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  1. Can an eye exam reveal Alzheimer’s risk? Looking for clues about the health of your brain? You might want to pay a visit to your eye doctor. Research increasingly links common eye conditions — glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy — to risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. What’s interesting about the study results, says Dr. Albert Hofman, chair of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is that cataracts, another common age-related eye condition, had no apparent connection to dementia risk. This gives scientists an i
  2. Heart Trouble Can Speed Brain Decline, Study Says The strong link between brain health and heart health is reinforced in a new study. The research showed that as cardiovascular health falters, so too does thinking and memory. In one of the largest and longest studies of its kind to date, researchers studied a group of nearly 8,000 people in the United Kingdom. The participants were over 49 years of age and their health was tracked from 2002 to 2017. Everyone in the study had relatively healthy hearts and brains at the beginning of the research. People with a history of stroke, heart
  3. ARE VEGANS HEALTHIER THAN MEAT EATERS? Are vegans healthier than meat-eaters? Studies have shown that it's possible to be follow a plant-based diet and be healthy. Are vegans healthier than meat eaters? It’s a question often pondered by vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, health professionals, and everyone in between — with good reason. The majority of us were raised to believe that meat, dairy, fish, and eggs are necessary for good health. But a growing body of medical studies shows that the health benefits of a plant-based diet may outweigh traditional diets. Here’s a breakdown of wha
  4. Supplements for Brain Health Are a Waste of Money, Experts Say Experts say there’s no firm evidence that supplements can improve memory or cognitive skills as people get older More than a quarter of adults over age 50 take supplements for brain health, but a new report suggests these dietary aids may be ineffective and unnecessary. The report from the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) summarises the opinions of experts who gathered to discuss whether supplements can influence a person’s cognitive function as they age. The group concluded supplements claiming to boost memory o
  5. Prostate cancer screening scan hope Hundreds of UK men are trying out a new screening test for prostate cancer to see if it should eventually be offered routinely on the NHS. The test is a non-invasive MRI scan that takes images of the inside of the body to check for any abnormal growths. Scientists running the trial say it will take a few years to know if MRI will be better than available blood tests and biopsies at spotting cancers. NHS England said it would review this "potentially exciting" development. Why don't we already screen for prostate cancer? The UK currently doesn't o
  6. Screening to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes Is Recommended Screening Enough? Sudden death in a young athlete, while rare, is always a tragic event. The impact on the family and loved ones is devastating. Even those who only know the victim peripherally, or who just hear about the tragedy on the news, often feel almost personally affected. The mere thought of a vibrant young person struck down suddenly, for no apparent reason, strikes all of us as profoundly unfair. Isn't there something somebody could have done to prevent this? What Causes Sudden Death in Young Athlete
  7. THIS IS HOW TO MAKE STEAK FROM PLANTS Ingredients 1 tbsp oil (optional) 1 cup finely chopped crimini mushrooms (about 4-5 mushrooms) 1 cup finely diced onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp marsala cooking wine Wet Ingredients ¾ cup vegetable broth 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp ketchup 1 tbsp white miso 1 tbsp oil Seasonings 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tsp pepper ½ tsp salt ½ tsp rosemary ¼ tsp sage ¼ tsp smoked paprika Dry Ingredients 1½ vital wheat gluten ⅓ cup chickpea flour Instructions Heat a pan on medium heat, drizzle oil if using. Add in the chopped mushrooms and onions. Cook for 5-
  8. Is Stevia Sweetener Better Than ? If you are a health-conscious consumer, you may have considered using a stevia-based product to sweeten your coffee, tea, or baked goods. The sweetener is considered by some to be a healthy alternative to other low- or zero-calorie sugar substitutes on the market. In fact, many stevia-based products advertise that they are all natural. But "all natural" doesn't always mean "all safe." Before including stevia in your diet, learn more about stevia side effects and benefits to decide if it is right for you. What Is Stevia? Stevia, also called Stevia
