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Less beef, more beans: Experts say world needs a new diet

The report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts recommends a plant-based diet, based on previously published studies that have linked red meat to an increased risk of health problems. Read More

Heart attack, stroke could be sign of cancer

Researchers studied records of 374,331 Medicare beneficiaries, mean age 76, who were given cancer diagnoses from 2005 to 2013. The researchers found that the highest risks were in those with diagnoses of lung and colorectal cancers. Read More

How to recognize symptoms that can lead to heart issues

Endurance athletes aren’t the only folks who get bushwhacked by potentially lethal cardiac events. About 47 percent of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside a hospital. Read More

Athletic excellence still starts at the dining table

A new, comprehensive review about the science of sports nutrition provides a lucid overview of what currently is known — and not known — about how athletes should eat. Read More
 

4 ways to protect your eyes as you age

More than 6 million Americans over age 65 have some type of vision problem. That’s why it’s important to take steps at every age to protect your eyes. Read More

The 31-day plan to lose winter weight

Through each step you’ll try to maintain the previous ones as you add to them. But if you slip up, you can go back and pick them up again. This is a change for a lifetime, not a crash diet. Read More

National labor board schedules hearing on Kaiser dispute

About 860 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii workers represented by the Hawaii Nurses Association are embroiled in a labor dispute that has reached the doorstep of federal authorities. Read More
 

Doctors say pelvic mesh lawsuits by 4 states are ill-advised

Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options — or maybe even push products off the market. Read More

High bacteria counts prompt warning signs at Pokai Bay and Ko Olina

The state Health Department this morning issued a high bacteria advisory for Pokai Bay as well as one of the lagoons at Ko Olina Resort in Leeward Oahu. Read More

8 ways to fight the common cold

If you catch a cold, you can expect to be sick for one to two weeks. That doesn’t mean you have to be miserable. These remedies might help you feel better. Read More

You’re a cancer survivor. Now what?

It’s estimated that up to 58 percent of cancer survivors deal with depression and up to 23 percent experience bouts of anxiety. That’s why it’s important to embrace these three ideas to help make surviving a time for thriving. Read More

‘Mom juice’ can help ward off allergies in kids

Generally speaking, there’s nothing wrong with a little “mom juice” to clean off a pacifier. Read More
 

Name that insomnia solution

Researchers from the U.K. recently published a survey in the journal PlosOne thatfound more than 60 percent of adults use music to fall asleep. Many favored rock and roll or classical. Read More

Column: Keys to successful New Year’s resolutions for 2019

It’s time to consolidate New Year’s resolutions for 2019. What is most important for the year ahead, amid escalating climate change, political turmoil in Washington, D.C., economic uncertainty across the globe and big questions about the future of health care? Read More

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