrosis may also treat celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects 1 in 141 people in the United States. The condition ...

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Surgeons successfully perform full face transplant SURGEONS SUCCESSFULLY PERFORM FULL FACE TRANSPLANT

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Dec 03, 2018

A team of surgeons has successfully performed a face transplant for a 26-year-old man who had a self-inflicted gun injury. The team used facial skin from a donor to replace much of the man's face, as well as partially replacing his bone structure. A team of over 100 medical professionals at New ...

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4 Tips to Keep the Weight Off For Good 4 TIPS TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF FOR GOOD

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Dec 01, 2018

Many people think their work is done once they reach their goal weight. However, maintaining weight is often a challenge in and of itself. In fact, many people who lose weight end up gaining it back — and then some. Follow these four expert tips to avoid regaining the weight:

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Cancer cells CANCER CELLS' USE OF SUGAR HOLDS THE KEY TO THEIR DESTRUCTION

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Nov 30, 2018

Oncolytic viruses specifically target and enter cancer cells and use the cells' machinery for their own multiplication and spread. They destroy tumors from the inside without harming nearby healthy tissue. A recent study proposes that restricting the cancer cells' supply of glucose and alter...

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Depression: Electrical stimulation can DEPRESSION: ELECTRICAL STIMULATION CAN 'SIGNIFICANTLY' IMPROVE MOOD

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Nov 30, 2018

New research shows that deep brain stimulation can tackle treatment-resistant depression. Stimulating a brain area called the orbitofrontal cortex led to "significant" improvements in mood for people with moderate to severe depression. Major depressive disorder affects over 16 million adul...

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Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease INFECTIONS COULD TRIGGER CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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Nov 30, 2018

Researchers find a higher risk of coronary events during the 3 months after an infection. The body's immune response, they suggest, may explain why infections "trigger" heart attack and stroke. The term cardiovascular disease (CVD) covers a range of conditions: from a heart attack and ...

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What is the IIFYM (if it fits your macros) diet? WHAT IS THE IIFYM (IF IT FITS YOUR MACROS) DIET?

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Nov 30, 2018

Unlike diets that involve food restriction, proponents describe IIFYM as a flexible diet that can help people lose weight without drastically changing their eating habits. Little research has investigated the diet, so its effectiveness has not been scientifically established. In general, many people...

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5 Surprising Holiday Diet Busters 5 SURPRISING HOLIDAY DIET BUSTERS

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Nov 30, 2018

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found participants started gaining weight in October and continued seeing incremental gains in their weight through the New Year. The actual weight gain was minimal — about 1.3 pounds — but it took five months to lose. In other wo...

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Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people EXERCISE MAY PREVENT HEART ATTACKS IN OTHERWISE HEALTHY PEOPLE

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Nov 29, 2018

New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack. Cardiorespiratory fitness can be a predictor of future problems, warn the researchers. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death am...

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Will Doctors Fear Being Replaced by AI in the Hospital Settling? WILL DOCTORS FEAR BEING REPLACED BY AI IN THE HOSPITAL SETTLING?

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Nov 29, 2018

The implementation of artificial intelligence applications in the healthcare space is poised to impact clinical workflows, physician training, and the medical education model. A recent report by Accenture predicts that the AI health market will grow to an estimated $6.6 billion by 2021 and a compoun...

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Keto Diet: Did you know you could eat fats to burn fats? KETO DIET: DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD EAT FATS TO BURN FATS?

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Nov 29, 2018

Unless you have been living under a bridge, the term “keto diet” is something you must have easily come across through various health articles and celebrity diet advice circulating the internet. Leaving its apparent contemporary, the paleo diet, much behind in the race in terms of popula...

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New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy NEW STRATEGY DEFEATS CANCER CELLS THAT EVADE CHEMOTHERAPY

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Nov 28, 2018

The team of researchers tested this new approach in a type of lung cancer in which the cells are able to evade chemotherapy. In fact, exposure to chemotherapy can alter the cells so much that they become very difficult to treat. Dr. Gaetano Gargiulo, group leader at the Max Delbrück Center for ...

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Is a Big Breakfast, Small Dinner Best For Weight Loss? IS A BIG BREAKFAST, SMALL DINNER BEST FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Nov 28, 2018

Proponents of breakfasting like a king say the goal is to match energy intake with expenditure throughout the day, explains sports nutritionist Molly Kimball, RD, nutritionist at the Ochsner Fitness Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. It makes sense, then, to preload calories in the morning to fuel yo...

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What are the health benefits of hazelnuts? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HAZELNUTS?

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Nov 27, 2018

Hazelnuts make a tasty snack and are a great addition to many dishes. When a person includes them in a balanced, calorie-controlled diet, the nuts also provide several health benefits. In this article, learn how hazelnuts can support health, from lowering cholesterol levels to improving insulin resi...

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Does diabetes cause hair loss? DOES DIABETES CAUSE HAIR LOSS?

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Nov 27, 2018

Hair loss is a natural part of the hair's life cycle. As hair reaches the final stage of the cycle, it will fall out. A new hair will typically grow from the same hair follicle to replace it. At times though, a new hair may fail to form. If there are large areas of the scalp in which new hairs d...

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New obesity procedure also reduces muscle mass NEW OBESITY PROCEDURE ALSO REDUCES MUSCLE MASS

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Nov 27, 2018

A study about a new procedure for the treatment of obesity has raised some concerns. This is because, while the treatment leads to weight loss, the pounds a person sheds consist of skeletal muscle as well as fat. Also, body fat loss seems to be mainly of the subcutaneous — as opposed to the ri...

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Lung disease may increase dementia risk LUNG DISEASE MAY INCREASE DEMENTIA RISK

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Nov 27, 2018

Dementia refers to a series of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, where a person's memory and other cognitive abilities decline. A recent study may have found a new risk factor that might predispose people to dementia: lung disease. According to the study by researchers from th...

