Month: June 2018

A recent study evaluated the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on the quality of life and metabolic control in patients with diabetes. Diabetes is a severe health problem that affects an increasing percentage of our population. In the United States, approximately 29 million people are affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and around 90%
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Diabetes usually results in excess sugar in the blood, which can lead to serious health problems. Although people often associate diabetes with weight gain, the condition can also cause weight loss. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight may not be easy, but it can improve a person’s health and should be a goal for people
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[ad_1] A recent study published in the British Journal of Medicine compared the effectiveness of aerobic exercise versus tai chi for fibromyalgia treatment. Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic condition in which a person experiences a range of physical and mental symptoms including widespread muscle and joint pains, fatigue, an inability to concentrate, depression and anxiety.
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Some people have allergy symptoms after eating quinoa. For those with quinoa allergies, there are several healthful alternatives. Quinoa is a small, round, grain-like food that actually belongs to the fruit family. Because of its appearance, many nutritionists describe quinoa as a pseudo-cereal. It is often called a superfood because it is rich in protein.
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[ad_1] Patient perceptions of different generic products may influence the rates of switchbacks to branded drugs. A recent study published in the BMJ analyzed which type of generic drugs demonstrated higher switchback rates. Generic drugs contain the same active ingredients as their branded counterparts but may have a different appearance. Authorized generic drugs have identical
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Heart rate variability, or the ability of the heart to quickly change how rapidly it beats in order to meet the body’s energy needs, is an important indicator of heart health. Researchers recently evaluated whether type 2 diabetes influences heart rate variability. The heart needs to constantly vary the rate at which it beats in
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[ad_1] A recent review article analyzed the nutritional value of tree nuts and their role in preventing, slowing down, or reversing the aging process. The article also explored how different processing techniques of tree nuts affect their nutritional value. The last two decades have witnessed extensive research on health outcomes associated with the consumption of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers from Italy discuss the connection between exercise and atrial fibrillation, and the implications on physical activity recommendations. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular, often rapid, heartbeat that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related problems. Symptoms of atrial fibrillation may include heart palpitations, shortness
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[ad_1] A recent review looked at six studies of differing lengths to determine which psychological interventions improved mental well-being. Long-term conditions affect a growing proportion of the population. Since exposure to risks rises significantly with age, it is estimated that individuals above the age of 75 are five times more likely to experience at least
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[ad_1] A recent study investigated whether chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy alone would be effective for women diagnosed with high-risk endometrial cancer. Endometrial cancer, also known as uterine cancer, is a type of cancer that begins in the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus. Since the first sign of endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding
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Some people with obesity are free of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, which often accompany this condition. It is known as “metabolically healthy obesity.” But a new study on women suggests that the “healthy” attribute should be taken with a considerably large pinch of salt. Can any type of obesity ever be characterized as ‘healthy?’
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