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Waiting two hours after dinner and before sleeping may not be as beneficial for health

Waiting two hours after dinner and before sleeping may not be as beneficial for health

Leaving two hours between dinner and going to bed is believed to impact your health. A new study from Okayama University, Japan, has shown that the two-hour gap doesn’t necessarily affect blood glucose levels. The researchers conclude that habits concerning lifestyle like exercise, drinking alcohol, smoking, as well as blood pressure levels have more effect...

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Consuming more meat can put you on a higher risk of liver disease

Consuming more meat can put you on a higher risk of liver disease

A new study suggests that people who rely more on animal meat for protein have a higher risk of NAFLD as compared to those who rely on vegetables. Though liver disease is related to being overweight, some participants of the study with a healthy weight were still found to have NAFLD. Findings of the research...

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Exercise after eating can lower blood sugar levels

Exercise after eating can lower blood sugar levels

Diabetes is a condition that affects the pancreas, causing them to not produce enough insulin. It may also cause the body to not react to insulin. The possibility of developing type 2 diabetes can be lessened through more exercise. If you are worried about the symptoms of diabetes or believe that you are at risk...

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Medications that can contribute to liver damage

Medications that can contribute to liver damage

Medications are the cause of half of liver failure cases recorded yearly in the United States. Liver damage can occur anywhere from shortly after you start taking certain meds to months after and even when you’ve stopped taking the medication. Lab tests to keep track of your liver function are recommended when taking certain medications....

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New research hints that depression could accelerate brain aging

New research hints that depression could accelerate brain aging

New studies have found a possible link between depression and increased speed of brain aging. Synaptic density, which has been seen to be directly related to good cognition, is significantly lower in patients with depression. Other factors that can speed up brain aging is the breakdown of the blood-brain barrier and the deterioration of brain...

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Sneaky places where you can spot skin cancer

Sneaky places where you can spot skin cancer

Areas of skin more exposed to sunlight are more vulnerable to skin cancer. Skin cancer can also be found in parts of the body not really exposed to the sun, not just your skin. Sunscreen is a powerful weapon against skin cancer, use it always. One key to treating cancer is catching it in its...

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Risk of breast cancer due to alcohol often ignored by middle-aged women

Risk of breast cancer due to alcohol often ignored by middle-aged women

According to a new study, middle-aged Australian women are not very aware of the established link of alcohol consumption to breast cancer. Women aged 45-64 are more aware of alcohol impacting their weight, mental health, and relationships. To get the message of the risks of alcohol consumption across to more middle-aged women, issues more important...

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Celery seeds: superfood that lowers blood pressure

Celery seeds: superfood that lowers blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common problem that can go untreated because its symptoms are hard to spot and sometimes don’t manifest at all. Lifestyle decisions like more exercise, no smoking, and fewer foods with salt, caffeine, and alcohol can help lower blood pressure. Celery seeds and celery as a whole have been dubbed a...

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Do pink Himalayan salt lamps really help with asthma and skin conditions?

Do pink Himalayan salt lamps really help with asthma and skin conditions?

Pink Himalayan salt lamps emit a warm glow that is said to boost your mood, promote sleep, and help with skin and respiratory conditions. Research and studies haven’t shown very promising results or significant evidence to back this claim. Salt lamps may be pretty, but it looks like they’re not the health miracle-workers they’re hyped...

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Foods and supplements you should take regularly to lead a healthy life

Foods and supplements you should take regularly to lead a healthy life

To live a healthy lifestyle, you need to take note of what foods you eat. Supplements can be taken to give your body specific vitamins and nutrients that you might miss in meals. Certain foods, like fish, leafy greens, oats, and those with probiotics should be added to your regular menu to contribute to your...