What’s for dinner? Sushi, with a side of crickets

While insects have been consumed for centuries worldwide, many people still haven’t warmed to the idea of a creepy-crawly on the tongue. But if your next dinner recipe involves raw fish, seaweed, wasabi and rice—the key ingredients for sushi—chances are you might enjoy some deep-fried crickets or beetles on the side. For the first time, an international study led by […]

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Statins have low risk of side effects

The cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have demonstrated substantial benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots (ischemic strokes) in at-risk patients. Since statins are associated with a low risk of side effects, the benefits of taking them outweigh the risks, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association that reviewed multiple studies […]

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Flaxseed oil: Benefits, side effects, and how to use

In this article, learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, including reduced cholesterol, fewer skin problems, and decreased inflammation. We also cover the possible risks of using flaxseed oil. What is flaxseed oil? Flaxseed oil comes from ripened flaxseeds that manufacturers have cold pressed to extract the oil. Another name for flaxseed oil is linseed oil. Flaxseed oil is […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis: Weight loss and other side effects

According to the Arthritis Foundation, an estimated two-thirds of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are overweight or have obesity. Weight loss can be a side effect of RA medication or a symptom of the condition itself. Does RA cause weight loss? A person with RA may lose weight for many reasons. For example, pain and stiffness can make it hard […]

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Men with prostate cancer willing to accept lower survival odds to avoid side effects

Men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer say they would trade some improvement in their odds of survival for improvements in side effects and quality of life, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease in men but in many cases it is a […]

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Psoriasis oral medication: Types, uses, and side effects

An estimated 25 percent of all people with psoriasis have moderate or severe psoriasis. Many of these people require oral medication or phototherapy. This article gives an overview of the different types of oral medication, their uses, and their possible side effects. Types Oral medications for psoriasis are a type of systemic medication. This means that instead of just responding […]

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The 10 most common chemotherapy side effects

Other common side effects include: nausea and vomiting neuropathy trouble breathing constipation diarrhea Chemotherapy cannot tell normal cells apart from cancer cells and kills both, which is why side effects occur. Most people receiving chemotherapy will experience side effects. Common side effects The 10 most common side effects include: 1. Illness and a weakened immune system Cancer and the treatment […]

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