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Stomach Cancer Defense & Red Meat and the Pancreas

Stomach Cancer Defense

Worldwide, stomach cancer kills more people than any cancers other than lung and liver. U.S. stomach cancer rates have plummeted in the last 85 years, but five-year survival rates are still only around 30%. According to a new update by the American Institute for Cance...

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Reducing your risk for macular degeneration

The most common cause of blindness in adults over the age of 60 years is age related macular degeneration (AMD). It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead. Th...

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Ginger May Benefit Patients with Asthma

Ginger May Benefit Patients with Asthma


Ginger has been used medicinally for centuries and in the U.S. is perhaps most known for its ability to soothe nausea and stomach upset.

It is without a doubt the best remedy I know of for nausea. You don't need much just a piece the size of ...

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Can Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?

Can Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?


If you don't drink enough water, you can easily become dehydrated. Many actually mistake their thirst for hunger, and this is one of the basic premises behind the idea that drinking water may alleviate hunger and help you lose weight.

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Migraines Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Disease In Women:

Compared with women who had no history of migraine, those who did were about 40% more likely to have a heart attack and 60% more likely to have a stroke during the study period. Researchers accounted for age, high blood pressure, ho...

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Why You May Be Better Off Ignoring Conventional Cholesterol and Low-Fat Diet Guidelines

Why You May Be Better Off Ignoring Conventional Cholesterol and Low-Fat Diet Guidelines

The idea that saturated fat is bad for your heart and should be avoided to prevent heart disease is misguided to say the least.

There’s no telling how many people have been harmed by this dangerous ...

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Why You May Be Better Off Ignoring Conventional Cholesterol and Low-Fat Diet Guidelines

Why You May Be Better Off Ignoring Conventional Cholesterol and Low-Fat Diet Guidelines

The idea that saturated fat is bad for your heart and should be avoided to prevent heart disease is misguided to say the least.

There’s no telling how many people have been harmed by this dangerous ...

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Dance Your Way to Better Heart Health?

A regular whirl on the dance floor may lower your odds of dying from heart disease, a new study suggests.

The study included 48,000 people in the United Kingdom who answered questions about their dancing and walking habits over the past month. Al...

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How to beat insomnia

It's normal to have occasional nights where you have trouble falling asleep or you wake up during the night, and women have more insomnia than men. Instead of fretting because "I have to get up in a few hours," there are ways to beat insomnia. Getting the right amount of sleep is vital, but just as...

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Can You Use Honey to Stay Young?

Can You Use Honey to Stay Young?

Adding a dollop of honey to your daily diet may help to fight your aging process, according to researchers from the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

The researchers fed 2-month-old rats a diet containing 10 percent honey, 8 percent sucros...

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