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The #1 Cause of "Deadly" Cancer, According to Science

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Even though survival rates and treatment protocols have improved significantly, cancer still strikes fear in the hearts of many—particularly those cancers that, despite scientific advances, remain inordinately common and deadly. The good news: You can take steps to reduce your risk of the deadliest cancers, particularly avoiding the #1 preventable cause. Read on to discover the most important thing you can do right now—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It . 1 What Is the Most Deadly Cancer? "If you're talking about the most lethal malignancy, pancreatic cancer wins, hands down," says Kurtis A. Campbell, MD , a board-certified surgical oncologist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. "About 50,000 people will contract pancreatic cancer this year, and nearly all of them will die. The five-year survival rate is only around 7%." Notably, Supreme Court Jus

Sure Signs You May Be Getting Parkinson's, According to Science

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Like many progressive conditions, Parkinson's disease (PD)—a disorder of the brain and central nervous system that can impair movement and speech—may have vague, subtle, or small symptoms at first. (Perhaps the most famous person living with Parkinson's, Michael J. Fox, said he was diagnosed after feeling a twitch in his left little finger.)  But it's important to know what those first signals may be, so a diagnosis can be made and treatment can begin as soon as possible. The key is to look for symptoms in combination. "There are a number of early signs of PD," says James Beck, Ph.D , chief scientific officer of the Parkinson's Foundation. " While you need not worry if you have any one of these symptoms alone, the Parkinson's Foundation recommends seeing your doctor if you are experiencing more than one symptom."   Read on to find out what they are—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have &q

The #1 Healthiest Fast-Food Burger Order, According to Nutritionists

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Burgers get a bad rap because we've moved them past their simple essence—meat between bread—and loaded them up with all kinds of gluttonous toppings like slices of processed cheese, bacon, creamy aiolis or mayo, and even eggs, which in itself aren't bad for you, but can unnecessarily kick up the calorie count of your burger. These days, we often have the added option of the plant-based burger , which allows vegans and vegetarians to enjoy something that's very similar to meat in taste and texture. And since it's plant-based, many think it's automatically better for you than a beef burger , too. But for those with flexible diets—do the benefits of getting a plant-based patty instead of the beef one really outweigh the sacrifice of eating something that isn't quite the real deal? Impossible burgers, for example, are light on the cholesterol that usually comes with real meat, and they do offer a few grams of fiber. RELATED: The Worst Fast Food Burgers—Ranked!

Virus Expert Issues "Concerning" COVID Warning

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With cities now open countrywide, the coronavirus pandemic is starting to feel in the rear-view mirror. But look out ahead: danger lurks, especially if you live in certain places in America. The new Delta variant is becoming the dominant form of COVID and it's "more transmissible" than the former strain, warns Michael Osterholm, an epidemiologist, Regents Professor, and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. He appeared on KSTP yesterday to sound the alarm. Read on for his "concerning" warning, as well as four tips that can save your life—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It . 1 Virus Expert Said COVID and the Delta Variant "Will Find You" The Delta variant is spreading in parts of the USA, especially where not enough people are vaccinated . "As we see happening in Europe rig

One Major Effect of Eating Blackberries, Says Dietitian

While fiber is well known for its regularity effect in the bathroom, its downstream payoffs get overlooked. Namely, adequate dietary fiber can positively impact cholesterol in the bloodstream. In fact, consuming 25 grams of fiber per day if you are a woman or 38 grams of fiber per day if you are a man (recommended from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans ) can significantly lower blood levels of cholesterol . Most Americans are not eating enough fiber. With some simple changes, eating enough fiber might not be as challenging as it may seem. If you need a fiber boost, check out these  20 Different Ways to Eat 28 Grams of Fiber a Day . Just one cup of this summer berry meets a third of your daily fiber goal if you are a woman! With 8 grams of fiber per cup, you'd be hard-pressed to find a serving of fruit that is higher in fiber. Dietary fiber also helps with weight loss by keeping you full, and can even assist with weight loss . Soluble fiber is the focus particularly if our

Sure Signs You Have Prostate Cancer, Like This Friends Actor

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On Monday, during an appearance on NBC's Today Show , Friends star James Michael Tyler revealed he is battling stage 4 prostate cancer . The 59-year-old actor, famous for playing Central Perk manager Gunther for 10 seasons on the hit show, explained that he was first diagnosed with the illness three years ago during a routine physical at the age of 56. "In September of 2018, I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, which had spread to my bones," he told host Craig Melvin. It was treated with hormone therapy, but started "mutating" during the pandemic, resulting in tumors up and down his spine and leaving him unable to walk.  "Of course, it's stage 4. Late-stage cancer. So eventually, you know, it's gonna probably get me," he said. He also pointed out that earlier detection could have saved his life, and that he regretted not listening to his wife. He also urged viewers to "ask your doctor for a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test&

