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Economic burden of fatty liver disease in US is $32 billion annually, new study finds

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, which affects roughly 100 million Americans, costs the United States healthcare system $32 billion annually, according to a first-of-its-kind study by Intermountain Healthcare researchers on the economic impact of the disease. The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease mirrors the rising trend of obesity in the United States. Globally, […]

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Social Star Of The Month – Ada Nicodemou

Ada has been on our screens, cruising in Summer Bay, for what seems like forever. Yet, from her social feed, you’d think she was way younger. Her agelessness must have something to do with her obviously healthy lifestyle, strong social ties and young-at-heart, fun-loving attitude. Pretty cup ☕️ @scottlee25 ? A post shared by Ada Nicodemou (@adanicodemou) on Jul 20, 2016 at […]

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13 Types of Sex Everyone Should Have at Least Once

Throughout your life, you’re probably going to have a lot of different types of sex. There will likely be Nicolas Sparks-worthy passion, a few regrettable decisions, experiments that don’t turn out as planned, and all of the good, bad, and ugly in between. So think of the following as noteworthy points on your sexual resume—they […]

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Working overtime can increase your risk of heart problems

Pumping out 11 hour work days? It could cost you more than just your sanity, says a new study in the European Heart Journal. Researchers found that compared to those who worked 35-40 hours a week, people who worked 55 hours or more were approximately 40% more likely to develop an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation […]

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About 10 Percent of Youth Report Smoking Hookah

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 — About 10 percent of youth report smoking hookah, with smoking mainly occurring in the home environment, according to a study published online July 2 in Pediatrics. Israel Agaku, D.M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the 2016 National Youth […]

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With Summer Here, Check for Signs of Skin Cancer

SATURDAY, June 30, 2018 — During the summer when people trade in their jackets and jeans for flip flops and bathing suits, more skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Dr. Katherine Gordon, assistant professor of dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said summer is the perfect time for people to […]

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Kim Brennan Named ISWIS Sportswoman Of The Year

Rower Kim Brennan took out the Sportswoman of the Year Award at the 2016 Women’s Health I Support Women in Sport (ISWIS) Awards. Brennan (nee Crow) is the current world and Olympic single sculls champion. She was Australia’s only reigning individual world champion to win a gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics. In her […]