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Four types of cancer you should prioritize screening for

Four types of cancer you should prioritize screening for

Cancer screening is key to early detection and treatment of the disease. This is because early stages are most treatable, but usually, don’t show any outward symptoms. Some of the cancers that should be on the top of your screening list are cancer of the breast, cervix, colon, and lungs. Cancer was expected to be...

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This refreshing drink can help lower your blood pressure

This refreshing drink can help lower your blood pressure

Increasing your potassium intake helps lower blood pressure. One good source of potassium is a refreshing Caribbean drink — coconut water. Potassium helps kidneys maintain their ability to remove extra water from the body. More fluid in the body means higher blood pressure. High blood pressure is a problem that can lead to all kinds...

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Foods that can boost metabolism and promote weight loss

Foods that can boost metabolism and promote weight loss

A high metabolism is important to be able to burn more calories and lose weight. Janvi Chitalia, a nutritionist, says that adding certain foods to your daily meals can help you lose weight within a week, even without diet or exercise. Aside from adding foods with more fiber or protein to your diet, you should...

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Cancer Warning: Drinking too hot beverages can increase your risk

Cancer Warning: Drinking too hot beverages can increase your risk

A new study adds to the evidence that drinking hot beverages can increase the risk of esophageal cancer. The new study said that drinking around 3 cups of hot beverages 140°F or hotter caused the majority of the increase in the risk of esophageal cancer among those observed in the study. Drinking liquids that are...

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Eating mushrooms may prevent memory loss and brain decline

Eating mushrooms may prevent memory loss and brain decline

A recent study from Singapore found that eating weekly portions of mushrooms can reduce brain decline and protect it from memory and language problems. Results indicated that people over the age of 60 have lower risks of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) if they eat two portions or more of mushrooms in a week. MCI is a...

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Smelly poo: This may be a cancer warning

Smelly poo: This may be a cancer warning

Symptoms of cancer vary depending on where the tumor develops that’s why being aware of the changes in your body helps. Having a foul-smelling poo could be a sign of steatorrhoea, which is a warning symptom of pancreatic cancer. Other symptoms of steatorrhoea include pale stools, bulky stools, greasy stools, or loose stools. When cells...

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Day and Night Skin Care Regimens As You Age

Day and Night Skin Care Regimens As You Age

Both daytime and nighttime skin care regimens are needed to keep your skin healthy, especially as you get older. Your daytime skincare regimen focuses on protection and should include a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Your nighttime regimen focuses on repair. This should include cleansing your skin, using moisturizers, and a product with retinoids. Taking care of your...

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Having a hard time getting a good night sleep? Weighted blankets may help.

Having a hard time getting a good night sleep? Weighted blankets may help.

Weighted blankets manufacturers claim that they can help you get better sleep, reduce stress and anxiety and create a calming and comforting effect. The blankets are heavy and can even weigh up to 30 pounds because they contain weighted beads or pellets to give them heft. Those who have been using weighted blankets swear that...

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Type 2 Diabetes: 3 painful symptoms found on the skin

Type 2 Diabetes: 3 painful symptoms found on the skin

Among the many symptoms of the Type 2 diabetes, there are 3 symptoms found on the skin that may serve as an alert that you have high blood sugar levels. People are advised to consult their doctor if they notice the skin on the back of their hands, or fingers and toes to be tight...