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Nutrition 2018: New data confirm health benefits of plant-based diet

12.06.2018 | Readed: 70

New data presented at Nutrition 2018 — the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, held in Boston, MA — bolster the evidence that a plant-based diet is linked to a wealth of health benefits.Plant-based diets are becoming more......

Are apples good for diabetes?

26.05.2018 | Readed: 159

Apples are a nutritious snack, but are the sugars and carbohydrates in an apple good or bad for blood sugar and insulin levels if a person has diabetes? According to the American Diabetes......

Azerbaijan’s Food Safety Agency to control quality of salt, grain

12.05.2018 | Readed: 174

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree on amending the "Decree on Ensuring the Implementation of the Law of Azerbaijan on Salt Iodization for the Purpose of Mass Prevention of Iodine Deficiency Diseases", dated Sept. 27,......

Can avocado oil strengthen my hair?

25.04.2018 | Readed: 424

The health benefits of eating avocado are well-known. Could using avocado oil on the hair help to keep it strong and healthy? Taking care of the hair by practicing good hygiene can have a big impact......

Does blood pressure change during a heart attack?

11.04.2018 | Readed: 888

During a heart attack, blood pressure can rise, fall, or stay the same. As a result, blood pressure change without other symptoms is not a reliable sign of a heart attack. In this article, we......

What are the best teas for health?

26.03.2018 | Readed: 1348

It's likely that we all enjoy a hot cup of tea — or herbal infusion — at least from time to time, if not on a daily basis. But what are the most important health benefits that some of these soothing teas can bring us? Read on to learn more about......

How vitamin D protects against heart failure

10.03.2018 | Readed: 2944

Vitamin D, which is often called the "sunshine vitamin," boasts a range of physiological roles. A new study reveals that, following a heart attack, it might protect against consequent heart......

Scientists grow first fully developed human eggs in laboratory

27.02.2018 | Readed: 2963

For the first time ever, scientists have succeeded in growing human eggs from the earliest stages to full maturity in a laboratory. Before now, scientists had only succeeded in doing so with the eggs of mice, maturing those eggs to the stage where they......

How can I lower my insulin levels?

23.02.2018 | Readed: 3051

Insulin is a hormone the body uses to gain energy from carbohydrates in food. Without insulin, a person's blood sugar levels can build up too high and cause damage to the body, especially to the kidneys, nerves of the hands and feet, and......

How fruit juice affects the gut

07.02.2018 | Readed: 2517

It was previously believed that fructose, which is the sugar found in fruit and fruit juice, is processed by the liver. However, a new study suggests that fructose is mainly processed in the small......

Can beet juice help treat erectile dysfunction?

23.01.2018 | Readed: 2377

Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection during sexual activity. Can drinking beet juice help a man get and keep an erection? The compounds in......

Vegetarian and vegan sources of B-12

08.01.2018 | Readed: 2064

Vitamin B-12 plays an essential role in a person's health. A lack of vitamin B-12 in a person's diet can adversely affect their physical and mental health. Vegetarians and vegans must take......

Could blueberry vinegar tackle memory loss?

21.12.2017 | Readed: 2321

Scientists might have discovered a potential new treatment for dementia, in the form of blueberry vinegar. In the recent study, researchers show how the fermented product improved short-term memory in mice with amnesia. Dementia is one of the......

Lemon, honey, and alcohol: Which is best for sore throat?

07.12.2017 | Readed: 2941

As sore throats are making the rounds through the Medical News Today editorial office, the debate is rife: what is the best drink to soothe the pain? More importantly, whether it's alcohol, spices, or lemon and honey, what is the scientific......

Can diabetics eat bananas?

20.11.2017 | Readed: 2762

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Six surprising health risks in your home

07.11.2017 | Readed: 2869

We all know that our homes can be a repository of health risks, if not managed properly. Mold, bleach, gas leaks — these are all certified hazards. But what are some of the less obvious household risks? We......

What are the benefits of drinking hot water?

19.10.2017 | Readed: 2925

Drinking enough water can support skin, muscle, and joint health. Water helps the body's cells absorb nutrients and fight infections. Drinking a few glasses of warm or hot water each day might offer even more......

How childhood trauma affects the brain

07.10.2017 | Readed: 2950

It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of......

Apple cider vinegar for hair growth: Does it work?

18.09.2017 | Readed: 3232

Apple cider vinegar has never been so popular and is credited with all manner of health benefits, from aiding weight loss to stabilizing blood sugar levels. Some advocates claim that......

Brain cancer could be treated with Zika virus

06.09.2017 | Readed: 3561

A new study looks into the potential of the Zika virus to target and kill brain cancer cells. The results, so far, are encouraging, but researchers suggest that there is a long way to go until a safe and effective treatment is......

