spots on the tongue

Minor infections on the tongue are nothing uncommon, even though we dislike them as they can cause discomfort and irritation. Inflamed papillae, commonly known as taste buds, are small, painful bumps that appear soon after irritation from hot foods or a bite. A canker sore is another common cause of pain on or under the…

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Sitting for long hours poses major health risks to the point that the scientific community coined the term “sitting disease” as a reference to the negative effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle. Sitting disease is now considered as the new smoking epidemic as it has been found that it is linked to poor health and…

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As we grow older, we start thinking of ways to maintain and enhance our bodies. But what about our brains, which are responsible for all what our bodies can do, as they age? Scientific research has proven that certain habits can help maintain our brains from the natural decline as we grow older and even…

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A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Researchers are looking at an anti-inflammatory drug called canakinumab (Ilaris) to treat this painful form of arthritis. Instead of targeting excessively high uric acid levels as existing gout drugs do, the new strategy aims to reduce overall inflammation….

oatmeal

Many people don’t know how healthy cereals can be, especially oatmeal with no added sugar. They’re rich in fiber and protein when compared to other grains. They have some unique components — especially the soluble fiber beta-glucan and antioxidants called avenanthramides. Some of the health benefits of oats include lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels….

inflammation

Did you know that acne, eczema, bad skin, food intolerance, cancer, lifestyle and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease all have one thing in common – inflammation? A little bit of inflammation is good, like in cases when you have a wound that needs to heal or an infection that the body needs to get…

rhinoplasty

Technically called a rhinoplasty, a nose job is a surgery that changes the Besideshape or function of a Besides the benefits that we all roughly know or can imagine, the operation has its risks that are no joke. Correction of a nose can be done for medical reasons such as to get rid of breathing…

supplements

Apparently, older American citizens are nowadays “hooked” on vitamins supplements. The story, which ran in the New York Times and a few other renowned news sites, showed several scientific studies showing that those vitamin supplements either failed to provide the benefits they were taken for or even caused more harm. Experts quoted presented this issue…

cocaine

Cocaine, as well as crack cocaine, can damage the brain, even when used just a few times. This damage to brain structures later triggers addiction, which is a disease as well as it involves the reward circuits and dopamine systems. Abusing cocaine can cause many other kinds of long-term brain and bodily damage as well….

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In intermittent fasting, what essentially takes place in the body is that one source of energy — which can facilitate the accumulation of body fat — is switched for another. Our bodies run on glucose or simple sugar, but when we fast for a longer period of time, that energy source becomes unavailable. Our system…

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