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The Consumerization of Healthcare, AI, and the Shifting Physician-Patient Relationship THE CONSUMERIZATION OF HEALTHCARE, AI, AND THE SHIFTING PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

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Nov 26, 2018

The classic story of disruptive technology is all too familiar. Travel websites replace agents by giving consumers access to the same rates. Uber offers transportation outside of the established taxi cab system. Amazon brings outlet shopping into our homes. The common thread in all these examples is...

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'DNA ORIGAMI' TACKLES MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT CANCER CELLS

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Nov 26, 2018

The tool is a "tailored DNA nanoplatform" that can carry chemotherapy drugs into targeted cancer cells while also silencing the cells' drug-resistance genes. The technique is the work of scientists at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing, China. A recent paper ...

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Implants IMPLANTS 'MADE OF YOUR OWN CELLS' COULD END BACK PAIN

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Nov 26, 2018

Back and neck pain are often the result of the progressive damage of the discs that separate the spinal vertebrae. Thanks to new multidisciplinary research, we may soon have a better solution to this problem: bioengineered discs grown out of a person's own cells. Intervertebral disc degeneration...

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Type 2 diabetes: How do fructose-sweetened drinks affect risk? TYPE 2 DIABETES: HOW DO FRUCTOSE-SWEETENED DRINKS AFFECT RISK?

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Nov 26, 2018

A range of recent studies has pointed out the potential health risks of sugary drinks. Studies have confirmed that there is a link between sugary drinks and obesity, as well as cautioning that as few as two sugary drinks per week may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes considerably. Now, a comprehensi...

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Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging? DO CANCER TREATMENTS ACCELERATE BRAIN AGING?

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Nov 26, 2018

Previously on Medical News Today, we covered a study explaining that an experience called chemo brain affects many people undergoing cancer — particularly breast cancer — treatment. Chemo brain occurs during cancer treatment, and it may last for a long time after the treatment is over. P...

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Why Healthy Eating Beats Fad Diets WHY HEALTHY EATING BEATS FAD DIETS

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Nov 24, 2018

The Boston Medical Center estimates that 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. In 2018, nearly half of all Americans resolved to lose weight or get into better shape. That’s a lot of people. So it’s no surprise many turn to fad diets or other extreme measures in attempt to kicksta...

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Could a type of sugar halt cancer COULD A TYPE OF SUGAR HALT CANCER'S MARCH?

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Nov 23, 2018

In a recent study, researchers found that adding a specific type of sugar to the drinking water of mice slowed down tumor growth and enhanced the effect of chemotherapy. Because cancer cells divide rapidly, they need a great deal of fuel. Their primary power source, like healthy cells, is glucose. S...

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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages NEW BLOOD TEST CAN DETECT OVARIAN CANCER IN ITS EARLY STAGES

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Nov 23, 2018

Relatively few cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in their early stages, so many people lose the opportunity for effective treatment. A newly developed blood test, however, could change this situation. The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that "only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are...

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Does bromelain have any health benefits? DOES BROMELAIN HAVE ANY HEALTH BENEFITS?

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Nov 23, 2018

Bromelain is an enzyme mixture present in the pineapple. People tend to use bromelain as a supplement for various health benefits, including relieving sinus problems, reducing inflammation, and improving digestion. There is varied scientific evidence surrounding the effectiveness of using bromelain ...

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23 Easy Home Remedies for Kidney Stones 23 EASY HOME REMEDIES FOR KIDNEY STONES

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Nov 23, 2018

Kidneys perform the important task of removing waste products and excess fluids from our body through urine.  They are instrumental in maintaining the chemical balance of our bodies.  It goes without saying, therefore, that healthy kidneys equal to a healthy body. Kidney stones form when t...

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5 Dangerous Causes and Home Remedies of Diabetic Neuropathy 5 DANGEROUS CAUSES AND HOME REMEDIES OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

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Nov 22, 2018

Are you diabetic and need help to fight diabetic neuropathy? Ayurvedic treatment for diabetic neuropathy is one of the most underrated yet powerful treatments available. Do you feel numbness and tingling in your hands and legs often? If these symptoms are followed by tiredness, muscular cramps and i...

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Obesity: Researchers identify 4 subtypes OBESITY: RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY 4 SUBTYPES

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Nov 22, 2018

specialists from the World Health Organization (WHO) refer to obesity as a "global epidemic" that must be addressed if we want to prevent its ill effects. Obesity is a major risk factor for many other health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and various types of cancer....

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Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread STOPPING TUMOR CELL MOVEMENT HALTS CANCER SPREAD

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Nov 22, 2018

Using an experimental model, scientists from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis stopped cancer cells from spreading, even after the cells had altered their mode of movement. The chances of eliminating cancer are much higher if the disease has not spread beyond the primary tumor.

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Why does psoriasis increase diabetes risk? WHY DOES PSORIASIS INCREASE DIABETES RISK?

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Nov 22, 2018

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition, affecting an estimated 2.2 percent of people in the United States. For decades, we have known that psoriasis increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the exact nature of this connection is unclear. Recently, researchers from King&#...

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Is peanut butter good for you? IS PEANUT BUTTER GOOD FOR YOU?

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Nov 22, 2018

Peanuts and peanut butter contain nutrients that may boost a person's heart health and improve blood sugar levels. Depending on how people use peanut butter in their diet, it can help them lose weight, or put on pounds during weight training or bodybuilding. However, peanut butter is high in cal...

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The One Mental Trick That May Aid Weight Loss THE ONE MENTAL TRICK THAT MAY AID WEIGHT LOSS

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Nov 22, 2018

Athletes use visualization to help them mentally rehearse and prepare for competition. Now “if you see it, you can achieve it” might be the mantra when it comes to weight loss as well, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity. University of Plymouth (...

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Sweet options for people with diabetes SWEET OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES

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Nov 21, 2018

One of the most challenging types of food for people with diabetes to find is dessert. Doctors will generally encourage people with diabetes to avoid sugars and carbohydrates. However, by making some simple nutritional changes, it is possible for people with diabetes to enjoy desserts. Desserts can ...

