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Best foods for a Crohn’s disease flare-up

Best foods for a Crohn’s disease flare-up

Symptoms of Crohn’s disease often flare up suddenly. Eating the right foods can help manage and relieve these flare-ups. Crohn’s disease (CD) is a lifelong condition that causes inflammation and irritation along parts of the digestive tract. Like ulcerative colitis (UC), CD is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A CD flare-up can trigger […]

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How coffee protects the brain

How coffee protects the brain

Scientists have now proved that drinking certain types of coffee can be beneficial to brain health, but how does this popular brew support cognitive function? A new study identifies some of the mechanisms that allow coffee to keep mental decline at bay. What makes coffee an ally of brain health? According to data from the […]

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Mediterranean diet: New evidence of its heart-healthy benefits

Mediterranean diet: New evidence of its heart-healthy benefits

New research adds to the list of the Mediterranean diet’s potential cardiovascular benefits. The results suggest that fish and vegetables trigger the production of a gut-derived metabolite that reduces signs of hypertension and heart abnormalities in rats. A diet rich in fish and vegetables triggers a heart-healthy compound, new research indicates. Various recent studies have […]

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What hookah smoking can do to your blood vessels

What hookah smoking can do to your blood vessels

New research is suggesting that hookah smoking can impair the endothelial function of blood vessels, which is a key indicator of cardiovascular health. Hookah smoking may harm your blood vessels, shows a recent study. More and more people are giving up smoking, and they are sensible to do so. Cigarette smoking is “the leading preventable […]

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Can this Amazonian diet offer a solution to heart disease?

Can this Amazonian diet offer a solution to heart disease?

In the United States, hundreds of thousands of people die every year from causes related to heart disease. Cardiovascular health is a fragile asset, but one population from the Bolivian Amazon seems to possess the secret to a life free of heart disease. What is it? Researchers map out the diet that may have rendered […]

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Health Tip: Tracking High Triglycerides

Health Tip: Tracking High Triglycerides

(HealthDay News) — Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) that’s found in your blood. Latest Cholesterol News If your triglycerides are too high, you’re at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, says the American College of Cardiology, which recommends routine blood testing. Here are the group’s suggestions for lowering high triglycerides: Copyright © […]

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What is empyema?

What is empyema?

Empyema is a condition that affects the space between the outermost layer of the lungs and the layer touching the chest wall, known as the pleural space. This space exists to help the lungs expand and contract. The pleural space naturally contains a small amount of fluid. Empyema happens when extra fluid begins to collect […]

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Can taking Cymbalta affect a person’s weight?

Can taking Cymbalta affect a person’s weight?

Cymbalta is the brand name of an antidepressant medication called duloxetine. Taking this drug can potentially cause changes in a person’s body weight. Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders, such as fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy. Cymbalta is a type of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), which is a class of […]

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It may only take one energy drink to harm your blood vessels

It may only take one energy drink to harm your blood vessels

Is it safe to consume energy drinks in any quantity? From students pulling all-nighters to fitness enthusiasts, many people use these boosters, but a new study suggests that a single energy drink could immediately harm blood vessel function. How do energy drinks affect vascular health? A new study investigates. According to the National Center for […]