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Are crickets and other creepy crawlies the new superfood?

Are crickets and other creepy crawlies the new superfood?

In many cultures around the world, insects and arachnids form a normal part of a person’s diet. In the United States and Europe, however, we tend to regard such “delicacies” with mistrust. Can scientific evidence suggesting that insects are more healthful and nutritious than other foods change our minds? Would you care for a fried […]

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Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction

Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction

Even slim people may benefit from restricting their calories; reducing daily calorie intake by around 300 per day can significantly improve markers of cardiometabolic health. Restricting our calorie intake may yield signficant benefits regardless of our weight. This is the main takeaway of a randomized controlled trial that lasted for 2 years and included 218 […]

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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis

Source: iStock Bacterial vaginosis (BV) definition and facts Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina. It is not a true bacterial infection but rather an imbalance of the bacteria that are normally present in the vagina. Bacterial […]

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Cellulitis

Cellulitis

Cellulitis Symptoms and Signs Cellulitis usually begins as a small area of pain and redness on the skin. This area spreads to surrounding tissues, resulting in the typical signs of inflammation — redness, swelling, warmth, and pain. A person with cellulitis can also develop fever and/or swollen lymph nodes in the area of the infection. […]

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Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean

Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean

(HealthDay News) — Keeping the kitchen clean can prevent sickness and improve the quality of health for you and your guests, says Wake Forest University. Many foodborne illnesses can be avoided with some extra care. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To help maintain cleanliness, the school suggests: Wash your hands with warm water and soap […]

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Health Tip: Staying Safe on the Subway

Health Tip: Staying Safe on the Subway

(HealthDay News) — Riding on the subway alone, especially at off hours, can be a nerve-wracking experience. To help you stay out of harm’s way, Hunter College suggests: Keep purses and backpacks secure at all times. Do not display money or jewelry in public places. Never carry a wallet in your back pocket. Be suspicious […]