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Antidepressants: Bad for the Bones

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Many doctors prescribe antidepressant medications if patients insist or if physicians know of too few other tools in their toolbox when it comes to treating depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and menstrual symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. No surprise; more than 10 million prescriptions are dispensed a...

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Coffee Negatively Affects Sleep

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Want to improve the quality of sleep and enjoy peaceful rest at night? Stop the consumption of caffeinated products, such as coffee and soda (no matter how early you drink them). This is the message of a study that evaluated the effect of caffeine on the efficiency, quality, and duration of sleep. For this study, scien...

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Smoking Increases Cervical Cancer Risk

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Most of us are aware of the many dangers of smoking to every part of the body. The US Department of Health and Human Services reported that smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes diseases, and reduces the health of smokers in general. But none of these detrimental effects has stopped millions of people worldwide from taking ...

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Dietary Fats May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk

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Estimates show that 1 in 78 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer at some point in their lifetime. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. Affecting the female reproductive system, it kills more than 100,000 women worldwide and nearly 14,000 in the United States every year. Studies show that ea...

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3 Diseases Whole Grains May Help Prevent

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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend the consumption of 3 to 5 servings of whole grains for adults and 2 to 3 servings for children. Unfortunately, a large number of adults and children in the US are consuming too much refined grain flour instead of the recommended amounts of whole grains, thereby missing out on the wide array o...

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Eggs Promote Bowel Cancer

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Every year, over a million new cases of colorectal (Bowel) cancer are diagnosed worldwide, and more than 700,000 persons die from the disease annually. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 53,200 Americans are expected to develop colorectal cancer in 2020. Colorectal cancer rates in the USA increased among people you...

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Dietary Flavonoids Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

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Alzheimer's dementia is a major threat to the health of aging Americans. About 1 in 10 people, age 65 years and above, will develop Alzheimer's disease. Currently, an estimated 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer's type memory loss, and this number is expected to rise to about 13.8 million by 2050. Alzheimer's disease is debilitating, destroying m...

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Whole Grains May Protect Against Esophageal Cancer

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Esophageal Cancer is one of the most deadly cancers of the digestive tract. In the United States, it accounts for 1% of all cancers diagnosed in this country.The incidence of esophageal cancer has risen by more than 700% in the past four decades, making it the fastest growing cancer in the United States, according to the Nationa...

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Red Meat Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

Stages of Stomach Cancer

Numerous studies have examined the impact of diets on incidence of stomach (gastric) cancer, including whether certain foods increase or decrease the risk of this cancer. One food that has been highlighted in these studies is red meat. So the question is, does frequent consumption of red meat promote the development of stomach cancer? In a Chi...

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Whole Grains Slash Stroke Risk

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Each year, more than 790,000 Americans suffer at least one stroke which occurs when blood supply to certain areas of the brain is cut off. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells get damaged and can die within a few minutes. This results in disabilities and in most cases death. Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death i...

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Smoking Promotes Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer Stages

Cigarette smoking can increase the risk of developing bladder cancer in both men and women, says a study conducted by researchers at the National Cancer Institute. The findings of this study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) are based on the medical data of 281,394 men and 186,134 women comparing smoking habit with the...

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Dietary Fiber May Help Ward off Endometrial Cancer

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More women are being diagnosed with endometrial cancer than ever before. The National Cancer Institute reports that Europe and North America have the highest incidence of endometrial cancer globally. "Endometrial cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women in the United States and the incidence has been increasing," says Leah Mechanic (Ph.D, M...

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