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More Evidence That Southern Cooking Boosts Heart Risk

More Evidence That Southern Cooking Boosts Heart Risk (credit HealthDay News) MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fried chicken, sweet tea and greens cooked in bacon fat -- delicious hallmarks of a Southern diet -- may increase your risk for a heart attack, a new study suggests. Lead researcher James Shikany, a professor of [...]

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11 surprising facts about your heart

11 surprising facts about your heart (credit MSN) MATTERS OF THE HEART It pumps out 2 ounces of blood at every heartbeat, adding up to at least 2,500 gallons daily. The heart has the ability to beat over 3 billion times in a person's life. IT'S FIST-SIZED The average heart weighs between 7 and 15 [...]

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10 Reasons You Feel Cold All The Time

10 Reasons You Feel Cold All The Time (credit MSN) ALWAYS COLD? HERE'S WHY Feeling chilly when the AC is blasting is one thing. But if you're always shivering, or your hands and feet feel like blocks of ice while everyone else nearby says the temperature feels toasty, then it's time to investigate. It's common [...]

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Probiotics May Ease Symptoms Of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

Probiotics May Ease Symptoms Of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases (credit MSN) A new study has found that probiotics could potentially be used to treat behavioral symptoms in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. Publishing their findings in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers from the University of Calgary believe that probiotics work to alter the communication between the [...]

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How Much Water Should You Really Drink Each Day?

How Much Water Should You Really Drink Each Day? (credit MSN) Experts have revised healthy water consumption recommendations to encourage healthier hydration. Water is necessary for carrying nutrients to your cells, flushing bacteria from your system, preventing dehydration, and replacing fluids lost from sweating, but you may not need to drink as much as you [...]

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5 Over-The-Counter Medicines You Should Never Take Together

5 Over-The-Counter Medicines You Should Never Take Together (credit MSN/Mens Health) You can buy over-the-counter drugs without a prescription, but they still have risks—especially if you treat yourself with more than one at a time. Even people who read labels closely don't always spot potential problems, such as two OTC meds with the same active [...]

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Coffee drinking may lower inflammation, reduce diabetes risk

Coffee drinking may lower inflammation, reduce diabetes risk (Reuters Health) - Coffee drinkers in a long-term study were about half as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as those who didn't drink coffee, and researchers think an inflammation-lowering effect of the beverage might be the key. “Extensive research has revealed that coffee drinking exhibits both [...]

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5 Foods That Fight UTI’s

5 Foods That Fight UTIs© BrianAJackson/Getty Images If you're susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs), you may want to tweak your diet. And yes, this goes way beyond drinking cranberry juice. In a new study in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that the foods [...]

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Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning

Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning (HealthDay News) -- People who regularly reach for widely used painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen may need to think carefully before they pop those pills, heart experts say. Mounting evidence has shown that chronic use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can raise a person's risk of [...]

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9 First Aid Mistakes You’re Probably Making

9 First Aid Mistakes You're Probably Making Spread butter on a burn? That's crazy! While most of us know to ignore that old wives tale, we're still making plenty of first aid mistakes that are either not helpful or downright dangerous. "I'm surprised all the time by how clueless even educated people can be in [...]

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10 Insider Tips Only Nurses Will Tell You

10 Insider Tips Only Nurses Will Tell You During the four years I spent reporting my book The Nurses : A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles With the Heroes of the Hospital, I learned that nurses are not just the unsung heroes of healthcare they’re also its secret keepers. If you want to know [...]

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Big Question: Can My Brain Get Too Full?

Big Question: Can My Brain Get Too Full? You remember your first kiss. You remember your childhood phone number, where you parked your car, and the last time you got really drunk. You probably remember the digits of pi, or at least the first three of them (slacker). Each day you accumulate fresh memories—kissing new [...]

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The vast majority of people who think they are sensitive to gluten are wrong, study finds

The vast majority of people who think they are sensitive to gluten are wrong, study finds It seems as if everyone is going to great lengths to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and many processed foods. Are there real health benefits associated with going gluten-free, or is it just another passing [...]

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Lung Cancer Isn’t The Only Smoking-Related Cancer; There Are 12 Others

Lung Cancer Isn't The Only Smoking-Related Cancer; There Are 12 Others Smoking prevalence has declined dramatically since the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health in 1964. However, more than 20 percent of men and more than 15 percent of women in the United States still smoke. A recent study published in JAMA [...]

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A C-Section Now, A Ton Of Chronic Health Problems Later

A C-Section Now, A Ton Of Chronic Health Problems Later Cesarean sections (C-section) have long graduated from medically necessary to elective procedure, the latter of which the World Health Organization advises against. The WHO finds there’s a threshold for when the procedure causes more harm than good to both mothers and babies — and new [...]

