If you want to quit smoking, you should also think about quitting alcohol

If you want to quit smoking, you should also think about quitting alcohol

If quitting smoking is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to consider cutting back on your drinking, too. New research has found that heavy drinkers who are trying to stop smoking may find that reducing their alcohol use can also help them quit their daily smoking habit....

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Sadness and anger are associated with higher levels of inflammation and may be a signal of poor health

Sadness and anger are associated with higher levels of inflammation and may be a signal of poor health

Negative mood—such as sadness and anger—is associated with higher levels of inflammation and may be a signal of poor health, report researchers. The investigators found that negative mood measured multiple times a day over time is associated with higher levels of inflammatory biomarkers. This extends prior research showing that clinical...

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Why the clean-plate phenomenon makes us to eat more than we should?

Why the clean-plate phenomenon makes us to eat more than we should?

New research looks at the tendency to overeat when we only have a little bit of food left over—and how we justify it by convincing ourselves that it’s not as unhealthy as it is. “Many of us were raised with this ‘clean your plate’ mentality, stemming from a desire to...

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Why do some people’s teeth stain after drinking red wine—and how can you prevent it?

Why do some people’s teeth stain after drinking red wine—and how can you prevent it?

Why do some people’s teeth stain after drinking red wine—and how can you prevent it while enjoying a glass or two during the holidays? The answer lies in understanding the relationship between the nature of wine and your tooth enamel, says Uchenna Akosa, a dentist who heads Rutgers University Health...

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Is meningitis B vaccine too much expensive?

Is meningitis B vaccine too much expensive?

Vaccinating all new college students against meningitis B may cost too much right now to justify preventing relatively few cases of the sometimes-deadly disease, according to a new study. But a computer model researchers have developed also suggests that if vaccine developers could significantly lower the price, universal vaccination on...

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Children born in this century have bones that reach full maturity earlier

Children born in this century have bones that reach full maturity earlier

COLUMBIA, Mo. (December 17, 2018) – Children born in the most recent century have bones that reach full maturity earlier – by nearly 10 months in girls and nearly seven months in boys – according to a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. “Our findings show...

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Some Americans with type 2 diabetes test blood sugar more often than they need to

Some Americans with type 2 diabetes test blood sugar more often than they need to

For more than 29 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, testing their blood sugar is just part of daily life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more often than they need to. Fourteen percent of people with type 2 diabetes who don’t require insulin are buying...

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Common misdiagnosis – 5 conditions that mimic Rosacea

Common misdiagnosis – 5 conditions that mimic Rosacea

Around the world, an estimated 415 million people suffer from Rosacea. The condition, marked by a variety of mild to severe symptoms, can be debilitating, especially for those who have the disorder without a proper diagnosis. Recent research suggests that millions of adults may struggle unnecessarily with the skin disorder...

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Reasons to add squats into your exercise routine

Reasons to add squats into your exercise routine

Everyone knows that to maintain your overall health, you should add some form of exercise routine to your daily activities. For those that work out regularly, it is quite known that there are a variety of ways in which to get in a good workout. One overlooked exercise that most...

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Healthier families with infections at bay!

Healthier families with infections at bay!

Infections are transmitted by air (saliva droplets, respiratory secretions, coughing, sneezing, talking) and / or contact. This contact can be direct with organic fluids (respiratory secretions, urine, blood, feces, wounds …) or through contaminated objects (toys, table, utensils, …). Washing hands with soap and water is the most important and...

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