162018Feb

Five health benefits of being single

Published Wednesday 14 February 2018 By Hannah Nichols Fact checked by Jasmin Collier www.medicalnewstoday.com Numerous health benefits have been linked with starting new relationships, living together, getting married, and having kids, but are there health gains for the almost half of the population who are single? We find out. Regardless of whether you are male…

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62018Feb

E-cigarette flavors found to be toxic

Published Monday 5 February 2018 at www.medicalnewstoday.com By Ana Sandoiu Fact checked by Jasmin Collier Recent research published in the journal Frontiers in Physiologyexamines the effect of electronic cigarette vapors on two types of white blood cell. The findings suggest that the compounds that give e-cigarettes their flavor are toxic, with some flavors being worse than others. Nicotine-free…

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52018Feb

How do crash diets affect your heart?

Published Friday 2 February 2018 By Ana Sandoiu at www.medicalnewstoday.com Fact checked by Jasmin Collier New research examines the impact of so-called crash diets, also known as very low-calorie diets, on heart function. The findings call for more careful cardiac monitoring in people trying to lose weight. The idea of losing weight fast might be attractive, but people…

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232018Jan

‘Just breathing’ is enough to spread flu

Published Monday 22 January 2018 at www.medicalnewstoday.com By Catharine Paddock PhD Fact checked by Honor Whiteman Just breathing out — without coughing or sneezing — is enough for a person with the flu to spread the virus, according to new research led by the University of Maryland in College Park. “People with flu,” explains senior author Donald K….

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42018Jan

What are the home remedies for vertigo?

By Lana Barhum at www.medicalnewstoday.com Reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT Symptoms Causes Treatment Home remedies Outlook Vertigo, or the sensations of spinning and dizziness, can limit a person’s activities and make them feel sick. While medication is available to treat vertigo, it is not always necessary, especially when natural treatments…

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62017Dec

Lemon, honey, and alcohol: Which is best for sore throat?

Published Tuesday 5 December 2017 at www.medicalnewstoday.com By Yella Hewings-Martin PhD Fact checked by Honor Whiteman As sore throats are making the rounds through the Medical News Today editorial office, the debate is rife: what is the best drink to soothe the pain? More importantly, whether it’s alcohol, spices, or lemon and honey, what is the scientific basis for…

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212017Nov

How to cope with social anxiety over Thanksgiving

Published Monday 20 November 2017 By Maria Cohut Fact checked by Jasmin Collier at www.medicalnewstoday.com Social anxiety isn’t just nervousness; it can have a heavy impact on lifestyle, social relationships, and self-esteem. Thanksgiving is nearly here, and the thought of being surrounded by dozens of relatives may make you uneasy. So what are some things that…

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92017Nov

Breakthrough: Scientists reverse aging in human cells

Published Wednesday 8 November 2017 By Ana Sandoiu at www.medicalnewstoday.com Fact checked by Jasmin Collier Seniors may soon be able to live disease-free for their entire lives. New research published in the journal BMC Cell Biology shows that old human cells can be rejuvenated using chemicals similar to resveratrol, which is a substance found in red wine and dark chocolate….

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312017Oct

Your mother-in-law may affect your fertility

Published Sunday 29 October 2017 By Ana Sandoiu  at www.medicalnewstoday.com Fact checked by Honor Whiteman Living with your mother or mother-in-law may significantly affect your fertility, suggests new research. A new study, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, suggests that living in the same household with a woman’s mother or mother-in-law may lower the number of…

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202017Oct

Beer, chocolate intake among factors that influence the gut microbiome

Published Saturday 30 April 2016 By Honor Whiteman at www.medicalnewstoday.com By analyzing more than 1,000 human stool samples, researchers from Belgium have uncovered a number of diet and lifestyle factors that influence the composition of gut microbiota, with intake of beer and chocolate among those identified. Study leader Prof. Jeroen Raes, of the University of Leuven (KU…

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