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The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

<b>Baked Potato</b><br>Another stealth source of protein? Potatoes! A medium-sized one contains three grams. Need some fun topping ideas? Make these spinach- and goat cheese-stuffed baked potatoes.<p><b>Broccoli</b><br>Broccoli's not just filled with fiber (2.6 grams per half cup)—it's also a great source of protein, with …

Pregnancy Hormone May Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

For decades, women with multiple sclerosis have noticed that they tend to do better while they are pregnant. That has led to an experimental drug for the disease that's based on a hormone associated with pregnancy.<p>The hormone is a form of estrogen called estriol. It's abundant in a woman's body …

Merck immune system-booster effective in skin, lung cancer | Reuters

(Reuters) - A highly anticipated new immunotherapy from Merck & Co Inc proved effective in patients with advanced melanoma as well as some with lung cancer or head and neck cancer, according to early-stage studies presented on Monday.<p>Merck filed in January for U.S. Food and Drug approval of MK3475, …

Aerobics for the brain? Fitness experts praise mindfulness meditation | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness experts call it bicep curls for the brain and aerobics for the mind. Whatever the name, athletes and gym addicts are discovering how mindfulness meditation can enliven a workout routine and invigorate a sports performance.<p>They say that mindfulness meditation, which …

Drug Found to Preserve Fertility Among Young Women on Chemo

A common drug may be a more cost-effective way for young breast cancer patients to preserve their fertility during chemotherapy than freezing their …

Personalized therapy helped women with advanced cervical cancer | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new type of personalized cancer therapy in which immune cells are harvested from patients’ tumors, grown in the lab and infused back into patients showed dramatic results in a small, government-led trial in women with advanced cervical cancer, U.S. researchers said on …

Exercise Beats Diet In Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 06/01/2014 07:55 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>CHICAGO — Women who lose weight by exercising and eating better may reduce their risk of breast cancer more than women who lose the same amount of weight through diet alone, according to a new study of postmenopausal …

Our Diets and Our Doom

The prevailing sentiment in pop-culture nutrition -- propagated in books, blogs, and blather; documentaries and diatribes -- is that everything we thought we knew about diet and health until yesterday is wrong.<p>Actually, we have a much bigger problem than that. To one degree or another, everything …

Native Americans Have Superfoods Right Under Their Feet

On American Indian reservations, the traditional diet of wild plants and game for food is increasingly being replaced with a far less healthful diet of predominantly high-carb, high-sugar foods.<p>Along the way, obesity and type 2 diabetes rates have soared. At nearly 16 percent, American Indians and …

BRCA Gene Can Be A Cancer Triple Whammy, Study Finds

In research published in <i>Nature Genetics</i>, scientists report that a version of the BRCA2 gene, which, when mutated, can increase the risk of developing …

One in eight U.S. children experiences maltreatment: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one in eight American children and adolescents will experience maltreatment by adulthood, according to a new study.<p>The estimate is higher than the average 0.8 percent of children who are found to be victims of maltreatment during any given year, according to the …

This Drug That Can Stop An Overdose. Why Is It So Hard to Get?

The rising death toll from opiate overdose in the U.S.—almost 17,000 involved prescription painkillers and 3,000 involved heroin in 2010, according …

British feet are 'getting bigger and wider'

<b>British feet are getting bigger - growing, on average, two shoe sizes since the 1970s, says the College of Podiatry.</b><p>Today, the average male wears a UK size 10 compared with a size eight shoe 40 years ago.<p>The average woman wears a size six versus a size four, its research suggests.<p>Our taller, …

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Marijuana Use Can Bring Sleepless Nights, Study Finds

A new study has found higher incidences of restlessness and sleep deprivation among marijuana users, upending conventional wisdom that it can help a …

7 Ways To Cure a Headache

Because sometimes it feels like you need an entire arsenal of tricks.<p>We know the signs of a headache all too well—the throbbing, pressure, and pain. <i>Ugh.</i> But because there are so many different headache culprits, there is no one-size-fits-all cure. They're the worst, but they're pretty much …

New Study: Being Bilingual Slows Down Brain Ageing

Speaking a second language can slow down the ageing of the brain, a study has said.<p>According to the paper, published in Annals of Neurology, the …