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Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World

Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World

Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say nearly 2,000 previously unknown types of bacteria in the human gut have been identified. The human gut hosts many species of microbes, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Scientists are working to identify the individual species and understand the roles they play […]

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Boosting Your Diet for Exercise

Boosting Your Diet for Exercise

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A typical workout doesn’t give you license to eat whatever you want. Even a full hour of vigorous skiing burns just 600 calories — less than the amount in a super-sized fast food sandwich. That’s why it’s important […]

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Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says

Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu shot is already outperforming the vaccine issued during the tough 2017-2018 influenza season, federal health officials reported Thursday. The 2017-2018 flu shot offered just 25 percent effectiveness against the predominant strain of flu that season, H3N2. […]

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What causes finger numbness?

What causes finger numbness?

Numbness in the fingers can have many different causes, from carpal tunnel syndrome to some types of neuropathy. In some cases, treatment may simply require a change in the way that a person uses their hands. However, medication or surgery may be necessary for cases with more complex underlying causes. This article looks at six […]

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What increases the odds of having twins?

What increases the odds of having twins?

There are many myths about how to improve the odds of having twins. Although there are no proven ways to increase the likelihood of conceiving twins, there are certain factors that can make this type of pregnancy more likely. Twins can occur either when two separate eggs become fertilized in the womb or when a […]

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Which people foods are safe for dogs?

Which people foods are safe for dogs?

Dogs have a different digestive system from humans. This means that some foods that are safe for people can be harmful or even very dangerous for dogs. However, many human foods are also safe for dogs and can provide important nutrients and health benefits. Here, we look at which people foods are safe for dogs […]

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Hemp oil benefits list

Hemp oil benefits list

Hemp oil can refer to a full-spectrum oil from the Cannabis sativa plant or hemp seed oil, which is oil that comes from just the seeds of the hemp plant. There is very little risk of intoxication from hemp oil as all forms of hemp oil come from food-grain strains of hemp. The authors of […]

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What types of food are surprisingly unhealthful?

What types of food are surprisingly unhealthful?

Many people try to keep their diet healthful. However, thanks to marketing techniques or simply public belief, many foods that people regularly eat are actually less healthful than they seem. What is healthful and what is not may not always be clear. Even many of the foods on this list have more healthful versions available. […]

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The best home remedies for arthritis

The best home remedies for arthritis

Arthritis is the term for a group of conditions that cause joint inflammation and pain. Although medical treatments can help, some home remedies and lifestyle changes may also reduce symptoms. In the United States, arthritis affects more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related […]

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What are the best types of exercise for asthma?

What are the best types of exercise for asthma?

Exercise can help improve the symptoms of asthma in the long term, in addition to improving overall health. Some forms of exercise have the potential to cause asthma flare-ups, leading to wheezing or chest tightness. However, people may be able to avoid symptoms or asthma attacks by using specific techniques and participating in suitable activities. […]