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Forget No-Carb. Embellish Slow Carb: The Salt: NPR

Slow carbohydrates such as whole grain bread and pasta, oats and brown rice are rich in fiber and take more time to digest, so they do not lead to the same rapid blood sugar increase as refined carbohydrates can cause. fcafotodigital / Getty Images hide caption change caption fcafotodigital / Getty Images Slow carbohydrates such as bread and pastas, oats …

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Most parents still rely on myths to avoid colds

To prevent colds, seven out of every 10 parents interviewed in a new poll reported with little to no scientific evidence, such as their kids not to go outside with wet hair. This was the finding by researchers at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Michigan, who asked more than 1,000 parents with kids between the ages of 5 and 12. …

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Do low calorie diets lower metabolism?

When it comes to losing weight, many weight loss programs and diets require eating in a calorie deficit. While experts and research support this, it is important that you do not cut down your calories too much, as it can be extremely detrimental to your weight loss ability. To find out if calorie diets do more harm than good POPSUGAR …

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Happiness exercises can help those recovering from addiction

Short, text-based infusions of happiness can help with recovery from addiction, a new study report. Picture via Pixabay. Short, text-based, self-administered … it doesn't sound like a very good solution for substance abuse. But a new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Recovery Research Institute says that such exercises can help adults recover from substance use problems by increasing …

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Women can now test for cervical cancer

A new integrated technology-driven screening method will enable women to be tested for cervical cancer in their own homes – a pioneering effort to detect cervical cancer in their early stages. ROSE (Removing Cervical Screening Obstacles), the world's first cervical screening program with self-sampling of women themselves, is a human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test – rather than a diagnostic test …

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Climbing for a few minutes can increase heart health: Researchers

Climbers for a few minutes can increase heart health: Researchers Representative picture Researchers have found that climbing rods for a few minutes at short intervals throughout the day can significantly improve heart health. The research, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggests that almost everyone can improve their fitness, anywhere, preferably. Martin Gibala, a professor at McMaster …

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21 confirmed cases of measles, 4 suspected as Clark County outbreaks are growing

VanCOUVER, Wash. – Health officials say they have 21 confirmed measles cases in Clark County since the beginning of the year, as an outbreak continues to expand. Clark County Public Health also examines four suspected cases of infection. Officials say that 18 of those infected were not immunized, while the other three were not controlled to receive the vaccine. Sixteen …

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Scientists are making progress on Ebola virus treatment

The Ebola virus is one of the world's most deadly viral diseases. Now a partnership of public and private organizations in the United States and Canada says it has found a combination of drugs that can treat the fatal disease. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization reported that at least 580 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo had …

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