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What to know about abdominal tenderness

What to know about abdominal tenderness

Abdominal tenderness is a type of pain that someone experiences when they apply pressure to their abdomen. It can occur due to various illnesses, or if a person experiences a physical blow to their abdomen. According to an article that features in the International Journal of General Medicine, abdominal pain is the most common reason […]

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What to know about raisins

What to know about raisins

In general, and when people consume them in moderation, raisins are a healthful, tasty food to add to the diet. Raisins are a good source of essential nutrients, minerals, and energy in the form of calories and sugars. Raisins themselves make a quick and simple snack throughout the day. People can use them as a […]

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What to know about silicon dioxide

What to know about silicon dioxide

Silicon dioxide is a natural chemical mix of silicon and oxygen that has uses in many food products as an anticaking agent. Silicon dioxide is generally safe as a food additive, though some agencies are calling for stricter guidelines about the quality and characteristics of the silicon dioxide found in foods. People can experience adverse […]

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What are the benefits of pickles?

What are the benefits of pickles?

Pickling is an ancient food preservation technique. People can make pickles from almost any food but, for many, pickles are synonymous with pickled cucumbers.People preserve some pickles in a fermented brine that contains beneficial bacteria, which means they can be a good addition to a healthful diet. Fermented pickles offer more health benefits than other […]

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Physical fitness reduces risk of lung and bowel cancers

Physical fitness reduces risk of lung and bowel cancers

A recent study of a large and diverse group of people supports the idea that being physically fit can help protect against cancer. Physical fitness appears to reduce cancer risk, according to a large-scale study. Working with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, […]

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Does soy protein reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol? The debate continues

Does soy protein reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol? The debate continues

There is an ongoing debate surrounding soy protein and its influence on cholesterol. A new meta-analysis digs into the existing data and concludes that the protein does, indeed, reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol. Soy protein and cholesterol: The debate rages on. Soy protein is derived from soybeans. It is high in protein but contains no […]

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Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

Some researchers argue that there may be a direct link between having diabetes and exposure to an increased risk of metastasis in cancer. New research validates this idea, explaining how diabetes can elevate this risk. New research investigates how diabetes may promote the spread of cancer. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live […]

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Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?

Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New York’s ongoing measles epidemic alarmed midtown Manhattan resident Deb Ivanhoe, who couldn’t remember whether she’d ever been vaccinated as a child. So Ivanhoe, 60, sought out her long-time primary care doctor, who performed an antibody test to see whether […]

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Airport Scanners OK for People with Implanted Heart Devices: Study

Airport Scanners OK for People with Implanted Heart Devices: Study

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It appears to be safe for people with implantable heart devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators to go through body scanners at airport security checkpoints, researchers say. Body scanners are becoming increasingly common worldwide. But some people are concerned that they may be a source […]