7 factors that could increase prostate cancer risk

7 factors that could increase prostate cancer risk

Avoiding cancer risk factors may help prevent certain cancers. Risk factors include smoking, being overweight, and not getting enough exercise. The following risk factors may...
Meditation could help reduce heart disease risk

Meditation could help reduce heart disease risk

Meditation has the potential to reduce some risk factors for heart disease. And the gold standard for lowering risk remains a heart-healthy lifestyle and following...
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Why low-calorie sweeteners is harmful to overweight people

Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on...
People with depression have low levels of this substance in blood

People with depression have low levels of this substance in blood

In a recent study, Stanford researchers found that people with depression have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine. Acetyl-L-carnitine can be naturally produced...
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How many calories do you burn?

It depends on time of day Researchers reporting in Current Biology have made the surprising discovery that the number of calories people burn while at rest changes...
How dementia and cardiovascular disease are connected

How dementia and cardiovascular disease are connected

Several studies have linked breakdowns in the brain's blood vessels to Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. The findings are presented at Neuroscience 2018, the annual...
5 years of regular aspirin use could protect against common liver cancer

5 years of regular aspirin use could protect against common liver cancer

In a new study, researchers found that taking a regular aspirin is associated with a dose-dependent reduction in the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, one...
A better way to improve prostate cancer radiotherapy

A better way to improve prostate cancer radiotherapy

Current standard imaging techniques for initial staging of prostate cancer often underestimate the extent of disease beyond the prostate. A new study from UCLA demonstrates...
Tips on finding your ideal body weight

Tips on finding your ideal body weight

Obesity and overweight can increase your risk of high blood pressure. In fact, recent research has shown that your blood pressure rises as your body...
7 simple tips to improve men’s health

7 simple tips to improve men’s health

Recent research shows that more than 12% of men age 18+ are in fair or poor health that causes obesity, high blood pressure, cancer,...

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Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and every four minutes, someone dies from a stroke, according to the U.S. Centers...
What foods you can eat if you have diabetes

What foods you can eat if you have diabetes

You may worry that having diabetes means going without foods you enjoy. The good news is that you can still eat your favorite foods, but...
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...
Yoga is an effective alternative to physical therapy for easing low back pain

Yoga is an effective alternative to physical therapy for easing low back pain

A new study found that yoga was as safe and effective as physical therapy for restoring function and relieving pain. Compared to an education only...
How to maintain healthy weight during pregnancy

How to maintain healthy weight during pregnancy

Why is gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy important? Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy helps your baby grow to a...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

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From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

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People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
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3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

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A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

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Why drinking baking soda may do wonder to your health

Why drinking baking soda may do wonder to your health

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Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

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Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

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Foods for people that are bad for your dog

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