Health care and The Best Diets for Men

Jay Rishel, 34, still dreams of tater tots. But that’s about all the computer systems administrator in York, Pennsylvania, misses about his old, carb-heavy lifestyle. Since going on a ketogenic diet last July — trading his potatoes for bacon — he’s lost more than 30 pounds and rarely feels hungry. “It kind of changes your whole relationship with food,” he says. His wife has a different story. A few months after adopting a less restrictive version of her husband’s diet, she experienced stomach pain so severe she wound up in the emergency room. Doctors suspected...
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Health and Diet food

I’ve had countless friends ask me if they should “go Paleo” and while I don’t recommend the diet as a whole (read more about the pros and cons here), there are certainly some healthy principles that we all can borrow from the popular plan. The Paleo Diet is based on eating like our ancestors ate, back when they were still hunting and gathering. It eliminates foods that weren’t around back then, which makes sense since we’ve certainly taken some steps in the wrong direction in the past many thousand years when it comes to the foods we eat. (I’m looking at you, neon-orange cheese powder and...
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Medical first case of Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes

SAN JUAN (Reuters) – Puerto Rico has reported its first case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading across South America and the Caribbean and has been linked by Brazilian authorities to a serious birth defect, a U.S. Congressman said on Thursday. Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico’s representative in Congress, said in a statement his office had been in touch with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which had confirmed the single case of Zika on the island. “There is no reason for alarm, and the public should continue to take common sense steps to avoid...
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Healthy Drink Ideas for you

I’m on a big smoothie kick lately. Every morning, I’ve been blending up different variations of frozen fruit and skim milk or yogurt with a handful of walnuts. It’s a satisfying breakfast on busy mornings that also happens to be nutritious. You can supercharge your smoothie even more with these six health-packed ingredients. Must-Try: 30 Quick & Healthy Smoothie Ideas 1. Green tea Really, what can green tea not do? The world’s most popular beverage boasts cancer-fighting catechins. Those antioxidants may also help to boost your immunity. One more benefit? It may help to protect your skin...
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Health Care and Extra care young kids

(Reuters Health) – End-of-life care for parents of young children may need to include additional support services that help the entire family cope with terminal illness, a recent study suggests. While all families may struggle when a loved one is dying, parenting duties can create an added layer of emotional stress and complicate efforts to comfort patients at the end of life, researchers note in the journal BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. “What is unique about patients with young children is the extraordinary psychological suffering related to parenting,” said lead study author Dr. Eliza...
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Health Care and Medical Consumer Reports

Health Care and Medical Consumer Reports covered a wide variety of health stories in 2015, from rising concerns about the spread of dangerous, hard-to-treat bacterial infections, to high drug costs. In case you missed them, here’s a list of our top picks for 2015. 1. The Rise of Superbugs The antibiotics we have relied on for nearly 70 years to protect us from deadly bacterial infections are losing their effectiveness, because of misuse of the drugs in doctors offices, hospitals, and farms. 2. The 12 Hospitals You Might Want to Avoid Consumer Reports identified the 12 hospitals in the U.S. that got...
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