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Could vitamin B-3 help to prevent melanoma?

Could vitamin B-3 help to prevent melanoma?

Researchers suggest that vitamin B-3 has the potential to prevent melanoma. In a new review, researchers claim that nicotinamide may have the potential to prevent melanoma – the deadliest form…

Overweight children and adults get significantly healthier and quickly with less sugar

Overweight children and adults get significantly healthier and quickly with less sugar

Osteopathic physicians suggest shifting the conversation from weight to health for overweight children and adults, asking patients to reduce their sugar intake to see measurable improvements in metabolic function. …

Limiting access to fast-food restaurants unlikely to reduce obesity

Limiting access to fast-food restaurants unlikely to reduce obesity

Living near fast-food restaurants and supermarkets has little impact on an individual’s body mass index, according to new Indiana University research. The researchers, including Coady Wing from IU’s…

Protein-rich diet may help soothe inflamed gut

Protein-rich diet may help soothe inflamed gut

Immune cells patrol the gut to ensure that harmful microbes hidden in the food we eat don’t sneak into the body. Cells that are capable of triggering inflammation are balanced…

Iron infusion: Uses, benefits, and what to expect

Iron infusion: Uses, benefits, and what to expect

An iron infusion is delivered intravenously. An iron infusion is when iron is delivered via an intravenous line into a person’s body. Increasing the amount of iron a person has…

Why do onions make us cry?

Why do onions make us cry?

Onions act in self-defense, and tears are the consequence. You know that familiar feeling: tingly, stinging eyes, followed by tears. Why would the humble onion, a key ingredient in your…

Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu

Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu

Mouse study reveals how gut microbes fight influenza. Microbes that live in the gut don’t just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system.…

Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?

Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?

Sugar has crept into all parts of our diet, and researchers are only now beginning to understand its effect on brain health. When sugar cravings set in, the last thing…

Koilonychia: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis

Koilonychia: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis

Changes to the nails may signify a serious health condition. Nails can reveal much more about a person’s health than you may have thought. Certain conditions can cause changes in…

Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people

Compared to people who are of normal weight and metabolically healthy, subjects who are of normal weight but metabolically unhealthy (~20% of normal weight adults) have a more than three-fold…