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mHealth What is it, and how can it help us?

 A great number of healthcare practitioners and patients alike remain wary of electronic health. Doctors claim that they don’t have enough time, and patients are concerned about their data going awry. As such, the uptake of mobile health has been slow. In this Spotlight, we investigate its pros and cons.

Given the scale and speed of our technological advancement during the past few decades, it is no surprise that around 4.68 billion people will use a cell phone by 2019.

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Finding it hard to cut down on processed foods? Here’s why

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We know that processed foods aren’t good for us, but how do our brains react?

We know that processed foods are bad for us, and that though they may be tasty, they do not bring us any nutritional benefits. How come we find it so hard to say no to those chips, donuts, and crackers?

We know that processed foods aren’t good for us, but how do our brains react?
Many processed foods — such as potato chips, donuts, crackers, cookies, and fries — have a high content of both (saturated) fat and carbohydrates.

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One egg per day may keep stroke at bay

One egg per day may keep stroke at bay

Popular knowledge has it that eggs, due to their high cholesterol content, are quite bad for us. New research, however, suggests we would do well to indulge in more egg consumption: about one per day could help us to steer clear of cardiovascular conditions.
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If you’ve ever heard that eating more than two or three eggs per week is bad for your health, you’re not alone.

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Alcohol ‘more damaging to brain health than marijuana’

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Researchers say that alcohol causes more damage to the brain than marijuana does.

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug’s potential harms and benefits. However, a new study suggests that when it comes to brain health, alcohol is more damaging.

Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder conducted a review of existing imaging data that looked at the effects of alcohol and marijuana, or cannabis, on the brain.

Their findings linked alcohol consumption with long-term changes to the structure of white matter and gray matter in the brain.

The use of marijuana, however, seemed to have no significant long-term effects on brain structure.

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What is the best way to build muscle?

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A number of factors can affect how long it takes to build muscle, including the type of exercise performed.

Healthy and strong muscles are essential for proper body functioning. Also, some people may want to achieve a physical appearance that is enhanced by muscle development.

Skeletal muscles are composed of contracting muscle fibers that make movement possible. Muscle contraction also plays a role in how a person sits and stands – in other words, their posture. Muscles also affect joint stability, heat production, and maintenance of body temperature.

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Five tips for healthy sight

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Many steps can be taken to ensure that your eyes are protected from disease and damage.

Your eyes play a significant role in your health. Many steps can be taken to ensure that your eyes are protected and remain as healthy as possible. We have selected the best vision-boosting tips to help you protect your eyes into your golden years.

Millions of individuals experience eye problems each year. Some eye issues result in permanent vision loss or blindness, while others can be corrected with contact lenses or glasses.

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Can diabetics eat bananas?

Can diabetics eat bananas?

When a person has diabetes, they need to carefully consider the contents of each meal. This can be especially true for carbohydrate-containing food, which not only includes desserts and other sweet treats, but bread, pasta, and fresh fruits.

One fruit that traditionally has been on the “avoid” list for those with diabetes is bananas. However, for the most part, bananas eaten in moderation can be safely enjoyed when a person has diabetes.

Bananas grow on banana plants that can have anywhere from 50 to 150 bananas in each bunch of fruit. The individual bananas are sold in varying sizes, from small to extra-large, the size-grading being determined by their length.

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Suicide could be predicted with brain imaging

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What if it was possible to predict which people are at high risk of suicide? Researchers may have brought us a step closer to such a feat, after developing a brain imaging technique that could pinpoint individuals with suicidal tendencies.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, around 44,193 U.S. people take their own lives — which is the equivalent to around 121 suicides every single day.

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Five effective essential oils for headaches

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Essential oils are used as home remedies for a variety of ailments. But is using essential oils an effective way to relieve headaches, and, if so, which essential oils are best?

An essential oil is a concentrated liquid extracted from a plant. Aromatherapy is an alternative therapy based on the use of these oils. Aromatherapists believe that each essential oil offers a different set of health benefits.

Research supports the health benefits of certain essential oils, while other claims are based on tradition. This article explores five of the best essential oils for treating headaches, as supported by scientific evidence.

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How to Use Lemon for Acne Removal

How to Use Lemon for Acne Removal

Acne, which is a long-term and common skin disease, appears due to the clogging of the skin pores on which the acne-causing bacteria, known as propionibacterium acne thrive. It is estimated that nearly 80% of people between the age group of 11 and 30 get acne at some point in their life. Sometimes it also affects people in their 40s and 50s. Acne is not dangerous skin condition but certainly it makes the affected area look ugly with its unsightly scars. Gradually it also affects the self-esteem of the suffering person.

There are many natural ingredients that are used to treat acne effectively. One such ingredient is lemon, which is not only cheap but also easily available at your home. You can prepare wonderful natural remedies with lemon for acne.

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