Feb 172015
 
Liver Cancer: Symptoms and Treatment

Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the tissues of the liver, though it may also result from cancer spreading to the liver from other parts of the body. Liver cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer in the world, accounting for 610,000 deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. The rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, have increased by 3.5 percent annually in the United States to 3.2 cases per 100,000 people in 2006, […]

7 Most Absolutely Horrible Head Infections

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Jan 122015
 
7 Most Absolutely Horrible Head Infections

Recently, a college student in Korea reportedly went blind after leaving her contact lenses in her eyes around-the-clock for months. Amoebas infected her eyes, ate through her corneas and permanently damaged her retinas. And in recent summers, there have been a few deaths caused by Naegleria fowleri, known as the brain-eating amoeba — an infection picked up by swimming in lakes, rivers or hot springs. These tragic medical cases got us thinking: What are the worst infections to get in your head? Here’s a rundown […]

Drinking three or more glasses of milk per day may be harmful to women’s health: Study

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Oct 292014
 
Drinking three or more glasses of milk per day may be harmful to women's health: Study

Drinking three or more glasses of milk per day may be harmful to women’s health, a new study suggests. Women in the study who downed at least three glasses of milk a day were nearly twice as likely to die over the next 20 years compared with their peers who drank less than a glass daily. In addition, the study found that women’s risk of bone fracture climbed steadily as their milk intake increased. That compound might induce oxidative stress and low-grade inflammation, and that […]

9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth

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Oct 242014
 
9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth

Humans have been battling viruses since before our species had even evolved into its modern form. For some viral diseases, vaccines and antiviral drugs have allowed us to keep infections from spreading widely, and have helped sick people recover. For one disease — smallpox — we’ve been able to eradicate it, ridding the world of new cases. But as the Ebola outbreak now devastating West Africa demonstrates, we’re a long way from winning the fight against viruses. The strain that is driving the current epidemic, […]

Fatty foods harm men more than women: Study

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Oct 202014
 
Fatty foods harm men more than women: Study

Men who munch on fatty foods are at increased health risks in comparison to women who consume high-fat meals, a new study has found, reports PTI. Researchers have found that male and female brains respond in remarkably different ways to high-fat meals. The findings may help to explain observed differences in obesity outcomes between women and men and suggest that dietary advice should be made more sex-specific, researchers said. “Our findings, for the first time, suggest that males and females respond to high-fat diets differently,” […]

Top Diet Tricks that Really Work

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Sep 272014
 
Top Diet Tricks that Really Work

Eat fruit. But not as a snack. Drink more water. With ice! Every day, it seems, there is new advice headlining papers and magazines on how to lose weight. It can get overwhelming trying to tease the legitimate from the fads, so we turned to the experts. Here are the top seven tricks that scientists say really work. Avoid corn syrup Despite the pervasive media campaign coming to corn syrup’s defense, science is starting to show a clear difference between regular sugar and high-fructose corn […]

5 Ways romantic relationships can be good for your health

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Sep 242014
 
5 Ways romantic relationships can be good for your health

Whether you’re lovesick or sick of love, it’s hard not to think about relationships and all they bring during this time of the year. Difficult dinner reservations and price-inflated Valentine’s Day roses aside, a steady, committed relationship does offer some benefits. Here are five ways romantic relationships can be good for you. Fewer mental health problems Couples may occasionally drive each other crazy but not literally so. Overall, people in committed relationships experience significantly fewer mental health problems than single people , according to a […]

Foods that can improve brain health and memory

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Sep 192014
 
Foods that can improve brain health and memory

Foods high in compounds such as antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can improve brain health and memory, experts say. From fruit to fish, here are six things that, based on various studies, may perk up your gray matter. Walnuts They even look like little brains, so maybe that’s Mother Nature’s way of telling us what walnuts are good for. Indeed, a 2009 study in the Journal of Nutrition found that diets in which nuts made up as little as 2 percent reversed signs of aging […]

Artificial Sweeteners may alter metabolism and increase blood-sugar levels: Study

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Sep 182014
 
Artificial Sweeteners may alter metabolism and increase blood-sugar levels: Study

People might consume artificial sweeteners because they think it will help them curb real-sugar consumption and prevent weight gain, but the chemicals may actually have an opposite effect. A new study has found that zero-calorie sweeteners may alter metabolism and increase blood-sugar levels, at least in mice and some people. The negative effects of artificial sweeteners on metabolism seen in the study may have to do with how the sweeteners interact with the bacteria living the gut, the researchers said. However, the study does suggest […]

7 Ways sleep comfortably through the night

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Sep 162014
 
7 Ways sleep comfortably through the night

If you are one of those people who wake up in the morning feeling as though a bus has hit you, then it is time for you to check out your sleeping pattern. Thomas Dekker said, “Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together”. How you function throughout the day will depend much on the way you slept the previous night. It is not just enough if you sleep, it is important that you sleep comfortably to wake up feeling refreshed. […]

Tips for reducing the amount of trans fats in your diet

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Sep 012014
 
Tips for reducing the amount of trans fats in your diet

According to the recent survey, you should limit your trans-fat consumption to less than 1 percent of your total daily calories. So if you consume 2,000 calories daily, you should be eating fewer than 20 calories from trans fats. If you’re currently getting more, it’s time to cut back. Here are three tips for reducing the amount of trans fats in your diet: 1. Avoid hydrogen. If you see “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” on an ingredient label, that means the food includes trans-fat. Remember, trans […]

Junk food may suppress your appetite for a balanced diet: Study

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Aug 282014
 
Junk food may suppress your appetite for a balanced diet: Study

Junk food not only makes you pile on the pounds, it may also suppress your appetite for a balanced diet. Researchers found that a diet of junk food in rats reduces their appetite for novel foods, a preference that normally drives them to seek a balanced diet. The findings help to explain how excessive consumption of junk food can change behaviour, weaken self-control and lead to overeating and obesity. Contributed By Sonia Narula

6 Best Foods that are Good for Your Brain

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Jun 152014
 
6 Best Foods that are Good for Your Brain

Foods high in compounds such as antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can improve brain health and memory, experts say. From fruit to fish, here are six things that, based on various studies, may perk up your gray matter. Walnuts They even look like little brains, so maybe that’s Mother Nature’s way of telling us what walnuts are good for. Indeed, a 2009 study in the Journal of Nutrition found that diets in which nuts made up as little as 2 percent reversed signs of aging […]

Teens who drink may be more likely to also engage in other unhealthy behaviors: New Study

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May 062014
 
Teens who drink may be more likely to also engage in other unhealthy behaviors: New Study

Teens who drink sports and energy drinks may be more likely to also engage in other unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, drinking soda and playing video games for many hours, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed about 2,800 teens in middle and high schools in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and asked them about how often they drank sport and energy drinks, as well as other behaviors. About 38 percent said they consumed sports drinks at least once a week, and 15 percent said they consumed […]