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healthmeup - 04/24/2015 08:30:00

Why Women Are More Susceptible To Side Effects of Drugs

Why Women Are More Susceptible To Side Effects of Drugs Research now reveals why women react differently than men to the side effects of different drugs. A new study shows that the reason why women are typically more sensitive to drug side effects may be because medication affects females and males at a cellular level. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 04/23/2015 08:00:00

Health Benefits of Gardening

Health Benefits of Gardening We find tranquillity and healing in nature, and benefit from its relaxing qualities. Gardening can be a very gratifying activity for old and young alike. Research shows that gardening in particular is associated with mental well-being and physical benefits. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 04/23/2015 07:00:00

Vitamin Supplements Can Increase Risk of Cancer

Vitamin Supplements Can Increase Risk of Cancer We often take over-the-counter supplements to compensate for vitamin and mineral deficiencies, but research now suggests that this may do more harm than good. A large-scale study conducted in the US has shown that over-supplementation may increase the risk of developing cancer and heart disease. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/24/2015 11:00:00

New 'MIND' Diet May Cut Alzheimer's Risk by Half

New 'MIND' Diet May Cut Alzheimer's Risk by Half A new diet developed by researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago could lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent. Researchers claim that this diet is easier to follow than the Mediterranean diet. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/20/2015 09:00:00

Unhealthy Diets in Childhood Affect Heart Later

Unhealthy Diets in Childhood Affect Heart Later A new study warns that what a child eats during childhood has a long-term effect on their health later. The research suggests that poor eating and lifestyle habits results in a decline in heart health in childhood itself. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/16/2015 10:00:00

E-Cigarette Adverts Trigger Smoker Cravings

E-Cigarette Adverts Trigger Smoker Cravings New research finds that media advertisements for e-cigarettes may tempt current and former tobacco smokers to smoke tobacco cigarettes. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/06/2015 08:00:00

Peanuts May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke and Early Death

Peanuts May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke and Early Eating peanuts is associated with a longer lifespan and a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, American and Chinese researchers suggest. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/05/2015 10:00:00

Long-Term Effects of Oral Contraceptives

Long-Term Effects of Oral Contraceptives If you’re a healthy individual and you don’t smoke, you can safely continue to take birth control pills for as long as you want, at least until a few years post-menopause. Oral contraceptives have been researched thoroughly, with over five decades worth of research supporting their safety. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/04/2015 08:00:00

Tough Love? Weight Shaming May Actually Lead to Weight Gain

Weight Shaming May Actually Lead to Weight Gain Contrary to conventional wisdom, researchers have found that depicting overweight people negatively in the media may lead them to gain more weight. The findings of four US-based research teams show that conventional strategies for encouraging young people to adopt healthy eating and lifestyle... Continue Reading »

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