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With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social...

How food could treat common liver disease

For patients with fatty liver disease, a disorder that affects about 100 million Americans and can lead to cirrhosis and cancer, the best dietary...

Probiotics may benefit millions suffering from bipolar disorder

About 3 million people in the US are diagnosed every year with bipolar disorder, a psychiatric condition characterized by dramatic shifts in mood from...

How fast you walk says a lot about your health

During a doctor's appointment, there's a few measures that quickly get a physician up to speed on our current health, such as measuring blood...

Mindful eating: the Victorian food trend that could help you lose weight and transform...

In recent years, mindfulness – defined as “a mental state or attitude in which one focuses one’s awareness on the present moment” – has...

What causes multiple sclerosis? What we know, don’t know and suspect

US actress Selma Blair announced on the weekend she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years...
Poor oral health linked to higher blood pressure, worse blood pressure control

Poor oral health linked to higher blood pressure, worse blood pressure control

People with high blood pressure taking medication for their condition are more likely to benefit from the therapy if they have good oral health,...

Avoiding type 2 diabetes – there is more than one diet to choose from

If you have high blood glucose, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes (so-called prediabetes) you may have been advised by your...

6 tips for losing weight without fad diets

Monday – start diet. Tuesday – break diet! Wednesday – plan to start again next Monday. If this is you, it’s probably time to get...

New combo therapy may boost survival in prostate cancer

High-risk prostate cancer, that which has continued to grow but not yet metastasized, is commonly treated with combination therapies. Each method has pros and cons,...
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...
Improving heart health could prevent frailty when you are old

Improving heart health could prevent frailty when you are old

New research has shown that older people with very low heart disease risks also have very little frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could...

What’s the best source of protein for building muscle – meat or plants?

Do vegan bodybuilders have the edge? A recent study was reported as showing plant-based protein was more effective for building muscle than that from animals. The...

10 age-related health problems everyone should know

Chronic health conditions According to the National Council on Aging, about 92% of seniors have at least one chronic disease and 77% have at least...
Many popular dietary supplements may harm liver health

Many popular dietary supplements may harm liver health

A recent paper from two U-M hepatologists highlights the liver dangers associated with consuming some herbal and dietary supplements designed to build muscle or...

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