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What to eat in your second trimester

What to eat in your second trimester

A balanced, nutritious diet during pregnancy is vital for a healthy mother and baby. A healthful diet ensures the fetus gets the nutrients it needs to develop correctly. Eating well also prevents pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, high blood pressure, and preeclampsia. During pregnancy, women should ensure they are getting enough vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, […]

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Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure

Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure

Changing the diet can significantly reduce high blood pressure. Research has shown that certain foods can lower blood pressure, both right away and in the long term. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Medications, dietary changes, and other lifestyle modifications can reduce high blood pressure […]

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Product review: The desk that’s also a bike

Product review: The desk that’s also a bike

At Medical News Today, we are often asked to try out new and unusual health and fitness gizmos. We tend to turn the offers down, but this device piqued my interest. The FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro in all its glory. It is now common knowledge that sitting still for hours every day is bad for our […]

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Sitting increases frailty risk for women

Sitting increases frailty risk for women

Sedentarism is known to have adverse health effects, but a new study looked at how it affects women, specifically, and their ability to recover after illness or injury. Women, sitting for too long may impair your ability to recover following sickness or injury. Prolonged sitting harms our health in various ways. The more time you […]

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How to get more iron from the diet

How to get more iron from the diet

Iron is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in transporting oxygen around the body. Getting more iron into the diet can help prevent iron deficiency anemia and improve general health. The body needs iron to help it carry out many vital processes, such as energy production, growth, development, and the synthesis of hormones. […]

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How gut bacteria may help to spot and address liver disease

How gut bacteria may help to spot and address liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease will often have no symptoms in its early stages, so it may remain undetected until it becomes much more difficult to treat or manage. But a compound released by our gut bacteria may aid early diagnosis, researchers say. Researchers find a new biomarker for fatty liver disease and suggest that gut […]

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What are the side effects of aspartame?

What are the side effects of aspartame?

Aspartame is a widely used, low-calorie, artificial sweetener. It is sold under the brand names Nutrasweet and Equal in the United States. It is one of the most popular sugar substitutes in low-calorie food and drinks, including diet sodas, and is also a component of some medications. Despite its extensive use and popularity, aspartame has […]

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Letter from the Editor: Sun, sea, and seagulls

Letter from the Editor: Sun, sea, and seagulls

Last week, I met with News Editor, Tim. We were just discussing some exciting news strategies when there was a loud bang on the window. We turned to look, and there he was — his beady eyes glaring at us through the glass, and his long, yellow beak tapping on the window. Steven Seagull was […]

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Hypervitaminosis A: What to know

Hypervitaminosis A: What to know

Hypervitaminosis A is a condition that occurs when a person has too much vitamin A in their body. This can happen if a person takes too many supplements or uses certain creams for acne over a prolonged period. Symptoms of hypervitaminosis A include vision problems, changes in the skin, and bone pain. Chronic cases of […]