Coffee could help you burn fat, new study finds

(David Morgan/ CBS News) — New research indicates that a cup of coffee, or three, could help you lose weight. A new study out Monday morning in the journal Scientific Reports finds coffee can stimulate … Read More

WHO recommends exercising, not smoking, healthy diet to prevent dementia
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(Tauren Dyson/ UPI) — Living a healthy lifestyle may help stave off a person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments later in life, according to research and recommendations from global experts.

To reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, new guidelines released by   …

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Without heart disease, daily aspirin may be too risky
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(Reuters) — For people without heart disease, taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes may increase the risk of severe brain bleeding to the point where it outweighs any potential benefit, a research review suggests.

U.S. doctors have long advised adults who haven’t had a heart attack or stroke but are at high  …

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IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment
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(Chiara Townley/ Medical News Today) — Researchers have developed a new test that can predict the severity of inflammatory bowel disease. The test will help allow for more personalized treatment plans in the future.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term that doctors use to describe chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal  …

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Study finds evidence of ‘clear relationship’ between appendectomy and Parkinson’s
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(Catharine Paddock/ Medical News Today)  — An analysis of the health system records of more than 62 million people in the United States has found a link between appendix removal and raised risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

The researchers compared data on people who had undergone an appendectomy, or appendix removal,  …

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‘Ringing in the ears’ may drive some to the brink of suicide
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(Steven Reinberg/ HealthDay) — Imagine a ringing in your ears so intense and unrelenting that you become desperate enough to try to kill yourself.

That is a reality for some — women in particular — who suffer from severe tinnitus, new research shows.

The survey of 72,000 Swedish adults found that 9% of women who suffered from  …

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Physical fitness reduces risk of lung and bowel cancers
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(Catharine Paddock/ Medical News Today) — A recent study of a large and diverse group of people supports the idea that being physically fit can help protect against cancer.

Working with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, saw how the fittest adults had the lowest  …

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Study finds that many people diagnosed with MS do not have it
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(Chiara Townley/ Medical News Today) – Researchers found that nearly 1 in 5 people who had received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis had other unrelated conditions.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a widespread disabling neurological condition in which the immune system attacks and destroys the fatty tissue that surrounds the nerves.  …

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‘Consumers being duped by misleading claims about honey’
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(Rebecca Smithers/ The Guardian) — Consumers are being duped by “misleading” food packaging and marketing claims into thinking that honey is a healthy alternative to table sugar, health campaigners have warned.

Products boasting honey as an ingredient – including well-known brands of cereal and snack bars – can still contain up to  …

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Scientists discover 4 hidden benefits of mushrooms for your health
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(Robert Beelman/ Inverse.com) —Mushrooms are often considered only for their culinary use because they are packed with flavor-enhancers and have gourmet appeal. That is probably why they are the second most popular pizza topping, next to pepperoni.

In the past, food scientists like me often praised mushrooms as healthy because of  …

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