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A soy-based diet could help strengthen bones

A soy-based diet could help strengthen bones

A new study has investigated the impact of dietary soy on bone strength in postmenopausal women. The authors conclude that eating more soy might in fact strengthen bones in women of all ages. Could soy improve bone health in women? The reduction in bone density and strength that is common in postmenopausal women is of […]

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Treating pain with magnetic fields

Treating pain with magnetic fields

Scientists have designed a hydrogel loaded with magnetic particles and laboratory-grown neurons. By applying magnetic force, the researchers were able to reduce the pain signaling of the neurons. When applied to neurons, a magnetic field can reduce the cells’ pain signals, suggests a new study. In the United States, chronic pain is “the most common […]

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Boxers vs. Briefs and Your Chances of Becoming a Dad

Boxers vs. Briefs and Your Chances of Becoming a Dad

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Men’s Health News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Attention guys: Your tighty whities may not be doing your sperm any favors. Men who wear tight-fitting briefs have sperm counts that suffer in comparison to men who wear boxers, according to results from the largest study to date on […]

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Health Tip: Studying Overseas

Health Tip: Studying Overseas

(HealthDay News) — Spending a semester in another country can be an incredible experience, but it doesn’t come without risk of travel-related illness. Latest Travel Health News The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips to prepare for a semester abroad: Learn about health concerns in your host country. At least a […]

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What fast foods can you eat on a low-carb diet?

What fast foods can you eat on a low-carb diet?

Many fast foods, including hamburgers and sandwiches, are high in carbohydrates. However, simple strategies and choices can cut the carbohydrate content of many fast foods. It is okay to eat low-carb fast food occasionally, but it is not healthful to eat lots of fast food. Many fast foods are fried in unhealthful oils or coated […]

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What causes a bleeding mole?

What causes a bleeding mole?

A mole can bleed if it gets caught on something and is torn. While this can hurt, it is not usually anything to worry about. In rare cases, a mole bleeds for no apparent reason, and this can be a sign of skin cancer. It is common for adults to have between 10 and 40 […]

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What are the most curable cancers?

What are the most curable cancers?

Although there is no cure for cancer yet, detecting and treating the disease at an early stage can significantly improve a person’s outlook. The cancers with the highest 5-year relative survival rates include melanoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and breast, prostate, testicular, cervical, and thyroid cancer. Cancer is a disease that causes cells to grow and multiply […]

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What are the health benefits of goji berries?

What are the health benefits of goji berries?

The scientific community has been investigating the health benefits of goji berries, as the popularity of these tiny fruits has grown. Their purported benefits range from anti-aging effects to glucose regulation and immune function support. Goji berries are also known as Lycium barbarum. The goji berry is native to Asia, and people in Asia have […]

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How 30 minutes of hookah smoking affects your heart

How 30 minutes of hookah smoking affects your heart

Smoking traditional cigarettes causes a range of serious health issues, but many people think alternatives such as electronic cigarettes or waterpipe smoking are less harmful. The conclusions of a new study dispel such beliefs. A new study shows that only 30 minutes of hookah smoking has serious cardiovascular consequences. The practice of hookah smoking, or […]