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Peanut Butter Test May Detect Alzheimer’s

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, peanut butter

The peanut butter smell test was conducted by a University of Florida team led by graduate student Jennifer Stamps to try to show a relationship between loss of smell and the detection of early-stage Alzheimer’s.


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Uncontrolled Thyroid: Exercise, Diet Risks

Tags: exercise, healthy diet, hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, parathyroid disorders, parathyroid glands, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid disease, thyroid disorders, thyroid gland

It’s easy to assume exercise and natural supplements are always beneficial for people with thyroid conditions – but even exercise can be dangerous if thyroid conditions are not properly diagnosed and controlled first.


Health remedies from long ago: Do they work or are they just myths? Cleveland Clinic Infographic

Grandma Was A Health Hacker (Infographic)

Tags: acne, bee stings, bronchitis, colds, constipation, cough, eye, female patterned hair loss, hair loss, infographic, male patterned hair loss, skin care, teeth

Not all of Grandma’s old-time remedies stand up to close scientific scrutiny. In fact, some are downright silly. Let’s have a look at Grandma’s medicine chest and see what works and what doesn’t.


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What The Color of Your Urine Says About You (Infographic)

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Urine may have a variety of colors. It usually ranges from a deep amber or honey to a light straw color, with many golden variations in between. The color of urine can tell you a lot about your body. Here’s a chart of urine colors and what they indicate.


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‘White Coat’ Syndrome Is Not Benign (Video)

Tags: heart attack, heart videos, Steven Nissen MD, stroke, video, white coat hypertension

Many people who have normal blood pressure at home may see an increase at the doctor’s office, a phenomenon known as “white coat syndrome.” Now, research is showing that this condition may not be as harmless as once believed.


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Rebuilding Lives After Disfiguring Injuries (Slideshow)

Tags: breast reconstruction, donate, donor, kidney donation, liver donation, organ donation, plastic surgery

Today’s plastic surgeons do amazing work. But normal reconstructions are impossible when damage is extensive. Astonishing advances in reconstructive transplantation offer hope. These lengthy, intricate procedures use healthy tissues from deceased donors.


This Health Hub Knockout pits olive oil against coconut oil to see which is better for your heart.

Olive Oil vs. Coconut Oil: Which is Heart-healthier?

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This Health Hub Knockout pits olive oil against coconut oil to see which is better for your heart. Our HVI dietitians consider the amount of polyunsaturated fat and saturated fat each oil contains and look at the research.


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New Study: Bacon May Hurt Male Fertility

Tags: fat, fertility, healthy diet, infertility, male infertility, sex

Research continues to support the idea that diet can affect fertility. Men who eat a diet high in processed red meats have poorer sperm quality than men who eat more fruits, vegetables and white fish.


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An Accident Paves The Way For Modern Heart Care

Tags: blood vessels, Coronary Angiography, coronary artery bypass surgery, coronary artery disease, Dr. Sones, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, innovation

What seemed like a grave medical error on Halloween Eve, 1958, turned out to be a breakthrough in heart disease diagnosis.


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6 Kitchen Habits That Pack on Pounds

Tags: healthy diet, sugar, weight loss

When it comes to weight gain — or even a lack of weight loss — look no further than your kitchen for culprits.