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Helpmeoutdoc is looking for guest writers

15 Jan, 2016 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
We have decided to open our news section to new, talented guest writers, with  interesting stories that they would like to share with our audience. Our content focuses on health and lifetlye, covering topics such as nutrition, health, medical technology, environment, beauty and skin care and many others. helpmeoutDOC's news articles have…


On US campuses, suicide is second highest cause of death

1 Apr, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
As many as six percent of undergraduate and four percent of graduate students have considered suicide seriously, according to American College Health Association. Suicide is a serious problem on college campuses in the United States, and has a reputation as a silent and very complex human behavioral problem. The rate…


Apples more likely to keep the pharmacist, not doctor away

1 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Giving up eating apples to replace it with a packet of chips will hardly happen, but the famed benefits of eating a day to keep the doctor away have been challenged, new study claimed. Researchers at University of Michigan said that "evidence does not support that an apple a day…


A longer lifespan may result in poor health

3 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A longer life may be achieved by altering the genes, but the extended lifespan does not come with promises of extended health, new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School conducted a study of long-lived mutant C. elegans in which they show the genetically altered worms spend…


Toddler food items exceed salt, sugar recommendations

2 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Many meals and snacks for toddlers have an amount of salt and sugar that worries nutritionists and pediatricians, as these food items create an early taste for foods that influences later eating habits leading to obesity and other health risks, a new study finds. An estimated seven in 10 toddler…


Smartphone app may diagnose sleep apnea

15 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
A new technology based on smartphone aims at tracking sleep disorders including sleep apnea much easier than visiting a doctor. Researchers from Florida State University and New Jersey-based Stevens Institute of Technology used earbuds equipped with an in-line microphone and an Apple iPhone to analyze participants' breathing habits during a…


Poor sperm quality symptomatic of health problems

11 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
When men have a poor semen production, the condition extends beyond a couple's ability to have babies, indicating many other health problems for the men such as high blood pressure and cardiac problems. In the study, researchers examined 9,387 men, who needed help for infertility. Participants had an average age…


Raw milk outbreaks on the rise despite strict regulation

11 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Supporters of natural and organic foods frequently suggest drinking raw milk, which circumvents the commercial chain of pasteurization and homogenization, and presents the image of a purer, less processed food. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) however, have long warned against this practice, saying that consumption of raw…


Bariatric surgery eases urinary track symptoms

11 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Bariatric surgery, or the weight loss surgery, may lower the frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms among obese people. Obesity in both men and women is associated with lower urinary tract symptoms related to urinary frequency and urgency such as bladder leakage and incomplete bladder emptying. Francois Desgrandchamps,…


Savory herb’s impressive benefits

10 Nov, 2014 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
Delicate, pleasantly aromatic savory (summer) is a very popular culinary herb widely used in eastern European and American cuisines. Botanically, this annual herb belongs within the mint family of Lamiaceae, and known scientifically as Satureja hortensis. The herb is well tolerant of different climatic conditions and requires good sunlight to…