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New Study Links High BMI to Increased Risk of Cancer

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A new study published in The Lancet claims those with a higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers. The study examined 5 million adults in the UK to come up with its findings. Researchers concluded that over 12,000 cases of the 10 cancers found each […]

New Study Finds Diabetes Drug Might Be Beneficial to Those Without Diabetes

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A new study claims a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes might actually lend a longer life. Metformin, used to control glucose levels, may also help keep away cancer and cardiovascular disease. Scientists looked at more than 180,000 people. Research revealed a statistically significant improvement in survival in those patients using metformin. The lead […]

FDA Adds Legal Definition to Gluten-Free Labeled Foods

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The Food and Drug Administration is now mandating that any food labeled “gluten-free” must be in compliance with the requirements of the legal definition of gluten-free. The legal definition of gluten-free explains that food classified as gluten-free must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten. The protein is commonly found in grains like […]

Natural Sweeteners Face Questions and Concerns Over Their Health Benefits

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Low-cal sweeteners are becoming a little bit more natural. As regular sugar and artificial sweeteners fall out of favor, more and more people are sweetening their morning coffee with natural substances such as stevia and agave. However, some health expects worry about these natural sweeteners as they haven’t been studied as extensively as sugar and […]

Groundbreaking Device Keeps Hearts Pumping Outside The Body

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Transplant surgeons are now utilizing a device that keeps donor hearts alive outside of the body. Called the ‘heart in a box’, the new technology allows doctors to keep the heart pumping from the organ donor to the recipient. The latest technology also allows doctors more time to gauge if the heart is right for […]

U.S. Surgeon General Proposes Measures To Tackle Skin Cancer

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The American Cancer Society reports that skin cancer numbers are rising. More cases of skin cancer were noted each year compared to breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer combined. Each year, roughly five million people are treated for skin cancer. Due to the escalating numbers, the United States surgeon general is calling for action to […]