Health Articles tagged ‘prevention’

For People on Dialysis, Too Thin Can Be Risky

Dialysis patients with very low body fat are much more likely to die than other people on dialysis, even those with the highest levels of body fat, a new study has found. Researchers measured body fat percentage in 671 dialysis patients in California. In the next five years, the death rate for people...
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Screening and Preventing Lung Cancer

Of all the cancer deaths in the United States, lung cancer remains one of the most deadly—for both men and women. Sadly, it is one of the easiest to prevent. There are many known carcinogens and the surgeon general issues warnings on dangerous products. But, you may still wonder how does cancer start?...
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Myths and Facts About Depression: Are You at Risk?

Contrary to what some might believe, depression is an illness just like any other. It has causes and symptoms just like any other illness. The symptoms of depression enable the diagnosis of the condition since the brain can’t be cut open to find the ‘disease.’ Recovery begins first...
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Stay healthy with these travel tips

Heading over the river and through the woods this holiday season? (Or over the highways and through the nation’s skies, more like.) With H1N1 influenza widespread and flu season in full swing, take extra precaution and be mindful of your own germs and those of others who might be sneezing and coughing...
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Papaya extract fights 10 different types of cancer say researchers

University of Florida researchers are reporting that an extract from dried papaya slows the growth of cancer cells in the laboratory. However, it’s not clear if the papaya extract will have the same effect on cancer in people, however. According to Dr. Nam Dang, the papaya extract appears to affect...
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Be Proactive in Your Fight Against Arthritic Joint Pain

ZeroJointPain.com is educating people on how to be proactive with there health and keep their bodies moving well into old age. Another term for pain is arthralgia and may occur in one or many joints. Joint pain may be as a result of many causes, including injury, tumor in the joints and infections. Whatever...
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Bananas might protect women from HIV infection

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...
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Athlete’s foot treatment

We have all suffered from athlete’s foot at one time or another. You may be surprised to find that there are different types of athlete’s treatment available. Of course, it depends on the severity and type of athlete’s foot that you suffer from, but most of the time athlete’s...
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High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

Is your pressure at the boiling point? We don’t mean because the kids have stuffed toilet paper in the toilet or made mud pies in your microwave. No, we’re talking about a condition that you may not be aware of, but could do a lot of damage to your body. There is a correlation between high...
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Time to Detox? How Toxic Build-up Hinders Health

There may be times when you feel sluggish and over-stressed. Your body may experience continuous aching, diarrhea, constipation, and feeling of clumsiness. These symptoms along with rapid weight gain and the incapacity to lose the excess weight can also be signs of having toxins in the body. These toxins...
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