One Trendy Celeb Exercise Trick You Can Try at Home, Says Trainer

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Now, I don't claim to be an expert in all things celebrity , but I am a personal trainer based in Los Angeles, where have spent a lot of time in the most popular fitness studios in town—the type that exist on the razor's edge of cool-Hollywood chic, frequented by actors, models, and top stuntpeople—and I know a thing or two about how A-Listers train. If your body goals include things such as getting fitter, building strength and muscle endurance, burning calories, and building some lean muscle, and there's at least one exercise trick that I'm seeing taught that you can definitely use at home. In fact, I recommend it. It's a unique blend that draws on HIIT, Pilates, and resistance training. (As far as I know, it has no name. Call it re-hiit-tes . Or pil-hiit-resist . Or anything you like. In any case, I'll just explain here how you can do it.) This type of training relies on strength-training that utilizes different resistances, combined with HIIT-style exercis

Most Costco Warehouses Now Have This Popular Perk Back

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This month has been a busy one at Costco. Members may have seen the tables come back to the indoor food courts , along with churros , as they shop without a mask (if they are fully vaccinated). CFO Richard Galanti spoke earlier this month about what the warehouse chain was doing in the coming weeks, and by now most warehouses should have one Costco staple perk back. Before you shop, though, be sure to check out the Costco Foods You Should Always Avoid, According to Nutritionists . The chain got rid of many perks in March of 2020. When the pandemic began, Costco put several safety rules in place that would ultimately be there for over a year. Masks were required, the food court menu was limited and without seating, and social distancing measures were displayed throughout the warehouse. In addition, samples and food demos were taken away. Related: To get all the latest Costco news delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter! Costco tried bringi

Surprising Side Effects of Taking Energy Supplements, Says Science

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Taking energy supplements like energy drinks , shots, or green tea pills can be par for the course for sleepy-eyed folks who need a little jolt mid-day. Instead of taking a nap, cracking open a can of a caffeine-fueled beverage, or popping a pill chock-full of energy-inducing ingredients seems to be the way many of us are going thanks to our jam-packed lifestyles. In fact, energy drinks are now the fastest-growing product in the beverage industry , highlighting just how many people are jumping on this vitality bandwagon. Most items toted as "energy-boosting" contain caffeine , a stimulant that is naturally found in your beloved cup of coffee or tea. Yet, energy supplements often contain levels of this stimulant in quantities that are far greater than what you find in a regular cup of joe. Plus, these items may contain other "boosters" like B vitamins and certain herbal extracts. And while taking energy supplements may appear to be harmless, there are some effects

Virus Expert Just Issued This Stark Warning

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The  COVID-19  pandemic isn't over, although it may feel that way in much of America. That's because not enough people are getting vaccinated quick enough in the face of a more transmissible new variant, dubbed Delta. In response, University Of Nebraska Medical Center "College Of Public Health" Dean/Professor, Dr. Ali S. Khan, joined SiriusXM Doctor Radio's "Doctor Radio Reports" (on SiriusXM Doctor Radio, channel 110) and told show host Dr. Marc Siegel that he believes that Americans should be worried about the fall and winter. To find out why and how you can protect yourself, read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It . 1 Virus Expert is Concerned About a Coming COVID Surge in Certain Parts of the USA  "I am concerned about what's going to happen in the fall and winter. We're already seeing the divergence here in the U.S. in

Over 50? Never Do These Exercises, Say Top Experts

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Let's get this out of the way first: It's certainly within the realm of possibility that you're over 50 years-old , you're super fit and active , and you're supremely capable of doing all of the exercises on this list. After all, in the case of fitness, there is no one-size-fits-all list of no-nos that literally everyone on the planet should avoid. "Personally, I am of the belief that there is no such thing as bad exercises, only poor execution, and poor programming," says Jake Harcoff , MS, CSCS, TSAC-f, CISSN, a certified kinesiologist based in Canada. He's right, of course, and if you seek out quality personal training —and you work hard—there's a good chance that no exercise is off-limits for you. That being said, if you're the average person who is over 50—someone for whom optimal fitness isn't necessarily his or her top priority in life, and who may struggle at times to get to the gym—top personal trainers and doctors will definite