Sugar pandemic | Pancreatic cancer

Sugar is almost everywhere in our diet, including the pizza you buy round the corner. But there are many side effects that may impact our health when we eat too much sugar, and it's not just about cavities. In 2012 the United Nations declared that, for the first time in human history, chronic non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer ...
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How to protect your kidneys?

In USA more than 1 in 7 (37 million people), are estimated to have chronic kidney failure. Transplantation is the treatment of choice for kidney failure, though transplants are in short supply. In USA there are about 100k people on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. In 2021, over 4k patients on the kidney transplant list in the Eurotransplan...
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How do we prevent meningitis?

Meningitis is an inflammation , or swelling, of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Common bacteria or viruses that can cause meningitis can spread through coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils, a toothbrush or a cigarette. Careful hand-washing helps prevent the spread of germs. However, injuries, cancer, ...
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What are 5 benefits of Licorice?

Liquorice is an extract from the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant which contains glycyrrhizic acid. For thousands of years G. glabra has been used for medicinal purposes across all cultures, in particular in Chinese medicine where it's known as gancao. The following are properties of pure licorice extract, which is quite different from so-called licorice c...
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What are your favorite books about 'health' ?

There are probably many interesting books about human health. My suggestion would be to focus on 3 aspects which are necessary to change our behavior and enable long-term health: Nutrition Lifestyle Psychology The body is made of food , so understanding nutrition is pretty much essential to build a strong body and maintain it in good health. Lifest...
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What are 3 things to prevent weight gain?

1. Eat only if you're hungry. Getting extra calories when you don't need will tell your body to store them as fat. Fat by itself is not a bad thing. It helps to insulate the body against thermal swings, it protect organs and tissues from mechanical shock, it's a reserve of energy pretty much like a battery. But too much fat may trigger unwanted iss...
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Atopic dermatitis

Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, dry and cracked. Atopic eczema is more common in children, often developing before their first birthday. But it may also develop for the first time in adults. It's usually a long-term (chronic) condition, although it can improve si...
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Headache and period

Many women experience headaches caused by changes in their hormones. According to the National Migraine Centre, more than half of women who get migraines notice a link with their periods. These so-called "menstrual migraines" tend to be particularly severe. Migraine is most likely to develop in either the 2 days leading up to a period or the first ...
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What about gray hair?

It is normal for hair color to change, as people age. But white hair can appear at almost any time in life. Even teenagers and people in their 20s may notice strands of white hair. The human body has millions of hair follicles or small sacs lining the skin. The follicles generate hair and color or pigment cells that contain melanin. Over time, hair...
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Is pasta really bad for health?

​ Pasta is one of the first foods people cut out when they're trying to drive down carb consumption. But unlike other items that are often considered "off-limits" for those following a diet or looking to lose weight (think sweets and alcohol), pasta actually does possess some redeeming nutritional qualities. There's even research to suggest that pa...
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Why conspiracy theories?

Why do we have a relatively small number of people relying on conspiracy theories? My short answer is fear, which in turn triggers insecurity and a self-centred behavior. According to Wiki, a conspiracy theory is an explanation for an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy by sinister and powerful groups, often political in motivation, when o...
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How to treat skin rashes?

A skin rash, also called dermatitis, is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some rashes can also lead to blisters or patches of raw skin. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems. Other causes include irritating substances and allergies. Certain genes can make people more likely t...
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How social media affect mental-health in girls?

When used to harm others anything can do it, including social media. A knife in the hand of a surgeon can save a life, and in the hands of a criminal can kill. Social media posts used to harm others may impact everyone's mental-health, especially teen girls. Instagram says it's looking at new ways to discourage users from focusing on their physical...
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If a person doesn’t want to take medication forever, can Eastern medical treatments be an alternative?

Yes of course, and that's what common sense usually suggests, but there are few implications in your question.  The 1st : Does Eastern medicine create dependencies as Western medicine? Yes. The 2nd : Does Eastern medicine work better that Western medicine? It depends. I think it's pretty common for an individual to look for alternatives if the...
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Why garlic is so healthy?

​ Highly valued throughout the ages as a culinary spice, garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. It is a hardy perennial belonging to the liliaceae family. Other members of this family include leeks, chives, spring onions and shallots, all distinguished by their pungent aroma and flavour. The garlic bulb is the most commonly use...
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Why Faster is a myth?

​ In today's culture we run like hamsters in their wheel. Sure, we're proud our our success, we invented so many things and discovered so many others. But is it really good to go faster ? In the market everything seems aligned to this concept. We get a pill, so our headache can go away quickly, then we do Yoga 1hr twice in a week, because that's go...
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How warts work and why we'd care

Warts and verruca  are typically small and hard growths that are similar in color to the rest of the skin. They typically do not result in other symptoms, except when on the bottom of the feet, where they may be painful. While they usually occur on the hands and feet, they can also affect other locations. Warts usually do not cause any harm, b...
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How moles work and why we'd care

Moles are small, colored spots on the skin. Most people have them and they're usually nothing to worry about unless they change size, shape or color. It's normal for: babies to be born with moles new moles to appear – especially in children and teenagers moles to fade or disappear as you get older moles to get slightly darker during pregnancy moles...
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How is cancer research related to Kids and junk food ?

These days it's quite common to see kids chewing all types of (junk) food. Childhood obesity is booming and while we all probably know that this is not good, it may not be so obvious for parents how they could tackle this new 'pandemic' effectively. [2] Childhood obesity is a complex health issue. It occurs when a child is well above the normal or ...
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What is a Life Coach and why we'd care?

Life coaching is an emerging role that can change your life. A life coach is a professional who helps people make progress in their lives in order to achieve their goals. For example, kids are unable to perform well at school and you (the parent) realize that Math is the effect not the cause of it. Something else is preventing them to perform, and ...
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