Exercise & Fitness

Diabetes: Some Antidepressants Reduce Death Risk

Depression and diabetes are two major causes of early death — particularly when they co-occur. Researchers have found that taking certain antidepressants may reduce mortality risk. — Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death worldwide. According to the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million people in the United States (9.4% of the population) had diabetes in 2015. The World Health ...

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How fast do we feel pain? Study overturns previous notions

New research overturns the widespread notion that humans, unlike other mammals, process pain more slowly than touch. The findings may have significant implications for the diagnosis and treatment of pain. — Pain signals may travel just as quickly as touch signals in humans, new research suggests. Until now, the scientific consensus has been that in humans, the nerve signals that ...

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How does MS affect the eyes?

Eye problems are relatively common in people with multiple sclerosis and can include blurred sight, double vision, and vision loss. Multiple sclerosis treatments can help. As with the other symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), eye symptoms can appear during a flare and then fade away over time. Treatments may help protect a person’s eyesight, slow the progress of MS, and ...

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Could targeting this heart hormone help control blood pressure?

When the hormone, which has the name atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), enters the bloodstream, it lowers blood pressure by triggering blood vessel dilation and excretion of sodium in urine. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet in Denmark studied the function of ANP in rats. They report their findings in a paper that features in the Journal of Biological ...

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How to Stop Emotional Eating

I once knew a very heavy man (let’s call him Johnny) who ate a half dozen frankfurters whenever he felt too angry, lonely, depressed, anxious, or upset.  Unfortunately he felt this way often and believed his frankfurter feasts were necessary to “cope” with these feelings.  Johnny thoroughly enjoyed the frankfurters, but was extremely unhappy about his weight, as were his doctors.  So ...

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How to Try a Low Carb Diet for Weight Loss

People often turn to low-carb diets for quick weight loss. The high-fat ketogenic diet is especially popular among dieters who favor fast results in lieu of fruit, bread, or chips. But keto isn’t the only way to go low-carb. The diet’s main premise is to force your body into fat burning mode, or ketosis, by eating very few carbs. Dietitians ...

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How Much Vitamin D Is Too Much Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for the proper functioning of the body. Vitamin D is important for muscles, immune system and cell growth. Apart from reducing inflammation, Vitamin D also helps regulate blood pressure and is known to protect heart. It plays a major role in calcium metabolism. Calcium will be absorbed only in the presence ...

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How Many Bananas Should You Eat per Day?

Bananas are an incredibly popular fruit — and it’s no wonder why. They’re convenient, versatile, and a staple ingredient in many cuisines worldwide. Though bananas are a healthy, nutrient-dense snack, eating too many could be detrimental. This article explores how many bananas you should eat per day. Bananas are as delicious as they are convenient, but their nutritional value is ...

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The Tyranny of Workplace Food-Shamers

The first time someone commented on what I was eating at work, I was a teenager at my first job, manning the front desk at the local courthouse’s law library. On the way out one day, a regular visitor interrupted my fistful of cashews to tell me he loved watching me eat—I did it with such relish. Before I could ...

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Tea tree oil can help you with this ear infection

An ear infection can be extremely painful. Apart from making it difficult for you to hear, it can also rob you off your body balance. That is what labyrinthitis does to you. It is an inner ear infection in which you may experience a spinning sensation in your head, dizziness, blurry vision, nausea, etc. You may also feel that like ...

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