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  • Jun 2019

    What to know about skin paleness

    Paleness can occur in light or dark skin. A range of health issues may underlie it, including anemia, bleeding, and certain vitamin deficiencies. Learn more about health-related causes of skin paleness here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about shellfish allergies

    Many people are allergic to shellfish. The symptoms can be mild or severe and may include wheezing, coughing, and confusion. Learn more about the symptoms of a shellfish allergy here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about sugar in fruit

    Fruit contains natural sugar. Although natural sugar is good for health, it is important to remember that consuming fruit juices and canned fruit can increase overall sugar intake. Learn more about the sugar in fruit here.

  • Jun 2019

    What are the best ways to eat more protein?

    Protein is an important part of anyone’s diet. A person can increase the amount of protein that they consume in various ways, including eating certain foods, trying supplements, and possibly by eating at specific times. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    Fighting obesity with a single cup of coffee

    A first-of-its-kind study finds that caffeine is an effective way to stimulate brown fat in cultured cells and humans, pointing to new obesity treatments.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about not having a half-moon on the nails

    People typically have a half-moon shape on their nails. This appearance may be less visible in the case of people with malnourishment, anemia, or vitiligo. Learn more about the half-moon on the nails here.

  • Jun 2019

    Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance

    A study of immune and fat cells from mice found that cocoa shell extract can reduce and prevent some of the cell dysfunctions that can result from obesity.

  • Jun 2019

    Could processed foods explain why autism is on the rise?

    A first-of-its-kind study finds a molecular link between high levels of a food preservative compound and neuronal disruptions that may explain ASD.

  • Jun 2019

    What is the link between gluten and rheumatoid arthritis?

    Some people find that eating gluten can trigger rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptom flares. In this article, we discuss the link between gluten and RA, foods to eat and avoid, and when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2019

    Nutrition: Even identical twins respond differently to food

    The largest ongoing nutrition study reveals important differences in how people respond to food and why personalized diets are the future of nutrition.

  • Jun 2019

    Colon cancer: Could yogurt prevent precancerous growths?

    A new study has found that men who eat yogurt regularly have a lower risk of abnormal growths in the bowel, or adenomas, which can precede colon cancer.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about eating raw eggs

    Eggs provide lots of beneficial nutrients that are good for a person’s health. However, consuming raw, untreated eggs can cause illness, as some eggs may contain Salmonella. Learn more about eating raw eggs here.

  • Jun 2019

    Can turmeric help treat rheumatoid arthritis?

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. A growing body of scientific research suggests that turmeric and one of its main compounds, curcumin, may help alleviate symptoms of RA. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    How vitamin D helps fight treatment-resistant cancer

    Two active forms of vitamin D can kill treatment-resistant cancer cells by blocking a way that the cells pump out chemotherapy drugs, a new study shows.

  • Jun 2019

    Is decaf coffee harmful to health?

    Decaffeinated coffee, or decaf, is similar to regular coffee but contains very little caffeine. Research suggests that drinking decaf is not harmful and may share some of the health benefits of regular coffee. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to expect during a physical exam

    Physical exams are routine checkups of a person’s general health. A healthcare professional will visually inspect, feel, or listen to different areas of a person’s body to look for potential health conditions. They may also ask about any problems and take a detailed medical history. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    Foods with similar nutrition content affect the gut differently

    Researchers came up with an innovative approach for comparing foods with similar nutritional labels and found that they affect gut bacteria differently.

  • Jun 2019

    Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes

    A large-scale new trial of over 2,000 adults found that taking vitamin D supplements does not help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes.

  • Jun 2019

    What is the difference between veganism and vegetarianism?

    Vegetarians and vegans do not eat meat and fish. While many vegetarians choose to consume eggs and dairy products, vegans do not consume these animal byproducts. Strict vegans also avoid other products that come from animals, such as honey, leather goods, wool, silk, and tallow. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults

    Researchers found that older adults with vitamin K deficiency were more likely to develop mobility disability, such as difficulty walking and using stairs.

  • Jun 2019

    Low fruit and vegetable intake may account for millions of deaths

    New research estimates that an insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables is likely to be behind millions of cardiovascular deaths worldwide.

  • Jun 2019

    Red meat and death risk: Study offers new insights

    A first-of-its-kind study reveals that consuming increasingly more red meat over an 8-year period raises mortality risk in the following 8 years.

  • Jun 2019

    High-protein vegan foods

    Vegans often find it difficult to eat a lot of protein, but there are many plant based sources of this nutrient, including beans, tofu, quinoa, and chickpeas. Learn more about high protein foods for vegans here. We also cover how to get enough vitamin B-12 and vitamin D on a vegan diet.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about Neurobion

    Neurobion is a brand of vitamin B supplements that aims to improve nerve function. Learn about the benefits and side effects of Neurobion here.

  • Jun 2019

    Almond, hemp, oat, soy, and cow's milk: Which is best?

    As plant-based alternative milks grow increasingly popular, it can help to know how they compare nutritionally. Find out in this article.