  9. 8 Best Foods to Help You Gain Weight So much nutrition and diet advice is aimed at losing weight, but if you're too thin, you may be at a loss on how to gain weight. Instead of trying to gorge yourself with masses of sweet, rich, or fatty foods, choose high-calorie foods that provide energy and build muscle mass without all of the unhealthy fats can cause you harm. How to Get Started The weight gain equation is pretty simple: consume more calories than you burn. If you have a high metabolism or exercise vigorously, you may be placing yourself at a calorie deficit if don't eat
  10. 18 Simple Rules to Follow If You Want to Live to 100 Life expectancy in Canada continues to rise—and so do your chances of becoming a centenarian. In fact, the 2011 Census counted 4,870 women and 955 men aged 100 and over in Canada. Here’s how they’re doing it. Swap out red meat You don’t have to become a strict vegetarian—in fact, research has shown that swapping out some of your servings of red meat for high-quality plant protein (such as soy or legumes), can reduce your cholesterol levels. Other studies have found that making those healthy swaps can significantly lower your ris
  11. Is it time to treat sugar like smoking? Over the past decade, smoking has become marginalised and stigmatised. From the smoking ban in 2007 to the introduction of plain packaging a decade later, everything has been done to discourage people from taking up the habit. And there are signs sugar is heading the same way. Sugary drinks are already taxed - and now a leading think tank has even suggested sweets, snacks and sugary drinks should be wrapped in plain packaging to make them less appealing, given the excess consumption of the sweet stuff. The call has been made by the Institu
  12. Homemade Hidden Sweet Potato Vegan Donuts Ingredients 4 Sweet Potatoes (About 600g, Peeled & Scrubbed) 100g of Self Raising Flour 30g of Tapioca Flour A pinch of Sea Salt For Sugar Glaze: 100g of Brown Sugar 3 Tablespoons of Water Oil for Deep-Frying Extra All-Purpose Flour for dusting and rolling doughnuts Instructions Making the Dough: Slice the sweet potatoes into even cubes and steam for 20 minutes or until it becomes soft. Once soft, place it in a bowl and mash it well using a potato masher or fork. Season the mash potatoes in 1/2 teaspoon of salt and mix well. Then, in a
  13. The power of forgiveness The REACH method teaches how to overcome lingering bad feelings toward someone who did you wrong. Almost everyone has experienced being wronged by someone. It could be a former co-worker, friend, or family member. But hanging on to those negative feelings can do great harm to your health. "Forgiving a person who has wronged you is never easy, but dwelling on those events and reliving them over and over can fill your mind with negative thoughts and suppressed anger," says Dr. Tyler VanderWeele, co-director of the Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spiritual
  14. Heavily processed food like ready meals and ice-cream linked to early death Two major studies add to body of evidence against foods made with industrial ingredients People who eat large amounts of heavily processed foods, from breakfast cereals and ready meals to muffins and ice-cream, have a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and early death, according to two major studies. The findings, from separate teams in France and Spain, add to a growing body of evidence that foods made in factories with industrial ingredients may have a hand in an array of medical disorders such as canc
  15. Hair loss pills and steroids can harm men's fertility warn experts- as they say attempts 'to look wonderful and attract women to start a family with' may be counter-productive Men who take steroids for muscle growth are potentially harming their fertility The same for anti-baldness pills which could also cause erectile dysfunction Scientists have said it's 'ironic' and named it the Mossman-Pacey paradox Men are damaging their chances of having children by going to the gym 'to look wonderful and attract women', experts have warned. Scientists have said drugs used for muscle growth and ant
  16. How Heart Disease Is Diagnosed The ways doctors diagnose heart disease can vary quite a bit, depending on which kind of heart disease we’re talking about. However, it is possible to outline the general method which most doctors use to make a diagnosis when they suspect you may have heart disease. It looks like this: First, take a careful medical history. Second, perform a focused physical examination. Finally, decide which medical tests are likely to help complete the diagnosis. Medical History “Taking a medical history” simply means that your doctor will interview you to learn wha
  17. Heart scan 'could pick up signs of sudden death risk' Scientists say a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition. Normally, in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, signs of structural changes in the heart can only be picked up after death. But University of Oxford researchers used microscopic imaging to spot the same patterns in living patients. The condition is the top cause of sudden cardiac death in young people. It is a common, inherited condition, affecting one in 500 people in the UK, which can be fat
