14 Science-Backed Tips to Live Beyond 100

The average lifespan of Americans is 79.8 years.

Want to know the one thing all of longest lived people in the world have in common? They all live in what are called “Blue Zones.” These are the areas in the world that have the highest concentration of “supercentenarians”—people who have lived long, healthy lives and are now more than 100 years old. Now, […]

How Supplements Can Help with Fever and the Flu

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Millions of people suffer from colds and flu each year, which often leads to school and work absences, and sometimes, even serious complications. Research shows that more and more people are turning to health supplements to prevent and treat these viral infections, which are often associated with fever and other symptoms.  Since over-the-counter medications are […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What You Need to Know

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Carpal tunnel syndrome affects many people, causing mild symptoms such as tingling in the fingers, to severe, disabling pain, which may even lead to loss of jobs. This condition, however, may be easily prevented and treated with some basic knowledge. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that affects the […]

How to Sleep Better

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Some people have difficulty getting sleep occasionally, while others experience chronic sleep problems that rob the of good health. A lack of sleep can make you feel tired and excessively sleepy in the daytime, but if this occurs often, your overall health may also suffer. Studies have shown that chronic lack of sleep can lead […]

How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

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The lungs are a pair of breathing organs that are part of the respiratory system. Air passes into the lungs to supply the body with oxygen during inhalation, and passes out of the lungs to release carbon dioxide during exhalation. These processes are collectively called respiration. The respiratory system also includes the upper respiratory tract, […]

How Health Supplements Boost Fertility

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Studies show that about 10-15% of couples have difficulty conceiving a baby, in spite of having frequent sex for at least one year. Infertility may be due to one or more factors, and it may be something that affects the woman, the man or both. While the majority (90%) of couples is able to naturally […]

Health Benefits of Protein Powders

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Dietary supplements in the form of protein powders are popular among serious athletes who engage in heavy physical sports. Protein powders are often prepared and consumed as protein shakes, which are usually taken after strenuous workouts. Aside from these, protein powders are also used other  individuals who are not necessarily engaged in sports, for the […]

Understanding Herpes

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When we hear the word ‘herpes,’ we often think about sexually transmitted disease (STD). However, herpes viruses consist of  a large group of viruses that also include non-sexually transmitted infections. Herpes Simplex Viruses There are two general types of herpes simplex viruses (HSV). The first one is commonly known as HSV-1, which causes oral herpes […]

Understanding Hyperinsulinemia

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Hyperinsulinemia is the state of having increased fasting insulin level in the blood that is beyond normal level. Although it is often associated with type 2 diabetes, hyperinsulinemia does not necessarily mean that one is diabetic. What is Hyperinsulinemia? Hyperinsulinemia is a condition when the body produces too much insulin than what it usually needs. […]