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What is the difference between heatstroke and heat exhaustion?

What is the difference between heatstroke and heat exhaustion?

Heatstroke and heat exhaustion are illnesses caused by exposure to extreme heat. If left untreated, heat exhaustion can progress into heatstroke, which may be life-threatening. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), above-average temperatures or unusually humid weather kills more than 600 people in the United States each year. As temperatures rise, […]

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What should you know about hyperthermia?

What should you know about hyperthermia?

Hyperthermia refers to a group of heat-related conditions characterized by an abnormally high body temperature — in other words, the opposite of hypothermia. The condition occurs when the body’s heat-regulation system becomes overwhelmed by outside factors, causing a person’s internal temperature to rise. Hyperthermia is considered separate from conditions where internal body sources, such as […]

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Three to four cups of coffee per day slash disease risk

Three to four cups of coffee per day slash disease risk

More good news for coffee drinkers: a review of existing studies has found that overall, moderate coffee consumption is tied to a much lower risk of chronic disease. However, there are some caveats. Coffee is likely to be great for your health, suggests new research. Here at Medical News Today, we often report on studies […]

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Nuts may protect against heart disease

Nuts may protect against heart disease

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology looks at the impact of nut consumption on the risk of cardiovascular disease. Walnuts, peanuts, and tree nuts are great for cardiovascular health, new research shows. Nuts are good for you. This is a known fact, supported by an ever-growing number of […]

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Getting rid of belly fat the natural way

Getting rid of belly fat the natural way

Belly fat is more than just a superficial concern. It is also a significant risk factor for serious health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Not all fat is the same. Subcutaneous belly fat is the most visible type of fat, located just under the skin. Everyone has some belly fat, but large quantities of […]

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Aspirin slashes risk of gastrointestinal cancer

Aspirin slashes risk of gastrointestinal cancer

A large-scale study finds that the long-term use of aspirin cuts the chances of developing digestive cancers almost in half. Aspirin could prevent digestive cancers, especially in the elderly, suggests new research. Gastrointestinal cancers include colorectal cancer, stomach (or gastric) cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, and small intestine cancers, among others. Of these, […]

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Under 2 hours of walking per week may considerably prolong life

Under 2 hours of walking per week may considerably prolong life

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, compared with inactivity. Regular walking may significantly increase longevity and healthspan. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical […]

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Eleven ways to help prevent kidney stones

Eleven ways to help prevent kidney stones

Kidney stones are solid deposits of minerals and salts that have crystallized together in the kidneys. Usually, the fluid in urine prevents waste products from coming into contact with each other. Kidney stones begin to form when there is not enough fluid or too much solid waste content in the urine. Though most kidney stones […]

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Frequent ejaculation and prostate cancer: What’s the link?

Frequent ejaculation and prostate cancer: What’s the link?

The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland that plays an important role in ejaculation. It produces the fluid in semen and helps push this fluid out when a man ejaculates. About 1 in 7 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. As prostate cancer is so common, being […]

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Whole grains may prevent colorectal cancer

Whole grains may prevent colorectal cancer

Together, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund have reviewed the data available on the diet, weight, and lifestyle of 29 million people in a bid to discover the most effective ways to prevent colorectal cancer. A diet rich in whole grains may stave off colorectal cancer, a new report […]