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Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) compiles a list of the world’s most significant health threats in the hopes of finding ways to solve them. This year’s greatest threats to global health are: - 1. Air pollution - 2. Lifestyle-related deaths - 3. Influenza - 4. Poor living conditions - 5. Antimicrobial resistance - 6. High-threat pathogens - 7. Poor primary healthcare - 8. Vaccine hesitancy...
How much do we know about our personal health risks? While overall health can vary greatly between people, women are at particular risk for 5 serious health conditions. Luckily, there are proactive steps we can take to reduce our chances of joining their statistics. Women are at particular risk for heart disease, breast cancer, lung disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and complications from diabetes. By...
For over two centuries, people have used vinegar for its health benefits. It’s long been celebrated for its - antimicrobial properties - , with claims it can combat skin infections, fight ear and throat infections, and disinfect around the home. Now, enthusiasts are using apple cider vinegar to help with diabetes and aid in weight loss. But how safe and effective is it, really? - Apple cider vinegar...
Cholesterol is a necessary component to good health. Your body uses it during digestion, hormone production, and proper cell function. Because high cholesterol levels in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease and stroke, dietary cholesterol has long held a bad reputation. While current government - dietary guidelines - still recommend eating a diet low in cholesterol, newer - research - suggests...
The first avocado may have been eaten by a Mayan Princess and was considered "The Fruit of Royalty." You've heard it time and time again, "Avocados are a superfood!" And you do not have to be a member of a royal family to eat them. Even fast food restaurants like Subway have jumped on board (Yes, sorry. Subway is a fast food restaurant). Pre-mashed avocado at fast food restaurants often contains manufactured...
In 2017, it was reported that - over 100 million - Americans were living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes is a disorder of the human metabolism and is separated into three main types: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. The - 5% - of Americans with type 1 diabetes are generally born with the disease, and it’s diagnosed when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin to help transport glucose...
Sugar consumption has risen to an all time high. The average American eats somewhere around 20 teaspoons of sugar every day (estimates vary, depending on which study is consulted); this translates to about -66 pounds of added sugar per year. However, some people are consuming much more than that, maybe even twice as much. Some Starbucks' drinks may have as much as 25 teaspoons of sugar in one drink,...
A tummy tuck has several benefits to people who seek the procedure. It can restore a person’s figure and make their bodies aesthetically proportional following bariatric surgery, a lifestyle change, or after pregnancy and childbirth. It can likewise remove some of the added weight from the excess skin after significant weight loss. That said, many do ask, can a tummy tuck aid in the management of diabetes?...
Good things do indeed come in small packages! Nuts and seeds are often overlooked as important health foods, but -they pack a mighty punch fighting disease-, including the nation’s number one killer, heart disease. If you are worried that nuts and seeds are too fattening to be included in your diet, you shouldn’t. While you should definitely avoid eating nuts to excess, adding nuts to the diet helps...
The - bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG) vaccine - , which has traditionally been used to prevent tuberculosis, may have a second calling. The first phase of clinical trials using the vaccine as a treatment for type 1 diabetes has ended, and researchers believe they may have stumbled upon not only a treatment— but a possible cure. What Is Type 1 Diabetes? - About 1.25 million Americans have type 1 -diabetes-,...