After surviving a heart attack, one of the last things on a person’s mind is probably sex! But according to a recent study conducted in Israel and published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, sex may be a key component to include in your heart attack survival guide.
Having a baby is a magical journey, but pregnancy comes with risk and sometimes complications. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every year, between two to 10 percent of pregnancies in the United States are affected by gestational diabetes. Some pregnant women may also get a condition called preeclampsia.
As we’ve seen with the novel coronavirus, some people get gravely ill and may need supplemental oxygen while others experience very mild symptoms similar to a common cold or minor stomach bug. Age and having preexisting conditions such as obesity or lung or heart disease can definitely play a role in how sick you will be should you contract COVID-19, however, when comparing some cases it’s quite puzzling as to why one person gets very sick and the other does not.
There is significant evidence that reducing the amount of calories we consume every day brings a host of health benefits. This includes a longer lifespan, reduced risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes and conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Another side effect of restricting our caloric intake is a lower body temperature, which is nature’s way of helping us burn less energy until the amount of food we had been eating becomes available again.
They say everyone has a vice. Black licorice candy was the vice of a Massachusetts construction worker who reportedly ate a bag and a half of this candy every day. And, unfortunately, it was a vice that ended up costing this man his life.
When it comes to iron absorption, there is evidence that certain foods – as well as when you eat them – may impact how readily your body absorbs iron. This is important to keep in mind as you plan your diet and meal times.
Every year or so, it seems that popular culture updates the idea of the “new 40” to reflect our increasing longevity. For example, I remember when “50 is the new 40” was being touted. Today, we hear that “60 is the new 40.” I am sure that as our life expectancies continue to increase, we soon will hear about how “70 is the new 40.”
Lately, because of the threat of COVID-19, I have been especially vocal about how important exercise is as it relates to keeping our immune systems healthy. Even just 30 minutes of brisk walking on a daily basis may improve your immune system compared to otherwise sedentary time. And according to a recent Medical Xpress report, many healthcare professionals are encouraging physical activity as a powerful method for improving immunity.
There has been a lot in the news recently about the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuing an emergency use authorization (EUA) for what is known as convalescent blood plasma (CBP) for the treatment of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2). Here is what you should know.
When most people think about the damaging effects of drinking too much alcohol, they usually think of the damage it may do to the liver. We tend to not think so much about the damage it could do to the brain, specifically alcohol-related dementia (also sometimes called alcohol-related brain damage). Take for example, the sad story of this 48-year-old woman in the United Kingdom named Maria Chilvers.
John Daly, who is 54-years-old, said that he is still shocked by his diagnosis but remains hopeful, as his bladder cancer was caught early. The golf champ has been a smoker and admitted to having a diet soda habit.
We all have five basic senses -- sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. And if you’ve never had any major issues with these senses, you most likely have taken them for granted. In other words, you don’t really know how precious these senses are until you lose one!
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