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Blood Test May Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s could impact up to 14 million people in the United States alone, by 2050, as reported by The Alzheimer’s Association. Their December journal article “Alzheimer’s & Dementia” features some of this new research. The early stages of Alzheimer’s can be tricky to detect and diagnose by physicians. Researchers have designed a test for early…

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Obesity May Linked to Brain Shrinkage

We live in a time and age where lifestyle and nutrition are being highly emphasized due to unhealthy eating and living habits. Nowadays, people eat a lot of junk food because it’s affordable and readily available. To make it worse, some people will start adopting a healthy lifestyle and diet only to give up midway…

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Anxiety, Depression & Physical Health

Although we tend to make a distinction between mind and body, more and more research is showing a clear connection between our physical and mental health. Today there is an increasing call among healthcare professionals to consider mental wellbeing when treating conditions with physical symptoms. Poor mental health has now been recognized as detrimental to…

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Not Exercising May Be Worse Than Smoking

While healthy living and exercising go hand in hand, and the overall benefits of being fit are common knowledge, a new study found that not exercising is particularly bad for the health. While that might not sound groundbreaking, what is interesting about the study is that it claims that having a sedentary lifestyle is not…

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Probiotics May Help Kill Superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is a growing issue. It’s become a leading health crisis for our time. Drugs that were once reliable treatment options have been rendered nearly obsolete in a clinical setting. As a result, 10 million lives are at risk each year. However, probiotics may provide the solution doctors have been looking for. Dangers of Resistant…

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Risk Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common autoimmune disease. Approximately 1.3 million Americans are affected. By definition, autoimmune diseases attack healthy cells which causes inflammation in certain parts of the body. RA usually attacks several joints in the body, including the knees, wrists, and hands. The inflammation caused by RA results in joint tissue damage.…

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Seafood May Promote Healthy Aging

A recent Tufts University study that examined 2,622 adults showed that the consumption of the omega-3s in seafood can promote healthy aging. This is good news for those who want to experience vibrant health for their whole lives, including on into their golden years. While some aspects of the study require more follow-up to determine…

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Can Exercise Prevent Alzheimers

While we tend to think of Alzheimer’s disease as a condition that only affects the elderly, this isn’t necessarily true. As many as 200,000 Alzheimer’s patients are under the age of 65, indicating this is a form of dementia that can affect anyone at any time. Once an individual does begin to develop the disease,…

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Managing COPD Triggers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung condition that results in inhibited airflow from the lungs. COPD is caused by long-term exposure to irritating particulate matter or gasses, most commonly cigarette smoke. Individuals with COPD are at greater risk of developing other health conditions, such as lung cancer and heart disease. COPD flare-ups…

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Artificial Sweeteners & Gut Bacteria

In an effort to cut back calories and reduce sugar intake, many people have turned to artificial sweeteners, like the ones found in diet sodas or low-calorie cookies, as an alternative to high-sugar foods, but a new study shows artificial sweeteners might not be a healthy choice after all. The study, which was done in a…

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