August 2014


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Heart disease tied to mom’s number of births
Giving birth to five or more children greatly increased risk, study finds

A woman's risk of heart disease and stroke in middle-age and beyond may be associated with the number of children she gives birth to, a large study of Swedish women hints.

To read the full article Heart disease tied to mom’s number of births, click here.
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Meat Might Be Behind Many Unidentified Allergic Reactions
Certain carb could be causing severe anaphylaxis, researchers warn.


A carbohydrate in meat called alpha-gal may be the unrecognized cause of recurring severe allergic reactions in some patients, a new study suggests.

To read the full article Meat Might Be Behind Many Unidentified Allergic Reactions, click here.
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Lactose Intolerance: Actual Prevalence and Levels of Severity Unknown

In ancient Greece, the physician Hippocrates first noted gastrointestinal upset in some people who consumed milk.

To read the full article Lactose Intolerance: Actual Prevalence and Levels of Severity Unknown, click here.

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We know diets high in fat, like those that are prevalent in Western countries, are harmful and can lead to a variety of health problems such as diabetes, heart failure, and obesity.

To read the full article High-Fat Diet More Than Waistline Worry for Women Over 50, click here.


stroke130x100.jpgIn Preventing Stroke, Surgery Beats Stents
Surgery Appears Safer than Stenting for Preventing Stroke Caused by Narrow Neck Arteries


When the arteries that supply blood to the brain become narrowed by the build-up of the waxy substance called plaque, skyrocketing the risk for stroke, surgery is the best and safest way to treat the problem, according to European stroke researchers.

To read the full article In Preventing Stroke, Surgery Beats Stents, click here.

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Pain in the ear has many possible causes and may be accompanied by other symptoms.
Here are possible causes


Pain in the ear has many possible causes and may be accompanied by other symptoms.

To read the full article Pain in the ear, click here.

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High blood pressure a neglected disease in U.S.
Report: 1 in 3 adults affected but doctors failing to treat it aggressively


A critical new report declares high blood pressure in the U.S. to be a neglected disease — a term that usually describes mysterious tropical illnesses, not a well-known plague of rich countries.

To read the full article High blood pressure a neglected disease in U.S., click here.


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Health Tip: Avoid Triggers for Eczema
What may make the skin condition flare


The skin condition eczema, characterized by an itchy red rash, may be caused by a host of allergens or irritants.

To read the full article Health Tip: Avoid Triggers for Eczema, click here.


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Results Encouraging, But Don't Read Too Much Into Them, Says Dr. Richard Besser


Doctors have known that low levels of vitamin D are linked to certain kinds of cancers as well as to diabetes and asthma, but new research also shows that the vitamin can kill human cancer cells.

To read the full article In Tests, Vitamin D Shrinks Breast Cancer Cells, click here.


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Hot Dogs Are a Choking Hazard for Small Children, Experts Warn in New Pediatrics Report


In mere seconds, a seemingly innocuous piece of food can turn deadly. And Katherine Zuehlke, of Westerville, Ohio, knows firsthand there's nothing more frightening than realizing your child is choking.

To read the full article Should Hot Dogs Carry Warning Label for Kids? , click here.

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Men more evolved? Their Y chromosome is
Genes that make a man are evolving far faster than rest of human code


Women may think of men as primitive, but new research indicates that the Y chromosome — the thing that makes a man male — is evolving far faster than the rest of the human genetic code.

To read the full article Men more evolved? Their Y chromosome is , click here.


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Hypertension fuels a scarring that can cause Alzheimer's, research shows


If the cardiologist's warnings do not scare you, consider this: Controlling blood pressure just might be the best protection yet known against dementia.

To read the full article High blood pressure linked to dementia , click here.

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A simple change each day can drastically cut your heart disease risk

Did you know that more than 41 million women in America have heart disease? And that more women than men will die from it?

To read the full article 28 days to a healthier heart , click here.

Active ImageBody dysmorphic disorder patients see details, not whole face

Some people check their appearance in any mirror, window or computer screen they can find, but not out of vanity. It's because they hate the way they look so much.

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Active ImageThe Miracle of Vitamin D: Sound Science, or Hype?

Imagine a treatment that could build bones, strengthen the immune system and lower the risks of illnesses like diabetes, heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure and cancer.

To read the full article The Miracle of Vitamin D: Sound Science, or Hype? , click here.