Costochondritis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

14.08.2017 | Readed: 3116

The ribs are connected to the breastbone by tough, protective tissue called cartilage. When this cartilage becomes inflamed, the condition is known as costochondritis or chest wall pain. While this......

15 natural ways to lower your blood pressure

03.08.2017 | Readed: 2861

High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that can damage your heart. It affects one in three people in the US and 1 billion people worldwide . If left uncontrolled, it raises your......

Vitamin D guidelines may be changed following new study

13.07.2017 | Readed: 2917

A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, vitamin D-2 and D-3 do not have equal nutritional value. With vitamin D deficiency on the rise, the authors call for a rethink of official......

Uro-Technology Training Symposium kicks off in Baku

03.07.2017 | Readed: 2932

Baku is hosting the Uro-Technology Training Symposium, co-organized by Azerbaijan Medical University and the International Society of......

What is the vagus nerve?

30.06.2017 | Readed: 2937

The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that emanate from the brain. It transmits information to or from the surface of the brain to tissues and organs elsewhere in the......

Bronchitis: Is it contagious?

12.06.2017 | Readed: 3085

Bronchitis is a condition affecting the lungs and airways. It is an inflammation of the bronchi, which are the main breathing passages within the lungs. In some cases, bronchitis may be......

Foods to avoid for people with diabetes

02.06.2017 | Readed: 3092

Taking control of what foods they eat not only helps people manage their diabetes but also influences how well they feel and how much energy they have every day. We take a look at what......

“Baku Heart Days” 5th International Congress kicks off in Baku

30.05.2017 | Readed: 2997

“Baku Heart Days” 5th International Congress organized by the Azerbaijan Society for Cardiovascular Surgery has today started in......

Liver pain: Symptoms and causes

11.05.2017 | Readed: 3063

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Apple cider vinegar and diabetes: Does it help and how is it taken?

01.05.2017 | Readed: 3078

For many years, apple cider vinegar has been linked with an array of health benefits. These have ranged from aiding weight loss to relieving cold symptoms. But does taking it help people with......

Potassium as important as sodium for healthy blood pressure

10.04.2017 | Readed: 3088

A high salt diet is known to increase the risk of hypertension. A recent review concludes that consuming adequate potassium levels might be just as important for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. High blood pressure (or......

Clinical trial finds that vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer risk

30.03.2017 | Readed: 3033

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and a major public health burden. Previous studies have suggested that vitamin D may lower......

Could eating yogurt help treat depression?

10.03.2017 | Readed: 3176

A new study suggests that there may be an effective alternative to medication for the treatment of depression: probiotic bacteria found in......

Alzheimer's disease: Molecular study clarifies potential link to high blood sugar

27.02.2017 | Readed: 3386

A new molecular study reveals for the first time that high blood sugar or glucose damages an important enzyme that is involved with how the immune system responds in the......

Azerbaijanis to have free annual medical check-ups from February 15 to May 15

14.02.2017 | Readed: 4156

Citizens of Azerbaijan will be able to have free medical check-ups from February 15 to May 15. An annual free-of-charge medical examination was endorsed by the Azerbaijani President in 2014. All citizens of the country aged above 18 will have the......

Visual evidence shows brain 'resetting' during sleep

07.02.2017 | Readed: 3878

Throughout the day, the human brain absorbs a torrent of knowledge, processes the information, and learns, before "switching off" over night. New research explains this process......

Autism symptoms improve after fecal transplant, small study finds

26.01.2017 | Readed: 3915

Children with autism may benefit from fecal transplants – a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut, a new study has......

Vegetarianism harms the brain?

07.01.2017 | Readed: 4144

According to a half-year-long study conducted by scientists from Oxford University, perceived health benefits of vegetarianism might eventually turn into health......

Nail Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment

26.12.2016 | Readed: 3932

Nail psoriasis refers to changes that occur in the fingernails and toenails when a person has psoriasis. These changes range from discoloration to alterations in the nail bed. Nail psoriasis can have a physical and emotional impact on a person's life. It......

How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose:Six Possible Treatments

06.12.2016 | Readed: 3900

Nasal congestion is a very common condition. In fact, most people get a stuffy nose from time to time. Nasal congestion can develop when the blood vessels inside the nose become......

What Drinks are Good and Bad for People with Diabetes?

21.11.2016 | Readed: 3956

Diabetes comes in two main forms: type 1 and type 2. Both result in high blood sugar levels if left untreated. Insulin, a hormone that helps our cells absorb glucose, is either nonexistent......

Azerbaijan, Mexico discuss healthcare cooperation

19.11.2016 | Readed: 3890

Azerbaijan and Mexico have discussed cooperation in the field of healthcare as Minister of Health Ogtay Shiraliyev met with Mexican ambassador Juan Rodrigo Labardini Flores. Shiraliyev highlighted activities of the ministry.......

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