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What Can You Do to Prevent Esophageal Cancer?

Esophageal cancer is a disease that attacks the esophagus. Some of the symptoms associated with this type of cancer include dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing, coughing, weight loss, chest pain, and heartburn. There are many practices that can heighten the possibility of acquiring this disease.…

Heroin use is epidemic in US cities

Across the U.S., there has been a 60% increase of heroin abuse, especially among first-time users. A survey by substance abuse and health service administration showed that Vermont had 15.3 % of its population using illegal drugs, 13.3% were using marijuana and 14.5 % of the teenagers were smoking…

What green beans can do for your health

When you were a child, green beans were probably not your favorite food. You had to struggle to be able to eat them, and no matter how they were cooked they never tasted really good. As the time has passed, your preferences have probably started to change too and it could be time to try green beans…

Why are doctors encouraging people to get the flu shot?

The best way to prevent getting the flu is to get vaccinated. This is especially true for children who are older than 6 months and up to 4 years of age; seniors above 50 years of age and pregnant women. These are the people who are especially at high risk. The flu season is very unpredictable too.…

Health uses of vinegar

Vinegar is mostly used in the kitchen to spice up dishes or making salads or make feta. Not many people know there are more uses to vinegar than just in the kitchen. Vinegar has been used since ancient times as a disinfectant to heal wounds; the Chinese used it as antibacterial to clean hands; the…

A dengue vaccine may be developed thanks to new antibody discovery

Each year, more than 390 million people are affected by this mosquito-borne virus. It is a potentially deadly virus. However, researchers announced that they may find a way in developing a dengue vaccine. Dr. James Crowe Jr., from the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and his colleagues, have…

Some Hope for Patients suffering from Malignant Brain Tumors

The annual incidence of brain tumor is 7/100,000n population and it poses a risk of 0.6%. The metastasis from systemic cancer is 10 times more common than the primary malignancy of brain. It can occur in both males and females at any age. The most common form of primary malignant is malignant…

Body parts that you shouldn’t touch

A lot of studies have shown that our hands are one of unhealthiest parts of our body and they often transmit different bacteria. We don’t think of them that way, because on the outside they look clean to us, but that doesn’t mean they actually are. What is even worse is that we touch…

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“Livestrong” Gives Tips for Healthy Living

You may have relied on Livestrong to gain knowledge about a certain health condition. But more than the ideas about treatments, cures and prevention of any disease, Livestrong is a great source of tips on how you can stay healthy and fit. Below is some of the best advice when it comes to staying…

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How to maintain muscle as you age

How to maintain muscle as you age

You may be familiar with osteoporosis, which is the significant loss of bone mass as one ages. But have you ever heard of sarcopenia? This refers to the significant loss of muscle mass as one ages. Everyone will begin naturally losing muscle mass around the age of 30. Unfortunately the loss will…
Five things you can do to fight fatigue

Five things you can do to fight fatigue

We all have bad days, but there are moments when we feel that we have absolutely no energy. We wake up in the morning and we need at least two cups of coffee before we can think about our day, and after the first few hours of working or studying we are completely exhausted. This is normal and, more…
How does getting outdoors help your health

How does getting outdoors help your health

With rapid development of technology, computers, smartphones, and other devices often seem to completely take over our lives. We spend more and more time indoors, in front of the computer screen or staring into the screens of our phones. We go online to order delivery of groceries, so that we…
Non-invasive diagnostic test for malignant melanoma

Non-invasive diagnostic test for malignant melanoma

Malignant melanoma has been studied time and time again and finally there is a new, non-invasive diagnostic test that can be used to test for this kind of melanoma. This new technique can detect malignant melanoma accurately without even performing a biopsy. According to the Nature Scientific…
How Can Chiropractors Help Us

How Can Chiropractors Help Us

Whenever we feel any pain in our body whether it is something as small as a pain in the back or neck or something as serious as persistent pain in the lower body we tend to resort to pain killers and medicines. While these drugs can provide us relief for a short period of time, the pain is bound to…
Right And Wrong Concepts Of Healthy Living

Right And Wrong Concepts Of Healthy Living

Increasing numbers of people are realizing that healthy living is the key to happy and successful life. Even few years back, healthy was the second or third priority among individuals. However, today, the scenario has changed because there is now a growing awareness regarding the importance of…
Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

We hear about more number of diseases today than we used to a couple of decades back. While a lot of people may not have heard of Crohn’s disease, those who contract it may be up for some real inconvenience. This disease infects the walls of our intestines and has a direct impact on the…

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Snack Mixes that Perk Your Energy during the Day

Snack Mixes that Perk Your Energy during the Day

During the day, you have to perform a number of activities either at home or sitting in your office. For every movement an activity, your body burns calories. It is up to you that how you fulfil the dietary needs of your body. Between meals, a good alternative is to snack on something satisfying but…
The “Better Choices Concept” to Dieting

The “Better Choices Concept” to Dieting

The premise of this concept is actually pretty simple. It states that if there is a snack you love, there are several other options that are just as delicious and nutritious but with much fewer calories. In the exact words: “For every food that you eat, there are likely to be other equally…
Local food is most preferred healthy food option

Local food is most preferred healthy food option

The world of marketing and advertising drives the free market. The fad of organic consumption is now being replaced by local food market. As the consumer is looking for more fresh and healthy food, looks like local food is fulfilling all the criteria well. The demand for food produced in nearby…
Why Proper Nutrition is Important?

Why Proper Nutrition is Important?

Like a finely-tuned dashing auto, your body needs the right fuel (food) and general upkeep (activity, a way of life and mental mentality) to accomplish its actual wellbeing potential. Nothing is more essential than adhering to a good diet!. Without good nutrition, your body's motor will hack,…
Stuff that will help you to speed up your metabolism

Stuff that will help you to speed up your metabolism

Sometimes it is not important for any of us to be on a diet, unless we have to lose a lot of weight. But in case you have to get rid of few kilograms then all you have to do is exercise and consume some of these things and you will become fit very soon. Raw food is much better than the processed…
HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AND REMAIN HEALTHY

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AND REMAIN HEALTHY

Losing weight has being in the minds of many people because of the high rate of obesity and the increase risk of heart diseases related to obesity. People are searching for ways to lose weight not only for health issues but also for physical appearance. For these reasons, some opt to do everything…
The Importance Of Proper Diet And Nutrition

The Importance Of Proper Diet And Nutrition

Parents with obese children are often not sure of what to feed their kids. As children of different ages tend to have different nutritional needs therefore the parents must choose to feed them in such a way that they meet those required needs. While diet is merely the food given by us to our…

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Five essential minerals and where to find them

Your body needs minerals to function properly. They are essential and you need to include them in your diet since the body cannot produce them naturally. The deficiency of essential minerals may cause chronic disease as well as an excess of them. The following are five essential minerals that you…