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Microcytic anemia: Symptoms, types, and treatment

Microcytic anemia: Symptoms, types, and treatment

Lack of oxygen in the body may be due to a lack of red blood cells. Microcytic anemia is a condition in which the body’s tissues and organs do not…

Caffeine may reduce surgical pain caused by poor sleep

Caffeine may reduce surgical pain caused by poor sleep

Researchers suggest that caffeine could reduce the impact of poor sleep on postoperative pain. Postoperative pain is exacerbated by lack of sleep prior to surgery, new research suggests. But it’s…

How do vegetarian diets affect cholesterol levels?

How do vegetarian diets affect cholesterol levels?

Following a vegetarian diet decreases the levels of total cholesterol in the system, a new review and meta-analysis suggests. A new review of almost 50 studies related to nutrition suggests…

Gut bacteria-produced compound may stave off aging

Gut bacteria-produced compound may stave off aging

Genetically, the findings reveal a Dorian Gray-like effect, say the authors of the new research, as the chemical compounds known as indoles combat the adverse effects of aging. Researchers examined…

Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer

Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer

Researchers have identified a wealth of therapeutic compounds in the husk of avocado seeds. From lowering cholesterol to aiding weight loss, the potential benefits of avocado consumption have been well…

Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels

Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels

Researchers say that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA could help to prevent seizures. A fatty acid abundant in fish oil could yield a new medication for the treatment…

Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients

Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients

A study by researchers at King’s College London has found that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of key nutrients for growth and development…

Processed foods linked with cancer risk in slim older women

Processed foods linked with cancer risk in slim older women

Energy-dense foods, such as those that are processed, are linked with an increased risk of cancer in postmenopausal women, regardless of their body weight, new research suggests. A new study…

Late-night snacking could be damaging your skin

Late-night snacking could be damaging your skin

Eating late at night could increase our skin’s vulnerability to UV damage. Do you get the midnight munchies? If so, new research suggests you might want to take extra care…

Medical experts outline the cardiometabolic health benefits of a plant-based diet

Medical experts outline the cardiometabolic health benefits of a plant-based diet

Plant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outline the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper, entitled “Cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based…

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