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Caffeine content of different types of coffee

Caffeine content of different types of coffee

Coffee is a popular drink and probably the most common source of caffeine. The caffeine content of coffee can vary considerably depending on several factors, including the type, the brewing method, and the brand. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020, more than 95 percent of adults in the United States consume foods and […]

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Bruised heels and how to treat them

Bruised heels and how to treat them

A bruised heel happens when an injury crushes blood vessels in the muscles and soft tissue of the heel. Repetitive movements and overuse injuries, such as from jogging in ill-fitting shoes, can cause this bruising. In most cases, elevation, ice, and rest can ease the pain. A bruise to the heel, sometimes called a heel […]

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What can cause frequent throat clearing?

What can cause frequent throat clearing?

Most people clear their throat from time to time. Sometimes, it is in response to irritants, other times it is just a habit. However, frequent throat clearing may be due to a medical condition. A person may clear their throat often because it feels like something is tickling or stuck in the throat. These sensations […]

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Possible causes of a lump on the back of the neck hairline

Possible causes of a lump on the back of the neck hairline

Lumps and bumps are relatively common along the hairline at the back of the neck. Some possible causes can include skin irritation, acne, cysts, boils, and muscle knots. The skin on the neck hairline frequently comes into contact with potential irritants, such as shampoo, clothing detergent, sweat, and hair-care products. This area of skin is […]

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Is pineapple good for diabetes?

Is pineapple good for diabetes?

Pineapple can affect blood sugar more than some other fruits, but a person with diabetes can still incorporate it into a healthful meal plan. Fruit contains carbohydrates and so can raise blood glucose levels. However, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) say that people with diabetes benefit from including fruit in their diets. Fruits are an […]

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Alzheimer’s: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid

Alzheimer’s: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid

Alzheimer’s is a relentless disease in which toxic clusters of beta-amyloid protein collect in brain cells. Now, scientists have designed a synthetic peptide, or small protein, that can block beta-amyloid in its early and most harmful stages. New research may have found a way to stop Alzheimer’s-related brain damage in its early stages. The synthetic […]

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Alternative therapies for cancer: Do they do more harm than good?

Alternative therapies for cancer: Do they do more harm than good?

New research finds that one-third of people living with cancer use complementary and alternative therapies. Medical professionals raise concerns about the safety of these practices, suggesting that they may interfere with conventional cancer treatment. New research suggests that yoga may be one of the few nonconventional therapies that may help people living with cancer. In […]

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Scientists ‘print’ 3D heart using patient’s tissue

Scientists ‘print’ 3D heart using patient’s tissue

Although 3D printing has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past few years, using it to print functioning human organs is still a far-flung dream. Recently, however, scientists have brought this dream one step closer. A 3D-printed heart engineered from the patient’s own tissues and cells.Image credit: Advanced Science 2019 The Authors Cardiovascular disease […]