Major signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation

Major signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually causes the heart's lower chambers, the ventricles, to contract faster than normal. When this happens, the ventricles can't completely fill with...
How to change your behavior to lose weight

How to change your behavior to lose weight

Over the past few years it has become clear that weight is an important health issue. Some people who need to lose weight for their...
Ginger combined with chili pepper can lower the risk of cancer, says research

Ginger combined with chili pepper could lower the risk of cancer

For many people, there’s nothing more satisfying than a hot, spicy meal. But some research has suggested that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers...
Human gut microbe may help treat multiple sclerosis

Human gut microbe may help treat multiple sclerosis

Mayo Clinic researchers, along with colleagues at the University of Iowa, report that a human gut microbe discovered at Mayo Clinic may help treat...
high-dose radiation therapy is as effective as surgery

For aggressive prostate cancer, high-dose radiation therapy is as effective as surgery

A study by researchers at the UCLA provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and surgery are equally effective treatments for aggressive prostate cancer. It also...
Why do I get the chills when I’m not cold

Why do I get the chills when I’m not cold?

When you find yourself in an eerie place or the beat drops just right during a favorite song, the chills start multiplying. You know the...
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Home remedies: Are natural remedies effective for depression?

So-called natural remedies for depression aren't a replacement for medical diagnosis and treatment. However, for some people certain herbal and dietary supplements do seem to...
Want to be a better runner Start lifting weights

Want to be a better runner? Start lifting weights

Running can feel like a straightforward endeavor: The best way to get better is to simply lace up the shoes and hit the pavement. But...
Tips to ease the heartburn of pregnancy

Tips to ease the heartburn of pregnancy

Heartburn symptoms are one of the most commonly reported complaints among pregnant women. Heartburn usually starts during the first trimester and tends to worsen during...
Vitamin A may improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

Vitamin A may improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer, according to an...
Low FODMAP diet can improve health in people with irritable bowel syndrome

Low FODMAP diet can improve health in people with irritable bowel syndrome

A change in diet improves the lives of those diagnosed with a common but hard-to-treat gut disorder. That’s the conclusion of new research that studied,...
Why does pulmonary hypertension cause shortness of breath

Why does pulmonary hypertension cause shortness of breath?

There are many reasons a person might feel winded after climbing a few flights of stairs or some other brief physical activity. Among them? Pulmonary...
7 simple tips to keep your blood pressure down

7 simple tips to keep your blood pressure down

When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge,...
Why vitamin B12 is important to your health

Why vitamin B12 is important to your health

Vitamin B12 may not be high on your nutritional radar, yet it is essential to some of the body's most important functions, like forming...
Water can help lose weight faster than diet drinks

Water could help lose weight faster than diet drinks

In a recent study, experts in diet and metabolism find that replacing low calorie ‘diet’ drinks with water can help increase the rate of...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Throughout human evolution, infectious diseases have become a primary cause of death. The human immune system plays a major role to reduce the harm of...
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Sugar and cancer: what you need to know

There’s a lot of confusing information and advice out there around sugar. It’s been made the villain of our diet, but where does the consensus...
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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...
Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary artery disease

Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary...

A published research led by Western’s Dr. David Spence shows that eating egg yolks increases atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes. Surveying more...
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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 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...