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7 Nutritionist-Approved Ways to Practice Moderation 7 NUTRITIONIST-APPROVED WAYS TO PRACTICE MODERATION

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Nov 21, 2018

If you’ve ever tried to eat healthier, you’ve probably heard the advice you should eat the foods you love — in moderation. There’s a good reason for that. “Deprivation never works and often leads to binges, so the best bet is to develop strategies to enable you to enjoy...

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Healthy Habits For Life: 10 Tips For Better Fitness HEALTHY HABITS FOR LIFE: 10 TIPS FOR BETTER FITNESS

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Nov 21, 2018

Building fitness doesn’t simply happen overnight. It’s best to think of it as an ongoing journey — and to try to enjoy the ride. Sometimes we’re more motivated than others, but the important thing is to find something you enjoy doing and keep coming back. Building a consisten...

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What to know about cassava: Nutrition and toxicity WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CASSAVA: NUTRITION AND TOXICITY

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Nov 20, 2018

Raw cassava contains cyanide, which is toxic to ingest, so it is vital to prepare it correctly. In the United States, people grind cassava down to make tapioca, which they eat as a pudding or use as a thickening agent. In this article, we provide an overview of this vegetable and explain its benefit...

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What are the benefits of flaxseed oil? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FLAXSEED OIL?

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Nov 20, 2018

Humans have used flaxseed oil for thousands of years, and it has a variety of health benefits. Manufacturers extract flaxseed oil from flaxseeds. People can use the oil in cooking and baking. In this article, learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, including reduced cholesterol, fewer skin ...

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What are the benefits of cherry juice? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHERRY JUICE?

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Nov 20, 2018

Cherry juice is a popular drink with links to several health benefits, including boosting the immune system, improving memory, and aiding sleep. However, few scientific studies back up these claims. There are different varieties of cherry, but manufacturers typically make cherry juice using a tart o...

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Health benefits of coconut milk HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT MILK

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Nov 20, 2018

Coconut milk is a white, milky substance extracted from the flesh of mature coconuts. It can benefit health in several ways, such as by stimulating weight loss and lowering cholesterol. As a result, coconut milk has gained popularity in the healthcare community and as an alternative to dairy milk. I...

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How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk HOW ASPIRIN AND OMEGA-3 MAY REDUCE CANCER RISK

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Nov 20, 2018

Acetylsalicylic acid, best known as aspirin, and omega-3 fatty acids support various aspects of health, and scientists continue to uncover how these substances work. One recent study suggests that both could have an impact on colon cancer risk.

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Healthcare Technology trends to watch out for in 2018 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2018

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Nov 20, 2018

The healthcare industry is on the cusp of a digital revolution. People are empowered with health information, thanks to technological innovations in digital health. It’s vitally important that healthcare professionals continue to stay up to date on advances in technology that will improve not ...

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Strength training tied to better heart health than aerobic STRENGTH TRAINING TIED TO BETTER HEART HEALTH THAN AEROBIC

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Nov 19, 2018

A survey of 4,000 adults revealed that static activity, such as strength training, had stronger links to reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases than dynamic activity, such as walking and cycling. The researchers point out, however, that any amount of either kind of exercise brings benefits, and tha...

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Virtual healthcare gets real, as telehealth turns to AI VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE GETS REAL, AS TELEHEALTH TURNS TO AI

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Nov 19, 2018

One day you wake up with a pain in your side that persists. You want to be seen by a medical professional, but you don't want to go through the hassle of making an appointment and schlepping to your doctor. Most large healthcare organizations now allow you to make an appointment with a physician...

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Healthcare: Is IBP worth the hassle? HEALTHCARE: IS IBP WORTH THE HASSLE?

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Nov 19, 2018

This is a question which is occasionally posed by Healthcare companies, when they evaluate the effort involved in driving the monthly IBP process, versus the value extracted. At Oliver Wight, we find that the organisations that ask this question most often, are failing to correctly implement the IBP...

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Google’s Latest Efforts to Help Healthcare GOOGLE’S LATEST EFFORTS TO HELP HEALTHCARE

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Nov 18, 2018

Google just released a paper called “Scalable and accurate deep learning for electronic health records” that has received deserved acclaim in both the machine learning (ML) and healthcare communities. This research comes from the Google Brain group and isn’t their first foray into ...

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Why a low-carb diet can help you lose weight and keep it off WHY A LOW-CARB DIET CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF

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Nov 16, 2018

"The largest and longest feeding study to test the 'carbohydrate-insulin model'" concludes that a lower carb intake burns more calories, which may help people maintain weight loss over a longer period of time. Cara Ebbeling, Ph.D., together with Dr. David Ludwig — both at Bos...

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A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer A SIMPLE TYPE OF DAILY MEDITATION MAY ALTER THE COURSE OF ALZHEIMER'S

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Nov 16, 2018

Recent research has found that short daily practice of mind-body therapy may help alleviate some of the signs and symptoms that often precede dementia. The researchers behind the new study assessed a group of older adults experiencing memory difficulties who practiced 12 minutes per day of music lis...

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Is Alcohol Sabotaging Your Weight Loss? IS ALCOHOL SABOTAGING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Nov 16, 2018

When you’re trying to lose weight, the standard advice of “eat fewer calories than you burn” still largely applies, but not all calories are created equal when it comes to the effect on your body. For example, 300 calories of broccoli will have a different effect on your blood suga...

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Are almonds beneficial for people with diabetes? ARE ALMONDS BENEFICIAL FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES?

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Nov 15, 2018

Almonds and almond milk may provide several health benefits for people with diabetes. As these nuts are high in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates, they may increase satiety and aid blood sugar regulation and weight management.

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What to know about lung cancer WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LUNG CANCER

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Nov 15, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 218,527 people in the United States received a lung cancer diagnosis in 2015. Early diagnosis can help a person seek treatment, as early as possible, in the disease's course. Identifying lung cancer in its earliest stages can be difficult, however, b...

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What to know about hyperglycemia WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT HYPERGLYCEMIA

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Nov 15, 2018

High blood sugar is a leading indicator of diabetes. If a person with diabetes does not manage the sugar levels in their blood, they can develop a severe complication called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). If a person does not get treatment for ketoacidosis, they can fall into a diabetic coma, which a ...

