How To Hack Your Metabolism To Lose More Weight

The formula for weight loss is simple: Burn more calories than you consume. Or at least, it sounds simple. In reality, weight loss is like a jigsaw puzzle—there are many different pieces, from the foods you eat to the activities you do. And the more pieces you have, the greater their effect on the ultimate…

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Eat These Foods to Build Resistance Against Effects of Air Pollution

The air we breathe has reached dangerous levels of pollution. People with no known respiratory problems are landing up in hospital emergency rooms. While the government does its bit to improve air quality, we would like to introduce you to some natural antioxidant nutrients that can help your body deal with this onslaught.   Load…

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This device aims to tackle ventilator-associated pneumonia

Nachiket Deval , a National Institute of Design graduate, had always wanted to make a medical device that would be of use to the masses. He also tried to make one for his thesis project. The natural progression for Deval was to start a company after a few stints in a couple of design and engineering jobs. But…

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How Alcohol Affects the Body

Even a small amount of alcohol has an affect on your body. When you drink, alcohol is absorbed into your bloodstream and distributed throughout your body. A tiny amount of alcohol exits your body in your urine and your breath.   You absorb alcohol more slowly if you eat, especially if the food is high…

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These Detox and Recovery Waters Are Actually Worth the Hype

Trendy waters are all the rage, but how many of them really have health benefits? A dietitian investigates which ones to say “yes” and “no” to. Yes: Watermelon Water Watermelon water is more popular than ever, showing the best of the fruit with a high potassium content, lycopene, vitamin C, and of course, water. (Fun…

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Benefits of Swimming: 10 Reasons Every Woman Should Get in the Water

Swimming can make over your muscles, transform you into a cardio goddess, and turn back the aging clock. Need more reason to suit up? We’ve got ’em right here. Dive in. Benefits of Swimming: It Counts as Both Cardio and Strength Training In swimming, if you aren’t moving constantly, you’re sinking. (Forced cardio!) Plus, water…

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Aspirin increases pregnancy rate in women with inflammation

Infertility affects a large number of couples and individuals who are trying to conceive. New research suggests that a daily low dose of aspirin may increase chances of conception for women with chronic inflammation.   New research suggests that a low dose of aspirin may help women with inflammation to conceive. Infertility – largely defined…

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What’s Going on with My Body? IBS Causes and Risk Factors

  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is chronic digestive condition. Common symptoms include:   cramping abdominal pain bloating gas diarrhea constipation IBS is different from other bowel disorders, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, because it does not change any of the bowel tissue.   An estimated 10 to 15 percent of adults experience IBS…

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What is COPD? What causes Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

  COPD – short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – is a chronic lung condition that is usually associated with tobacco smoking.   COPD is a collection of separate lung conditions – usually both chronic bronchitis and emphysema – which cause airflow limitation, i.e. difficulty breathing.1-4   Contents of this article:   COPD facts, statistics…

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Baking Soda for Acid Reflux: Does it Work?

Acid reflux occurs when some of the acid in the stomach flows back up into the food pipe, or esophagus. The acid irritates the lining of the food pipe and a person may experience a burning sensation in the chest, known as heartburn. A person with acid reflux might also have a sour taste in…

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What Things Are Best to Drink for People with Acid Reflux?

  Acid reflux or heartburn is technically known as gastroesophageal reflux. A person with acid reflux or heartburn may feel a burning sensation in their throat and chest, which may be quite painful and distressing.   Acid reflux occurs when the valve, or sphincter, that connects the stomach to the esophagus, or food pipe, is…

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How to Relieve Gas: Easy Methods and Remedies

  Gas is a normal part of human digestion. This gas can sometimes take on a particularly unpleasant odor, or it can cause pain and discomfort.   According to the Cleveland Clinic, people pass 1 to 3 pints of gas each day. People typically pass gas between 14 and 23 times per day.   This…

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Short and fragmented sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with CKD

Not getting enough quality sleep was linked with worsening kidney function in a study of patients with chronic kidney disease. The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15¬-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Although there is increasing evidence that sleep disorders are common in individuals with CKD, its link with…

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Somatostatin analogs in pheochromocytoma research:

Pheochromocytomas and extra-adrenal paragangliomas Pheochromocytoma (PHEO) is a rare type of tumor that develops from neural crest tissue in the central medulla of the adrenal gland. They affect only about 4 in every 106 people each year, but until relatively recently they remained largely undiagnosed1. PHEOs secrete adrenaline and noradrenaline, the hormones that control the…

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This Small Diet Tweak Could Save You More Than 200 Calories a Day

When a super-simple diet trick comes along (finally!), and it’s one that can help you save serious calories, you know it’s time to get excited. According to a new study, cutting calories could be as simple as reaching for a cup of water. Researchers from the University of Illinois looked at the dietary habits of…

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Pancreatic cancer: Sequencing study challenges thinking on disease progression

Pancreatic cancer is rarely detected in the early stages, as early symptoms are often vague and unrecognized. The result is that by the time diagnosis occurs, the disease is often well advanced, leaving patients with inoperable tumors and very poor prognoses. This tendency for the cancer to appear suddenly has been somewhat of a medical…

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Gut bacteria-based supplement reduces cravings for high-calorie foods

Cravings for chocolate, pizza, and other high-calorie foods could be reduced by consuming a gut bacteria-based supplement, suggests a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.   Researchers found the supplement inulin-propionate ester reduced food reward brain activity, which dampened participants’ cravings for high-calorie foods. Researchers from Imperial College London and the…

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Gut bacteria boost effectiveness of common chemotherapy drug

  Recent research shows that gut bacteria affect cancer – some promote tumor growth while others hinder it. However, it has not been clear which species of gut microbes help and which do not. Now, a new study identifies two species of gut bacteria that boost the effect of a common chemotherapy drug by activating…

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Cause of Crohn’s Disease: Gut Fungus Now Suspected

People with the inflammatory condition Crohn’s disease may have a higher level of a certain fungus in their gut, a new study finds. Scientists have known that gut bacteria may contribute to the development of Crohn’s, but the new study finds that this fungus may also play a role in the condition. The findings could…

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Researchers underscore importance of immune-based prevention to conquer cancer

In a Perspective piece published this week in PNAS, cancer researchers from across the country, including faculty at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, write that a greater emphasis on immune-based prevention should be central to new efforts like the federal Cancer Moonshot program, headed by Vice President Joe…

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7 steps to health and happiness: Delay lifestyle diseases by a decade

The end of the year is upon us and so is the pressure to make resolutions to do things that would make us healthier and happier. Since health is a prerequisite for happiness, here’s a seven-point checklist to prevent and delay lifestyle diseases by at least a decade, maybe two. 1. Keep blood pressure under…

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Therapeutic hypothermia after nonshockable-rhythm cardiac arrest

Therapeutic hypothermia significantly raises the rate of survival with a good neurologic outcome among patients who are comatose after a cardiac arrest with a nonshockable initial rhythm, according to a report published online November 16 in Circulation. Many observational and retrospective cohort studies have examined the possible benefits of therapeutic hypothermia in this patient population,…

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Planning for a marathon? Check this out!

You know what’s the easiest way to keep fit? Run a mile to stay hale and hearty! So, how about running a marathon? Well, marathon is a long distance running event which gives many health benefits to our body. Running not only builds up your stamina and strengthens your body but also keeps you physically…

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