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Gum Health Fosters Good Health
People with gum disease -- whether periodontitis or gingivitis -- are more likely to suffer from a wide range of chronic diseases.
A Surprising Treatment for Alzheimer’s: Viagra
The insurance records of over 7 million people revealed that those who took sildenafil were nearly 70% less likely to develop Alzheimer's.
Kidney Disease Rises in Step with Global Temperatures
Extreme heat seems to be behind a significant rise in chronic kidney disease. Here's what it means for you and how to protect yourself.
Weight Loss Sparks Deep Metabolic Changes
Dieting changes hunger hormone levels. This can lead to a loss of belly fat and improved insulin sensitivity — a huge boost to health.
To Navigate Better Dietary Choices, Use a Compass
A food profiler assigns scores from one to 100 to a wide variety of foods, so consumers can track their eating habits more easily.
Diet Drinks’ Mixed Results
Artificial sweeteners can help us cut sugar, but because they make some people feel hungrier, they don't always help with weight loss.
Depression Linked to Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance is a risk factor for serious health problems such as Type 2 diabetes. It also roughly doubles your risk of depression.
Voluntary Reductions of Salt and Sugar Would Bring Huge Health and Economic Gains
Modest reductions in the sugar in packaged foods and beverages could prevent millions of heart problems, save $4 billion in healthcare costs
Kids' Ultra-Processed Food Problem
Foods formulated in factories now account for most of the calories kids eat. Yes, they're tasty and convenient, but what about nutrition?
The Heart Failure-Cancer Connection
Cancer treatment can weaken the heart, but now it appears the reverse is also true: heart failure raises the risk of certain cancers.
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