A natural chemical in bananas may help protect women against sexual transmission of HIV, U.S. researchers report.
In laboratory tests, they found that a lectin called BanLec was as potent as two current HIV drugs. Lectins — sugar-binding proteins found in plants — can identify and attach to foreign... ... read Bananas might protect women from HIV infection
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You may have heard about childhood obesity and have some concern about your own children. If they do not have a weight problem now, that is good news. But, you can be proactive to prevent obesity from ever happening in your family.
Children are impressionable. They learn most of their habits from their... ... read Important Steps to Prevent Childhood Obesity
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Nobody wants to admit they’ve got a fungal infection on their feet. But, unfortunately, that’s just what athlete’s foot is. Understanding athlete’s foot will help you get proper treatment. If you don’t treat the infection, it will only get worse! And, remember most types... ... read What is Athlete’s Foot?
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Do you know how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke?
Would you be able to identify someone that is demonstrating stroke symptoms and requires immediate medical attention? Strokes deprive the victim’s brain of oxygen, so when a person is having a stroke time is of the essence! Yet, many people... ... read Every Minute Counts: How to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke
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Dysphagia is literally defined as difficulty swallowing. Of course, that is the simplified version of what those with dysphagia may be suffering from.
Dysphagia makes chewing solid foods and keeping them in your mouth a frustrating and difficult task. Some people practice special ways of swallowing in... ... read What is Dysphagia? Diagnosis and Tips
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Thanks to a national pastime of supersize proportions, many Americans have no idea what a real serving size looks like. So, when planning a diet to maximize weight loss, portion control is a good place to start.
... read Size Matters: The Effect of Portion Distortion
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We’ve all watched those old TV shows or movies where girls are sent to finishing school to get ” refined.” They walk around with books on their head while a woman with a tight chignon and even tighter pursed lips follows behind with a conductor’s wand. Those books perched on... ... read Bad Posture Causes Back Pain! Here’s How to Fix it.
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Have you ever heard of silent migraines before? If not, you are not alone. Many people don’t even know that there is such a disorder as silent migraines. Let’s take a closer look at silent migraines and what they are.
Silent migraine is a mysterious disorder. People with migraines usually... ... read Understanding the Symptoms of Silent migraines
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Diabetes Type 2 hinges on levels of blood sugar in the body. Stress can have something to do with that. Are you stressed? More importantly, are you handling your stress properly? It could be a bigger problem than you think.
Everyone knows what stress feels like. However, there are two types of stress.... ... read The Effects of Stress on Blood Sugar Levels
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By now we’ve all heard that America is the most obese country in the world. Every news program and afternoon talk show has produced a segment on the growing obesity epidemic. But, are you clear on what obesity really means?
What is Obesity?
The simple definition is that obesity happens when a person... ... read The Brutal Truth: The 8 Causes of Obesity
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