How to Count Carb Correctly to Manage Diabetes

How to count carb correctly to manage diabetes

When carbohydrates, sugars and starches are digested, they break down to form glucose in the blood stream. If you have diabetes, your quick acting insulin...
Big factors that put a pregnancy at risk

Big factors that put a pregnancy at risk

The factors that place a pregnancy at risk can be divided into four categories: Existing Health Conditions; Age; Lifestyle Factors; Conditions of Pregnancy. Existing Health Conditions High blood pressure. Even...
Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk for gastrointestinal tract cancer

Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk for gastrointestinal tract cancer

Regular low doses of aspirin for at least six years was associated with a modestly reduced overall risk for cancer, primarily due to a...
Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed findings that, at first glance, are not that surprising: Saturated fat in the diet is...
Prostate Predicaments: When bladder problems are pressing

Prostate Predicaments: When bladder problems are pressing

Many men develop urinary problems as they get older. They might find it hard to urinate, have a strong and sudden urge to “go,” be...
12 tips to reduce your lung cancer risk

12 tips to reduce your lung cancer risk

Remember when your mom always told you “what you do now will catch up with you when you’re older?” She wasn’t lying. Lung cancer is...
Blocking stomach acid may promote chronic liver disease

Blocking stomach acid may promote chronic liver disease

The liver has many important functions, including helping to digest food and process and distribute nutrients. A healthy liver is necessary for survival. The liver...
Dangers of commonly prescribed painkillers

Dangers of commonly prescribed painkillers

Commonly prescribed painkillers need to be given for shorter periods of time to reduce the risk of obesity and sleep deprivation, a new study...
Omega 3 fatty acid could help you avoid liver cancer

Omega 3 fatty acid could help you avoid 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...
How to make healthy choices in your pregnancy

How to make healthy choices in your pregnancy

You’re having a baby! Now what? When you’re about to be a new mom, it can feel like there’s a lot to do and learn....
Can statins protect us from infectious diseases

Can statins protect us from infectious diseases?

That statin you’ve been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a...
Fat cells may play key role in battle against breast cancer

Fat cells may play key role in battle against breast cancer

New research led by York University Professor Michael Connor highlights how fat cells could help determine the most effective way to fight breast cancer,...
Small dietary changes reduce cardiovascular disease risk by more than 25%

Small dietary changes reduce cardiovascular disease risk by more than 25%

Exchanging few commercially regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality can reduce total and LDL cholesterol. A new double-blind randomized controlled trial published in British...
How menopausal hormone therapy affects your heart health

How menopausal hormone therapy affects your heart health

Until recently, it was thought that menopausal hormone therapy could ward off heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer, as well as improve a woman’s quality...
Eating more healthy fats can cut risk of diabetes

Eating more healthy fats can cut risk of diabetes

Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fats lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin resistance...

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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...
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 common complications of high blood pressure

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...
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...
Sugar and cancer

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...
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...
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...
7 lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

7 lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

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Breast cancer symptoms: What you need to know

An important way to keep up with your breast health is to be aware of how your breasts normally look and feel, and know...
Over-the-counter drug may reverse chronic vision damage caused by multiple sclerosis

Over-the-counter drug may reverse chronic vision damage caused by multiple sclerosis

A common antihistamine used to treat symptoms of allergies and the common cold, called clemastine fumarate, partially reversed damage to the visual system in...