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Confused About Calcium Supplements?

In a perfect world, we'd get all the calcium we need from the foods we eat. Not just the usual suspects like yogurt, milk, and cheese, but also canned salmon and sardines, broccoli, kale and collard greens, and fortified cereals and juices. But we live in an imperfect world.

Research suggests that more than a third of us aren't getting enough of the mineral that's essential for building and maintaining strong bones. It helps muscles work and nerves carry messages between the brain and other parts of the body, too.

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5 science-based strategies for nailing your New Year’s resolutions

By Katy Milkman, CNN

Kick off the new year by setting a goal that's "concrete and bite-size" to make it doable, behavioral scientist Katy Milkman advises.

Award-winning behavioral scientist Katy Milkman is the James G. Dinan Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, author of "How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be," cofounder of the Behavior Change for Good Initiative, and the host of Charles Schwab's "Choiceology" podcast.

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Weight Loss Your Resolution? Experts Look at Fasting, Keto and Whole 30

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter

Folks who are determined to shed some pounds in the New Year face a bewildering array of fad diets and quickie weight-loss schemes.
Those weighing eating patterns and diet plans such as intermittent fasting, the Keto diet, the Whole 30 Program and the Mediterranean diet would do well to keep two primary facts in mind, nutrition experts told HealthDay Now.

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Covid-19: WHO chief optimistic disease will be beaten in 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says he is optimistic that the coronavirus pandemic will be defeated in 2022, provided countries work together to contain its spread.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu warned against "narrow nationalism and vaccine hoarding" in a new year statement. His comments come two years since the WHO was first notified of cases of an unknown pneumonia strain in China.

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14 Best and Worst Foods for Your Liver


Food with lots of fiber can help your liver work at its best. Want one that's a great way to start your day? Try oatmeal. Research shows it can help you shed some extra pounds and belly fat, which is a good way to keep away liver disease.

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Good news for tea lovers!

Drinking a cuppa can boost your BRAINPOWER and improve performance in creative tasks, study finds

• Researchers from Peking University set 100 subjects one of two challenges
• First, however, they made each of them drink a cup of water or of black tea
• They found that tea appears to boost cognitive performance on tricky tasks
• It was also associated with more enduring problem solving abilities with time

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Poor eyesight diet: The six best foods to boost eye health

EYESIGHT can be affected by many factors, including your diet. Almost 80 percent of Britons say they are scared of losing their eyesight: here are the foods you should be eating for healthy eyes.

Your diet can help keep your vision strong and to reduce your risk of developing serious conditions threatening your ability to see. By incorporating these six foods into your diet, you can improve the health of your eyes. What foods are they?
More than two million people in the UK are living with sight loss, and many more are considered at risk for losing their eyesight.

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Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Vitamin B6

This hard-working vitamin holds many big jobs. It affects your mood, appetite, sleep, and thinking. You need it to fight off infections, turn food into energy, and help your blood carry oxygen to all corners of your body. While it’s actually rare to run low, you really can’t afford to do so.

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Covid-resistant people inspire new vaccine tactic

Understanding how some people naturally resist Covid infection, despite clearly being exposed to the virus, could lead to better vaccines, say researchers.

A team at University College London said some people had a degree of Covid-immunity before the pandemic started. This likely came from the body learning how to fight viruses that are related to the one, which has swept the world.

Upgrading vaccines to copy this protection, could make the jabs even more effective, the team said. The scientists were closely monitoring hospital staff during the first wave of the pandemic - including by taking regular blood samples.

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Ten small steps for better heart health

Change is an important part of living with heart disease or trying to prevent it. A jump in blood pressure or cholesterol earns you a lecture on healthy lifestyle changes. Heart attack and stroke survivors are often told to alter a lifetime of habits.

Some people manage to overhaul their exercise pattern, diet, and unhealthy habits with ease. The rest of us try to make changes, but don't always succeed. Instead of undertaking a huge makeover, you might be able to improve your heart's health with a series of small changes. Once you get going, you may find that change is not so hard.

This approach may take longer, but it could also motivate you to make some big changes.

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