June 15-21, 2016 - Original Health Articles

Can Fasting Help Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence?

Survivors of early stage breast cancer who fasted during sleep for more than 13 hours were less likely to experience a recurrence, according to research from the University of California-San Diego. Study authors examined the data on more than 2,000 women from 1995 to 2007.

Processed Foods and Prostate Cancer Risk

Processed foods—which include everything from soda to fast food to boxed mac and cheese—can boost your risk of obesity, digestive disorders, and heart disease. Now researchers have found another good reason to ditch convenience foods, especially those high in refined carbohydrates: Cancer cells appear to feed on sugar.

The Many Benefits of Vitamin D

You probably know that vitamin D is necessary for strong bones. But did you know that it's also important for the proper functioning of your immune system, muscles, and nerves? And in the right amounts, vitamin D may even help prevent or delay some of the health conditions we fear most: cancer and heart failure.

Heartburn Medications and Dementia Risk

Could your heartburn medicine be putting you at increased risk for developing dementia, a condition that causes a decline in thinking and learning? A new study suggests a possible relationship between popular heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and cognitive decline in later years.

9 Steps to a Flawless Face

If you live with a skin condition like acne, psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea, you know that makeup can be a real miracle worker. But if you wear too much, apply it incorrectly, or wear the wrong kind, you just draw attention to the problem you’re trying to cover up—or irritate your skin even more.

6 Tips to Detox From Social Media

Do you find yourself obsessively checking Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout the day and night? If social media plays an outsize role in your life—and is beginning to interfere with your mood, work, sleep, or relationships—it may be time to take a break.

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