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Abdominal Excess Fat Found to Increase Breast Cancer Risks

Abdominal Excess Fat Found to Increase Breast Cancer Risks

Post-menopausal women who have excess fat especially in the abdomen are doubly prone to breast cancers, says a study published on Thursday. Breast cancers that depend on estrogen are referred to as estrogen-positive breast cancer. Cancer risks increase due to a 5-kilogram increase in the total body fat mass and a greater increase in abdomen...

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Know How These Celebrities Take Control of Their Diabetes

Know How These Celebrities Take Control of Their Diabetes

There are currently 30.3 million Americans living with diabetes, according to Diabetes Self-Management. With this staggering figure, it should not come as a surprise that celebrities are among those statistics. From Halle Berry to Tom Hanks, these celebrities work hard to not let diabetes affect their lives. Know how these famous celebs are managing their diabetes as part...

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Benefits of Statins Override Health Risks

Benefits of Statins Override Health Risks

Due to concerns about side effects, about 10 percent of Americans stopped taking statins to lower cholesterol. The American Heart Association states that the good effects of statin cancel out whatever risks it brings. One rare side effect is rhabdomyolysis which leads to kidney failure, however, it only occurs in one in 1,000 patients. While one in...

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Woman Losing 336 Pounds Faces Unexpected Problem

Woman Losing 336 Pounds Faces Unexpected Problem

Brittany May lost 336 pounds but faces another problem of having loose skin all over her body. She told Health that she didn’t know that her skin would cause her pain, discomfort and balance issues. Regardless of the limitations May is experiencing, she is still grateful for losing all that weight. More than two years...

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Health Issues May be Due to Humidity in Your Home

Health Issues May be Due to Humidity in Your Home

Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air and is a major indicator of health that is often ignored. Ideal humidity falls between 40 to 50 percent; higher than this can invite fungus or molds growth, while lower can impact overall health. White mold is a lot more dangerous than black mold and grows...

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Here Are The Reasons Why You Should Sleep On Your Left Side

Here Are The Reasons Why You Should Sleep On Your Left Side

People assume different positions as they drop off to sleep, be it on their back, stomach, side, or curled up in the fetal position. As it turns out, the position you take during sleep makes a big impact on your well-being, and apparently, there IS a best position, according to health expert  John Douillard. “Emphasizing...

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Uterine Cancer Killing More Americans, with Black Women Hardest Hit

Uterine Cancer Killing More Americans, with Black Women Hardest Hit

Uterine cancer is on the rise in the U.S. — incidence and death rates — killing more women than two decades ago. A new report also revealed that black women were “approximately twice as likely to die from uterine cancer” compared with women in other racial and ethnic groups. Screening tests are not recommended for...

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Oversleeping Increases Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Even Death

Oversleeping Increases Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Even Death

A good quality sleep is essential. The amount of sleep you need depends on your age, activity level, overall health and lifestyle habits. Sleep experts usually recommend between seven and nine hours of sleep for adults each night. A recent study reveals that getting too much sleep can seriously affect your health, including developing diabetes, heart disease,...

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How to Know if You have Multiple Sclerosis or Fibromyalgia

How to Know if You have Multiple Sclerosis or Fibromyalgia

Multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia both affect the nervous system which causes chronic symptoms, including pain and fatigue but there are key differences. Multiple sclerosis(MS) is a neurological condition, a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord while is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues, according...