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What is National Women’s Health Week?
National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. The theme for 2012 is “It’s Your Time.” National Women’s [...]
Everyone gets food cravings. Some more than others and no one really knows why. The reasons may be physiological or psychological. But until they invent the little blue anti-craving pill that gets rid of food craving without causing any other harm, you can let the craving pull the strings or you can assert your authority.
Food cravings are like some unknown force inside poking at you, poking at you. While it’s strange that someone can mention Thai food and right then and there I will know within a week I will have to have Thai food, real food cravings are something altogether different.
I’ve had my share. There was a time [...]
September 19th marks the first day of the UN meeting on noncommunicable disease. Gathering in New York are representatives from around the world concerned by the growing epidemic of preventable disease like diabetes. Reuters reports that worldwide every seven seconds someone in the world dies of complications from diabetes.
Every seven seconds.
This meeting is a sign [...]
Two new systematic reviews have found that acupuncture therapy can provide patients who suffer from tension and migraine headache an alternative treatment for their pain.
Tension headaches are the most common headaches, and generally cause infrequent mild to moderate pain, but in a considerable number of patients, tension headaches are so frequent that they require treatment. [...]
Insulin resistance occurs when the body produces enough insulin in response to sugar consumption, but the insulin is not able to perform its function within the body properly. Insulin is a hormone whose role is to signal cells to bring sugar from the blood stream into the cells, so it can be turned into energy. When an individual [...]
By Sarah Klein, Health.com
March 30, 2010 4:22 p.m. EDT
Brains of rats that gorged themselves on human fatty foods changed
Dopamine appears to be responsible for the behavior of the overeating rats
Findings could lead to new treatments for obesity
(Health.com) — Scientists have finally confirmed what the rest of us have suspected for years: Bacon, cheesecake, and [...]
WASHINGTON Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:35pm EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The use of acupuncture before and during surgery reduces patients’ post-operative pain as well as the need for pain-killing medication, researchers said on Tuesday.
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina analyzed the results of 15 clinical trials on the effectiveness of acupuncture — [...]
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