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  • Apr 2018

    Could hemp help to beat ovarian cancer?

    Although hemp has fallen out of favor over the years, some scientists believe that a certain strain could help in the battle against ovarian cancer.

  • Apr 2018

    Macrocytic anemia: Symptoms and treatment

    Macrocytic anemia is a type of anemia characterized by abnormally large red blood cells. The size of the red blood cells means there are fewer of them to help the body function. In this article, learn about the causes of macrocytic anemia, including folate and B-12 deficiencies, as well as how the condition is treated.

  • Apr 2018

    Could this vitamin A derivative cure liver cancer?

    Researchers reveal how a compound called acyclic retinoid, which is a synthetic form of vitamin A, can target and destroy liver cancer stem cells.

  • Apr 2018

    What are the risks of being underweight?

    A person is considered to be underweight if they have a body mass index (BMI) of under 18.5. Being underweight is associated with a range of health risks including bone, skin, teeth, and fertility problems. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for being underweight here, including dietary changes.

  • Apr 2018

    What home remedies can stop flatulence?

    Although passing gas is a normal bodily function, some people may be concerned that they do so excessively. There are many steps that can help to reduce flatulence, including dietary changes and supplements. In this article, we look at 12 steps that could help reduce farting, and when excess gas may be more worrying.

  • Apr 2018

    Could eating fish stave off Parkinson's disease?

    We know that eating fish protects brain health. A new study identifies the protein responsible for this and explains how it fights 'Parkinson's protein.'

  • Apr 2018

    Is telogen effluvium reversible?

    Telogen effluvium is a form of temporary hair loss that usually happens several months after a person experiences a traumatic event or stress. The hair usually regrows within 6 to 9 months. In this article, learn more about causes, treatments, and tips for recovery, including dietary changes and lifestyle habits.

  • Apr 2018

    Best 40 foods for vitamin K

    Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that helps the body clot blood, build strong bones, and keep the heart healthy. In this article, we look at foods to eat to increase vitamin K intake, including kale, spinach, other leafy greens, some dairy products, and natto. Learn about the difference between vitamin K-1 and K-2.

  • Apr 2018

    How vitamin D protects against type 2 diabetes

    A new study suggests that vitamin D deficiency is tied to a five times greater risk of type 2 diabetes compared with levels well above the healthy minimum.

  • Apr 2018

    What are the benefits of barley water?

    Barley is a great source of fiber and contains many other essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, and selenium. In this article, we look at the benefits of barley water and how to make this nutritious beverage.

  • Apr 2018

    Is apple cider vinegar good or bad for diarrhea?

    Apple cider vinegar has recently been touted as a cure-all for many ailments, including diarrhea. However, this common household ingredient is highly acidic and can cause stomach problems in some people. In this article, learn about the potential risks and benefits of apple cider vinegar for diarrhea.

  • Apr 2018

    Artificial sweeteners may damage blood vessels

    In the most detailed study of its type, researchers demonstrate that artificial sweeteners damage blood vessels and may increase diabetes risk.

  • Apr 2018

    Could gut bacteria cause joint pain?

    A study looks at the relationship between diet, gut bacteria, and osteoarthritis. Surprisingly, it found that the microbiome is linked to joint health.

  • Apr 2018

    How to make yourself fart

    Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help a person pass gas naturally. We also look at which foods cause gas and give other tips on reducing flatulence or releasing it when needed.

  • Apr 2018

    What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet

    Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable bowel disease (IBD) or have had a recent bowel surgery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and to avoid when on a low-fiber diet, as well as tips on how to get adequate nutrients.

  • Apr 2018

    What can you eat on a low-carb diet?

    Lots of people try to lose weight by reducing their intake of carbohydrates. To ensure the diet is a success, it is essential to understand what carbs you can and cannot eat. Find out what to eat, what to avoid, and how to incorporate exercise. This article outlines some of the essential low-carb diet tips here.

  • Apr 2018

    Ways to stop heart palpitations

    Heart palpitations can feel like a fluttering in the chest, a pounding heart, or a racing pulse. Smoking, exercise, and stress can cause them, but if palpitations are the result of an underlying condition, treatment will be necessary. Here, learn how to stop heart palpitations at home and when to see a doctor.

  • Apr 2018

    Type 2 diabetes: Late breakfast could drive obesity

    New research suggests that eating breakfast later may drive a preference for late rising and retiring, which is linked to higher BMI in type 2 diabetes.

  • Apr 2018

    Nut lovers rejoice: Your favorite snack protects your heart

    Nuts are widely considered beneficial to the heart. A new study dives deeper into the specifics and finds out exactly what nuts can do for our tickers.

  • Apr 2018

    What foods are high in protein?

    Eating a high protein diet can help people to lose fat and build muscle. By reducing intake of other types of food, such as carbohydrates and fats, it is possible to experience a range of health benefits that can include feeling fuller after eating. Many sources of protein provide additional nutrients as well.

  • Apr 2018

    How do you gain weight quickly and safely?

    Doctors may recommend gaining weight to athletes and people who weigh too little. We describe 19 foods that can help a person to gain weight quickly and boost overall health. We also explore the evidence behind foods traditionally used for weight gain, such as red meat, eggs, and protein shakes. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2018

    Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

    Researchers find that certain iron supplements — called ferric citrate and ferric EDTA — increase the levels of a cancer biomarker.

  • Apr 2018

    How to get rid of trapped gas

    Gas pain can be uncomfortable, or so severe that it can interrupt daily activities. Luckily, plenty of simple home remedies can bring relief. Quitting smoking and avoiding certain foods may also help. Here, learn 20 easy ways to relieve mild to severe gas pain at home. We also address when a person should see a doctor.

  • Apr 2018

    How long will it take me to lose 10 pounds?

    Is it possible to safely lose 10 pounds in a week? There are many ways to lose weight, but most require a much longer timeframe. The most successful diets involve lifestyle changes, healthful eating, and exercise. Losing weight quickly may be dangerous and anybody wanting to lose weight rapidly must talk to a doctor.

  • Apr 2018

    Why does my urine smell like coffee?

    A person’s health and diet can impact the smell of their urine. Urine that smells like coffee can be caused by a person drinking too much coffee. Dehydration and pregnancy can also heighten the smell of urine. In this article, we discuss the range of causes for urine that smells like coffee, as well as treatments.