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  • Feel it in your bones? Back pain not linked with weather

    Feel it in your bones? Back pain not linked with weather

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    Some people with joint and muscle pain say that changes in the weather trigger their symptoms, but a new study contradicts this belief, at least for those with low back pain.Researchers analyzed information from nearly 1,000 people in Sydney, Australia, who went to the…

  • Combination of patch and pills may improve smoking cessation

    Combination of patch and pills may improve smoking cessation

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    People trying to quit smoking may be more likely to succeed if they combine the patch with a pill, suggests a new study from South Africa.According to the study's authors, the findings challenge previous research that found no added benefit from combining the smoking…

  • 5 superfoods that won't blow your budget

    5 superfoods that won't blow your budget

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    Superfoods are exactly what you expect them to be: Foods packed with nutrition that give you the most bang for your buck and calorie.They are very nutrient-dense which means they have an exceptional amount of minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals and vitamins. This means that consuming…

  • Bone marrow transplants can reverse adult sickle cell disease

    Bone marrow transplants can reverse adult sickle cell disease

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    Bone marrow transplants can reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults, a small study by government scientists found, echoing results seen with a similar technique used in children.The researchers and others say the findings show age need not be a barrier and that the…

  • 5 ways to beat the heat and stay hydrated

    5 ways to beat the heat and stay hydrated

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    Our body is made up of two-thirds water – something to remember in the sweltering heat when it’s easy to become dehydrated. According to the Mayo Clinic, it takes about eight or nine glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. That sounds like a…

  • Diabetes: 2 large meals better than 6 small ones?

    Diabetes: 2 large meals better than 6 small ones?

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    A new study has revealed that eating two complete meals in a day rather than six small meals with the same calories content helps more in curbing weight and blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.The authors of the research said that eating…

  • Tips for successful weight loss

    Tips for successful weight loss

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    Starting a diet plan is half the battle, but then one needs to stick to it and keep on going. From making the exercise enjoyable to avoid weighing yourself everyday, there are a few steps that one can try for successful weight loss.These ideas…

  • 7 ways to tell if a diet product is too good to be true

    7 ways to tell if a diet product is too good to be true

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    Back in January, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a new law-enforcement initiative designed to crack down on false and misleading advertisements for weight-loss products. It's a serious problem; not only have some products been caught using the likeness of respected brands without their permission…

  • FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

    FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

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    Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days.It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge treatment is profoundly simple - though somewhat icky: take…

  • Gum disease treatment linked to improvements in other conditions

    Gum disease treatment linked to improvements in other conditions

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    People who were treated for periodontal disease had lower healthcare costs and fewer hospitalizations for other medical conditions compared to those whose gum disease went untreated, a new study has found.“We were very surprised at the magnitude of the results,” Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat told…

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