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What foods reduce testosterone?

What foods reduce testosterone?

Some foods, including soy, dairy, and specific fats, may lower testosterone levels in the body. However, a person can also increase testosterone levels naturally, by exercising regularly and maintaining a healthful weight. The food a person eats can affect many aspects of their health, not just their waistline. Food powers the cells and may affect […]

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What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy

What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy

Women with ulcerative colitis may have concerns about the course of this disease during pregnancy. However, the condition does not necessarily affect the chances of becoming pregnant, and women with ulcerative colitis can have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that occurs when […]

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Melatonin for sleep: What to know

Melatonin for sleep: What to know

Melatonin is a natural hormone that the brain releases in response to changes in light. It helps regulate the body’s internal clock, signaling that it is time to go to sleep.Melatonin supplements may help with a wide range of sleep issues, including insomnia, shift work sleep disorder, and sleep problems in children. In this article, […]

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How much ibuprofen is too much?

How much ibuprofen is too much?

Ibuprofen is an effective pain reliever, but taking too much of it can cause serious side effects. This is true in both the short- and the long-term. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). People take ibuprofen to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is one of the most used medications in the world. A […]

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What to know about omega-3 fatty acids

What to know about omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are present in foods and dietary supplements. They help keep the membranes that surround all cells in the body working well. There are three types of omega-3 fatty acid: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) ALA is mostly present in plant oils, such as chia seeds, flaxseeds, and walnuts. […]

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What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?

What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy when the body stops producing or responding to insulin adequately. If the body is unable to respond to insulin appropriately, high levels of sugar build up in the bloodstream and cause the symptoms of diabetes. Gestational diabetes can potentially cause some health risks […]

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Novel Alzheimer’s drug passes first phase of human testing

Novel Alzheimer’s drug passes first phase of human testing

A new drug for treating Alzheimer’s disease has successfully passed the first phase of testing in humans. Preclinical studies had already shown that the drug could improve memory and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in older mice. A potential treatment for Alzheimer’s moves a step closer. Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, […]

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How whole-grain rye consumption can improve gut health

How whole-grain rye consumption can improve gut health

Researchers know that whole grains are good for health, but the mechanisms at play remain unclear. However, a recent study in humans and mouse models now shows just how certain whole grains help regulate gut health. Those who eat whole-grain rye bread have lower blood serotonin levels. What does this mean? Studies from the past […]

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Why don’t whales develop cancer, and why should we care?

Why don’t whales develop cancer, and why should we care?

Although researchers know that cancer risk increases as a person ages and gains weight, whales, the world’s largest mammals, do not experience this correlation. In fact, they are some of the animals least likely to get cancer. New research aims to find out why that is. The humpback whale (pictured) and other cetaceans have an […]

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin): What’s the difference? Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor (rosuvastatin) are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (“statin” drugs) that lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Lipitor and Crestor are also used to reduce the risk of heart attacks, stroke, and arterial revascularization procedures in patients with multiple risk factors for heart disease. Side effects […]