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Is Gum Disease a Cancer Risk Factor?

Is Gum Disease a Cancer Risk Factor?

Seems like an odd correlation, but a recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention suggests so. The study found that, in postmenopausal women, those who had gum disease had a 14% higher chance of developing any type of cancer. The greatest cancer risk with gum disease was esophageal cancer, where there was a
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How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

Sleep is very important for us. We spend one third of our lives asleep. Most people struggle with either getting enough or knowing what is enough for them. This becomes more of an issue as we get older, too. Lack of sleep can lead to many health problems such as weight gain, heart issues, and
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Foods Packed with Protein to Pump Up Your Diet

Foods Packed with Protein to Pump Up Your Diet

Protein brings many health benefits. It keeps us feeling fuller so we don’t consume as many calories. It also helps us burn more fat. It can help strengthen bones against osteoporosis. Studies have shown that protein consumption can lead to better cognitive function. It’s a wonder nutrient. When most people think of protein they associate
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Skin Cancer: The Rise of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Skin Cancer: The Rise of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is currently the second most common type of skin cancer comprising almost two in ten cases. It’s also becoming increasingly common with 700,000 new cases reported every year. Almost nine thousand people die from squamous cell carcinoma every year. The number of women under 40 who have this cancer is rapidly increasing.
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Lifestyle Risks That Can Increase Dementia Risk

Lifestyle Risks That Can Increase Dementia Risk

Dementia is a degrative neurological disorder affecting and estimated 47 million people globally. By 2050, that number may rise to 131 million. It’s on course to become the biggest killer of the 21st century. Right now, there is no way to reverse or cure the onset of dementia. However, there is a promising study just
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