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What to know about silicon dioxide

What to know about silicon dioxide

Silicon dioxide is a natural chemical mix of silicon and oxygen that has uses in many food products as an anticaking agent. Silicon dioxide is generally safe as a food additive, though some agencies are calling for stricter guidelines about the quality and characteristics of the silicon dioxide found in foods. People can experience adverse […]

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What are the benefits of pickles?

What are the benefits of pickles?

Pickling is an ancient food preservation technique. People can make pickles from almost any food but, for many, pickles are synonymous with pickled cucumbers.People preserve some pickles in a fermented brine that contains beneficial bacteria, which means they can be a good addition to a healthful diet. Fermented pickles offer more health benefits than other […]

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Physical fitness reduces risk of lung and bowel cancers

Physical fitness reduces risk of lung and bowel cancers

A recent study of a large and diverse group of people supports the idea that being physically fit can help protect against cancer. Physical fitness appears to reduce cancer risk, according to a large-scale study. Working with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, […]

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Does soy protein reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol? The debate continues

Does soy protein reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol? The debate continues

There is an ongoing debate surrounding soy protein and its influence on cholesterol. A new meta-analysis digs into the existing data and concludes that the protein does, indeed, reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol. Soy protein and cholesterol: The debate rages on. Soy protein is derived from soybeans. It is high in protein but contains no […]

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Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

Some researchers argue that there may be a direct link between having diabetes and exposure to an increased risk of metastasis in cancer. New research validates this idea, explaining how diabetes can elevate this risk. New research investigates how diabetes may promote the spread of cancer. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live […]

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Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?

Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New York’s ongoing measles epidemic alarmed midtown Manhattan resident Deb Ivanhoe, who couldn’t remember whether she’d ever been vaccinated as a child. So Ivanhoe, 60, sought out her long-time primary care doctor, who performed an antibody test to see whether […]

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Airport Scanners OK for People with Implanted Heart Devices: Study

Airport Scanners OK for People with Implanted Heart Devices: Study

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It appears to be safe for people with implantable heart devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators to go through body scanners at airport security checkpoints, researchers say. Body scanners are becoming increasingly common worldwide. But some people are concerned that they may be a source […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery Boosts Success of Procedure to Fix A-Fib

Weight-Loss Surgery Boosts Success of Procedure to Fix A-Fib

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Profoundly obese people are prone to an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, but new research suggests that weight-loss surgery can improve the odds that a procedure to restore a normal heart rhythm will work. When atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, cannot […]

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Crunch-Free Work for Well-Defined Abs

Crunch-Free Work for Well-Defined Abs

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You don’t have to do hundreds of sit-ups and all manner of crunches to see abdominal muscle definition. The following moves are done standing and holding a weight, such as a 5-pound ball with an easy-to-grip handle. For the […]