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The best breakfast foods for health

Many people believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it breaks the nighttime fast and kick-starts a person’s metabolism. However, popular…

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14 ways to lose weight without diet or exercise

Regimented diet plans can be challenging to stick to for prolonged periods. It can also be hard to find the time to exercise. Is it…

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Can you drink coffee while breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding can be exhausting, particularly in the early days when a baby may sleep irregularly and wake up numerous times each night. A morning cup of coffee might…

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Prolonged sitting: Short bouts of activity reduce health risks

A newly published meta-analysis has discovered that even short breaks from prolonged sitting can reduce some of the adverse metabolic effects associated with it. Short…

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Why a low-carb diet may not be so good for you

A large-scale, two-part study now published in The Lancet Public Health journal examines the effects of high, moderate, and low carbohydrate intake on mortality risk. As more and…

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How eating mushrooms may improve blood sugar control

A new study looks at how eating a common type of mushroom can affect glucose, or blood sugar, regulation. The results may have implications for…

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Targeting one enzyme could treat cancer, diabetes, and obesity

The uncovering of the molecular acrobatics of a key cell enzyme could lead to new treatments for cancer and metabolic diseases such as obesity and…

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How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?

Too much salt is bad for you, particulary because it is associated with an increased risk of heart problems — but how much is too…

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Can you have hypoglycemia without diabetes?

Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar levels fall dangerously low. It is more common in people with diabetes, but it can affect others. In this article, we…

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How do you treat an external hemorrhoid?

External hemorrhoids are hemorrhoids that affect veins outside the anus. These hemorrhoids can cause bleeding, cracking, and itching. Home remedies can treat most external hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are…

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What do your nails say about your health?

Healthy nails are smooth and have a consistent color. Anything else affecting the growth or appearance of the fingernails or toenails may indicate an abnormality. A…

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Experimental drug may treat ‘undruggable’ cancers

Many cancers are hard to treat because they share a faulty cell-signaling pathway that is very difficult to target. Could one new experimental drug on…

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What to know about a chemical pregnancy

A chemical pregnancy is one that results in very early pregnancy loss, usually in the first few weeks. Doctors call it a chemical pregnancy because…

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Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, we inspect…

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Eating crickets may benefit your gut health, scientists say

Is eating insects the next frontier when it comes to nutrition, well-being, and sustainable farming? A recent study suggests that we may do well to…

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‘Normal’ blood sugar levels may not be so normal after all

A new study — conducted by researchers at Stanford University in California — reveals that common foods can cause blood sugar spikes in otherwise healthy…

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Belly fat linked to cognitive decline

In the largest study of its type, researchers conclude that having higher levels of belly fat in old age is correlated with a reduction in…

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Is there a link between IUDs and weight gain?

IUDs are one of the most effective forms of contraception. They are generally safe but can have side effects. Some people may experience weight gain…

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Targeting gut bacteria to reduce heart disease

A new drug that blocks the production of one chemical by gut bacteria significantly reduces cardiovascular risk factors. Blocking a gut bacteria enzyme could improve…

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11 Reasons You’re Tired All the Time

It’s easy to blame those yawns and feelings of fatigue on being too busy or not getting enough sleep or being overly stressed. Most times,…

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