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Top 6 Pranayama to Keep Hypertension at Bay ! TOP 6 PRANAYAMA TO KEEP HYPERTENSION AT BAY !

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Nov 15, 2018

Hypertension is a common lifestyle induced condition in present times. It is a silent killer disease. If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, then you have to make your lifestyle a healthy one. This is done by exercising regularly, eating healthy food and medication. Here yoga also helps you ...

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Hot baths reduce inflammation, improve glucose metabolism HOT BATHS REDUCE INFLAMMATION, IMPROVE GLUCOSE METABOLISM

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Nov 15, 2018

According to new research, a hot bath could have effects that extend way beyond mental relaxation. According to the authors, regular hot baths might reduce inflammation and improve metabolism. Over recent years, hot baths, saunas, and other so-called passive heating therapies have received growing a...

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9 healthful substitutes for butter 9 HEALTHFUL SUBSTITUTES FOR BUTTER

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Nov 15, 2018

Butter is a dairy product that people can make from churned milk or cream. However, for people who cannot or choose not to consume butter, there are many alternatives. The process of churning milk or cream separates the milk fat from the liquid. The remaining fat becomes the butter.

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Dandelion tea benefits DANDELION TEA BENEFITS

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Nov 15, 2018

People can brew whole dandelion plants or use just the leaves, roots, or stems to make tea. Dandelion tea is very high in vitamin A and may offer many health benefits, but there is a lack of scientific evidence to confirm them. People can brew dandelion tea at home or find it in health-food stores. ...

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New evidence that social media increases loneliness NEW EVIDENCE THAT SOCIAL MEDIA INCREASES LONELINESS

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Nov 15, 2018

According to the first author of the new study, which featured in the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, no scientific study has proven a causal connection between the two until now. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa G. Hunt believes that her team is responsible for the first...

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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 cucumber water? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER WATER?

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Nov 14, 2018

Cucumber water has many potential health benefits, including hydration, weight loss, lowering blood pressure, and skin health. It is easy to make and is an excellent substitute for popular, sugary vitamin waters. Cucumber water is a cheap, quick, and flavorful way to drink and enjoy the water.

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Pancreatic cancer cells are PANCREATIC CANCER CELLS ARE 'ADDICTED' TO KEY PROTEIN

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Nov 14, 2018

Pancreatic cancer is particularly difficult to treat. The American Cancer Society estimates that up to 61 percent of people with early-stage pancreatic cancer live for at least 5 years after diagnosis. Some subtypes of pancreatic cancer are more aggressive than others. For example, pancreatic ductal...

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What are the treatments for obesity? WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS FOR OBESITY?

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Nov 14, 2018

Obesity can happen for a number of reasons, including diet, a sedentary lifestyle, genetic factors, a health condition, or the use of certain medications. A number of treatment options can help people to achieve and maintain a suitable weight. Carrying excess weight can increase the risk of a number...

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Heart attacks increasingly common in young women HEART ATTACKS INCREASINGLY COMMON IN YOUNG WOMEN

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Nov 13, 2018

Cardiovascular disease — an umbrella term that covers different types of conditions that affect the heart or blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, stroke, congenital heart defects, and peripheral artery disease causes about 1 in 3 deaths in the United States. Also, cardiovascular di...

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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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Does depression cause obesity or does obesity cause depression? DOES DEPRESSION CAUSE OBESITY OR DOES OBESITY CAUSE DEPRESSION?

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Nov 13, 2018

Although depression and obesity often come hand in hand, the relationship between the two is difficult to tease apart. A new, large-scale genomic study adds new evidence. Both obesity and depression are significant global health problems. According to the authors of the latest research, they cost th...

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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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Possibilities for Big Data in Healthcare are Endless POSSIBILITIES FOR BIG DATA IN HEALTHCARE ARE ENDLESS

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Nov 13, 2018

There are more reasons than ever to be optimistic about the possibilities created by big data and predictive analytics in healthcare. By leveraging new technologies, including big data APM solutions like Pepperdata, healthcare organizations are able to make better medical and financial decisions whi...

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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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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 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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Which muscles do pushups work? WHICH MUSCLES DO PUSHUPS WORK?

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Nov 09, 2018

The pushup is a simple exercise that can strengthen and tone many of the muscles of the upper body and core. There are many variations of pushup that suit a range of abilities and focus on different sets of muscles. In this article, we look at which muscles pushups work and some of the benefits of d...

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Walk in the Fat-Burning Zone to Blast Belly Fat WALK IN THE FAT-BURNING ZONE TO BLAST BELLY FAT

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Nov 09, 2018

Walking is low-impact cardio that can aid in weight loss and improve body composition. Specifically, walking in the fat-burning zone can help target visceral fat (referred to as the most dangerous kind), which typically accumulates around the waistline. Here, three steps to help you shed belly weigh...

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BMI calculators and charts BMI CALCULATORS AND CHARTS

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Nov 09, 2018

Body mass index, or BMI, is one way a person can check if their weight is healthy or not. BMI takes both height and weight into consideration. Carrying too much or too little weight can increase a person's risk of health problems, either now or in the future. BMI is not the only factor that affe...

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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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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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Can this Amazonian diet offer a solution to heart disease? CAN THIS AMAZONIAN DIET OFFER A SOLUTION TO HEART DISEASE?

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Nov 06, 2018

In the United States, hundreds of thousands of people die every year from causes related to heart disease. Cardiovascular health is a fragile asset, but one population from the Bolivian Amazon seems to possess the secret to a life free of heart disease. What is it?

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How coffee protects the brain HOW COFFEE PROTECTS THE BRAIN

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Nov 06, 2018

Scientists have now proved that drinking certain types of coffee can be beneficial to brain health, but how does this popular brew support cognitive function? A new study identifies some of the mechanisms that allow coffee to keep mental decline at bay.

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Daily serving of nuts may stave off weight gain DAILY SERVING OF NUTS MAY STAVE OFF WEIGHT GAIN

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Nov 05, 2018

Two new studies suggest that a small daily serving of nuts may benefit overall metabolic health and keep off the weight we tend to gain as we enter adulthood. From providing cardiovascular benefits to potentially improving fertility, and even boosting memory and intelligence, the health benefits of ...

