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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Hypervitaminosis A is when a person has too much vitamin A in their body. This is rarely due to diet, but it can occur if a person takes too many supplements or uses certain creams for acne over a prolonged period. Learn about the symptoms of acute and chronic hypervitaminosis A and possible complications here.
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Dehydration is more common during pregnancy than at other times. This is because the body has an increased demand for water. Dehydration can be dangerous for the mother and baby, so it is important to pay attention to the early warning signs of dehydration during pregnancy and to learn how you can prevent dehydration.
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Caffeine is known to protect against heart disease and stroke. A new study finds the mechanism that underpins this protection, and mitochondria are key.
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT
A person on a 500-calorie diet eats only about a quarter of the recommended daily intake. This may be beneficial for some people, but also comes with many risks. In this article, we look at research on the 500-calorie diet, explain what people need to consider before trying the diet, and provide alternative diets.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Both peanut butter and almond butter are versatile ingredients and good sources of protein. They also have a variety of other health benefits. In this article, we look at how these two nut butters compare nutritionally, as well as how to add more nut butter to a healthful diet. The article also investigates the risks.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, but it can be difficult for people to know if they are getting the right amount. Some people will be able to get enough vitamin D from sunlight. Others may need to make dietary changes or take supplements. Here, we explain how to get vitamin D from sunlight, food, and supplements.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
New research from Johns Hopkins University has found that individuals with low blood levels of vitamin D may be more exposed to disabling lung disease.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:00:00 GMT
Early signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include vomiting, loss of appetite, and tiredness. However, magnesium deficiency is rare, and symptoms usually indicate an underlying health condition. In this article, we look at the symptoms and implications of magnesium deficiency, as well as how to correct it.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
A first-of-its-kind study analyzes the effect of the so-called 16:8 fasting diet in people with obesity. The study found unexpected health benefits.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Burning the roof of the mouth is common. These burns are easy to treat at home and rarely cause for concern. Natural remedies can help, including yogurt, milk, aloe vera gel, and honey. Here, learn about seven natural home remedies for burns on the roof of the mouth. We also describe when to see a doctor.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk.
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Epsom salt is a widely available home remedy for many ailments, including constipation. A person can use Epsom salt as a laxative by mixing it with the right amount of water. In this article, learn how to use Epsom salt for constipation safely. We also cover the possible risks and when to see a doctor.
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Undereating can negatively impact health and wellbeing. Aside from losing weight, signs that someone might not be eating enough can include feeling tired, getting ill more often, hair loss, and skin problems. Here, we cover the risks and reasons for undereating, as well as nine signs and symptoms to look out for.
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Atrophic gastritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the stomach lining over a long time. Either a bacterial infection or an autoimmune condition is responsible. Autoimmune atrophic gastritis can lead to vitamin B-12 deficiency and pernicious anemia. Learn more about causes and treatments here.
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:00:00 GMT
According to a new study, red meat allergies may increase the risk of heart disease, even in people who only have minor reactions to the allergen.
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Pooling data from three continents and multiple studies, researchers find a link between lower vitamin D levels and increased risk of colorectal cancer.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Many women are concerned about the seafood they eat during pregnancy due to the risk of food poisoning and high mercury content. Fortunately, cooked crab, imitation crab, and lobster are safe to eat when they are correctly prepared. Learn more about which fish to eat or avoid and all about the safety of fish products.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
How do our brains react to processed foods, high in fats and carbohydrates but with little energetic value? And why is it so hard to avoid temptation?
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Refeeding is reintroducing food after a period of malnourishment or starvation. If electrolytes become imbalanced as digestion resumes, a person can develop refeeding syndrome. Symptoms include fatigue and weakness, and treatment involves careful monitoring and intravenous electrolyte replacement. Learn more here.
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Contrary to popular belief, frozen orange juice defrosted to room temperature may be a better source of healthful nutrients, shows a new study.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Having white spots on your teeth can be undesirable, but they are rarely a serious medical concern. Possible reasons for them include poor dental hygiene and eating too many acidic or sugary foods. Here, we look at the most likely causes of white spots on teeth and give you 11 tips for treating and preventing them.
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:00:00 GMT
A small-scale study has found that consuming mango regularly might improve cardiovascular health and have a positive effect on gut bacteria.
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
A raft of new studies presented at the recent Nutrition 2018 conference sing the praises of a vegetable-based diet. The evidence keeps on mounting up.
Sun, 10 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Eating too much salt is known to increase blood pressure. Researchers recently discovered that this might be due to salt’s impact on gut bacteria.
Sun, 10 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Ideally, babies should not be given milks other than breast milk until their first birthday. After that, parents may wonder what the best option is for them. While cow's milk contains protein and fat, fortified almond milk can be just as healthful when introduced into a well-balanced diet. Learn more.
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