Weight Loss

Positive mother-child interactions during active play may prevent obesity among high-risk infants, study finds. Parents play a pivotal role in the life-long health outcomes of their children. Parental style, practices, and the parent-child relationship have been linked to child weight development. A positive parent-infant relationship characterized by warmth and sensitivity may be associated with healthy
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Uterine fibroids are common, noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus. Some people use natural treatments and dietary changes to relieve the symptoms associated with fibroids. But do these treatments work? Not all uterine fibroids cause symptoms, and they do not always need treatment. Fibroids can shrink and disappear, especially after menopause. A person may
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Researchers conducted a comprehensive review of scientific literature investigating associations between plant- and animal-based diet and prostate cancer risk. Around one in nine Canadian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men. There has been evidence that suggests
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According to some sources, eating and avoiding certain foods can reduce or prevent Candida yeast infections. However, there is a lack of scientific evidence to support this claim. People following the candida diet limit or avoid certain foods, such as sugar, gluten, alcohol, and some dairy products, that may promote the growth of Candida yeast
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Researchers recently studied how ketogenic diets affected skin inflammation. Psoriasis affects at least 100 million individuals worldwide. Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that causes red, patchy skin usually around the elbows and knees, although it can occur anywhere. Psoriasis is not contagious and anyone can get it. It is a disease of the body’s
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Researchers explore how obesity causes changes in brain structure and function, and how differences in brain structure and function can cause obesity. A recent review published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences discussed whether obesity reduces self-control or if reduced self-control leads to obesity. The researchers found that this relationship mainly has to do with activity
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New research examines the effects of a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet on both rodents and humans, and suggests that it can alleviate the symptoms of gout. Gout is a rheumatic disease that affects more than 8 million people in the United States. It is caused by either an excessive production or insufficient excretion of uric
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Everyone, including males, has some breast tissue. For many males, the breast tissue never enlarges. For some, however, it expands due to hormonal changes, certain medications, or an underlying medical condition. Some people call this condition “man boobs,” which may feel like an uncomfortable or bothersome term. Some males may also feel embarrassed to seek
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