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Why You Should Avoid Carrageenan in Meal Replacement Shakes

Dec 10, 2017

Ever heard of Carrageenan? Probably not, but I’m sure you’ve eaten it as recently as today! It’s a common food ingredient which is utilized in order to thicken and emulsify foods such as yogurt, almond milk, and more. One thing is for sure, it’s not something you want in your meal replacement shakes. Carrageenan is […]

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Local Smoke-Free Laws Tied to Fewer Lung Cancer Cases

Dec 07, 2017

  TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws have lower lung cancer rates than those with no smoke-free laws, researchers report. The new study was conducted in Kentucky, which has one of the highest lung cancer rates in the United States. University of Kentucky researchers examined 20 years of […]

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Ozempic Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Dec 07, 2017

Ozempic (semaglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a weekly injection to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. More than 28 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the body can no longer produce the sugar-regulating hormone insulin, or the body can’t use insulin […]

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Boy’s Double Hand Transplant Changed His Brain

Dec 07, 2017

Two years ago, Zion Harvey was the first child to undergo a successful double hand transplant. Now he’s gaining notoriety for another milestone: the way his brain reorganized itself in response to the amputation and transplantation. Harvey, now 10, lost both hands because of a severe infection in infancy. The brain rewired itself after the […]

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Patients OK With Fewer Opioids After Gallbladder Surgery

Dec 07, 2017

Far fewer opioid painkillers are needed than thought for people who have their gallbladder removed, a new study suggests. Not only was pain still controlled in these patients following surgery, but the conservative prescribing strategy could help combat the opioid crisis in the United States, the researchers noted. Prescription opioid painkillers include drugs such as […]

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Healthy Living May Ease Some MS Symptoms

Dec 07, 2017

The old adage that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” appears to be at least partly true for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). New research suggests that a healthy diet — one that’s chock-full of fruits, vegetables and whole grains but contains little added sugars and red or processed meats — was […]

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