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Sanjay

Sanjay Gupta, CNN doctor, claims Trump has heart disease


CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta disputed President Trump’s clean bill of health this week, claiming that the numbers actually suggest the president has heart disease. “The president has heart disease,” the neurosurgeon, who has never examined Mr. Trump, declared on “New Day” Wednesday, adding that the president needs a medical plan to prevent a…

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Fast Food

How Fast Food Impacts Our Immune Systems


We all know that eating fast food can wreak havoc on our bodies. It can sometimes lead to clear physical changes, such as weight gain, but some of the changes aren’t so obvious, like long-term damage to your immune system. In a new study, researchers found that our bodies defend against high fat, high-calorie diets in…

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Breast Cancer Gene

Breast cancer gene does not boost risk of death: study


Young women with the BRCA gene mutation that prompted actress Angelina Jolie’s pre-emptive and much-publicised double mastectomy are not more likely to die after a breast cancer diagnosis, scientists said Friday. In fact, they may have a “survival advantage” over non-carriers if diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, a form that is particularly hard to treat, a…

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Dog

Don’t feed your dog raw meat, study says


Raw meat, touted by some as an easily-digestible, nutrient-filled superfood for domestic dogs and cats, may put not only your pet at risk, but your own health too, researchers warned Friday. A survey of frozen, raw meat products sold at pet stores and supermarkets in the Netherlands, where more than half of dog owners buy such…

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Lack Of Sleep

Lack of Sleep May Cause Depression


Lack of sleep may cause more than just dark circles under your eyes. New research found that people who sleep less than the reccomended eight hours are also more likely to have repetitive negative thoughts, a finding that could explain the link between sleep and mental health. Sleep-deprived individuals are less able to quickly shift their…

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Flu

A hot drink may help reduce the symptoms of common colds and flu

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Hot liquids, it is said, help loosen secretions in the chest and sinuses, making them easier to expel and ultimately clearing up congestion. The fluids are also meant to reverse dehydration. But only recently have scientists examined whether the effect is real. In December, researchers at the Common Cold Center at Cardiff University in Britain looked at whether hot beverages…

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Tears

Health benefits of shedding a few tears

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Letting down one’s guard and one’s defenses and crying is a very positive, healthy thing. The same thing happens when you watch a movie and it touches you and you cry… That process of opening into yourself… it’s like a lock and key. Crying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and…

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Stress

Reduce Christmas stress with these easy tips and tricks

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Christmas can be a stressful time of year. The expense of buying gifts, the pressure of last minute shopping, and the heightened expectations of family togetherness can all combine to undermine our best intentions. Some practical suggestions can help you reduce your ‘Christmas stress’. 1.Connect with Family The stress of the holidays is much easier to manage when you’re able…

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Kid

Eating fish weekly linked to better sleep, higher IQ in Children


Researchers found that children aged 9–11 years who ate fish at least once weekly had higher IQ test scores and better sleep quality, compared with children who consumed fish less frequently. Study co-author Jianghong Liu, of the School of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Scientific Reports.…

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Guys Drinking

Excessive alcohol lowers testosterone levels and sperm quality and quantity in men


Drinking alcohol – even in moderation – can have a dramatic effect on the reproductive system.  It can impact hormone production and decrease semen parameters such as sperm count, motility, morphology, and concentration. Alcohol and Male Fertility A recent large Danish study¹ of 1221 healthy young men between the ages of 18-28 found that even modest drinking habits – as…

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Breakfast

Regularly skipping breakfast could increase risk of heart disease


Research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology links skipping breakfast with a higher risk of atherosclerosis — where plaque builds up in arteries causing them to harden and narrow, which can lead to heart disease. That’s the conclusion from studying more than 4000 Spanish men and women who were quizzed on their daily diets and subsequently…

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Wound

Top reasons why your wound won’t heal


Like a lot of other good things in life, wound-healing is a process. You probably didn’t enjoy the events that earned you your cuts and scrapes, but when you do have them, you get to watch your body perform an amazing work. However, time doesn’t necessarily heal all wounds. If several weeks have already gone by, you might be left…

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Sleep Disorder

Sleep problems and female infertility


Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don’t have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests. When insomnia was to blame for women’s sleeping difficulties, they were more than four times as likely as peers who slept well to experience infertility, the study also found.…

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Eating Apple

An Apple a Day Keeps Muscle Loss Away


When the average person thinks of an athlete’s diet, they usually think of protein – and lots of it. The protein obsession has gone so far as to create a lucrative market for powdered protein supplements, all targeted at people who want to gain muscle mass and lose fat. Protein is essential for building muscle, but what if muscle-building benefits…

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Alcohol

Alcohol And Surgery Risk‎


People who have more than two alcoholic drinks a day are more likely to suffer complications after surgery than light drinkers. Infections and slow wound healing were the most common complications associated with heavy drinking, according to lead author Marie Eliasen of the National Institute of Public Health at the University of Southern Denmark in Copenhagen. She and her co-authors…

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