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Low-Carb Diets May Burn More Calories

The latest diet craze among celebrities promises weight loss without sacrificing bacon. The keto diet, short for “ketogenic,” involves eating a high amount of fat, a moderate amount of protein and very few carbs — even fruit is off the

Keto Diet: What It Is, How It Works and Why It May Not Be Safe

The latest diet craze among celebrities promises weight loss without sacrificing bacon. The keto diet, short for “ketogenic,” involves eating a high amount of fat, a moderate amount of protein and very few carbs — even fruit is off the

Benefits of humble peanuts and the best way to have them

1. Reasons to love peanuts With the arrival of winter season, the market is flooded with different varieties of peanuts from salted and dry roasted to boiled and raw forms. Peanuts are delicious, nutty and crunchy and make for one

Nutrition Facts: Glossary and Definitions

Calories. The number of calories listed on a food label tells you how many calories are in one serving. It’s important to remember that even small packages often contain more than one serving. Carbohydrate. A sugar or starch such as

Candies May be Contaminated With Hepatitis A

Chocolates, caramels might be contaminated with hepatitis A, FDA warns. … Hepatitis A is spread when people consume even small amounts of fecal matter from an infected person. Symptoms include limited appetite, stomach pain, nausea, jaundice and fatigue, according to the Centers for Disease

Is Daily Vitamin D a Lifesaver for COPD Patients?

“New treatments are urgently needed to prevent COPD attacks. Our study shows that giving supplements to vitamin D-deficient COPD patients nearly halves their rate of potentially fatal attacks,” said lead researcher Adrian Martineau, a professor at Queen Mary University of London. In the

Surgery for appendicitis? Antibiotics alone may be enough

Role of the appendix is unclear The appendix is a fingerlike tube, about three to four inches long, that comes off of the first portion of the colon. It is normally located in the lower right abdomen, just after the

Common Heart, Diabetes Meds May Aid Mental Illness

The findings come from a study of over 142,000 Swedish patients with serious mental illnesses — including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The researchers found that those patients typically fared better during periods when they were taking certain medications to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes. Compared

U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The flu season is picking up steam, with about 7 million Americans having been struck by a strain of the flu virus, health officials said Friday. Almost half of those folks went to a doctor, while between

4 Things to Do if You Think Your Child Has the Flu

One morning, your child wakes up with the classic signs of sickness: Runny nose. Sore throat. Body aches. You check his temperature: It’s high. So is it a cold or the flu? And if it’s the flu, what should you

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