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Mastering Appetite Control

It’s all too common for people to go on weight loss diets but give up because their appetite is surging. Sadly, many people regain much of the weight they’ve worked so hard to lose. It may not be due to weak willpower, though. Rather, your body may be producing powerful

Celiac Disease: How Do You Know If You Have It?

Celiac Disease: How Do You Know If You Have It?

When it comes to a suspected case of celiac disease or food allergy symptoms, everyone’s reaction is usually the same: “Okay, what am I in for? How much time will this take? Is there a gluten-free food list? And what will it cost?” Notions of how to care for loved

COPD Guidelines: Basic Treatment and Care Options

COPD Guidelines: Basic Treatment and Care Options

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) isn’t simply one disease, but a term used to describe serious lung problems such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Severe, non-reversible asthma can sometimes be considered a form of COPD. Guidelines for treatment of these serious respiratory conditions call for a mix of medications, oxygen

How Diet and Lifestyle Can Fight Heartburn and GERD

If you sometimes suffer a burning sensation behind your breastbone, you’re far from alone. An estimated 44% of American adults suffer heartburn at least once a month, and about 20% have a serious form called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Many sufferers treat their symptoms with over-the-counter or prescription drugs: The generic

Drink Up to Stay Healthy and Hydrated All Summer

Every cell in your body needs water to function. Water transports nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, and carries away waste materials. Water makes up most of your body, ranging from about 75% of body weight in infancy to 55% of body weight at older ages. Your brain and heart

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Diet Soda Drinkers Eat More Junk Calories
Do you want a candy bar with that diet soda? University of Illinois researchers report that people who drink diet beverages are more likely to allow themselves treats, sometimes referred to in technical terms as “discretionary foods.” Such foods are typically high in calories,

Gum Disease Linked to Rare, but Deadly, Mouth Cancer

Previous research has indicated that that poor oral health and hygiene can increase the risk of mouth cancer. Now, a small study has found evidence of a link between gum disease and the onset of a deadly form of mouth cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS).
Researchers writing in the Journal of

The Best Foods to Control Your Hunger Pangs

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply focus on a heart-healthy eating regimen, a growling stomach can interfere with your eating goals. Hunger is a normal body reaction and survival mechanism. But in today’s environment of ample food availability, hunger can lead us to over-consume foods, especially those that

Is the Zika Virus a Threat to Older Adults?

The Zika virus is widely known as a cause of microcephaly (underdevelopment of the head and brain) in unborn babies, but new research suggests that the mosquito-borne disease may affect adults as well.

A recent study using laboratory rats has found that exposure to the virus in adulthood causes the death

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