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Oncologists urge you to stop eating these 8 foods that are proven to cause cancer

Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes. Known causes of cancer include genetics; lifestyle factors such as tobacco use, diet, and physical activity; certain infections; environmental exposures to different chemicals and radiation, and more. How much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your risk for cancer? Much more than you might think. Research has shown that poor diet and not being active are 2 key factors that can increase a person’s cancer risk. The good news is that you do something about this. Besides quitting smoking, some of the most important things you...

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The World Health Organization Says Being Single Is Now A Disability

The Telegraph reports that the World Health Organization is changing the definition of disabilities. The decision, which is a controversial one, will make it so that in vitro fertilization will be available to heterosexual men and women without a partner, as well as single members of the LGBTQ community, on the same priority level that couples receive. Essentially, accessibility to public funds for IVF would be available to all. Some disagree and consider it an overreach by a globally acclaimed medical organization who should be setting the bar. One such person, a pro-life activist and director of Comment on...

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When a woman reaches midlife…

Women tend to get the shorter end of the stick when it comes to facing midlife. Whether it’s due to their changing hormones or the changing roles as a woman during this period, the crisis can hit them hard. Many men think they’d be happier if they make a big change at this time and feel a desire for pleasure and thrills. They make impulsive decisions, only to regret them later. On the other hand, women lose that sense of excitement as they feel the pressures of adulthood are weighing them down. They can become emotional wrecks and experience...

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Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The type 2 diabetes prescription drug canagliflozin (brand names Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) appears to increase the risk of leg and foot amputations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now says. The FDA is requiring the medications to carry new warnings about the risk. The required warnings on the drug’s labeling include the most serious and prominent boxed warning. The agency’s decision is based on data from two large clinical trials showing that leg and foot amputations occurred about twice as often in patients taking canagliflozin as among those taking a placebo....

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Infographic : Health Benefits ofAnimal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is becoming more and more common in hospitals and health centers across the country, and for good reason. If you haven’t yet heard of this growing phenomenon, let us give you a quick run down. AAT is the practice of introducing an animal to a sick, injured, elderly, or mentally unwell individual in a hospital, doctor, or therapy setting. The idea behind it is that interaction with animals is relaxing, relieves stress, and feels good. This is just common sense for anyone who has a pet. But what is happening is that more and more scientific studies are being done, and those studies are showing that this type of therapy is incredibly effective across the spectrum. Patients exhibit lower levels of pain, lower stress levels, are more cooperative, and even find their hospital stays significantly more enjoyable if they’ve interacted with an animal. The most common animals are dogs, cats, and birds, and in many cases, even a brief interaction is enough to improve the mood of a patient. Considering how horrible it is to be in hospital or undergoing therapy, any chance to make lives better needs to be looked into further, and that’s why we felt so strongly about creating this fun infographic below. We wanted to get the word out about AAT in the hopes that more people discover it and can be...

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