14 Apr, 2024
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These Common Medications Can Alter Your Sense Of Smell – Health Digest

Statins and calcium channel blockers aren’t the only ones that can leave you with a bad smell in your nose; the antibiotic erythromycin is also an offender. This medication combats the bacteria causing sinusitis, pneumonia, upper respiratory infections, skin infections, and pertussis, states the Mayo Clinic. Erythromycin falls under the classification of macrolide antibiotics. According to StatPearls, […]

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Is It Safe To Take Advil Before Exercise? What To Consider – Health Digest

The study considered 89 ultramarathoners split into two groups — one that took 3-4 doses of 400-milligram ibuprofen (that’s two Advil pills) every four hours toward the end of the race and one that took a placebo (via Harvard Health). The races lasted seven days and the athletes started taking ibuprofen on the fifth day.  What researchers found was that […]

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What It Means If You Experience Pain While Pooping – Health Digest

Your intestines can succumb to several diseases that leave them inflamed and malfunctioning. The umbrella term for these diseases is “inflammatory bowel disease.” This includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. According to the Cleveland Clinic, about 3 million people are affected by inflammatory bowel disease, and it’s most common among those between the ages […]

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What Being A Vegetarian Says About Your Personality – Health Digest

A 2023 meta-analysis in Appetite compiled the results of 15 studies that looked at the Big Five personality traits of vegetarians compared to omnivores. This analysis included a total of almost 70,000 people. Vegetarians scored higher in agreeableness, which includes characteristics such as sharing, comforting, and helping other people. Openness to experience is another Big […]

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Not Eating These 11 Foods Can Increase Early Death Risk – Health Digest

You may not automatically think of legumes when building up a healthy dinner plate, but this family of flowering plants, which include beans (kidney, pinto, white, black, and lima), chickpeas, split peas, lentils, and edamame (unripened soybeans) are robust sources of protein, fiber, and vitamins that support heart health. Legumes can also help lower cholesterol […]