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Can diet pills help you lose weight?

Everyone knows that a combination of diet and exercise is the best way to lose weight. But many of us have tried this, over...
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The mystery of stretch marks

Stretch marks are a vestige of pregnancy, weight gain, growth spurts and steroid use. Considered more of a cosmetic issue and not medically dangerous, the...
Who should be tested for prediabetes

Who should be tested for prediabetes?

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that testing to detect prediabetes be considered in adults who are overweight or obese and have one or...
Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients

Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients

Sleep deprivation -- typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings -- rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first...
Prostate cancer and hereditary risk

Prostate cancer and hereditary risk: What is the connection?

Thanks to Angelina Jolie and Christina Applegate, many of us are now aware that women with certain hereditary genetic mutations have an increased risk...
How to lower your blood pressure effectively

How to lower your blood pressure effectively

Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries. Everyone has to have some blood pressure, so...
Skipping breakfast could double the risk of atherosclerosis

Skipping breakfast could double the risk of atherosclerosis

Skipping breakfast or eating very little at the start of the day doubles the risk of atherosclerosis. This is the latest finding from the Progression...
Why people gain more weight in their middle age

Why people gain more weight in their middle age

Did you know that the average young U.S. adult gains 30 pounds by the time they reach age 50? This weight gain happens even though...
Why you should consider low carb diets for diabetes management

Why you should consider low carb diets for diabetes management

Following a reduced carbohydrate diet can help to lower blood glucose levels, providing a safe and effective strategy for managing diabetes, new research by...
13 medications to help control Parkinson’s disease symptoms

13 medications to help control Parkinson’s disease symptoms

If you have Parkinson’s disease, there aren’t any treatments that can slow, reverse or stop the condition’s progression. But although there is no cure, more...
What you should know about new high blood pressure guidelines

What you should know about new high blood pressure guidelines

Nearly half of Americans will now be told they have high blood pressure, but one Michigan Medicine cardiologist says that designation is actually a...
Hemorrhoid help: preventing and treating flare-ups

Hemorrhoid help: Preventing and treating flare-ups

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Active monitoring as effective as surgery over 10 years

Treatments for prostate cancer: Active monitoring as effective as surgery over 10 years

Active monitoring is as effective as surgery and radiotherapy, in terms of survival at 10 years, reports the largest study of its kind, funded...
3 harmful myths about the opioid epidemic

3 harmful myths about the opioid epidemic

Harmful myths about opioids, opioid addiction, and people with substance use disorders persist and may even prevent people from getting treatment, say experts. Between 2015...
Parkinson's disease is partly an autoimmune disease, Columbia study finds

Parkinson’s disease is partly an autoimmune disease, Columbia study finds

Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity--in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues--plays a role in Parkinson's disease, the...

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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

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
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

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...
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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

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

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7 simple tips to keep your blood pressure down

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Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

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