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Metabolic Syndrome Rate Stabilizing
A cluster of health problems — collectively known as metabolic syndrome — puts many at possible risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news? Rates for this condition appear to be stabilizing in the US.
Getting Physical Could Fight Liver Disease
Exercise — it's good for more than just keeping the weight off.
The Truth About Hangover Cures
Almost everyone has a friend who thinks he or she has found the perfect food combination, ritual or mantra to send a nasty hangover packing. And, unfortunately, that friend is rarely right.
The Science Behind Hangovers
There’s no more certain way to immediately recall a night of drinking to excess than the pounding headache you’re greeted with the next morning. It’s called a hangover, and it’s much more complex than it feels.
Weight Loss May Relieve Urinary Problems
If you've got metabolic syndrome, you may have a raised risk for urinary tract symptoms like bladder leakage, having to urinate more often, having to get up at night to go and feeling an urgent need to go. And you may be able to fight those symptoms by losing weight.
For Obese Kids, Health Problems May Start Early
As more children become obese, related health problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be putting their health at risk.
Coffee May Protect Liver Health
Coffee drinkers may have a new reason to have an extra cup of joe.
Weight Loss Surgery Improved Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing problem in the United States as obesity rates continue to grow. Now, researchers think they have found a great way to treat this liver condition.
Coffee Drinkers with Cirrhosis Lived Longer
A few cups of coffee every day may provide more than a boost to get through the day. That hot brew may also save lives, at least among a subset of people with cirrhosis of the liver, new research suggests.
Beer: The Health Benefits and Consequences
Many Americans enjoy their alcohol, spending close to $99 billion every year on beer alone. Here’s a list of potential health benefits and consequences of beer consumption.