Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis vs. gout: Symptoms and causes

Rheumatoid arthritis and gout are two types of arthritis or arthritides. Both types affect the joints, causing pain and inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout can be confused with each another when gout causes nodules to form in the hands or feet as they can in RA. People can have both RA and gout, although…

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Southern Barbecue With a Fiery Dip and a Deep History

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. — This is the Southern barbecue you’ve probably never heard of. Not baby back ribs thickly crusted with spice rub and served “dry,” as it’s done in Memphis. Not slow-smoked chicken dipped in mayonnaise-based “white” barbecue sauce — a longstanding specialty of Decatur, Ala. Not even mutton, smoked the better part of a…

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Skin Deep: The Fix for Dark Circles, Bags and Droopy Lids

The eyes have it — the good stuff (smiling, winking, widening in delight), and also the less-good stuff that goes with the good stuff (crow’s-feet, crinkling, under-eye bags). No one would advise you to give up the good. But is there a way to make the inevitable signs of a life fully lived a little…

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Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?

People who buy organic food are usually convinced it’s better for their health, and they’re willing to pay dearly for it. But until now, evidence of the benefits of eating organic has been lacking. Now a new French study that followed 70,000 adults, most of them women, for five years has reported that the most…

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From Hunan, Slippery Rice Noodles and Other Treats

People in the Hunan region of China like to say that without chiles, you can’t have a meal. Hunan Slurp, a new restaurant in the East Village with a Hunanese owner and chef, shows off the province’s spicy cuisine in dishes like whole fish with chile sauce.

Tokyo Knows How to Make a Statement

Street Style Expressive dressing prevails over prescribed style in Japan’s largest city. Oct. 23, 2018 Image “I value personality in fashion because I don’t like to look like others. I have an outgoing personality, so I like to use a lot of bright colors.” — Miku Odamaki, 17, studentCreditAndrea DiCenzo for The New York Times…

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Medical News Today: Fitness and lifespan: Is too much exercise harmful?

A new, large-scale study finds that even extreme levels of fitness increase lifespan — particularly in older people. A new study finds that exercise, even at extreme levels, prolongs life for seniors. Exercise is widely considered to benefit health, but is there such a thing as too much exercise? Some recent studies suggest so. For…

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Trilobites: Lavender’s Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Just Folk Medicine

Lavender bath bombs; lavender candles; deodorizing lavender sachets for your shoes, car or underwear drawer; lavender diffusers; lavender essential oils; even lavender chill pills for humans and dogs. And from Pinterest: 370 recipes for lavender desserts. Take a deep breath. Release. People like lavender. We’ve been using this violet-capped herb since at least medieval times.…

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