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If there were a master food to chisel away at that extra padding around your midsection, we’d tell you about it. Unfortunately, weight loss—and changing your body, for that matter—isn’t that simple. What we can tell you: Foods rich in protein and healthy fats keep you fuller...

fruits and vegetables

You may have suspected by now that some foods you eat can have an effect on your asthma. Although there’s no special “asthma diet,” research has shown that some ingredients may make your asthma worse, while others may actually improve your symptoms. Plan your meals with these...

Heart attack

People may do a better job of following doctors’ orders to take statin drugs – prescribed to protect against cardiac problems – after they wind up hospitalized for a heart attack, a large study suggests. “Our theory is that the heart attack hospitalization...

Pneumonia Vaccine

Seniors are advised to get vaccinated against pneumonia, but that precaution is also a good idea for people of any age with celiac disease, according to a U.K. study. Despite their greater risk for pneumonia, only about one quarter of celiac patients get a pneumonia vaccine after...

Dr Heimlich

The 96-year-old American inventor of the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique himself to save a choking woman at his retirement home. Dr Henry Heimlich said he had demonstrated the technique many times but never used it in an emergency. His action dislodged a piece of meat...

Fresh vegetables

Following a healthy lifestyle — which includes maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and refraining from smoking — may prevent cancer, a new study finds. Healthy lifestyle choices could potentially prevent 20 to 40 percent of cancer cases and about half of cancer...

Diabetes

Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say. Leading surgeon Prof Francesco Rubino described the gut operation as “the closest thing to...

Allergy vaccines

China has arrested 135 people in 22 provinces for illegally buying and selling vaccines, in the latest scandal shaking the Chinese public’s confidence in vaccine safety. In an online statement Friday, the national prosecuting office said arrest warrants were issued for 125...

Zika virus strain

The Zika virus strain responsible for the outbreaks in Brazil has been detected in Africa for the first time, the World Health Organization says. The WHO said it was concerned that the latest strain was spreading and was “on the doorstep of Africa”. It is currently...

Alarming New Study Sugar of Diseases’

Here’s some troubling news for sugar splurgers: A new study by scientists at UCLA has found that fructose — a sugar that’s nearly impossible to avoid — can damage the brain’s genes and lead to what’s helpfully categorized as a “wide range of diseases,”...