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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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Healthcare: 5 Digital Trends for 2019 and Beyond HEALTHCARE: 5 DIGITAL TRENDS FOR 2019 AND BEYOND

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Nov 02, 2018

Healthcare is often considered one of the most conservative industries in terms of technical amendments. After all, there are objective reasons for precautions when human health and even lives are at stake. Nevertheless, more and more practitioners and health services providers acknowledge the impor...

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8 Ways to Stay on Track on Any Given Weekend 8 WAYS TO STAY ON TRACK ON ANY GIVEN WEEKEND

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Nov 02, 2018

Most dieters know weekends present a challenge. On one hand, you want to take part in all the fun things your friends and family are doing; but, on the other, you want to stay within your calorie goals. Often, it can feel difficult to do both. Of course, the answer isn’t to stay home like a he...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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'NATURAL PROTEIN' COULD REVERSE OBESITY-RELATED DIABETES, FATTY LIVER

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Oct 30, 2018

A chance find in cancer research has revealed that a protein that occurs naturally in the body plays an important role in regulating metabolism. Further investigation led to the suggestion that raising levels of the protein could reverse fatty liver, type 2 diabetes, and other obesity-related condit...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does stress affect the brain? HOW DOES STRESS AFFECT THE BRAIN?

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Oct 25, 2018

Stress — especially when we experience it on a regular basis — takes a significant toll on our minds and bodies. It can make us feel more irritable and constantly tired, and it impacts our ability to focus. Chronic stress can also interfere with our sleep patterns, appetite, and libido, ...

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Why Aiming to Maintain Weight Can Actually Help Fat-Loss Goals WHY AIMING TO MAINTAIN WEIGHT CAN ACTUALLY HELP FAT-LOSS GOALS

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Oct 25, 2018

We’ve all had moments during a weight-loss effort when we start to lose momentum. At times, it can feel like our goal weight is so far away, and we may be tempted to give up. If weight-loss starts to seem like it’s a never-ending process, it may be time to incorporate some maintenance ph...

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Ask the Dietitian: How Can Muscle Weigh More Than Fat? ASK THE DIETITIAN: HOW CAN MUSCLE WEIGH MORE THAN FAT?

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Oct 25, 2018

Chances are someone told you “muscle weighs more than fat” as an encouraging explanation for why you sometimes gain weight after adding strength training to a fitness routine. It’s also cited as a reason for why some people hit a weight-loss plateau. But a pound of muscle can&rsquo...

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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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How much should I weigh for my height and age? HOW MUCH SHOULD I WEIGH FOR MY HEIGHT AND AGE?

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Oct 24, 2018

Many people want to know the answer to this question: How much should I weigh? However, there is not one ideal healthy weight for each person, because a number of different factors play a role. These include age, muscle-fat ratio, height, sex, and body fat distribution, or body shape. Having excess ...

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Fitness and lifespan: Is too much exercise harmful? FITNESS AND LIFESPAN: IS TOO MUCH EXERCISE HARMFUL?

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Oct 23, 2018

Exercise is widely considered to benefit health, but is there such a thing as too much exercise? Some recent studies suggest so. For instance, 90 minutes of exercise every day improves mental health, but anything over this threshold is actually worse for mental health than no exercise at all, a rece...

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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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Do Men Really Lose Weight Faster Than Women? DO MEN REALLY LOSE WEIGHT FASTER THAN WOMEN?

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Oct 22, 2018

When it comes to weight loss, men seem to have an advantage over women. A 2018 study published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism followed 2,224 overweight adults on low-calorie diets for eight weeks and found men lost 16% more weight than women. In addition to gender differences in wei...

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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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5 Tips For Getting Out of a Weight-Loss Plateau 5 TIPS FOR GETTING OUT OF A WEIGHT-LOSS PLATEAU

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Oct 19, 2018

No matter how hard you’ve been working to lose weight, it’s common to hit a plateau or lose motivation. When this happens, first, remember not to beat yourself up. You’ve likely come a long way already and now it’s time to take a step back and refocus. Here, five tips to help...

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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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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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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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7 Habits That Can Help You Lose Weight 7 HABITS THAT CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT

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Oct 17, 2018

Losing weight is not easy. It requires a near super-human level of commitment and dedication. But you don’t need to completely overhaul your eating and exercise habits to get results. You can shed pounds effectively by making a few low-effort, high-impact changes. “I’m a huge belie...

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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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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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What are 10 risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis? WHAT ARE 10 RISK FACTORS FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?

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Oct 16, 2018

Several issues can increase the chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Some are unavoidable, but a person can take action to prevent others. Having a healthful diet, avoiding smoking, looking after the teeth and gums, and taking probiotics may reduce the risk of developing RA. In this arti...

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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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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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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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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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5 Ways Going Keto Could Affect Your Workouts 5 WAYS GOING KETO COULD AFFECT YOUR WORKOUTS

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Oct 13, 2018

The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet is majorly trending right now. In fact, you probably know a few people who have tried it. Just like any other eating style, it works well for some people, while others find it impossible to stick with. And if you’re spending a lot of time in the gym, it&rs...

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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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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 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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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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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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What are the health effects of chronic stress? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF CHRONIC STRESS?

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Oct 12, 2018

Short-lived feelings of stress are a regular part of daily life. When these feelings become chronic, or long-lasting, they can severely impact a person's health. In this article, we look at what chronic stress is, how to identify it, and the medical consequences it can have. We also describe way...

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Can eating too much fruit cause type 2 diabetes? CAN EATING TOO MUCH FRUIT CAUSE TYPE 2 DIABETES?

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Oct 11, 2018

Although scientists are not clear about what causes type 2 diabetes, people can have certain risk factors that include a family history of diabetes, being overweight, and having prediabetes. Fruit does contain sugar but is unlikely to be harmful to health when it is part of a balanced diet. In this ...

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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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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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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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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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Could Your Medications be Causing Weight Gain? COULD YOUR MEDICATIONS BE CAUSING WEIGHT GAIN?

