obese

More Than 2 Billion People Worldwide Now Obese

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More than 2 billion adults and children across the globe are obese, and an increasing number are suffering additional diseases as a result, reports a new paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The paper analysed the obesity pandemic across 195 countries based on data taken from the Global Burden of Disease study […]

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liver cancer

Liver Cancer Rate In The US Has Doubled In Last 40 Years

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The amount of Americans with liver cancer in the United States has more than doubled since the mid-1980s, and that death rate looks set to keep increasing. Not only are the numbers for those diagnosed on the rise, but the prognosis is poor. According to new research from the American Cancer Society, death rates for […]

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aspirin

Does Aspirin Actually Help Heart Disease? More Study Needed, Say Researchers

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An easy fix for a fever or headache, and regularly prescribed as a blood thinner, aspirin is bought over the counter by millions of Americans each year. It is often taken as a way to prevent blood clots which reduces the risk of stroke. Now research published in Clinical Cardiology journal asks the question: can aspirin […]

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Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Effective In Treating Chronic Kidney Disease

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Chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic renal disease, is the result of loss of kidney function. It can happen over the course of months and years and many times people are unaware that there is a problem, due to the lack of detectable symptoms during its early stages. This is a significant issue as […]

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Frozen Shoulder Effectively Treated By Acupuncture

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When you think about it, our bodies are capable of extraordinary feats that we tend to not even realize. The variety of systems that work in unison to get us through the day are complex, and that can sometimes lead to significant damage. One in particular that affects hundreds of thousands of Americans is frozen […]

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heart disease

Eating Dairy Does Not Increase Risk Of Heart Disease

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Dairy products taste delicious, but let’s face it — they have negative image. High fat content means it’s bad for you, right? Well, not exactly. Eating yoghurt, cheese and full-fat milk does not increase a person’s risk for heart attack or stroke, say researchers at the University of Reading. The team says the notion that […]

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Sugar-Free No Bake Coconut Cookies

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Who doesn’t love a sweet treat in the afternoon? When those sugar cravings kick in, it can often be hard saying no. But what if there was an alternative! Not all delicious morsels need to be crammed full of sugar. And that’s where these yummy cookies come in. This month’s recipe hails from the Weston […]

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functional dyspepsia

Gluten-rich Foods Can Increase Functional Dyspepsia Symptoms

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It’s common knowledge that a healthy gut is a strong indicator of your overall wellbeing. This is a defining tenet in Traditional Chinese Medicine and one that we encourage through a healthy diet rich in natural probiotics, amino acids (from bone broths) and a restricted quantity of gluten. This diet may mirror yours if you’re […]

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pain management

FDA Proposes Doctors Learn How Acupuncture Is Used For Pain Management

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Every medical professional shares a similar goal: ensuring that patients receive the best healthcare possible. Sometimes, here at the clinic we are aware that the scope of the issue at hand is out of our remit, and it’s best for the patient to visit a Western physician. Now the Food and Drug Administration is encouraging […]

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Minnesota Emergency Room Combats Pain With Acupuncture

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In an effort to reduce the need for pain medication, a Minnesota hospital is beginning a new treatment regime. St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee started offering acupuncture in its emergency room as a way to avoid the escalating opioid epidemic. This service is provided for free, with funding provided by the Saints Healthcare […]

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