The mystery of stretch marks

The mystery of stretch marks

Stretch marks are a vestige of pregnancy, weight gain, growth spurts and steroid use. Considered more of a cosmetic issue and not medically dangerous, the...
Physical activity could combat fatigue

Physical activity could combat fatigue, cognitive decline in cancer patients

A new study indicates that cancer patients and survivors have a ready weapon against fatigue and "chemo brain": a brisk walk. Researchers at the University...
Heart disease accounts for 33% of deaths worldwide

Heart disease accounts for 33% of deaths worldwide

Heart and blood vessel disease — also called heart disease or cardiovascular disease — includes numerous problems, including heart attack, stroke, heart valve problems,...
Why sleep is so import for our immune system functions

Why sleep is so import for our immune system functions

A recent study sheds light on how the immune system replenishes itself during sleep. Researchers found that some subsets of T cells are reduced from...
Cough suppression drug improves blood sugar levels in diabetics

Cough suppression drug improves blood sugar levels in diabetics

The active ingredient dextromethorphan, which is contained in many over-the-counter cough remedies, has been shown to improve blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes...
Check him out Help your partner detect signs of skin cancer

Check him out: Help your partner detect signs of skin cancer

Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to...
Does caffeine cause dehydration

Does caffeine cause dehydration?

For a long time people have been told that caffeine is a diuretic. For some, this translates into advice to avoid or remove caffeinated beverages...
Cooking heat may hold clues to heart disease

Cooking heat may hold clues to heart disease

Food cooked at high heat may carry toxic chemicals that raise risk of heart disease, researchers have warned. Cooking at a lower heat could help...
Gluten free diet what you should know

Gluten free diet: what you should know

While gluten-free products become more and more popular at your local grocery store, you may have wondered if you should avoid eating gluten. Avoiding gluten...
Which painkiller is the best for you

Which painkiller is the best for you?

You wake up with a terrible headache, a sore muscle or yesterday’s sunburn is bothering you, and shuffle your way to your medicine cabinet. You...
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What you should know about lung cancer screening

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in men, and second most common in women after breast cancer. The most common age...
Being fit may help you survive a heart attack

Being fit could help you survive a heart attack

Being physically fit may not only reduce your risk of having a heart attack, but can also improve your chances of surviving if you...
How temperature can help tackle obesity and diabetes

How temperature can help tackle obesity and diabetes

Exposure to environments outside a comfortable temperature could help tackle major metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, and should be reflected in modern...
5 most popular fat burner supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular fat burner supplements for weight loss success

Burning fat is one main way to lose body weight. But for most people, it requires persistent efforts and a long time. And even if...
How to measure your blood pressure correctly

How to measure your blood pressure correctly

To determine whether you have hypertension, a medical professional will take a blood pressure reading. How you prepare for the test, the position of your...

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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

5 exercises that do wonders for your health

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
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From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
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8 common complications of high blood pressure

Because high blood pressure diagnosis is based on blood pressure readings, this condition can go undetected for years, as symptoms do not usually appear...
Key recommendations for successful weight loss

Key recommendations for successful weight loss

To lose weight successfully, the combination of a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity is recommended. This combination also may reduce abdominal fat and increase...
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Vegan diet: best for weight loss

Holidays often bring about a sense of dread at the thought of food filled parties and gatherings, but those who eat a plant based...
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5 best exercises you can ever do

If you're not an athlete or serious exerciser — and you just want to work out for your health or to fit in your...