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    General Health You’re Probably Not Drinking Enough Water—Here Are Two Simple Ways to Check – Real Simple

    You’ve probably heard that you should be drinking eight glasses of water a day for optimal health and digestion. While that’s a good rule of thumb, there’s really no standard amount of water that everyone should be drinking. “Water is a transporter of substances and nutrients throughout the...
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    General Health Do you have a drinking problem? Alcohol units per week & how to stop – woman&home

    Life has changed. When we were in our teens and twenties, how often did we watch our mums 
go out with a group of girlfriends and come home a little worse for wear? It just didn’t happen. I am not a particularly heavy drinker and I don’t get out-of-control drunk, … Read more via woman&home...
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    General Health 9 Fruits to Eat If You Have Diabetes – Greatist

    If you live with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may be swiping left on fruits like pineapple and grapes. But while they’re not great candidates for an exclusive fruit relationship, a little sampling doesn’t hurt … Read more via Greatist
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    General Health So You Went On A Sugar Bender—Here’s How to Get Your Blood Sugar Back to Normal – Greatist

    Sometimes the cause of a blood sugar spike is clear (“Yeah, I’ll have two more shots of tequila! Actually, just put it on my ice cream!”). But other times, the cause is a little more mysterious. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, losing sleep, skipping breakfast, not...
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    General Health Alcohol Stays in Your Body for Way Longer Than You Probably Think –

    We’ve all been warned not to drink and drive. We’ve been taught that alcohol use and driving don’t mix well. But how long does alcohol stay in your system? Should you worry about driving, say, the morning after a night out with friends? We asked an expert to explain just … Read more via...
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    General Health The One Vitamin You Should Start Taking Before Breakfast To Shrink Your Waistline Over 40 – SheFinds

    It can become more difficult to lose stubborn belly fat as we age, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Staying on top of your nutritional needs, which includes making sure you’re getting a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, can help. While you’re making changes to your diet that include...
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    General Health 7 things you didn’t know about your bones – Now To Love

    When it comes to your health, you probably put things like weight, mental health and blood pressure at the top of your ‘to manage’ list, but what about … Read more via Now To Love
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    General Health Many Women Who Have Abortions Are Already Mothers. Here Are Their Stories – BuzzFeed

    Kate had a medical abortion on the eve of Mothers Day 2016. “For me the termination was an act of love for my other children and a reaffirmation of my love for my relationship,” she says whispering into the phone so as not to wake her sleeping baby........... Read more via BuzzFeed...
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    General Health Cell Phones Might Be Causing Horns to Grow on Young People’s Skulls – Fortune

    Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia have found evidence that our frequent use of mobile devices could be fundamentally altering our physiology. Specifically, they’re seeing horn-like bone spurs appear on younger adults (the most frequent users of those...
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    General Health How can I prevent recurrent UTIs? – Harvard Health

    Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common infections that can occur when urine pools in the bladder and bacteria start to grow. These infections can be more common in older women for several reasons, including thinning of vaginal tissue, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, or difficulty...
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    General Health What are vaccines, how do they work and why are people sceptical? – BBC News – Health

    Vaccines have saved tens of millions of lives in the past century, yet in many countries health experts have identified a trend towards “vaccine hesitancy” – an increasing refusal to use vaccination.... Read more via BBC News – Health
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    General Health Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Your Heart – WebMD Health

    (HealthDay News) — If you’re looking to improve your heart health, getting regular exercise and eating healthy foods can definitely help, but new research says popping a daily vitamin D supplement won’t.... Read more via WebMD Health
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    General Health Your Posts on Facebook Can Indicate Health Problems – AskMen

    There’s no shortage of studies suggesting how bad social media is for our health. However, there is now research indicating that what we post on Facebook can be helpful in predicting mental health disorders and diseases.... Read more via AskMen
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    General Health If You Didn’t Know Alcohol Was A Risk Factor For Breast Cancer, You’re Not Alone – Bustle

    Many factors can increase a person’s chance of getting breast cancer. Some, like genetics, can’t be helped. Others, however, can be altered. Alcohol falls into the latter category. But a new study has found that the link between breast cancer and alcohol consumption needs to be made more...
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    General Health How to Restore Pancreas & Liver Function With Nutrients – LIVESTRONG.COM

    The pancreas and liver are both vital organs. If your pancreas or liver ever stopped functioning properly, your life would be in danger. Taking care of both organs through diet, exercise and limited alcohol intake will promote both organs... Read more via LIVESTRONG.COM
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    General Health Here’s Why Men Get Beer Guts But Women Don’t – AskMen

    Sometimes men get the raw end of the deal in life. Men have shorter lifespans, are more likely to grow back hair, are subject to the viral “man flu,” and get beer guts. Fortunately, at least when it comes to beer bellies, science can explain why you’re more likely to see a spare tire around...
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    General Health Infectious Diseases You Need To Be Wary Of – Leadership Newspaper

    Typhoid fever, also known simply as typhoid, is a bacterial infection due to specific type of Salmonella that causes symptoms. Symptoms may vary from mild to severe, and usually begin 6 to 30 days after exposure. This is commonly accompanied by weakness, abdominal pain, constipation...
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    Sexual Health I Tried Out Shockwave Therapy to Help Out My Erections – AskMen

    Find a man who doesn’t want harder erections that last longer. That’s why when I had the opportunity to try out GAINSWave — a form of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for men with erectile dysfunction — I knew I had to give it a try.... Read more via AskMen
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    General Health How to Remember Anything You Really Want to Remember, Backed by Science –

    It’s possible that success is at least partly about whom you know. But success is definitely about what you know, and what you actually do with the … Read more via
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    General Health Why you shouldn’t go to sleep with the TV on – NBC News

    Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that...