A cousin of HIV – HTLV-1 is Spreading and has No Cure!

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Global News

Doctors from the Global Virus Network, an international group of virologists, are calling on the World Health Organization to work on strategies to prevent the transmission of HTLV-1 – a virus related to HIV.

Presence of both the human T-cell leukemia type-1 virus (HTLV-1) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) revealed in the transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image, 1980. Image courtesy Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

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Why It’s So Hard to Keep Weight Off After You’ve Lost It?

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Men’s Fitness

Even after you’ve shed major pounds, keeping the weight off can be a huge struggle. One reason? Your body constantly feels hungry, according to a new study from the American Physiological Society.
For the study, researchers had 40 obese volunteers — which was defined as having a body mass index greater than 40 — attend five three-week long weight loss sessions over the span of two years. During the sessions, the participants were coached through daily exercise and eating healthy.

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Coffee lowers risk of developing Cancer-Depression-Alzheimer’s

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Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – about three or four cups a day – is more likely to benefit our health than harm it, our latest research shows. This is important to know because around the world over two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day.

Coffee has been shown to give us a lower risk of developing cancer, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Image: REUTERS/Jason Reed

 

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7 Awesome Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

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If you’re like me, you love to eat chocolate. But not just any chocolate — I eat the varieties that are often referred to as “superfoods.” I’m talking about dark chocolate and cacoa nibs, which are both truly healthy forms of chocolate if you pick the right products. You’re probably thinking how is dark chocolate good for you, and in general, is chocolate good for you? Well, I’m about to tell you all about dark chocolate and how the benefits of dark chocolate are definitely for real.

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6 Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

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DO YOU SMELL it? Can you taste it? For some people, that unmistakable smell and delectable taste are the main reasons to pry themselves out of bed each morning. What is it? It’s the eye-opening and mouth-watering beverage that’s consumed by an estimated100 million Americans on a daily basis and it comes from a simple bean – coffee. But, aside from the caffeinated beverage’s eye-opening abilities and addictive flavor, there are many other hidden benefits and we’ve compiled a list of arguably the six best reasons you should be consuming coffee.

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Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss?

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Even when you work hard to burn calories, you can easily replace them with food. Here’s what you need to consider about training to cut fat.

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Yo-yo dieting: What it is and how it can wreck your body

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You’d think a drastic nutrition plan would blast away fat; but research shows it’s setting you up for weight gain, disease, and failure.

DURING THE HOLIDAYS, you want to spare yourself the strictness of a typical healthy eating plan. You allow indulgences and missed workouts to pile up a bit more than you should. That extra five pounds you’ve gained? Eh, you chalk it up to bulking season. But come spring—or after the holiday gluttony ebbs—you put your body through the ringer: two-a-day workouts, juice cleanses, pantry sweeps. It’s too much.


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Support Africa & immigrant rights: Go Africa Fundraiser for Congressman Adriano Espaillat on 2/22/2018

We have heard from many in the community who are inquiring how to do something given the current state of affairs.  donate here

U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat is a leading voice in Washington in the fight for what is right for our communities and Africa.  attend the upcoming fundraiser on 2/22/2018 from 6pm – 10pm @ 543 West 141st Street NY, NY 10031 in Hamilton heights register or donate at https://espaillat2018.eventbrite.com

 

 

Go Africa Health LLC,  SJ Medical PLLC, Go Africa LLC, & the African & Caribbean Communities at  Large are honored to host a fundraiser in support of the Honorable Congressman Adriano Espaillat for reelection to the United States Congress Representing New York’s 13th Congressional District.

about Congressman Espaillat

U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat proudly represents New York’s Thirteenth Congressional District. He was sworn into office on January 3, 2017, during the 115th Congress.

 

Congressman Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic in 1954 and came to the United States with his family when he was nine years old.  He grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City and is the first Dominican-American to serve in the United States Congress.  Congressman Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves as Chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.

 

A steadfast champion for working- and middle-class New Yorkers, Congressman Espaillat is a staunch advocate of a fair living wage, immediate and effective investments in affordable housing, meaningful criminal justice reform, infrastructure improvements, expanded youth programs, and better educational opportunities.

 

Throughout the tenure of his career in public service, Congressman Espaillat has been a vocal advocate for protecting tenants, improving schools, and making serious, smart investments in economic development, job creation, and environmental protection.  Prior to coming to Congress, he served as a New York State Senator during which he represented the neighborhoods of Marble Hill, Inwood, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, the Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Clinton, and Chelsea.

 

While in the New York State Senate, Congressman Espaillat served as the Ranking Member of the Senate Housing, Construction, and Community Development Committee; Chairman of the Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus; and as a member of the Environmental Conservation, Economic Development, Codes, Insurance, and Judiciary committees. Prior to his tenure as a state senator, he served in the New York State Assembly, and in 1996 became the first Dominican-American elected to a state legislature.

Intermittent Fasting An effective Way to lose Weight

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Men’s Fitness 

October 18, 2017

FASTING—DEFINED AS REDUCING or eliminating your calorie intake for a set period of time—has often been cited as a great way to lose weight and keep pounds off. But there are lots of different ways to fast, from a once-a-week pause to the month-long daytime fast often done in a religious context. So far one method hasn’t really stood out above the rest, although researchers are starting to hone in on one approach: intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting has shown the most promise for boosting metabolism and burning fat, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Research. Researchers put mice on a 16-week intermittent fasting program. The mice ate normally for two days, and then went one whole day without food. Meanwhile, a control group of mice ate the same amount of calories overall, just spread evenly across three days.

After four months, the fasted mice tended to have lower bodyweights than the control-group mice. They also had less white fat and more brown fat, which is used for energy and body heat, and their insulin and glucose levels were more constant.

So: Why does intermittent fasting work? It’s possible that intermittent fasting stimulates an anti-inflammatory cell, which then triggers an increase in production of a blood vessel growth factor, which in turn leads the body to burn more fat cells, according to the researchers.

“Intermittent fasting without a reduction in calorie intake can be a preventative and therapeutic approach against obesity and metabolic disorders,” said study co-author Kyoung-Han Kim, an assistant professor in the department of cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Ottawa. “Strikingly, these fasting-stimulated changes in the growth of vascular cells and subsequent immune alterations occur even after a single cycle of 24-hour fasting, and are completely reversed when mice start eating again.”

Just remember: You don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight.

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How Eating Nuts Helps You Keep Weight Off

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Men’s Fitness

October 10, 2017

Consuming nuts on a regular basis can help reduce the risk of obesity, according to a new study.

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