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Health Tip: Treating a Charley Horse

Health Tip: Treating a Charley Horse

(HealthDay News) — “Charley horse” is another name for a muscle spasm or cramp of the leg. When a muscle cramps, it contracts involuntarily and does not relax. Latest Exercise & Fitness News To treat a charley horse, MedlinePlus suggests: Stop activity. Try stretching and massaging the muscle. Use heat to relax the muscle initially, […]

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Not All Sugars Are Created Equal

Not All Sugars Are Created Equal

Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to sugars in food, you’re far better off having a bowl of blueberries than a granola bar, a nutritionist says. Added sugars just aren’t the same as natural sugars, noted Kara Shifler Bowers, a registered dietitian at Penn State […]

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Post-Hospital Low Blood Sugar a Danger to Diabetics

Post-Hospital Low Blood Sugar a Danger to Diabetics

Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you are a diabetes patient, can having low blood sugar levels when you are discharged from the hospital be dangerous to your health? That’s what a new study discovered: Those patients had a 40% increased risk of readmission and an increased risk of early […]

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AHA News: Dangerous Blood Clots May Be the Latest Risk From ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

AHA News: Dangerous Blood Clots May Be the Latest Risk From ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Latest Cholesterol News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — LDL cholesterol – the so-called “bad” cholesterol – is known to narrow arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It’s also now suspected of contributing to venous thromboembolism, new research suggests. The preliminary study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s […]

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Exercise, Healthy Eating Can Reduce Dementia Risk: WHO

Exercise, Healthy Eating Can Reduce Dementia Risk: WHO

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, watching your blood pressure, avoiding tobacco and limiting alcohol intake can reduce your risk of dementia, according to World Health Organization guidelines released Tuesday. Latest Alzheimer’s News The WHO also cautioned against taking dietary supplements such as Vitamins B and E in […]

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What to know about calories and body fat

What to know about calories and body fat

In relation to food and the body, calories are units of energy that allow the body to work. Food provides this energy, some of which the body stores and some of which it uses. As the body breaks down food, it releases calories as energy. Max Wishnofsky first propagated the concept that there are approximately […]

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How can I eat a low-calorie diet as a vegan?

How can I eat a low-calorie diet as a vegan?

The most filling and healthful foods tend to be high in protein, fiber, or both. These two nutrients promote satiety, which is the feeling of fullness. Legumes and soy-based products are examples of foods that are high in protein and fiber, while fibrous, fat-rich foods, such as avocado and almonds, also promote satiety. The satiety […]

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How long you can live without water

How long you can live without water

The human body needs a lot of water to function correctly, and a person may only survive a few days without it. Many other factors, such as a person’s activity levels and their environment, also play an essential role, so there is no reliable way to tell how quickly someone would die from dehydration. Dehydration […]

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What to know about simple and complex carbs

What to know about simple and complex carbs

Complex carbohydrates take longer to digest and are a more stable source of energy than simple carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are present in foods such as bread and pasta. Simple carbohydrates are in foods such as table sugar and syrups. Complex carbohydrates contain longer chains of sugar molecules than simple carbohydrates. The body converts these sugar […]