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Tennis star Venus Williams withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday, citing a diagnosis of Sjögren’s syndrome, a little-known autoimmune disorder that causes fatigue and joint pain. New Cancer Study Focuses on African American Women It’s an autoimmune disease that is typically characterized by inflammation in the tear ducts and salivary glands. Scientists are not […]

Bill Clinton announced that he has become a vegan. Veganism is the personal practice of eliminating the use of non-human animal products. Ethical vegans reject the commodity status of animals and the use of animal products for any purpose, while dietary vegans or strict vegetarians eliminate them from their diet only. 7 Foods Men Should […]

Exercising just 15 minutes per day can effectively increase life expectancy compared with little or no exercise at all, according to a recent study in Taiwan involving over 400,000 individuals. Using health screening data collected over the past 13 years, a research team led by Wen Chi-pang of the National Health Research Institutes put 416,175 […]

A new study indicates that genes may explain about fifty percent of weight gain that begins in middle age. Researchers studied sets of twins who served in the military during the Vietnam War. Some of the twins were identical and shared the same genes, and the others were non-identical twins.After twenty years of follow-up, the […]

A new UK study has shown that exercising is key in preventing the recurrence of cancer in survivors. This challenges the recommendation that survivors should get more rest and take it easy. All patients getting cancer treatment should be told to do two and a half hours of physical exercise every week, says a report […]

Having a hard time staying focused at the desk?  Do you need a boost to get energize during your day?  Try out these four easy energy boosters. 1. Swap Energy Drinks for Water Caffeine fires up fight-or-flight hormones (like adrenaline), which can give you a temporary energy boost, but when those hormones wear off, your […]

If you’ve ever wanted to take a singing, dancing, or knitting lessons, you’ve got a perfect reason to start: Creativity reduces stress and keeps you healthy. Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn, like singing, dancing, or acting? Or perhaps you have a love for horses and want to take riding lessons? Don’t brush […]

Strokes during pregnancy and after childbirth have increased at what one CDC researcher calls an alarming rate. The rate of stroke climbed about 47 percent in women before giving birth and about 83 percent in new moms in the postpartum period, 12 weeks after giving birth. Elena V. Kuklina, MD, PhD, a CDC epidemiologist, and […]

Physical activity is important for your personal health. It builds your strength, slows down aging and improves your posture Moderate physical activity is safe for most people. But it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before becoming more active, especially if you haven’t been very active or have health problems. If you’re […]

Sometimes, it happens that when you are overtired or feel under stress, anything can seem like it’s true. Anxiety and unrealistic thinking sets in, which causes you to over-examine every detail in your life and suddenly, every day life seems strenuous and exhausting. While these thoughts may seem counterproductive and difficult to handle, attributing them […]