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Does Stem Cell Therapy Work? | Health, Nutrition, Exercise & Mindfulness Blog – Health Article

The new buzz word on the block for bad hips, knees and other joints is stem cell therapy. In most instances the doctor will draw a sample of your blood and spin it down with a special centrifuge to separate the stem cells. These are then injected into the area that requires treatment.   Many people have become captivated by the idea of using their own stem cells to fix their damaged joint{s}. I have even seen advertisements for stem…

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Weekly health quiz — Google, autism and eggs – Health Article

1 Google’s June 2019 broad core algorithm update and its updated quality rater guidelines has resulted in: Greater visibility for high-quality, objective health news and information sites Higher Google-directed traffic to holistic health-related sites Significantly decreased traffic to holistic health-related sites Google’s June 2019 broad core algorithm update and its updated quality rater guidelines have effectively removed Mercola.com and many other holistic health-related websites from Google search results. Learn more. Increased traffic to fake news and satire outlets 2 Which…

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5 Causes of Low Sex Drive in Men & Women. What can help? (2018) – Health Article

What causes low sex drive in Men & Women?  If you’re noticing you don’t seem to have sex as often as you did when you’re younger, and you’re trying to work out what’s changed or what’s wrong with you, try not to stress about it. The demands of modern life can be tough on your sex drive, and many factors can play a role in leaving you feeling like sex is one more demand you just can’t meet. Media-fuelled expectations…

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Last Flu Season’s Vaccine Only 29% Effective: CDC – Health Article

June 28, 2019 — The overall effectiveness of last flu season’s vaccine was only 29% because it didn’t protect against a flu virus that appeared later in the season, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It said the vaccine was 47% effective into February, but that dropped to just 9% after the late strain showed up, the Associated Press reported. Flu vaccines are created each year to protect against flu strains predicted to…

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What Foods Are Really Good for You? – Health Article

The panel’s moderator, Corby Kummer, noted that participants often skew results just by having good intentions. “It’s really hard to think of what you actually ate with any kind of accuracy,” said Kummer, the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Food and Society Program and a senior editor at The Atlantic. “You immediately forget, and you do what everyone does on food surveys, which is lie.” In spite of study-to-study variation, most nutritionists and researchers agree on the broad strokes.…

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Can big data help prevent child abuse and neglect? – Health Article

Emily Putnam-Hornstein thought there had to be a better way to protect kids. The USC professor of social work had seen the statistics: roughly 7 million children come to the attention of child welfare authorities every year in the United States; one in three American kids will be the subject of maltreatment investigations in their lifetimes. “Do we really think a third of American children are so endangered they need the intervention of the child welfare system?” she said in…

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Aphrodisiacs and Improving Your Libido – Health Article

A low sex drive, while not uncommon, can be tough on any relationship or sex life. Fortunately, aphrodisiacs have a history of supporting libido.  But what are aphrodisiacs, exactly? What constitutes an aphrodisiac and how do they work? Continue reading to more to learn about natural aphrodisiacs and how Intenza’s Herbal Ignite supplements can help you reach your sexual peak. What is an aphrodisiac? An aphrodisiac is a substance (usually food or drink) that increases your sex drive when consumed.…

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Sickle Cell Anemia: Causes and Symptoms – Health Article

About 100,000 Americans today are struggling with sickle cell disease (SCD),1 a group of genetic disorders that causes the red blood cells to have an unusual shape. The severity of symptoms may vary, with some people experiencing only mild ones, and others requiring hospitalization to address serious complications.2 The most common type of SCD is sickle cell anemia. In children and young infants, SCD could be life-threatening because it exposes them to a higher risk of infections.3 This is why…

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Whole Foods Recalling Two Pesto Products – Health Article

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Whole Foods is recalling two pesto products because they contain ingredients not listed on the label, namely, milk, pine nuts and walnuts, the company said in a news release issued Thursday. The recall is limited to 41 Whole Foods stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The two products are Whole Foods made-in-house basil pesto and made-in-house sundried tomato pesto. The voluntary recall is being done to…

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Horny Goat Weed – The Natural Aphrodisiac – Health Article