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Oct 10, 2018

After Alyssa Meyer came out of treatment for breast cancer, she was grateful to be in remission, but the hormone-balancing pill she was prescribed had an unpleasant side effect: significant weight gain. In trying to deal with the issue, she amped up her focus on exercise and diet, eventually finding...

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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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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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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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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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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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Brexit assumptions all healthcare organisations should be thinking about, now! BREXIT ASSUMPTIONS ALL HEALTHCARE ORGANISATIONS SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT, NOW!

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Oct 05, 2018

Whether it’s a hard exit or a soft departure, Brexit is happening and it is going to have an impact on the healthcare/life science industry in ways that we are only now starting to fathom. As we do not know the outcome of the negotiations that are currently underway, we must make assumptions a...

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Your Lifestyle Can Make Up For a Genetic Predisposition to Weight Gain YOUR LIFESTYLE CAN MAKE UP FOR A GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO WEIGHT GAIN

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Oct 05, 2018

Looking through generations of family photos, you may notice it’s not just facial features that seem to be inherited — in many families, body shape and weight seem to get handed down just as easily as hair color or height. But if you’re from a family where steady weight gain seems ...

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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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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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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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Not Losing Weight? Maybe Blame Your Gut Bacteria NOT LOSING WEIGHT? MAYBE BLAME YOUR GUT BACTERIA

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Oct 04, 2018

When it comes to losing weight, it’s not just the calories in the foods you eat that could help — or hinder — your efforts. Recent research found gut microbiota, the microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses living in your gastrointestinal tract, have an impact on weight ...

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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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Accelerating healthcare AI startups in the cloud ACCELERATING HEALTHCARE AI STARTUPS IN THE CLOUD

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Oct 03, 2018

Frost and Sullivan have estimated the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market for Healthcare IT in 2018 for hospitals at $574 million USD and expects it to grow at a CAGR of 65 percent to $4.3 billion USD in 2022! Similar explosive growth is predicted across other segments of healthcare. Machine Learnin...

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5 Ways Green Juice Could Sabotage Your Weight Loss 5 WAYS GREEN JUICE COULD SABOTAGE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS

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Oct 03, 2018

As soon as green juice reached peak trendiness, juice stores and companies became as ubiquitous as Starbucks. It’s also easy to make juices at home, with plenty of affordable juicers on the market. Since most people aren’t getting their recommended 6–8 servings of vegetables a day,...

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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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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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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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Machine Learning In Healthcare – From Theory To Practice MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE – FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

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Sep 28, 2018

Machine Learning (ML) research in the healthcare field has been ongoing for decades, but almost exclusively in the lab rather than in the doctor’s office. The problem of implementing ML in patient-facing settings largely stems from two barriers: Regulation – in a highly regulated industr...

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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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Is Your Fruit Habit Unhealthy? IS YOUR FRUIT HABIT UNHEALTHY?

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Sep 26, 2018

Low-carb and low-sugar have overtaken low-fat in popularity, according to Google trends for the past decade. Today, you know too much sugar won’t do any favors for your physical or mental health. And fruit, often touted as nature’s candy, can be first on the chopping block. Here, a look ...

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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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Which foods help prevent migraines? WHICH FOODS HELP PREVENT MIGRAINES?

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Sep 25, 2018

As migraines can be so debilitating, it can be beneficial to identify and avoid potential triggers. For some people, migraine triggers can include specific foods or types of food. Conversely, some foods may reduce the frequency of migraine headaches or lessen their symptoms. While there is no defini...

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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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Home remedies and lifestyle tips for reducing acid reflux HOME REMEDIES AND LIFESTYLE TIPS FOR REDUCING ACID REFLUX

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Sep 25, 2018

Acid reflux can cause a painful, burning sensation in the throat or chest, which people refer to as heartburn. Simple home remedies and lifestyle tips can help reduce or prevent acid reflux and heartburn. Acid reflux is very common, and other symptoms may include vomiting, bad breath, tooth erosion,...

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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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4 Emotional Factors of Weight Loss Nobody Talks About 4 EMOTIONAL FACTORS OF WEIGHT LOSS NOBODY TALKS ABOUT

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Sep 24, 2018

In 2011, I stepped on a scale in my college dorm room and saw the number 204 glaring back at me between my feet. Two-hundred-and-four pounds. At the time, a 5-foot-4-inch 19-year-old woman, I was broken-hearted, coming to terms with the reality that I was drastically overweight and needed to make a ...

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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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Dietitians Shed Light on the Effectiveness of a DNA-based Diet DIETITIANS SHED LIGHT ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A DNA-BASED DIET

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Sep 22, 2018

New companies such as DNA Fit, Vitagene and Profile are popping up promising to offer a personalized diet based on your individual genetic makeup. The idea behind it is you receive an at-home kit, perform a simple cheek swab and send it back, then the companies sequence specific genes to determine w...

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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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How Water Weight Affects Weight Loss HOW WATER WEIGHT AFFECTS WEIGHT LOSS

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Sep 21, 2018

When you’re working toward a weight-loss goal, stepping on the scale and discovering you’re a few pounds lighter can motivate you to keep focusing on healthy habits. However, fluctuations on the scale could be due to water weight and not fat loss. Here’s how to know if your efforts...

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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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What are the benefits of protein powder? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PROTEIN POWDER?

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Sep 18, 2018

Protein powder is a popular nutritional supplement. Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps build muscle, repair tissue, and make enzymes and hormones. Using protein powder may also aid weight loss and help people tone their muscles. There are many different types of protein powder, includi...

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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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5 Kinds of Fish to Eat For Weight Loss 5 KINDS OF FISH TO EAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Sep 17, 2018

Eating fish can help with your weight-loss goals — provided you’re choosing the right kind. Most fish are high in protein but contain fewer calories than other protein sources, like poultry or beef, says Kristen Smith, MS, registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutritio...

