Drink Water Before Meals to Lose Weight?

Aug. 28, 2015 — Drinking about 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals can help with weight loss for obese adults, new research suggests. The results of the small study need to be confirmed in bigger trials, though, say the researchers from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. The study team recruited 84 […]

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Bread Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments

Good to Know is a new feature that allows members of the community to answer questions from WebMD experts, doctors, staff, and other community members. We’re testing this new feature and we’d like your feedback. From: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/20150828/bread-recall?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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11 Possible Heart Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Never Ignore These 11 Heart Symptoms If something went wrong with your heart, would you know it?  Not all heart problems come with clear warning signs. There is not always an alarming chest clutch followed by a fall to the floor like you see in movies. Some heart symptoms don’t even happen in your chest, […]

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Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to their diagnosis […]

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Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

This May Lower Fracture Odds in Older Women By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, […]

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Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

This May Lower Fracture Odds in Older Women By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, […]

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Most Don’t Need ‘Bridging’ When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

Need ‘Bridging’ if You Stop Warfarin Temporarily? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients on the clot-preventing drug warfarin usually have to stop the medication before having surgery. Now, a new study shows they can safely do that without taking another anti-clotting drug — and they may even […]

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HIV and Aging: Health, Planning, and More

HIV as You Get Older By 2013, almost 30 percent of all people with HIV were age 50 or over. This greying of the HIV population shows how well today’s HIV treatments can work. HIV makes aging itself more complicated. But plenty of people have had HIV for years, even decades, and are doing well. HIV Medications Agenerase […]

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New High-Tech Tools to Help Control Diabetes

High-Tech Tools to Help You Handle Diabetes If you have diabetes, you’ll want to know about tools that help you track what you eat, what your blood sugar levels are, how much you exercise, and how you feel each day. Some of these include: Smartphone, tablet, or computer apps to log your blood sugar or foods you eat Devices that […]

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Many Young Adults Think Hookahs, E-Cigs Safer Than Cigarettes

Many Young Adults Think Hookahs, E-Cigs Safer By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many young American adults believe electronic cigarettes and water pipes are safer than traditional cigarettes, a new study finds. “This is concerning as it suggests that even a substantial proportion of nonsmokers may view hookah as […]

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