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Dietary needs change throughout life, from eating well during pregnancy to getting the correct nutrients as you get older. Eating a well-balanced diet can reduce your risk of various diseases and help you maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight can lead to serious health problems, such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Certain foods have numerous health benefits and can give your wellbeing a boost.
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What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer?

10 hours 16 min ago
Age, genetics, and a poor diet are among the many risk factors for prostate cancer. By taking certain steps, a person may be able to reduce their risk. For example, adding soy products and coffee to the diet may help. Learn about natural ways to prevent prostate cancer here.

How does eating before a workout affect the body?

20 hours 16 min ago
A new study looks at how having breakfast before a morning workout affects the body during and after exercise — especially its ability to metabolize food.

What to know about a watermelon allergy

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:00
A watermelon allergy is rare, and symptoms include coughing, hives, and stomach cramping. A person can treat a mild allergic reaction with over-the-counter medication, but serious reactions may require emergency treatment. Learn more about an allergy to watermelon and how to handle it here.

14 ways to lose weight without diet or exercise

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:00
Strict diets can be challenging to follow, and people may not always have the time or ability to exercise. However, a variety of simple lifestyle changes can help people lose weight and improve their health. These include taking probiotics, getting enough sleep, and thoroughly chewing food. Learn more here.

Mountain Dew does not kill sperm

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:00
There is a persistent myth that the popular drink Mountain Dew kills sperm cells. Some people incorrectly think components of the drink, including caffeine and tartrazine, affect male fertility. This is not true. Learn more about what other factors to do with a person’s health might affect fertility here.

Foods to eat for better sex

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:00
Many people look to their diet to find ways of improving their sex lives. People sometimes try known aphrodisiacs to boost libido, or they might want to try heart-healthy foods to improve their stamina. In this article, learn which foods are best for sex and about the research behind the claims.

Is it safe to reheat rice?

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:00
People often believe it is unsafe to reheat rice. This is because certain bacteria in rice can survive the cooking process. In fact, it is safe to eat reheated rice if it is cooked, stored, and reheated correctly. In this article, we discuss the best ways to manage leftover rice to limit the risk of food poisoning.

What are monk fruit and stevia?

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 06:00
Monk fruit and stevia are natural, plant-based sweeteners. The products tend to contain few, if any, calories, carbohydrates, and sugars, and people use them as alternatives to sugar, honey, and other sweeteners. Here, we describe what monk fruit and stevia are and how to choose between them.

Diets 'devoid of vegetable matter' may cause colon cancer

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:00
Feeding mice a diet rich in a compound that results from the digestion of cabbage and other brassicas protected their gut from inflammation and cancer.

Which fruits should you eat during pregnancy?

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:00
Eating a healthful diet is particularly important during pregnancy. The right nutrients help the fetus to develop and grow as it should. Pregnant women should eat a variety of fruits to provide them with healthful nutrients that may also help to relieve their symptoms. Learn which fruits to eat during pregnancy here.

How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 03:00
A large, international study finds that current dietary guidelines for salt intake are overcautious, and that former evidence may not have been 'the best.'

Treatment and home remedies for pinworms

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00
A pinworm infection is a common worm infection in children and those living in close quarters. If a person believes that they have a pinworm infection, it is best to seek medical attention initially. A person can then also try a variety of home remedies, such as coconut oil and garlic, as complementary treatments.

'Monster' radish might help fight heart disease

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 06:00
The biggest variety of radish on the planet may harbor chemicals that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study investigates.

Foods to avoid with a sesame allergy

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 17:00
Sesame seeds and oil are common ingredients in a variety of dishes. However, researchers estimate that hundreds of thousands of people have a sesame allergy. Many food manufacturers do not list sesame by name in their ingredients, even if it is present, so it is vital to know which foods to avoid or eat with caution.

Can you have hypoglycemia without diabetes?

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:00
Hypoglycemia occurs when a person's blood sugar levels drop too low. It can cause dizziness, confusion, and loss of consciousness, among other symptoms. While diabetes is the most common cause of hypoglycemia, it can result from other medical conditions. Learn about them here.

Ten ways to relieve stomach ulcers at home

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:00
Ulcers can occur in many places, including in the stomach. These are called stomach or peptic ulcers. People can try home remedies to relieve the symptoms of ulcers, speed up their healing time, and reduce bacteria that cause ulcers. Here, we talk about ten evidence-based ulcer remedies that you can try at home.

Experts advise 'healthful range' rather than 'variety of foods'

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:00
The American Heart Association suggest that advice on what to eat should specify healthful eating patterns rather than just say 'eat a variety of foods.'

What do your nails say about your health?

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:00
People's nails can say a lot about their health. Nail abnormalities are common, affecting the shape, thickness, or color of the nails. In this article, we look at possible abnormalities that affect the fingernails or toenails, with a picture guide. We discuss how to maintain good nail health and when to see a doctor.

Keto diet: Scientists find link to diabetes risk

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:00
A mouse study finds that the liver becomes insulin resistant in the early stages of a ketogenic diet. Insulin resistance raises risk of type 2 diabetes.

What are the health benefits of cranberry juice?

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:00
Many people consume cranberry juice for its health benefits. These include benefits for a person’s heart health, preventing infections, and better post-menopausal health. Side effects include potential interactions with medications and acid reflux. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of cranberry juice here.