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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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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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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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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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How the IoT will Impact Healthcare HOW THE IOT WILL IMPACT HEALTHCARE

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Sep 12, 2018

Let’s be honest, when it comes to our health we all want prompt and personal care. As a patient, we want the cost to be low, and the feeling of empowerment to be prevalent throughout the experience. Our world is becoming increasingly connected through the development of technology. With these ...

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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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Can Playing Help You Meet Your Weight-Loss Goals? CAN PLAYING HELP YOU MEET YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS GOALS?

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Sep 11, 2018

The next time you’re on a playground, take a look around and see if any kids are jotting down data in their fitness logs about monkey bar distances or pullup attempts — or checking their trackers for optimal heart rate after sprinting over to their friends. Seems ridiculous, right? That&...

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10 Fall Foods That RDs Recommend For Weight Loss 10 FALL FOODS THAT RDS RECOMMEND FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Sep 10, 2018

While fall is synonymous with comfort foods like apple strudel, pumpkin pie and hearty casseroles, the bounty of fresh produce available as the weather cools makes it super easy to put together lighter meals that are still heavy on flavor and satisfaction. Whether you’re working toward weight-...

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10 Ways to Organize Your Kitchen For Weight-loss Success 10 WAYS TO ORGANIZE YOUR KITCHEN FOR WEIGHT-LOSS SUCCESS

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Sep 08, 2018

When it comes to weight-loss nutrition, figuring out what to eat (and how much of it) is half the battle. The other half is minimizing temptation and guesswork to give yourself a leg up. In fact, most people on a weight-loss journey don’t realize that by investing in the right tools and implem...

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Why does olive oil keep heart attack and stroke at bay? WHY DOES OLIVE OIL KEEP HEART ATTACK AND STROKE AT BAY?

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Sep 07, 2018

There is a protein in our blood that rises after we eat, especially when we eat foods such as olive oil that are high in unsaturated fats. Now, new research reveals that it plays an important role in preventing a major cause of heart attack and stroke. The protein is called apolipoprotein A-IV (ApoA...

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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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5 Surprising Ways Parents’ Lifestyles Impact Childhood Obesity 5 SURPRISING WAYS PARENTS’ LIFESTYLES IMPACT CHILDHOOD OBESITY

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Sep 05, 2018

Research shows mothers’ health habits have a significant impact on childhood obesity. Your mom might be responsible for more than your DNA. New research shows she could also have an impact on your BMI. Which five behaviors do you need to adapt to ensure your children maintain a healthy weight?...

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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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8 Ways to Eat and Exercise For Quick Weight Loss 8 WAYS TO EAT AND EXERCISE FOR QUICK WEIGHT LOSS

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Sep 04, 2018

Long-term results are the hallmark of a healthy lifestyle, however, sometimes we need a quick fix for weddings, reunions, other special events or to boost motivation. Here are tips to get fast weight-loss results while ramping up your workouts. Ramping up workouts is a great way to boost performance...

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Can You Escape a Genetic Destiny of Being Overweight? CAN YOU ESCAPE A GENETIC DESTINY OF BEING OVERWEIGHT?

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Sep 04, 2018

It may feel futile to launch your weight-loss efforts when you feel strong genetic forces are conspiring against you. Blaming genetics is a normal response, especially if you grew up in a household where most of your family members were overweight. But genes are just one factor that determines how y...

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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 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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Bringing the Internet of Things to healthcare BRINGING THE INTERNET OF THINGS TO HEALTHCARE

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Sep 03, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become industry-agnostic jargon to describe how technology is currently being embedded in multiple markets, including healthcare, and evolving the way in which business is conducted. The IoT has evolved the way stakeholders currently interact with and will continue t...

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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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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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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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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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8 Critical Weight-Loss Tips That Aren’t Diet and Exercise 8 CRITICAL WEIGHT-LOSS TIPS THAT AREN’T DIET AND EXERCISE

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Aug 28, 2018

Most people know what they need to do to lose weight: Eat less, move more. While it might not be that simple for everyone, the truth is, not knowing how to eat well or how to exercise is not usually the reason people struggle with weight loss. (Although, it happens.) But if you feel confident you kn...

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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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How to Actually Enjoy the ‘20’ of Your ‘80/20’ Diet HOW TO ACTUALLY ENJOY THE ‘20’ OF YOUR ‘80/20’ DIET

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Aug 27, 2018

If you’ve ever chatted with a nutritionist or read about healthy indulgence online, you’ve probably encountered something called the “80/20 lifestyle.” “The concept of 80/20 is to follow a healthy diet 80% of the time while allowing for indulgent foods 20% of the time,&...

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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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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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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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5 Health Risks That Lower With Weight Loss 5 HEALTH RISKS THAT LOWER WITH WEIGHT LOSS

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Aug 24, 2018

Looking good is nice, but going from being overweight or obese toward a normal weight does more than help you fit into those jeans — you may actually reduce the number of significant health risks, too. The condition most associated with excess body weight is Type 2 diabetes, but there are a nu...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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7 Smart Ways to Cut Sugar From Your Diet 7 SMART WAYS TO CUT SUGAR FROM YOUR DIET

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Aug 20, 2018

While there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a craving for a scoop of ice cream or margarita every so often, too much sugar has negative health effects and can be detrimental to weight loss. The FDA recommends getting no more than 10% of your daily calories from added sugars, and defines them...

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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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Are Online Challenges Effective For Weight Loss? ARE ONLINE CHALLENGES EFFECTIVE FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Aug 17, 2018

On her journey to losing nearly 50 pounds in eight months, Kimberley Webb employed a number of tactics, including food logging, creating consistency in her meals and workouts and setting realistic goals. She also signed up for an online weight loss challenge, where she put in money to “bet on ...

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This is the Best Form of Cardio For Fat Loss THIS IS THE BEST FORM OF CARDIO FOR FAT LOSS

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Aug 17, 2018

Researchers have been debating this question for decades: When it comes to fat loss, are people better off doing HIIT or traditional cardio? There’s little doubt exercise is great for helping people lose and maintain their weight. “The most successful weight-loss maintainers — thos...

