6 causes of neuropathy and how to manage the condition

6 causes of neuropathy and how to manage the condition

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A Paleo diet may help reduce future risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

A Paleo diet may help reduce future risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

A Paleolithic-type diet may help obese postmenopausal women lose weight, improve their circulating fatty acid profile and lower their future risk for diabetes and...
Face transplant what happens when you have a new face

Face transplant: what happens when you have a new face

Since 2005, more than 30 face transplant surgeries have been done in the world. However, no documented long-term follow up has been reported. To fill...
New weight-loss method can cut obesity risk by 50%

New weight-loss method can cut obesity risk by 50%

A new study has identified two self-regulation strategies effective in preventing weight gain among young adults. At the end of the three-year study, researchers showed...
Common fats may contribute to a lazy lifestyle and type 2 diabetes

Common fats may contribute to a lazy lifestyle and type 2 diabetes

A UBC researcher is suggesting the types of cooking oils people consume may be sabotaging their efforts to stay healthy and avoid illnesses such...
Breathing your way to preventing high blood pressure

Breathing your way to preventing high blood pressure

The most common type of hypertension, which accounts for 95 per cent of people with high blood pressure, might one day be prevented with...
The best OTC meds and supplements to treat headache

The best OTC meds and supplements to treat headache

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Taking testosterone while dieting may help lose fat, not muscle

Taking testosterone while dieting may help lose fat, not muscle

In obese middle-aged men, losing weight while dieting normally depletes both fat and muscle. But adding testosterone treatment may help them lose only fat and...
Quality of life after breast reconstruction

Quality of life after breast reconstruction

After a mastectomy, women who underwent autologous breast reconstruction, reported greater psychosocial and sexual well-being than those who chose implant-based reconstruction, according to a...
Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

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Moderate exercise might be more effective at combatting prediabetes

Moderate exercise might be more effective at combatting prediabetes

Walking briskly on a regular basis may be more effective than vigorous jogging for improving glucose control in individuals with prediabetes, according to research...
Eating tree nuts may help reduce metabolic syndrome

Eating tree nuts may help reduce metabolic syndrome

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Even moderate weight loss can prevent, cure loud snoring during sleep

Even moderate weight loss can prevent, cure loud snoring during sleep

Even a moderate weight reduction can reduce loud snoring during sleep, and even cure it, according to a 4-year Finish follow-up study published recently...
Mom's weight in early pregnancy associated with child's cerebral palsy

Mom’s weight in early pregnancy associated with child’s cerebral palsy

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases the chance of having a child with cerebral palsy, according to a new research. And the more overweight...
Potential cholesterol-lowering drug may fight against prostate cancer

Potential cholesterol-lowering drug may fight against prostate cancer

Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets receptors on cancer cells. However, drug-resistant cancer cells can emerge during chemotherapy, limiting its effectiveness...

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11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

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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...
How to Prevent Pancreatic Cancer

How to prevent pancreatic cancer

Surgical resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy remain the best options for patients with pancreatic cancer to save life. Because symptoms of pancreatic cancer are hard to...
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Our brain can detect disease in others before it breaks out

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A surprising finding about moles and skin cancer

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Statins could lead to disabling muscle disease

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New drug therapy could improve brain function and life expectancy of ALS patients

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What You Should Know About Pancreatic Cancer

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