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Nails Need Love, Too Expert offers tips on how to keep them healthy

Nails Need Love, Too Expert offers tips on how to keep them healthy

April 21, If you want healthy and attractive nails, you have to take good care of them. “Nails need to be moisturized, especially after removing nail polish, so be sure to apply a cream regularly,” Dr. Phoebe Rich, a clinical adjunct professor of dermatology at Oregon Health Science University, said in an American Academy of […]

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Western style diet linked to lower chances of ideal ageing

Western style diet linked to lower chances of ideal ageing

April 17, ‘The impact of diet on specific age-related diseases has been studied extensively, but few investigations have adopted a more holistic approach to determine the association of diet with overall health at older ages,’ said lead author Tasnime Akbaraly, researcher at Inserm, Montpellier, France. Following a Western style diet based on fried, sweet, processed […]

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One-third of the annual Underage drinking-related deaths in US

One-third of the annual Underage drinking-related deaths in US

April 17, The findings show the importance of preventing underage drinking even if there is no risk of drinking and driving, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). One-third of the 4,700 annual underage drinking-related deaths in the United States result from road crashes, according to a new study. Analyzing 2010 federal government data, the […]

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FDA Warns against Sale of Sports Supplements, Dangerous stimulant DMAA is sold under variety of ingredient names

FDA Warns against Sale of Sports Supplements, Dangerous stimulant DMAA is sold under variety of ingredient names

April 16, DMAA — which is most often used in supplements promising weight loss, muscle-building and improvement of athletic performance — can increase blood pressure and may lead to cardiovascular problems such as heart attack, shortness of breath and tightening of the chest. The stimulant may be particularly dangerous when used with caffeine, according to […]

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New report confirms drugs can cut breast cancer risk for some, Task Force Finds

New report confirms drugs can cut breast cancer risk for some, Task Force Finds

April 16, Along with the report, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force also issued draft recommendations that reflect those findings, which will be published in the April 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene (Evista) could reduce the risk of breast cancer among women who are at high risk […]

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Study: Freezing Treatment May Help Destroy Lung Tumors

Study: Freezing Treatment May Help Destroy Lung Tumors

April 15, AP – At least in the short-run — meaning three months after the procedure — the intervention known as “cryoablation” appeared to kill all targeted tumors that had spread to the lung from elsewhere, preliminary results suggest. A method designed to target, freeze and destroy a tumor’s cellular function seems effective in combating […]

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Study links Belly Fat May Be Tied to Kidney Damage, an apple-shaped figure to early signs of kidney problems

Study links Belly Fat May Be Tied to Kidney Damage, an apple-shaped figure to early signs of kidney problems

April 14, AP – So-called “apple-shaped” people who carry more fat around their bellies than their hips may be at higher risk of kidney disease, a new study suggests. The study measured blood flow through the kidneys of 315 men and women in the Netherlands. Those who had higher waist-to-hip ratios, meaning they tended to […]

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Do Teens Who Sleep In Stay Slimmer? Study finds association between more shuteye, healthier weight

Do Teens Who Sleep In Stay Slimmer? Study finds association between more shuteye, healthier weight

April 13, AP – Researchers followed more than 1,000 Philadelphia-area teenagers from their freshman through senior years of high school. Every six months, the teens reported their sleep patterns. The more sleep teens get, the less likely they are to be overweight, a new study finds. The results showed that each additional hour of sleep […]

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To Stop Smoking: Exercise can help curb the habit in young daily smokers

To Stop Smoking: Exercise can help curb the habit in young daily smokers

April 13, AP –  A small amount of daily exercise can help teen smokers cut down on or quit their harmful habit, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 233 teens at 19 high schools in West Virginia, which has one of the highest smoking rates in the nation. Nearly 13 percent of people […]

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Study: Egg white component has the ability to lower blood pressure

Study: Egg white component has the ability to lower blood pressure

April 11, AP – Scientists reported that a component of egg whites, already popular as a substitute for whole eggs among health-conscious consumers concerned about cholesterol in the yolk may have another beneficial effect in reducing blood pressure, reports Science Daily. A study by American scientists presented on Wednesday supports the view that a substance […]

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