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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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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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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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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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Ask the RD: Is Intermittent Fasting Really Helpful For Weight Loss? ASK THE RD: IS INTERMITTENT FASTING REALLY HELPFUL FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Aug 15, 2018

Proponents of intermittent fasting say it can help regulate hormones and aid with fast, sustained weight loss. But will it work for you? Here, we explore the idea behind intermittent fasting and whether it’s an effective weight loss strategy. Intermittent fasting is more about when you eat rat...

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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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4 Weight Loss Trends Dietitians Want You to Forget 4 WEIGHT LOSS TRENDS DIETITIANS WANT YOU TO FORGET

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Aug 14, 2018

When it comes to weight loss, we know slow and steady is key. But it seems like there’s a constant stream of “extras” that are supposed to help speed up the process and make it feel a little bit easier to stay on track. Here’s what nutrition pros think about some of the most ...

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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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10 Things to Know Before Trying the Ketogenic Diet 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRYING THE KETOGENIC DIET

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Aug 12, 2018

Despite being fairly controversial, the keto craze continues. While some celebs credit the high-fat, low-carb diet for helping them slim down, many experts remain cautious about recommending the ketogenic diet for weight loss and find it might be better suited to those with Type 2 diabetes. Here are...

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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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10 Things to Know Before Trying the Whole30 Diet 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRYING THE WHOLE30 DIET

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Aug 11, 2018

Created by Melissa Hartwig (and her then-husband) in 2009, the Whole30 diet is a 30-day plan that eliminates food groups Hartwig claims are “psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting [and] inflammatory.” However, US News & World Report ranked it 37 out of 40 on i...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Things to Know Before Trying the DASH Diet 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRYING THE DASH DIET

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Aug 08, 2018

Named the best overall diet by U.S. News and World Report for eight consecutive years, the DASH diet tends to fly under the radar. Although there aren’t any celebrities endorsing the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet, many doctors and registered dietitians applaud it. Developed by t...

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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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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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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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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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Is there a link between IUDs and weight gain? IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN IUDS AND WEIGHT GAIN?

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Aug 06, 2018

IUDs are one of the most effective forms of contraception. They are generally safe but can have side effects. Some people may experience weight gain while using an IUD. In this article, we look at how IUDs work and whether they can cause weight gain. We also discuss the safety and effectiveness of I...

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10 Things to Know Before Trying the Paleo Diet 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRYING THE PALEO DIET

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Aug 05, 2018

While you may never want to live like a caveman (Who regularly lives in fear of animal attacks?), many people aim to eat like one and follow the Paleo diet. The gist is you only eat what cavemen did, which to proponents means no grains, legumes, dairy or sugar and lots of meat, coconut, vegetables a...

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The Big Dangers of Belly Fat THE BIG DANGERS OF BELLY FAT

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Aug 03, 2018

Many people want to whittle their midsections to look better and fit into that next-size-down pair of pants. But reducing belly fat brings many more benefits than just aesthetics — you could be significantly reducing your health risks. Although getting to, and maintaining, a healthy weight is ...

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Vertical Spotlight: Machine Learning for Healthcare Diagnostics VERTICAL SPOTLIGHT: MACHINE LEARNING FOR HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS

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Aug 02, 2018

Diagnostics is part of the core of healthcare — research suggests a third of all Healthcare AI SaaS companies are tackling just this sector. Machine Learning can automate parts of the diagnostic stack, aid doctors in deciding how to interpret tests, and greatly reduce errors in communication. ...

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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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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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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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How Long Should You Give a Diet or Fitness Plan? HOW LONG SHOULD YOU GIVE A DIET OR FITNESS PLAN?

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Aug 01, 2018

Personal trainers, physicians, nutritionists and health gurus might disagree about the route you should take toward optimal fitness and meals, but they concur on one thing: You need to give a new plan time to work. But how much time should you keep putting in if you’re not seeing the results y...

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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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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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The Challenges And Opportunities Of Implementing AI In Healthcare THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF IMPLEMENTING AI IN HEALTHCARE

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Jul 31, 2018

"AI is the new electricity," Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Baidu Research, told Fortune. Ng predicts that the advent of AI-related technologies will transform all industries, as electricity did more than 100 years ago. Indeed, AI and machine learning seem to be the hottest technologies in ...

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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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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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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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10 Things to Know Before Trying the Mediterranean Diet 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRYING THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

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Jul 28, 2018

Continually near the top of the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Diets lists, the Mediterranean diet is known for its heart health benefits and focus on fish, olive oil and red wine. And although researchers of the landmark study on the diet recently re-published their findings after...

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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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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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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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Healthcare: why wait for a crisis to take care of your product portfolio? HEALTHCARE: WHY WAIT FOR A CRISIS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PRODUCT PORTFOLIO?

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Jul 27, 2018

At a gathering of professionals from the Healthcare industry in Zurich, earlier this year, a number of key challenges facing the industry were discussed. One of the top challenges identified by the group was that of “Managing Uncertainties”. As one can imagine, there were many aspects to...

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Weight Loss and Many Health Benefits of Hot Peppers WEIGHT LOSS AND MANY HEALTH BENEFITS OF HOT PEPPERS

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Jul 27, 2018

Some people crave the addicting kick of spicy foods, while others avoid spice like they avoid touching hot stoves. But whichever camp you belong to, you can’t ignore the fact that hot peppers have been in the spotlight recently for their health benefits. A 2017 study by researchers at the Univ...

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Current use cases for machine learning in healthcare CURRENT USE CASES FOR MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE

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Jul 26, 2018

Machine learning (ML) is causing quite the buzz at the moment, and it’s having a huge impact on healthcare. Payers, providers, and pharmaceutical companies are all seeing applicability in their spaces and are taking advantage of ML today. This is a quick overview of key topics in ML, and how i...

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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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Is Flavored Sparkling Water Killing Your Weight-Loss Goals? IS FLAVORED SPARKLING WATER KILLING YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS GOALS?

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Jul 26, 2018

Take a stroll through the bottled water section of any grocery store, and you’ll notice bottles and bottles of different types of water. Sparkling, flavored, mineral, electrolyte — you name it. And it should be no surprise that 0-calorie flavored sparkling water is an extremely popular c...

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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...