How I’m Combining Hydration and Gratitude in the New Year

Resolutions come and go, but Microsteps are forever. There’s even science to prove it: According to U.S. News and Report, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February — and that says nothing of the rest of the year. This seemingly bleak statistic doesn’t mean the new-year-new-you mindset is futile, though. It’s just that, culturally, we’ve been going about it the wrong […]

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Menthol ban could increase health equity

Current policies that include restrictions on the sale of menthol flavored tobacco and nicotine products are less likely to reach those that would benefit from them the most, according to new research from the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine published in Health Promotion Practice Jan. 7. The research led by Shyanika Rose, assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral […]

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How to lose visceral fat: The popular January diet proven to reduce harmful belly fat

Visceral fat presents myriad health risks because it is stored near vital organs within the abdominal cavity and is therefore dangerously close to a number of important internal organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines. As a result, visceral fat build-up can interfere with vital bodily functions, exposing you to a greater risk of developing long-term and potentially deadly […]

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How to lose visceral fat: Best diet to reduce belly fat – five foods to eat

A build-up of visceral fat snaking its way around essential organs can lead to serious health consequences. Harvard Medical School note that visceral fat produce proteins called cytokines, which can trigger inflammation – a risk factor for heart disease. Thankfully, studies have shown that a high-protein diet can decrease the level of abdominal fat and improve your health. READ MORE […]

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Dementia care: Best exercises to lower the risk of developing the condition

Dementia is a chronic and progressive syndrome in which there is a deterioration in cognitive function beyond what is expected from the normal ageing process. The disease affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language and judgement. The impairment in cognitive function is commonly accompanied and occasionally preceded by deterioration in emotional control, social behaviour or motivation. READ MORE […]

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Plans to ban the sale of energy drinks to teenagers are 'unscientific'

Government plans to ban the sale of energy drinks to children are ‘unscientific’ and ‘discriminatory’ as many contain LESS sugar than Pepsi, Coca Cola and Fanta, think-tank warns Report from independent think-tank said banning energy drinks ‘made no sense’  Many have more sugar than Coke, Pepsi and Fanta, which would not be banned  Caffeine in energy drinks significantly less than […]

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Why you should start the day with Fenugreek (Methi) water

There are certain herbs that can help boost digestion and improve metabolism which when used in proper amount can accelerate weight loss, especially with fenugreek or methi. Aiming for an ideal weight is a constant struggle despite hours of intense workouts and strict calorie-restricted diets. However, there are certain herbs that can help boost digestion, improve metabolism and accelerate weight […]

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Klingensmith named a vice president of American Board of Surgery

Mary Klingensmith, MD, the Mary Culver Distinguished Professor and vice chair for education in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a vice president of the American Board of Surgery. The position took effect in November. A general surgeon with an emphasis in minimally invasive surgery, Klingensmith treats patients at Barnes-Jewish […]

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