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The One Anti-Inflammatory Protein You Should Have Before 8 AM To Get Rid Of Belly Fat, According To A Nutritionist

A good morning starts off with a good breakfast. And a great breakfast would be one that helps you shed belly fat. No problem! Stick with a regular …

Healthy Eating

A Tapeworm Drug Could Actually Lead The Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

'This is an exciting stage.'<p>Tapeworm infections are increasingly rare in the UK, despite being fairly common in other parts of the world, but drugs …

Medicine

Carrot juice: Benefits and nutrition

• Nutrition<br>• Benefits<br>• Risks<br>• Recipes<br>• Takeaway<p>Juicing has become increasingly popular in recent years and is now a multi-million dollar industry.<p>Fresh fruit …

Healthy Eating

Why cold air makes your nose run

About 50-90% of people get a runny nose when it's cold. We call this "cold-induced rhinitis", or "skier nose". People with asthma, eczema and hay fever seem to experience it more.<p>It's the job of your nose to make the air you breathe in warm and wet so that when it gets to your lungs it does not …

Antiinflammatory

How to take a shower, according to dermatologists

How long and how often should you shower? Learn the best way to take a shower to get the ultimate cleanse.<p>3. Stay Cool<p>Hot water strips away natural oils and damages the skin faster, so stick to a lukewarm — or cooler — shower.<p>"Some people advocate extremely cold water for invigorating the …

Skin Care

Scientists Discover The Major Cause Of Dementia, Could Lead To Possible Treatment

Scientists have discovered the principal cause of dementia. The discovery could lead to possible treatment and diagnosis of the medical condition.<p>The …

Dementia

Parkinson's disease progression can be slowed with vigorous exercise, study shows

His friends noticed the tremor before he did. It started in his left hand, Geoffrey Rogers said, but before long the trembling affected his right too.<p>The cause, doctors found, was Parkinson’s disease.<p>At Rush University Medical Center, where Rogers, then 64, received a second opinion, the father of …

Parkinson's Disease

Taking These Common Drugs Can Quadruple Your Risk Of Skin Cancer

The longer you've been on them, the greater your chances may be<p>A skin cancer trigger might be in your medicine cabinet: People who take a common blood pressure medication may be at higher risk of developing the condition, a new study published in the <i>Journal of American Dermatology</i> …

Cancer

10 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is made in your liver and has many important functions. For example, it helps keep the walls of your cells flexible and is needed to make …

Nutrition

'You can't be lonely and be a healthy person.' How seniors can combat isolation

Kathy Seguin is an older adult — she really dislikes labels such as senior citizen and elder orphan — who was a prime candidate for the kind of isolation that increasingly is considered injurious to mental and physical health and a challenge for communities across the country.<p>She lost her husband …

Johns Hopkins University

Laid up with 'man flu'? It's real, researcher says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't doubt it: "Man flu" is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was "tired of being accused of overreacting."<p>With many respiratory diseases, a man is more susceptible to complications than a woman, plus his immune system may be naturally weaker, according to research published …

Gender

Generation at risk: America's youngest facing mental health crisis

Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong.<p>It wasn't just a matter of being unhappy. She always felt empty and miserable — never content or connected to other children. For years, she suffered alone, filled with shame. She switched schools, but that didn't help.<p>"I didn't feel …

Mental Health

Breathing your way to prevent high blood pressure

The most common type of hypertension, which accounts for 95% of people with high blood pressure, might one day be prevented with breathing exercises …

Diabetes

Health Care Cut Off Coming Fast, Docs say Sign Up Quick

The deadline to sign up for health care insurance for 2018 is fast approaching on Friday, Dec 15. With just a few days left, health officials are …

Health Care

Problematic alcohol use linked to reduced hippocampal volume

Problematic alcohol use — that is, drinking that is accompanied by unpleasant consequences — is associated with a smaller hippocampus in the brain, …

Research

Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

<i>This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization</i><i>.</i><p>Having health insurance is supposed to save you money on your prescriptions. But increasingly, consumers are finding that isn’t the case.<p>Patrik …

Insurance

These 4 changes in your facial skin could signal a serious medical condition

The dark circles around your eyes or nagging acne on your face may be telling you more about your health than you think.<p>Megyn Kelly sat down with Dr. Susan Taylor, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, who explained Friday on Megyn …

Skin Care

Playing Super Mario 64 Increases Brain Health in Adults

For older adults, playing video games isn't just a way to stay in touch with the younger generation — it might also be a way to stay in touch with …

The Brain

How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart

A new review of existing studies examines the evidence behind the idea that an acute bout of exercise is able to offer immediate protection for the …

Cardiovascular System

New estimate says 46 million Americans headed to Alzheimer’s

Close to 50 million Americans could be in the early stages leading to Alzheimer’s disease right now, according to a new forecast.<p>And 6 million people likely have it now, the team at the University of California Los Angeles calculated.<p>The forecast is based on a lot of supposition as well as some …

Dementia

Why does restless sleep predict Parkinson's disease?

Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease. For the first time, researchers …

Neuroscience

Can an Orgasm Really Cure Your Cold?

Your stuffed-up nose might have finally met its match<p>A lot of non-medicinal things can help relieve a stuffy nose: a hot drink, spicy food, a trip to the steam room—and, an orgasm?<p>You read that right. A recent segment on the TV show <i>The Doctors</i> featured a guy who was convinced every time he …

Wellness

Masturbation side effects: Myths and facts

Masturbation is a normal and healthy sexual activity with few side effects. Many bizarre claims surround masturbation, such as going blind, and most …

Health

A mental trick to help you deal with rude people this holiday season

Wellness<p>The holidays bring out the worst in people, but you don't have to let them bring out the Scrooge in you.<p>The holidays tend bring out the worst in people. Whether it's being cut off by some jerk stealing your spot in the mall parking lot, having a relative pick apart your latest life choice …

John Mayer

A better mammogram? Huge study putting 3-D scans to the test

WASHINGTON (AP) — A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray — and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer.<p>It's the latest dilemma …

Cancer

There's a Weird Feedback Loop Between Guts And Brains That Can Turn Deadly

It's all connected.<p>As if experiencing a traumatic brain injury wasn't enough of a problem on its own, it turns out the consequences can have an …

The Brain

Kids aren’t protecting themselves against STDs during oral sex

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents and young adults regularly engage in oral sex but seldom use condoms to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, new research shows.<p>That didn’t surprise the researcher who headed the study. “Many studies show that adolescents and young adults are unaware …

Public Health

Commonly-used painkillers linked to rocketing levels of obesity and heart disease by Newcastle study

People who take strong painkillers to manage chronic pain could be putting themselves at risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and strokes.<p>A …

Diabetes

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on the Face

Overview<p>From freckles and age spots to scarring, many things can make your complexion look uneven. While harmless, uneven skin may prompt some people …

Skin Care