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The Surprising Link between Obesity and our Sense of Smell

In 2016, more than 2 billion adults were diagnosed as overweight, including 650 million who were defined as obese. The World Health Organization noted that global obesity has almost tripled since 1975. Indeed, it is now considered a major health epidemic. The American Medical Association (AMA) designated obesity as a disease in 2013. This designation…

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Lung Cancer: Early Detection Is Key

According to the American Cancer Society, the second most common form of cancer — and the leading cause of death due to cancer — is lung cancer. The society estimates that in 2018, there were 234,030 new cases of lung cancer, and 154,050 deaths. Unfortunately, lung cancer rarely displays any symptoms at its early stages.…

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Why Do I Have Night Sweats?

As we age, night sweats become increasingly common. They are generally caused by a hormonal imbalance, particularly a drop in testosterone. Although night sweats and hormonal imbalances are particularly common in women — especially during and after menopause – they affect both men and women. Declining testosterone levels are one of the primary causes of…

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Know Your Blood Results: Neutrophils

Most of us are used to getting a blood test at least once a year to help provide our doctors with a snapshot of our general health, and to alert them to possible health problems. Some of these tests are quite familiar to us, for example our cholesterol levels, including both HDL, LDL, and triglyceride…

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High Life Expectancy Linked to Diet

According to the most recent official figures, the three countries with the highest life expectancy are Japan, Singapore, and the principality of Monaco. Most experts agree that a major contributor to the high life expectancy experienced in these countries is their diet. It has become fashionable in recent times to declare some foods to be…

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Breakthrough in Treatment of Highly-Resistant Bacteria

Each year in the United States, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are responsible for approximately 2 million illnesses and nearly 25,000 deaths. And the number of drug-resistant bacteria is rising rapidly. The growing health crisis due to drug-resistant bacteria is exacerbated because the population most likely to suffer serious health consequences from them are the most vulnerable: infants,…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects More than Just Joints

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is usually associated with pain and swelling in the joints. However, it can also cause damage throughout the body. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is a disease caused by wear and tear on the joints, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means that RA causes the immune system to attack healthy. RA is…

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Sifting Through “Fake” Health News

In our modern, highly connected, Internet age, information on virtually every subject is available at our fingertips. Medical information in particular is highly sought after — and easily found. Any tests we take, any information our doctors give us, anything and eveything can be checked on the internet so that we have a greater understanding…

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The Dangers of Black Mold

Black mold is a black or dark-green fungus that tends to grow in humid areas, for example, bathrooms and laundry rooms. It also can appear after flooding has occurred, taking hold in areas of an individual’s house or apartment that are not easily seen. Generally speaking, black mold has a distinct musty smell, similar mildew.…

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Plant-based Diet Reduces Effects of Diabetes

Nearly 10% of the population in the United States suffers from the devastating disease of diabetes. Although medication and exercise can help to counter some of the negative effects of type II diabetes, the risks of heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, neuropathy, and vision loss remain high. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the…

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