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Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?
A recent study investigates whether prescribing healthful food could, in time, save money and improve health. The results are surprising. (Medical News Today)

How sugary drinks can fuel and accelerate cancer growth
New research in mouse models reveals that consuming sugary drinks can boost the growth of cancer tumors, and it also explains the underlying mechanisms. (Medical News Today)

Hot tea may raise esophageal cancer risk
A new, large prospective study suggests that people who regularly drink very hot tea may raise their risk of developing esophageal cancer. (Medical News Today)

Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal
Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can occur when a person abruptly stops consuming caffeine. Symptoms can last for a week or more and include headaches, fatigue, mood changes, concentration difficulties, and constipation. Learn more about caffeine withdrawal here. (Medical News Today)

Is popcorn a healthy snack?
Popcorn can be a healthful food choice with a good nutritional profile, including fiber, protein, and vitamins. In this article, we look at the benefits and nutrition of popcorn, the healthiest ways to eat it, and how to make the most nutritious version of popcorn at home. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of guava?
Guava is a traditional remedy for a variety of ailments. Initial research suggests that compounds in guava leaf extract could help treat a number of conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, menstrual cramps, diarrhea, the flu, and cancer. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?
Dark chocolate generally contains less sugar and more cacao solids than milk chocolate. It is also rich in antioxidants and some minerals. Research suggests that regularly eating dark chocolate may provide several health benefits. Learn more about these benefits here. (Medical News Today)

Almond milk vs. soy milk: Which is better?
Almond and soy milk are the two most popular plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk. In this article, we look at the nutrition, health benefits, and environmental considerations of almond and soy milk. (Medical News Today)

Causes of nausea and loss of appetite
Causes of nausea and loss of appetite include food poisoning, allergies, and medications. The cause of these symptoms will determine the treatment. Learn more about loss of appetite and nausea here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cod
Cod contains vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. This makes it a very beneficial food source. Learn more about the health benefits of eating cod here. (Medical News Today)

Does coconut oil promote weight loss?
Many people claim that adding coconut oil to the diet can help promote weight loss. However, these claims tend to rely on studies that investigated medium-chain triglycerides oils rather than coconut oil itself. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the average length for a baby?
Babies follow a predictable growth curve in their first year of life. In this article, we provide a month-by-month growth chart to help people track the continued growth of their baby. We also discuss what it means when a baby is above or below average length. (Medical News Today)

Higher cholesterol, egg consumption linked to heart disease
Pooled data on 29,615 people spanning up to 31 years ties higher egg or cholesterol consumption to raised risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. (Medical News Today)

Coffee chemicals could curb prostate cancer
Coffee is a complex cocktail of compounds. A recent study identifies two particular molecules that might have cancer-fighting capabilities. (Medical News Today)

What can cause dizziness when waking up?
Regularly waking up feeling dizzy can be a sign of an underlying condition. Possible causes of morning dizziness include dehydration, ear infections, low blood pressure, and medication side effects. Learn more about the causes of dizziness and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Nutrient-dense foods list
Nutrient-dense foods include salmon, nuts, sweet potato, and quinoa. Adding these foods to the diet can provide health benefits. Learn more about the most nutrient-dense foods here. (Medical News Today)

Avocado seeds may have anti-inflammatory properties
A research team has set out to prove that avocado seeds are more valuable than they seem because they contain compounds that may be anti-inflammatory. (Medical News Today)

Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?
Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out. (Medical News Today)

What to do for healthy teeth and gums
The best practices for healthy teeth and gums include regular brushing, flossing, and avoiding certain types of food and beverage. Learn more about what to do for healthy teeth and gums here. (Medical News Today)

Could green tea help fight obesity?
A new study finds more evidence of the health benefits of consuming green tea. The authors conclude that it might reduce the risk of obesity. (Medical News Today)

Lysine for cold sores: Does it work?
Lysine is an amino acid that may help prevent cold sores. Most people get lysine from their diet. In this article, Learn more about whether it is effective and how to use it. (Medical News Today)

What to know about mustard oil
Mustard oil may benefit the body by combatting inflammation and lowering the chance of cardiovascular disease. However, certain uses may not be safe. Learn more about the benefits and risks of mustard oil here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about brown urine
Urine may be brown due to dehydration, liver disease, or certain foods and medications. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about brown urine here. (Medical News Today)

Recommended sugar intake: How much should you have per day?
The amount of sugar a person should consume varies, depending on their sex and age. In this article, we look at the recommended intake, as well as how to cut back on added sugar. (Medical News Today)

The Mediterranean diet can boost athletic performance in just 4 days
A new study compares the effects of the Mediterranean diet with those of the Western diet on athletic performance and endurance to exercise. (Medical News Today)

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