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Unhealthy eating habits in childhood tied to alcohol use later on in life

The association with young teens’ drinking habits is stronger than with other factors, such as parents’ education and income. “We must make people more aware of the long-term effects of healthy food in early youth,” says Lauren Lissner, Professor of Epidemiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The research is based on data from […]

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Choking hazard : Avoid giving your kids these foods to prevent choking risk

Choking hazard: Avoid giving your kids these foods to prevent risk of choking

Choking is the fourth leading cause of accidental death for children under age 5. While plenty of toys come with choking hazard warnings, foods such as grapes, nuts, and candy don’t – even though food is the most common cause of choking accidents among young children. “The diameter of a child’s airway is about equal […]

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Health tips for those who exercise on the weekends

There has been a rise in the number of people who prefer to exercise on the weekends in the last 5 years. This is the result of rising awareness of health trends among the general population. However, the lack of time, knowledge and appropriate counselling permits people to exercise only on the weekends; such gym-goers […]

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best and worst foods for thyroid health

Best and worst foods for your thyroid health

Your thyroid is your body’s silent workhorse-most of the time; it functions so smoothly that we forget it’s there. But this little, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck helps regulate your metabolism, temperature, heartbeat, and more, and if it starts to go haywire, you’ll notice. Though the thyroid is small, it’s a major […]

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Alternate-day fasting associated with weight loss, suggests study

The 60 healthy people in the four-week study were not overweight. Researchers randomly assigned them to either stick to their usual eating habits or switch to alternate-day fasting, with 12 hours of unrestricted food followed by 36 hours of no food. With alternate-day fasting, people reduced weekly calories by 37% on average and shed an […]

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Poor diet quality tied to frailty in older adults, cautions study

Researchers followed 2,154 older U.S. adults for four years. At the start, participants were between the ages of 70 and 81. They were either ‘robust,’ because they didn’t appear to have any cognitive problems or issues with physical frailty, or ‘pre-frail,’ because they only had one or two symptoms of frailty. Overall, 277 participants became […]

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