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Connecting the Dots Between Heartburn Drugs and Kidney Damage

Connecting the Dots Between Heartburn Drugs and Kidney Damage

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Just because a medication is available over the counter doesn’t mean it won’t have side effects or pose other dangers. One example is PPIs, a popular type of heartburn medication that can harm the kidneys, especially when taken long-term. Heartburn is […]

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Slim Down by Counting Bites Instead of Calories

Slim Down by Counting Bites Instead of Calories

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Weight loss wisdom suggests chewing every bite 15 or more times to give your brain time to process what you’re eating and send the signal that you’re full. Now a group of studies has found that counting the […]

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Too Much Fried Food May Shorten Your Life

Too Much Fried Food May Shorten Your Life

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fried chicken, french fries and chicken-fried steak might be delicious, but treating yourself to such fare regularly could be deadly, a new study warns. Women who eat more than one serving a week of fried chicken or fried […]

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Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Candy dishes, cupcakes and cookies abound in the typical office, so if you’re striving to eat healthy, the workplace can be a culinary minefield. Researchers surveyed more than 5,000 people and found that about one in four working […]

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Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)

Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)

What are the chronic complications of diabetes? These diabetes complications are related to blood vessel diseases and are generally classified into small vessel disease, such as those involving the eyes, kidneys and nerves (microvascular disease), and large vessel disease involving the heart and blood vessels (macrovascular disease). Diabetes accelerates hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) of […]

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Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI)

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI)

Source: iStock Upper respiratory tract infection definition and facts Upper respiratory infections (URIs) are one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Upper respiratory infections are the most common illness resulting in missed work or school. Upper respiratory tract infections can happen at any time, but are most common in the fall and winter. […]

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Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study Says

Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study Says

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Finasteride, best known as the enlarged-prostate medicine Proscar, is a safe, effective way to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to long-term findings from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). The trial was funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and enrolled nearly 19,000 […]

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The health benefits of macadamia oil

The health benefits of macadamia oil

Macadamia oil is a clear, light-yellow liquid that comes from pressed macadamia nuts. It is a healthful oil that people use for cooking, and there may also be health benefits of using pure oil to moisturize the skin and condition the hair. Macadamia nuts grow on macadamia trees, which are native to Australia. Similarly to […]

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What are the symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency?

What are the symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency?

Vitamin B-12 is an essential nutrient that keeps the body functioning properly. Symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency include fatigue, low mood, and nerve problems. The human body does not create vitamin B-12, so people must get this nutrient from their diet. It is crucial for making DNA and red blood cells, and it helps support […]

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What to know about a slow heart rate

What to know about a slow heart rate

A person’s heart rate generally slows with age and while resting. However, athletes may also have slow heart rates. Anyone with concerns about their heart rate should talk to a doctor for help in determining whether bradycardia suggests a problem. Heart rate changes with a person’s activity level. During intense physical exertion, the heart has […]