Exercise & Fitness

Cheese : A New Heart Healthy Food??

There’s a reason why salty, cured meats and cheeses pair so well together — and not just because it’s delicious. To the delight of fromage fans, cheese can actually help strengthen blood vessels against damage done by sodium, according to a new Penn State study. They say anti-oxidants found in dairy may have something to do with it. Researchers found ...

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America’s Ticking Time Bomb Is Getting Worse

OBESITY levels have reached nearly 40 per cent in parts of the United States, a shocking new map reveals. The map shows that in nine states – Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and West Virginia – adult obesity is at or above 35 per cent. But in West Virginia and Mississippi that figure hits 39.5 per ...

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A Guide To Pain Management

Pain can be informative. At a most basic level, the feeling of physical discomfort is a signal from our body that something is wrong. We react to pain in a way that may protect us from further injury – like quickly pulling your hand back when you’ve touched something hot. Pain is experienced in many different ways. It can feel ...

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Essential oils for tinnitus and hearing loss: Will they help?

Essential oils have recently seen an uptick in popularity, largely due to increased interest in alternative medicine and the simultaneous rise in multi-level marketing companies, such as DoTerra and Young Living, which sell essential oils. What are essential oils? Essential oils are concentrated liquids taken from plants, including herbs and fruits. Common essential oils include lemon, peppermint and lavender, but there are dozens, ...

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What To Know About Kidney Pain

The kidneys help filter the blood, including by filtering out harmful substances such as alcohol. Moderate drinking should not cause kidney pain, but binge drinking or frequent drinking may cause kidney problems. Kidney pain usually appears in the back, on either side of the spine, just under the ribs. A person who experiences this type of pain, especially if it ...

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Vaping Kills Too?!

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that it identified 193 cases of severe lung illnesses, which are potentially linked to vaping. Further, the patient in one of those cases — involving patients aged 17 to 38 and recorded between June 28th and August 20th this year — died in Illinois after being hospitalized. While one of ...

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Does Taking Fish Oil Do Any Good?

Fish oil is one of the most commonly used supplements and the shiny yellow capsules are a common sight in many households. Fish oil is supposed to boost immunity and improve your overall health. But did you know it is excellent for your eyesight? With age, the central portion of the eye, the macula, starts degenerating which slowly leads to ...

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Here’s to Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are common and usually treatable without surgery. However, in severe cases, people may need a small medical procedure to treat an ingrown toenail. If they notice them at an early stage, people can treat ingrown nails at home. However, in severe cases — especially when the nail has become infected — people may need to see a doctor ...

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Apple & Amazon’s Newest Health Tech Is Changing Healthcare

Big tech companies like Apple, Amazon and Google are intensely focusing their efforts and heavily investing in fighting diabetes as another possible revenue source. Health tech is big business and projected to reach $149 billion by 2025, with the diabetes device market set to claim around $38 billion by 2026. Could this be the best chance for African-Americans who over ...

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5 Neck Pain Tricks We’re Using From Now On…

Stiff neck? The area above your shoulders is one that commonly holds tension, especially if you’re sitting at a desk all day (with sub-par posture) or constantly staring down at your phone screen. According to research, neck pain may feel like a “kink,” stiffness or severe pain. This pain may spread to the shoulders, upper back or arms, or it ...

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