Health Articles tagged ‘prevention’

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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Exercise and Diabetes: Prevent, Manage or Reverse the Disease

Exercise is good for everyone. When you get moving on a regular schedule with some sort of exercise program, you not only feel better, you reduce your risk of diabetes. There are many risk factors for ?adult onset diabetes,? but the good news is that most of them are linked to lifestyle choices. This...
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Early Warning Signs: The First Indications of Diabetes

What are the signs of diabetes that you should look out for? Did you know, that diabetic nerve pain is actually one of the signs of diabetes that many people ignore at first? Diabetic nerve pain is actually called peripheral neuropathy. This is a condition that affects your ability to feel pain. Around...
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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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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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Microwave Radiation—Should You Be Worried?

A “microwave” is a wave of electromagnetic radiation. These waves are shorter than radio waves, and, besides their use in microwaves ovens, are used in radar and transmitting data. In a microwave oven, these waves pass through the food, which is heated via dielectric heating. This basically...
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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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How to Identify Thyroid Disorder and Remedy it with Diet

Thyroid disorders are probably more common than anyone knows. It may be a silent epidemic that is the underlying cause of many commonly experienced symptoms generally thought of as the result of living in stressful modern times. Symptoms of thyroid disorder include unexplained weight loss or weight...
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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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