Horny Goat Weed (botanical name Epimedium) is a leafy plant that has long been utilised as a sexual health remedy, as well as an ingredient in various menopause treatments. It grows in the wild in China, other parts of Asia and in the Mediterranean, and has a long history of use in traditional Eastern medicine. According to legend, a goat herder noticed his flock become sexually stimulated after eating the plant, leading to its unusual name. When the sex-obsessed Romans…

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Sriracha Health Benefits, Uses, and Recipes – Health Article

Although sriracha’s rise to popularity occurred in the last 30 or 40 years, its origins are humble. Sriracha sauce (pronounced sir-rotch-ah1) is named after the seaside city of Si Racha in eastern Thailand,2 where it was created by a villager, Thanom Chakkapak, over 80 years ago. Chakkapak first shared the sauce with her family and friends, but its rising popularity prompted her to begin manufacturing it commercially under the name Sriraja Panich. Sriracha’s popularity quickly spread, and it was eventually…

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Lost days: Poverty, Isolation Drive Students Away From School In California’s Rural Districts – Health Article

It was a wonder Kaylee Adkins ever made it to school. The daughter of two heavy drug users, she lived a transient childhood — rarely staying for long in the same apartment, let alone the same school. She hardly saw her father who was in jail or prison throughout much of her childhood. Kaylee’s circumstances caused her to routinely miss school days from the time she was in kindergarten through her high school years. The state now identifies students like her,…

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Few Getting Needed Checkups After Prostate Cancer – Health Article

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While men with early-stage prostate cancer can delay treatment, few follow guidelines for monitoring their condition, researchers report. In fact, their study of nearly 350 men from North Carolina found that only 15% who chose what’s known as active surveillance followed the recommended guidelines. “Active surveillance has rigorous guidelines — people need regular PSA tests, they need prostate exams, they need…

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Superbugs… A Super Problem | Health, Nutrition, Exercise & Mindfulness Blog – Health Article

Superbug is a nickname for an antibiotic resistant bacterium. They are a major health concern. It is estimated that at least 70,000 people die each year from superbug infections. The really bad news is that as more bacteria evolve to become resistant to our antibiotics it is projected that the annual death toll from superbug infection could grow to 10 million by 1050.   What can we do about this? We have known for some time that bacterial drug resistance…

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Obesity and Brain Shrinkage – Baseline of Health Foundation – Health Article

Carrying excessive weight is bad for your heart, increases your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, and might decrease your lifespan. But did you ever think that obesity could shrink your brain? Probably not, but according to new research, it may do just that—and potentially reduce your cognitive abilities as you get older. The study, which was conducted at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, found that obese people appear to experience greater shrinkage in their brain tissue than…

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Newer Drug Extends Lives of Young Breast Cancer Patients – Health Article

Share on: SATURDAY, June 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Adding a newer drug to standard hormone therapy lengthens the lives of younger women with advanced breast cancer, a new trial has found. READ: Living With Breast Cancer The drug, called Kisqali (ribociclib), is already approved for treating such patients — based on earlier results showing it can delay the progression of their cancer. This is the first evidence it can also extend their lives, said senior researcher Dr. Debu Tripathy,…

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How Can You Avoid Premature Ejaculation? – Health Article

While what is considered ‘premature ejaculation (PE)’ varies from couple to couple, experts agree that it is when a man is unable to control ejaculation enough to satisfy his partner. It’s also identified by ejaculation on, or shortly after, penetration. It can often happen early on in a relationship when sexual excitement, anxiety and over-stimulation are common. Premature ejaculation is usually not caused by an underlying disease or physical problem. What is clear is that it can cause stress and…

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Use Hoaxy To Track Down The Source Of False Health Claims – Health Article

Misinformation about health spreads as rapidly and, in some cases, as lethally as a pathogen. Just as a team from the United Nations might try to find a “patient zero” at the center of a disease outbreak, you can find the people at the center of falsehoods about vaccines, health care policies, and just about anything that has been the subject of social media buzz. You can do this by using a tool called Hoaxy. It was launched in a…

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Damaging Millions in a Post-Health World – Health Article

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, a general practitioner in Cheshire, England, is the author of three books. I’ve previously interviewed him about “Doctoring Data: How to Sort Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense.” Here, we discuss his latest work, “A Statin Nation: Damaging Millions in a Brave New Post-Health World,” which addresses the challenges with this conventional approach to heart disease prevention. This is his second book on the topic of cholesterol. In the first one, “The Great Cholesterol Con: The…

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