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Do your cholesterol numbers really matter?

Do your cholesterol numbers really matter? Cholesterol is hot in the news ever since a top nutrition advisory committee stated that people no longer need to be concerned about eating foods high in cholesterol earlier this year. This guideline caused confusion as people wondered: Is checking my cholesterol still important? Do I need to change [...]

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Trial shows virus treatment effective against skin cancer

Trial shows virus treatment effective against skin cancer A genetically modified herpes virus was effective in fighting skin cancer by infecting and destroying cancer cells as well as triggering an immune response, according to results of a clinical trial released Tuesday. It was the first time an advanced-stage trial of this type of drug has [...]

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Hey Coffee Drinkers, There’s Something You Should Know

Hey Coffee Drinkers, There's Something You Should Know You should probably be drinking your morning cup of coffee around 10 a.m., according to a new video from AsapScience. We know, we know. If you're an I-need-caffeine-as-soon-as-I-wake-up kind of person, this isn't great news. But as AsapScience explains it, the production of cortisol, the "stress hormone" [...]

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More Than a Third of U.S. Adults Have Metabolic Syndrome

More Than a Third of U.S. Adults Have Metabolic Syndrome Justin Worland @justinworland 35% of us are at greater risk for all kinds of diseases Metabolic syndrome—a set of health conditions including high blood pressure and too much abdominal fat that increase risk for stroke and heart disease—now affects more than one in three U.S. [...]

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Is Your Brain Fog From Menopause, Dementia, or ADHD?

Is Your Brain Fog From Menopause, Dementia, or ADHD? Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has long been studied, mainly in children, but experts have come to realize it occurs in women more often than previously thought. If you begin having trouble focusing during menopause, you may be wondering whether it’s a result of hormones, dementia, [...]

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How Human Bones Have Changed—For the Worse

How Human Bones Have Changed—For the Worse Alice Park @aliceparkny A new study investigates why modern humans have lighter bones than our ancestors We’re definitely heavier than we’ve ever been — about two-thirds of adults are now overweight or obese — but our bones aren’t as strong as those of our forebears. In fact, they’re [...]

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American baby-boomers in worse health than thought

American baby-boomers in worse health than thought An in-depth American study has indicated that the 55-64-year-old generation is more stressed, in worse health and benefits from less social security than 10 years ago, even though life expectancy has increased. "Health United States 2014," the 38th annual edition of this national public health study, focused on [...]

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The Scary Way The Amount Of Sugar You Eat Could Seriously Up Your Alzheimer’s Risk

The Scary Way The Amount Of Sugar You Eat Could Seriously Up Your Alzheimer's Risk (pic credit www.flickr.com) If you haven't already been convinced to stay far, far away from added sugar, new evidence supports the theory that having high blood glucose isn't just bad for your body, but could be bad for your brain, [...]

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How Cuba Could Help Prevent Lung Cancer In The U.S.

How Cuba Could Help Prevent Lung Cancer In The U.S. For the U.S., reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba means more than imports of the world’s best cigars—it could mean a better way to stop their damage. Cuban scientists spent decades developing a lung cancer vaccine, called Cimavax. Now researchers at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute [...]

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Computer Scientists May Have Just Found A Solution For Deadly Superbugs

Computer Scientists May Have Just Found A Solution For Deadly Superbugs A computer program designed by two scientists could one day be a weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Using complex algorithms, biologist Miriam Barlow of the University of California, Merced and mathematician Kristina Crona of American University in Washington, D.C. were [...]

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You Can Change Your Personality If You Want To, Science Says

You Can Change Your Personality If You Want To, Science Says If the self-help industry is to be believed, no one is perfectly content with their own personality—everyone wants to know how to win friends, become more charismatic, or learn to be assertive. It may not be as hard as you thought, though. Changing your [...]

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Blood Tests May Soon Screen For Ovarian Cancer

Blood Tests May Soon Screen For Ovarian Cancer A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer is only about one in 75, yet this cancer is deadly and dangerous, causing more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Now researchers at University College London say a new screening test can detect cancer in [...]

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Older people are happier than you. Why?

Older people are happier than you. Why? (CNN)A number of studies have demonstrated a major upside to getting older: As people age, they tend to become happier and more satisfied with their lives. New research from Buffalo University and Northwestern University hints at one possible reason behind this improvements in well-being -- people are more [...]

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Singing for COPD

Singing for COPD Do you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)? If so, your doctor has likely prescribed medication or pulmonary rehabilitation to help you control the condition and improve your quality of life. But has your physician ever suggested singing? A recent study published in the journal BMC Pulmonary Medicine investigated how singing might [...]

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Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids’ Obesity Risk, Study Suggests

Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research. "Children who watch one to two hours of TV a day, [...]

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