Two strategies could help us avoid weight gain

Two strategies could help us avoid weight gain

What’s the best way to avoid gaining weight? A new study finds two different strategies—daily small changes and periodic large changes—could work long-term. The team...
Ibuprofen, naproxen and Tylenol Which should you take

Ibuprofen, naproxen and Tylenol: Which should you take?

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...
How rare sugars might help control blood glucose

How rare sugars might help control blood glucose

In an era when the label “natural” hits a sweet spot with consumers, some uncommon sugars emerging on the market could live up to...
New evidence says high-fat diet extends life and strength

New evidence says high-fat diet extends life and strength

A high-fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity, but also improves physical strength, according to new research with mice. “The results surprised me a...
Genetics may play role in chronic pain after surgery

Genetics may play role in chronic pain after surgery

Genetics may play a role in determining whether patients experience chronic pain after surgery, suggests a study published in the Anesthesiology. Aside from genetic factors,...
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...
Health risks and diseases related to salt and sodium

Health risks and diseases related to salt and sodium

Who’s at high risk of developing health problems related to salt consumption? ·        People over age 50 ·        People who have high or slightly elevated blood...
What you should know about sun and skin cancer

What you should know about sun and skin cancer

Our bodies were built to make good use of the sun. Sunlight helps keep our sleeping patterns on track so we can stay awake by...
Early use of postmenopausal hormone therapy could prevent heart disease

Early use of postmenopausal hormone therapy could prevent heart disease

Recent research suggests that hormone therapy, when taken within six years of menopause, may slow the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque...
One type of omega 3 oils may help avoid deadly liver cancer

One type of omega 3 oils may help avoid deadly liver cancer

A new study suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people who are obese or have a poor diet a chance...
Weight loss surgery what you need to know

Weight loss surgery: what you need to know

For many patients suffering from severe obesity, a gastric sleeve (reducing the stomach) is an ideal alternative to a gastric bypass (bypassing the stomach...
Removal of protein can change insulin resistance

Removal of protein can change insulin resistance and glucose intolerance

By removing the protein galectin-3 (Gal3), a team of investigators led by University of California School of Medicine researchers were able to reverse diabetic...
5 things every woman should know about anesthesia for labor and delivery

5 things every woman should know about anesthesia for labor and delivery

A first-time mother-to-be gets a lot of advice from well-meaning friends and family members about everything from breastfeeding to which kind of diapers to...
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...
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...

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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

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11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

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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...
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8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

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8 common complications of high blood pressure

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Vegan diet: best for weight loss

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

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Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

A recent study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications. The surprise...