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Dieting To Treat Cancer

Aug 03, 2018 by Total Access Medical

In 2018, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease. Although a few patients diagnosed with cancer can attribute their illness to a hereditary abnormal gene, most people believe their cancer was a result of a DNA mutation possibly caused by a handful of external factors such as environmental radiation, toxins, and poor diet. However, this may not be the case, as some bouts of cancer may be linked to the manner in which cancer cells produce energy.

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New Study: Light Exercise Increases Men's Lifespan

Apr 18, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

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Recent Research: Fitness May Significantly Lower Dementia Risk 

Apr 02, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Dementia is not a specific disease. Rather it is a general term for a range of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by progressive memory loss and other cognitive impairments. It affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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How Stress Influences Your Risk For Heart Disease and Stroke

Jul 24, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

You're stuck in line at airport security and your plane leaves in 10 minutes. You become antsy. As your breath quickens and your muscles tense, your anxiety builds and it feels like you're on the verge of a heart attack.

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New Study: Drinking Coffee Linked to 20% Lower Risk of Liver Cancer

Jul 19, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Primary liver cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, and because of its poor prognosis, it's the second leading cause of cancer death. But, researchers have found an important link between coffee consumption and liver cancer that can help diminish the risk. 

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Mental Health Medication Is Very Common, Study Shows

Jul 14, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Taking medication for a mental health issue is common, study shows.

Approximately one in six Americans has taken a prescribed psychiatric drug such as antidepressants at least once. And, most psychiatric drug use reported by adults was long-term.

Researchers found 16.7% of 242 million U.S. adults reported filling one or more psychiatric drug prescriptions in 2013. 

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New Study: Olive Oil Reduces Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Jul 06, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

The health benefits of olive oil are unrivaled, and research reveals more benefits nearly every day. In fact, we are only just beginning to understand the countless ways olive oil can improve our health, and our lives.

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New Research: Childhood Obesity Heightens Lifetime Risk of Depression

Jul 05, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Research presented at the European Congress on Obesity suggests that being overweight, especially from a young age, can substantially increase the lifetime risk of major depression.

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A Silent Epidemic With Serious Consequences

Jul 03, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

It’s estimated nearly 40% of the American population suffers from B12 levels that are too low. When B12 levels are too low, the brain doesn’t work quite right and, more often than not, people suffer from chronic fatigue.

But B12 does more than just support healthy energy levels. Its also provides a wide range of health benefits.

The question is, are you getting enough?

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Study: A New Way To Slow Cancer Cell Growth

Jun 16, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Researchers from the University of Rochester's Center for RNA Biology have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer. The findings, reported in the journal Science, are a long way from being applied in people but they could be the basis of a treatment option in the future. 

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