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Why are young Black Americans becoming less heart-healthy?

(HealthDay)—Young, Black Americans are experiencing significant spikes in obesity, type 2 diabetes and smoking, all risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Between 2007 and 2017—before the COVID-19 pandemic and the concerns it has created—hospitalized Black Americans aged 18 to 44 had sharp increases in these risks. They were also having higher rates of health […]

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Are avid exercisers at higher risk for ALS?

(HealthDay)—A new study may allay concerns that strenuous exercise could up the risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable neurological disease. No evidence of rising ALS risk was seen among adults who routinely work up a sweat by playing team sports or engaging in heavy gym workouts. Nor was increased ALS risk associated […]

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Just how healthy are pomegranates?

Pomegranates can be a little intimidating. Cutting one open requires some precision. And are they even worth the work to free all those little ruby red buds inside? Nutritionists think so. “Pomegranates are high in dietary fiber and antioxidants,” said Penny Kris-Etherton, the Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University in […]

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What Are The Different Types Of Freckles?

cjhobo/Shutterstock By Maria Scinto/Sept. 1, 2021 5:07 pm EDT Freckles — are they a blessing or a curse? For many of us, they are just part of life, something that we’ve lived with since we were tiny, and if asked to describe our overall color scheme, we’d be tempted to answer “polka dotted.” While many people […]