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  • Liver & Gallbladder Health

    What Does Your Liver Do?

    The liver is the most powerful metabolic organ in the body and I call the liver the Master Chemist of...

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  • Healthy Aging

    Two proposed Alzheimer’s drugs have failed in clinical trials

    The conventional medical treatment of Alzheimer’s disease is very underwhelming. Drugs used for the condition are mostly ineffective. Two new drugs that seemed promising have failed to produce results in clinical trials and have been scrapped.

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  • Articles Women's Health General Health Weight Loss

    What is cellulite and can anything be done about it?

    Cellulite is the word used to describe the lumpy uneven type of fat that accumulates on the buttocks and limbs of many women. It is rather unsightly because it gives the tissues underlying the skin (subcutaneous tissues) an ‘orange peel’ or ‘cottage cheese’ look. If we compare cellulite fat to normal fat, we find that in cellulite, there are abnormal, physical and chemical changes. In women with cellulite, pinching of the skin produces a ‘mattress appearance’ with bulging and pitting of the fatty layer. On deep palpation of this layer, one may be able to feel tender nodules of fat trapped inside hardened connective tissue.

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  • Articles General Health

    Most men really are forgetful

    It’s not just the men in your life who seem to forget important things. Memory studies have left researchers surprised to see how much men forget. According to Professor Jostein Holmen, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, "It was surprising to see that men forget more than women.

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  • Articles General Health

    Monkeys in zoos are no longer allowed to eat fruit

    Modern fruits have been specifically designed to be much sweeter and lower in fiber than traditional fruits eaten by monkeys in the wild. The high sugar content in fruit has caused monkeys in captivity to develop health problems. As a consequence, several zoos have decided to stop feeding monkeys fruit. Bristol Zoo and Paignton Zoo in the UK have decided to stop feeding fruit to monkeys because of the health problems they’ve witnessed the monkeys develop. What kinds of health problems did the monkeys develop?

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  • Articles Healthy Aging General Health Weight Loss

    5 hidden reasons you’re gaining weight

    Most of us have gained a few pounds at various stages of our lives: during a holiday, over Christmas; after a relationship breakup, during winter or during a particularly stressful life episode. We usually expect to gain some weight at those times, so when our clothes start feeling tight it isn’t a surprise. However, sometimes you are not expecting to gain weight. You may be following a healthy diet and lifestyle while getting regular exercise, yet the scale still nudges upward. This can be incredibly frustrating, not to mention emotionally upsetting.

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  • Articles General Health Weight Loss

    Is Syndrome X the reason you cannot lose weight?

    People with the metabolic imbalance called syndrome X lose weight much more slowly than people who don't have syndrome X...

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  • Articles General Health

    Which countries of the world have the highest rates of plastic surgery?

    The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has assessed international plastic surgery data and released an official report. The list encompasses rates of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the top 25 countries. You probably guessed that the United States would be at the top of the list, but did you suspect that China would be in second place? Which country do you think is next?

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  • Articles General Health

    Reduce your stress

    Everyone in life has stress and some days it seems that everything that can go wrong will go wrong, and then there is more stress. At this time of year, your stress levels may reach a peak. A shortage of time and money, coupled with the strain of family or relationship problems may leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Stress can make us angry, frustrated or depressed depending upon our personality. Stress is something we need to get under control but many people put it off. Believe me it’s not worth it because it can lead to many health problems and unhealthy habits.

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  • Articles Essential Reading General Health Case Studies

    Could insecticide sprays cause Parkinson's disease & brain tumors?

    There is a growing body of evidence linking pesticide exposure to Parkinson’s disease and brain tumors. A number of retired flight attendants claim that forced exposure to insecticide sprays inside aircraft may have caused them to develop Parkinson’s disease, and they plan on taking this matter to court. Some experts have warned that anyone who regularly takes international flights and has been exposed to insecticide spraying upon landing faces the same risk.

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