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Simple lifestyle changes could help you avoid sleep deprivation

If your mental or physical health is suffering, a lack of sleep may be to blame. Are you getting enough shuteye? Sleep is considered both...
Exercise is an important aspect of cancer recovery

Exercise is an important aspect of cancer recovery

In a second-floor, 300-square-foot chemotherapy infusion suite in Penn State Cancer Institute are some dumbbells, some stretchy bands, two treadmills, a recumbent bike, a...
You're probably brushing your teeth wrong – here are four tips for better dental health

You’re probably brushing your teeth wrong – here are four tips for better dental...

We all know the advice for healthy teeth – brush twice daily and don't eat too much sugar. So why do those of us following...

Have diabetes and struggling to lose weight? Here is what to do

You’re active, you watch what you eat, yet the scale won’t budge. If you have diabetes, the answer could be in your medicine cabinet—specifically, your...

How to feel better, think better, and sleep better

Studies show that sitting too much can raise your risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. But getting up to walk around your block, dance...
These 4 things could help you achieve healthy aging

These 4 things could help you achieve healthy aging

Everyone wants to live a long and healthy life. But it takes some effort to achieve it, especially if you’re already 65 or older. There are...

1 hour of weight lifting a week may cut your heart attack risk

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70%, according...

Low-gluten diet could reduce bloating and help you lose weight

An increasing number of people choose a low-gluten diet, even though they are not allergic to the dietary substance. This trend has sparked public debate...
Diet low in specific amino acids may be critical for weight loss

Diet low in specific amino acids may be critical for weight loss

A worldwide epidemic of diabetes and obesity has led many people to try to lose weight by dieting – but reduced-calorie diets are very...
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...

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...

Sitting too much can change your brain part critical for memory

Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a study by UCLA...
Eating at night, sleeping by day can change key blood proteins fast

Eating at night, sleeping by day can change key blood proteins fast

Staying awake all night and sleeping all day for just a few days can disrupt levels and time of day patterns of more than...

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...
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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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...
5 exercises that do wonders for your health

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...
11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

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

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...