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Our guide to the Mediterranean diet

Our guide to the Mediterranean diet

Many doctors and dietitians recommend a Mediterranean diet to prevent disease and keep people healthy for longer. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and it includes less dairy and meat than a typical Western diet. In this article, we explain what the Mediterranean diet is and provide a 7-day meal plan for […]

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Which skin conditions can mimic psoriasis?

Which skin conditions can mimic psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common skin condition with characteristic symptoms, but several other skin conditions have similar symptoms, which can lead to a misdiagnosis of psoriasis. Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the United States, affecting over 7.5 million people, or about 2.2 percent of the population. If a person finds that their psoriasis […]

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Stress may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Stress may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

New research suggests that vital exhaustion, a marker of psychological distress, may raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Psychological distress in midlife may bring about dementia later on, suggests new research. Many factors may increase Alzheimer’s risk, including age, family history, and genetic makeup. Certain health issues, such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, may […]

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Stem cell transplant slows down MS progression

Stem cell transplant slows down MS progression

A preliminary clinical trial shows that stem cell transplantation, along with a tolerable dose of chemotherapy, is safe and more effective at slowing down multiple sclerosis than other existing therapies. Scientists were able to slow down MS progression in a new clinical trial using stem cell transplantation. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurodegenerative condition […]

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Spotting vs. Period (Differences Between Symptoms and Signs)

Spotting vs. Period (Differences Between Symptoms and Signs)

Spotting vs. period differences Spotting refers to very light vaginal bleeding or brown discharge that occurs between menstrual periods. Menstrual periods are the monthly bleeding that occur in women of reproductive age. Spotting may be due to a number of causes. You should call your doctor or other health-care professional if you are pregnant and […]

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Protecting Seniors From Scammers

Protecting Seniors From Scammers

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It seems as though every day brings warnings about phone and internet scammers, with older Americans being particularly vulnerable. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 7.3 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 74, and 6.5 percent of […]

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Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue Foods

Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue Foods

Possible wood contamination has led to the recall of more than 68,000 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets from Perdue Foods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The agency said there are no confirmed cases of illness linked with the ready-to-eat chicken nuggets, which were […]

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Health Tip: Store Refrigerated Food Safely

Health Tip: Store Refrigerated Food Safely

(HealthDay News) — Refrigeration can help keep food safe from germs and prevent food-borne illnesses. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests these refrigeration tips: Marinate food in the refrigerator instead of at room temperature. Bacteria can multiply rapidly at room temperature. Never reuse marinating liquid unless you bring it to a rapid boil first […]