26 Feb, 2024
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What It Means When Your Ibuprofen Never Kicks In – Health Digest

Although ibuprofen can help with mild to moderate pain and inflammation, there are several things ibuprofen can’t do for you.¬†For instance, while it may alleviate pain caused by an uncomplicated UTI, a 2018 study published in PLOS Medicine found it’s not a suitable alternative to antibiotics for treatment. Similarly, it may not be the best […]

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Why Your Pre-Workout Smoothie Could Be A Bad Idea – Health Digest

Even if you’re trying to increase your protein intake to build or retain muscle, adding a scoop of protein powder to your smoothie will slow down your digestion. You’ll need up to an hour for your stomach to digest the protein in your smoothie, according to Men’s Health. While fiber is an important part of […]

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What It Means When The Urge To Pee Won’t Go Away During A Workout – Health Digest

An overactive bladder affects an estimated 30% of men and 40% of women, according to the Urology Care Foundation. A key symptom is a sudden and urgent need to pee, and sometimes sufferers will even leak a little urine too. When a typical bladder gets filled with urine, your brain sends you the signal to […]

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Does Being Left-Handed Increase Your Risk Of Cancer? Here’s What We Know – Health Digest

A 2007 article in Epidemiology followed more than 12,000 Dutch women for 13 years. During that time, 252 women passed away. The researchers compared the mortality rates between left-handers and right-handers and found that left-handers had a 70% higher risk of dying from cancer and twice the risk of dying from breast cancer. They were […]

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Why You Should Be Eating This Protein-Packed Fungus – Health Digest

Not only do mushrooms rank just behind meat in terms of protein, but their amino acid profile is also similar to that of meat, with all nine of the essential amino acids (per a 2017 article in the Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences). While portobello mushrooms aren’t a great source of carbs, the […]