  18. How Often Should You Eat What to Do If You're Eating Less but Gaining Weight If you read headlines about healthy eating or weight loss, you've probably noticed that many popular diet plans include periods of fasting. But others encourage you to eat every few hours to avoid starvation mode. Does not eating make you fat? And if so, how often should you eat? And if weight loss is your goal, what happens if you are eating less but gaining weight? To sort through the headlines, it's smart to turn to health and medical experts. Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a six-time New York Times best-selling
  19. Cancer: Breakthrough treatments to target drug resistance The world's first drugs designed to stop cancer cells becoming resistant to treatment could be available within the next decade, scientists have said. A £75m investment to develop the drugs has been announced by the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). Chief executive Prof Paul Workman said cancer's ability to adapt to drugs is the biggest challenge in treatment. The new drugs could make cancer a "manageable" disease in the long term and "more often curable", he said. Researchers say existing treatments such as chemotherapy so
  20. Joint supplements could reduce the chance of early heart death by a fifth A cheap dietary pill used to soothe the agony of arthritis can slash the risk of a heart attack or stroke by more than a fifth, according to research. A study of almost half a million people found those who used glucosamine regularly were up to 22 per cent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers believe the supplement slashes levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) - a chemical associated with inflammation and heart attacks. But critics doubt the findings, saying the dose of glucosamine
  21. Vegan Blueberry Cake with a Tart Lemon Glaze Ingredients 1½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ground flax 1 tablespoon corn-starch ¾ cup sugar 2 – 3 teaspoons lemon zest** 1/3 cup vegetable oil 150 grams package of Silk Vanilla Dairy-free Yoghurt Alternative 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 cup blueberries* fresh or frozen 5 – 6 tablespoons lemon juice 1 – 2 cups powdered sugar Instructions Heat your oven to 175 °C. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper on the bottom and spray over paper and sides of pan with vegetable spray. In a bowl whis
  22. Do I Need an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test? Your blood sugar level can give your doctor important clues about your health, and an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) shows how well your body handles sugar from foods. It can tell whether you are at risk for diabetes or if you already have it. A shorter version of an OGTT checks for diabetes during pregnancy. Normally when you eat, your blood sugar rises. Your pancreas, a long gland deep in the belly, releases a hormone called insulin. It helps move sugar from your blood into your cells for energy and storage. Then your blood sugar goes b
  23. Low-dose aspirin linked to bleeding in the skull, new report says Taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the skull in people without a history of those conditions, according to a new report. Researchers analysed data from 13 previous studies in which over 130,000 people ages 42 to 74, who didn't have a history of heart disease or stroke, were given either low-dose aspirin or a placebo for the prevention of these conditions. An aspirin is typically defined as low-dose if it is between 75 and 100 milligrams,
  24. Update: More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Note: This story was updated on May 6, 2019 with a new losartan recall from Vivimed Life Sciences and on April 29, 2019 with a losartan recall from Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. Dozens of medications used to treat high blood pressure have been recalled over the past several months as federal investigators discover potentially cancer-causing impurities in them. When American Health Packaging recalled one lot of valsartan pills on March 7, the Public Interest Research Group said it was the 75th recall of blood pressure medications since the
  25. Vegan Rice Bowl with Harissa Tahini Sauce Recipe Ingredients 1 cup of brown rice, dry 1½ cups edamame, shelled 1 white onion 1 cup red cabbage, shredded 2 cups riced cauliflower 1 cup carrots, shredded 1 avocado 1 tablespoon olive oil​ 4 tablespoons tahini 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon harissa 4 tablespoons rice vinegar 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 2 cloves garlic Preparation 1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting any additional butter and salt. 2. Blend sauce ingredients in a small blender. Set aside. 3. While the rice cooks, chop the onion, cabbage, and a
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