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Replacing saturated fat with healthier fat may lower cholesterol as well as drugs in context of a healthy diet

Highlights Scientific studies that lowered intake of saturated fat and replaced it with polyunsaturated vegetable oil reduced cardiovascular disease by approximately 30 percent; similar to cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins. Several studies found that coconut oil – which is predominantly saturated fat and widely touted as healthy – raised LDL cholesterol the same way as other saturated fats found in ...

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What Leads To Suicide?

According the the World Health Organization, over 800,000 people die by suicide each year. Those who attempt suicide do so in much higher numbers. And while suicide can occur at any age, suicide is the second highest cause of mortality among people 15 to 29 years old. So this all begs the question, what leads to suicide? Psych2Go’s newest video ...

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Eating Fish May Reduce Arthritis Symptoms

In a recent study, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who consumed fish ≥2 times/week had lower disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts along with other assessments) than those who ate fish never to <1/month. There was also a graded association, so that increasing servings of fish were linked with incrementally lower levels of disease activity.In the study of 176 patients, frequency of ...

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Yo-Yo dieting dangerous even if you’re not overweight

NEW ORLEANS — Repeatedly losing and regaining weight, known as weight cycling or yo-yo dieting, may increase the risk of death from heart disease among postmenopausal women who were of normal weight at the start of the study, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016. “Weight cycling is an emerging global health concern associated with ...

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Fathers’ Involvement May Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity. In a recent study, fathers’ increased involvement with child caregiving was linked with a decreased likelihood that their children would become obese from age 2 to 4.In the study, which used data from a survey conducted in a nationally representative sample of children in the United States, increases ...

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Identity crisis? Vapers who continue to smoke are in denial about their addiction and could struggle to kick the habit

People who vape as well as smoke traditional cigarettes may find it harder to quit as they don’t see themselves as smokers, according to research undertaken by Kingston University. Describing a typical smoker as smelly, inconsiderate and lacking self-control, many who use e-cigarettes – also known as vaping – while continuing to smoke traditional cigarettes are likely to try to ...

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For Kids Like Me, Cancer Is Hard Enough

When I was a kid, I fell asleep in school a lot. The teachers didn’t scold me, and they kept the other kids from pointing and laughing. Because I wasn’t just tired  —  I was exhausted. I was drained. I was going through chemo. When I was 7, I was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, an aggressive cancer. The doctors at ...

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Here's What Happens To Breast Cancer Diagnoses When Medicaid Is Rolled Back

Senators stand poised to vote on the Republican health care bill this week, which in its current form would slash the budget for Medicaid, the government program that cares for millions of uninsured Americans. The bill also would leave 22 million more Americans without health insurance by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office predicted on Monday. A new study, which found ...

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Columbia and Harvard Researchers Find Yoga and Controlled Breathing Reduce Depressive Symptoms

New Rochelle, NY — A new study demonstrated that individuals with major depressive disorder had a significant reduction in depressive symptoms during a 12-week integrative health intervention that included Iyengar yoga classes and coherent breathing. Participants who took three yoga classes a week were more likely to achieve lower depression scores after 12 weeks than subjects who took two classes, ...

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Yale study finds cause of and cure for genetic skin disorder

By Ziba Kashef About one in 200,000 people are affected by a severe group of skin disorders known as the ichthyoses (ik-thee-oh-sees), which feature dry, scaly, or thickened skin. Although treatment with topical medications can help, there is no cure. To better understand the cause of such skin disorders, a Yale-led research team studies the genes of individuals affected by ...

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