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Mon, 21 May 2018, 19:42 GMT

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Is krill oil better than fish oil for omega-3?
Krill oil and fish oil are popular dietary supplements containing omega-3. Krill oil comes from a small crustacean while fish oil comes from oily fish, such as salmon. Both are shown to increase blood levels of omega-3 and have benefits for health. Learn more about the differences between krill oil and fish oil here. (Medical News Today)

Is green tea good for BPH?
There are many potential treatments for an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Many people look to green tea to manage their BPH, and the science suggests that it may offer relief for some symptoms, and provide other health benefits. Learn more about green tea for BPH, and whether it works, here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about nightshade allergies
Nightshade species include potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Nightshade allergies are rare but can be severe. A person can have an allergy or an intolerance to nightshade, which will cause different symptoms. This article looks at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of nightshade allergies and intolerances. (Medical News Today)

Plant pigments may preserve lung function into old age
In addition to their natural antioxidant properties, flavonoids — the compounds that give plants their color — may keep our lungs healthy into old age. (Medical News Today)

Are apples good for diabetes?
A person with diabetes must monitor the carbohydrate and sugar in their diet. Although apples contain these compounds, they are a healthful choice for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In this article, find out the effects of apples on blood sugar and insulin levels, plus other fruits to eat for diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Can the Mediterranean diet protect against air pollution?
A recently published study concludes that switching to the Mediterranean diet could protect against certain health issues caused by air pollution. (Medical News Today)

One egg per day may keep stroke at bay
Eating eggs might lower your risk of stroke and heart disease. At least, this is what a new, large-scale study from China now suggests. (Medical News Today)

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency is a huge and growing problem in the United States. A recent study finds a link between abdominal fat and low levels of vitamin D. (Medical News Today)

How tomato sauce can boost your gut health
Tomato sauce is not just a tasty addition to your meal, it is also a healthful one. It could help to boost the activity of good bacteria in the gut. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: Intermittent fasting may raise risk
The 'trendy' diet of intermittent fasting may have adverse consequences on our metabolism, a new study warns. The diet may impair pancreatic function. (Medical News Today)

Foods for bladder health
Having an overactive bladder can be a very challenging condition, but there are many ways in which people can improve their symptoms. These include monitoring the foods and drinks that they consume, as well as avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods. Learn more about the overactive bladder diet here. (Medical News Today)

Can you drink coffee while taking Adderall?
Adderall is a stimulant medication commonly used to treat ADHD. The caffeine in coffee can alter the side effects and efficacy of the drug. In this article, we look at the side effects of both caffeine and Adderall. We also consider whether or not it is safe to combine the two, and how doing so might affect the body. (Medical News Today)

Dyslipidemia: Everything you need to know
Blood lipids are fatty substances, such as triglycerides and cholesterol. When a person's levels are too high or low, they have dyslipidemia. It can be caused by genetic conditions or lifestyle factors, such as consuming too many foods high in saturated fats. Learn more about symptoms and how dyslipidemia is treated. (Medical News Today)

These simple lifestyle changes may improve osteoarthritis symptoms
A new study investigates the effect of diet on the symptoms of osteoarthritis. They found that small changes could relieve pain and reduce damage. (Medical News Today)

Which foods might stop your brain from shrinking?
Our brains tend to shrink with age, which can affect our cognitive functioning. But following the right kind of diet may help to preserve brain volume. (Medical News Today)

What are the best foods for heart health?
There are many ways to improve cardiac health, and watching what we eat is one of the most important. Here, we provide details of 16 heart-healthy foods. (Medical News Today)

'Largest' microbiome study weighs in on our gut health
'The largest crowd-sourced' project to ever have studied the human microbiome has published its first results. They drop new clues about our gut health. (Medical News Today)

Could eating yogurt reduce inflammation?
According to the latest research, eating yogurt before a meal might help to reduce inflammation by improving the integrity of our intestinal lining. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of low vitamin E?
Vitamin E is essential, and it is stored in the liver before being released into the bloodstream. Deficiency is rare and usually the result of an underlying condition. Low levels can lead to problems seeing, walking, and fighting off illness, among other issues. Learn to prevent and treat a vitamin E deficiency here. (Medical News Today)

Does drinking water improve erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction or ED is a common concern for men. Everyday factors, such as hydration levels, may affect a person's ability to get or maintain an erection. Drinking water may, therefore, help some men with ED. In this article, learn about the link between hydration and ED, and other factors that can cause ED. (Medical News Today)

How long does a cup of coffee keep you awake?
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system. People often consume it to stay alert, but how long do effects last, and how does it impact sleep? This depends on many factors, including the amount of caffeine ingested at once and an individual's metabolism. Learn to estimate how long the effects of caffeine last here. (Medical News Today)

Could vitamin D help to fight diabetes?
A new study explored vitamin D and diabetes. By boosting the vitamin's activity, the authors believe that they could save the cells damaged by the disease. (Medical News Today)

What should you eat when you are sick?
Depending on whether a person feels nauseous or has a cold or fever, the best foods to eat vary. In this article, we describe recommended diets for different types of sickness, and we examine the evidence for every suggestion. Learn which foods to avoid and which can help to combat illnesses and ease symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of citrus allergy?
Among the rarest allergies is a reaction to citrus fruits. Symptoms, which include tingling, redness, and swelling, tend to affect areas that have come into contact with fruit or juice, and some people have airborne allergies. We describe the range of treatments. Learn to prevent and manage citrus allergies here. (Medical News Today)

What causes undigested food to appear in stool?
Certain foods, including high-fiber foods and sweetcorn, are more difficult to digest than others. It is normal for a person to notice undigested bits of these foods in their stool. If undigested food in the stool occurs with other symptoms, including diarrhea, they may have a medical condition, such as Crohn’s or IBS. (Medical News Today)

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