Stroke: The worst treats that could clog up your arteries and lead to disease

Dr Carol DerSarkissian verified that “high amounts of salt, sugar, saturated fat, and refined carbohydrates raise your risk for a stroke”. “If you’re worried about your heart, you’ll want to keep these out of regular rotation,” the doctor confirmed – so what does that include? Seen as a treat by some, and a food staple… Continue reading Stroke: The worst treats that could clog up your arteries and lead to disease

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Covid: Vaccines do not significantly harm menstrual cycles

Around 36,000 people have reported changes to their menstrual cycles to the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) following Covid vaccination. The National Institutes of Health in the US have allocated 1.67 million USD to researching a possible interaction. Dr Victoria Male, a lecturer in Reproductive Immunology for Imperial College London, cautioned this should… Continue reading Covid: Vaccines do not significantly harm menstrual cycles

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How to live longer: Mediterranean diet could lower cholesterol and boost longevity

With life expectancy dipping slightly over the past few years in the UK, many are seeking easy interventions to improve their health. One specific diet established for its plentiful benefits can lower your cholesterol, cut your risk of heart disease and boost longevity. A new study published in the journal BCM Medicine has found that… Continue reading How to live longer: Mediterranean diet could lower cholesterol and boost longevity

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Cancer: The time of day may impact whether chemotherapy is effective

New research has suggested that administering chemotherapy at night could improve survival rates by up to 20 percent. The research conducted at WVU examined the way the brain filters toxins differently during the day and night. The blood-brain barrier reduces the effectiveness of chemotherapy but becomes less active at night. Moving chemotherapy appointments to specific… Continue reading Cancer: The time of day may impact whether chemotherapy is effective

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Supplements ‘people should avoid’ – vitamin D is the ‘exception to the rule’

The world of supplements can be difficult to navigate. With pharmacy and supermarket shelves overflowing with various colourful bottles, it can be tempting to stock up on essential nutrients packed inside a little pill. However, “more is not better”, Dr Subashini M, Director of Science, Health & Wellness at Holland & Barrett told Express.co.uk. There… Continue reading Supplements ‘people should avoid’ – vitamin D is the ‘exception to the rule’

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Cancer: Hot drinks increase risk of oesophageal cancer

For coffee and tea, the researchers found little evidence for an association between amount of use and oesophageal cancer risk; however, the majority of studies showed an increased risk of oesophageal cancer associated with higher drinking temperature which was statistically significant in most of them. For maté drinking, the number of studies was limited, but… Continue reading Cancer: Hot drinks increase risk of oesophageal cancer

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Dementia: Salt is ‘linked with higher risk of dementia’ – study

It suggests that although there are certain foods to limit, research currently suggests that a healthy balanced diet is important for everyone, to help prevent other health problems. Indeed, studies have shown that people with high intakes of saturated and trans fats in their diet “have a higher risk of developing dementia”, while people with… Continue reading Dementia: Salt is ‘linked with higher risk of dementia’ – study

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Fatty liver disease: Itchy skin is a sign you ‘should seek urgent medical attention’

The American liver foundation says that if more than five to 10 percent of the liver’s weight is fat, then it is called a fatty liver. Having high levels of fat in your liver is associated with an increased risk of other health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease. People are… Continue reading Fatty liver disease: Itchy skin is a sign you ‘should seek urgent medical attention’

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Stroke: Tomatoes could slash the risk of having a stroke by 55%

A stroke is defined by the NHS as a “serious life-threatening condition” that occurs when blood supply to the brain is cut off. The first signs of an event typically include slurred speech and lopsidedness in the face. Fortunately, the vast majority of cases are deemed avoidable, but when they occur, swift treatment is essential… Continue reading Stroke: Tomatoes could slash the risk of having a stroke by 55%

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Heartburn diet: Why cutting down on tea and coffee could help ease indigestion

Heartburn is a painful or uncomfortable feeling in the chest or throat that typically comes on after eating. The sensation is commonly associated with indigestion, also known as dyspepsia. Although the NHS assures that “usually, it’s not a sign of anything more serious”, people who frequently suffer from discomfort may be looking for ways to… Continue reading Heartburn diet: Why cutting down on tea and coffee could help ease indigestion

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