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Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies

  Early use of breast milk could play a ‘vital role’ in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to research by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Rotunda Hospital. One of the long-term health complications that young adults who were born prematurely may have is unique heart characteristics. These […]

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8 health benefits of custard apple

The cherimoya is a green, cone-shaped edible fruit-bearing species with scaly skin and creamy, sweet flesh. Generally thought to be native to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, it’s now grown in tropical areas, usually in high altitudes. High in antioxidants Custard apple is filled with antioxidants that help fight free radicals present in your body, […]

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Simple and effective tips to fight chronic inflammation

It’s true that scientists are uncovering new complexities and expanding their knowledge of factors that may contribute to inflammation or help counter it. But much of the heavily hyped guidance for an anti-inflammation lifestyle boils down to the same no-nonsense health advice your grandmother might have given you. Make healthy food choices Our diets play […]

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Here’s how you can reduce muscle soreness after working out

Muscle soreness usually occurs after a workout that may have been more intense than usual. Perhaps, you are returning to exercise after a break or tried to perform a more demanding routine compared to your usual activity. Here are a few suggestions to help your body deal with post-workout aches and stiffness: Schedule a massage […]

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Early life stress tied to increased pain sensitivity in adulthood

Researchers focused on stressful life events that might occur in children’s households during pregnancy or early childhood such as pregnancy complications, the death of a close friend or family member, marital problems or breakups, job loss or other financial hardships, or residential moves. Then, researchers tested pain sensitivity for 1,065 participants when they reached 22 […]

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Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness, suggests study

Barlow and her co-authors examined whether anger and sadness contributed to inflammation, an immune response by the body to perceived threats, such as infection or tissue damage. While inflammation, in general, helps protect the body and assists in healing, long-lasting inflammation can lead to chronic illnesses in old age, according to the authors. “As most […]

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Pomegranates can help treat inflammatory bowel disease, suggest study

Urolithin A, derived from pomegranates, and its synthetic equivalent could help treat inflammatory bowel disease Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two different conditions,  Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis,  that are characterised by the long-term inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the oesophagus, stomach, and intestines. In a new study, researchers from the University […]

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20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammation

The long-term health benefits of physical exercise are numerous; they include reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, improving metabolism and weight control, as well as generally strengthening the heart, muscles, and bones. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, a regular dose of physical activity also lowers blood pressure, and reduces […]

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