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Is peanut butter good for you?

Is peanut butter good for you?

Peanut butter is a firm favorite among adults and children alike. Although tasty, many people wonder about the health benefits of peanut butter. Peanuts and peanut butter contain nutrients that may boost a person’s heart health and improve blood sugar levels. Depending on how people use peanut butter in their diet, it can help them […]

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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

Relatively few cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in their early stages, so many people lose the opportunity for effective treatment. A newly developed blood test, however, could change this situation. Can a new blood test help doctors detect ovarian cancer early? The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that “only about 20 percent of ovarian […]

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What to know about autism

What to know about autism

Autism or autism spectrum disorder causes a person to establish repetitive behavioral patterns and often impairs their social interactions with other people. Doctors typically diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in childhood when symptoms can occur before 3 years of age, according to the American Autism Association. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control […]

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What is the difference between IBS and IBD?

What is the difference between IBS and IBD?

Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome can both cause abdominal discomfort and diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel disease is the term for a group of inflammatory conditions that affect the digestive tract, which include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. While the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be similar, these […]

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6 uses of Tiger Balm

6 uses of Tiger Balm

Tiger Balm is an over-the-counter product that claims to temporarily relieve minor muscle aches, pains, and strains. It does so by numbing the skin, as an analgesic. Tiger Balm comes in different forms, including: rubs creams ointments liniments adhesive skin patches Regular- and extra-strength preparations of Tiger Balm are available. The formulations, scents, and packaging […]

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Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread

Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread

New insights into how tumor cells move could greatly assist in developing treatments to prevent the spread of cancer. Cancer cells are ‘sneaky,’ but researchers have outsmarted them. Using an experimental model, scientists from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis stopped cancer cells from spreading, even after the cells had altered their mode of movement. […]

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Could managing cholesterol prevent Alzheimer’s?

Could managing cholesterol prevent Alzheimer’s?

The largest genetic study of Alzheimer’s disease to date finds that a “handful of gene variants” increases some people’s risk of both dementia and cardiovascular disease. The findings imply that, in principle, we may be able to repurpose some cardiovascular drugs to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s. The findings of a new study raise the question: […]

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Alzheimer’s vaccine draws closer

Alzheimer’s vaccine draws closer

Building on decades of research, a new paper brings us one step closer to a vaccine that targets the neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Prevention may soon be possible. Scientists inch closer to finding a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a degenerative neurological disease. Memory issues […]

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What an exotic fish can do for human heart health

What an exotic fish can do for human heart health

People with heart failure experience heart cell loss that can damage the heart muscle to such an extent that they need a transplant. One species of exotic fish, the tetra fish, has the amazing ability to repair its own heart. Can we apply this mechanism to healing human hearts? The tetra fish can regenerate heart […]