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Winter Weather: Its Effects on Health

Winter Weather: Its Effects on Health

Winter is coming, and with it drops in temperature. In most places, it’s already getting cooler. The changes in weather during winter can affect our health. It’s important to know these effects so we can better mitigate them. Below are some ways winter weather affects our health. • Our Immune System: During the winter we
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Could Spice Reduce Salt Intake?

Could Spice Reduce Salt Intake?

High salt intake is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified salt as a key dietary component in need of reducing to fight mortality from disease. Most people consume more salt than what the WHO outlines as healthy. A recent research study may have found an interesting avenue for
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The Importance of Early Recognition

The Importance of Early Recognition

  According to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, an estimated 1.3 million Americans have Lewy body dementia. It is currently the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the prevalence of Lewy body dementia, there isn’t as much attention drawn to it as Alzheimer’s disease. One report finds that seniors display signs
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Short Sleep and Prediabetes: A Toxic Combination

Short Sleep and Prediabetes: A Toxic Combination

Prediabetes is a condition where a person is at a high risk of developing diabetes. In 2015, there were 81.4 million people in the U.S. who had prediabetes, according to statistics from the American Diabetes Association. With prediabetes being a prevalent issue, it’s important to understand just what can cause prediabetes to develop into full-blown
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An Eye test for Alzheimer’s?

An Eye test for Alzheimer’s?

Research is ongoing into Alzheimer’s detection. This is important because early detection leads to early intervention. This intervention can mitigate the damage the disorder does to the brain, thus enabling people who have it to live better lives. The Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight has recently published information on a potential new way to scan
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