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Gum disease linked to higher cancer risk in women: study

MIAMI: Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumors in the esophagus and breasts, a US study found Tuesday. “A history of periodontal disease was associated with a 14% higher risk of developing any cancer,” said the study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “The strongest association was for

5 reasons you're not losing weight

Why am I not losing weight? Maybe it’s something I’m doing wrong, you think. Hopeless and searching for answers that will hopefully give you your life back, you scour the internet and receive more mixed messages. It becomes hard to remain optimistic when you can’t for the life of you figure out what you’re supposed to do. Cut carbs to lose weight, one article instructs. Eat more carbs and lose

Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Poor eyesight can make life harder for people at any age, but it can really take a toll on children’s school performance and well-being, vision experts say. If left untreated, certain eye-related conditions can lead to developmental delays, learning issues and vision loss, warned specialists from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness. “The good news is that

Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Folks with heart-healthy habits in their 20s tend to have larger, healthier brains in their 40s — brains that may be better prepared to withstand the ravages of aging, a new study reports. Twentysomethings who closely followed the “Life’s Simple 7” guidelines from the American Heart Association had brains in middle age that appeared more than a decade younger than those who didn’t

weight Loss through sport

It could be that you’ve been advised to drink your coffee, green tea or other drinks with caffeine to lose weight more effectively. Moreover, you’ve probably noticed that caffeine is as an ingredient widely present in many popular diet pills. And for good reason. This is due to the fact that caffeine is one of the few substances known to help mobilize fats from the fat tissues and increase metabolism.

Is it normal if you don’t need to go to the toilet every day?

If you’ve ever worried that your digestive system might not be quite right because your bowel movements aren’t as regular as your friends’, don’t worry. As long as you’re generally healthy, there is no such thing as a normal number when it comes to the frequency of going to the toilet. “It really varies from person to person,” says Dr Luk Yiu Wing, a specialist in gastroenterology at The London