Health - Page 6

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More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid

Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says.

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For a Healthy Heart, 6 Numbers Every Woman Should Know

Don't worry about your figure — focus on improving these six figures instead.

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For Lead Poisoning, Autism or Heart Disease, Don’t Turn to Chelation Supplements

The FDA is warning against the use of the OTC supplements for these and other conditions.

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Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk

Research finds association among users over age 75, but can't prove the medications cause memory problems.


Food and Drug Interactions to Avoid

Don’t eat this or drink that if you take any of these medications.

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Weight Loss Supplement Ads: Don’t Swallow the Claims

In scams flagged by the FTC, the only place you’ll lose weight is in your wallet.

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Do Your Knees Buckle? You May Be at Risk for a Fall

Improving strength and balance may help.

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6 Mosquito-Borne Diseases that Aren't Zika Virus

Mosquitoes can transmit many diseases, but good prevention habits can help save you from misery.

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Gene Discovery Could Lead to New Lyme Disease Test

Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics.

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10 Cancer Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Not all lumps, persistent headaches or back pains are cancer — but it pays to pay attention.

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Parents: Teens Are Dying from Homemade "Dewshine"

Could your teen be experimenting with this mix of racing fuel and Mountain Dew?


C. Diff: Symptoms and Causes of This Nasty Bacterial Infection

This bacterium can survive for long periods on surfaces. Here’s how to protect your gut.

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Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy.

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Scientists Discover New Bacteria that Causes Lyme Disease

The new species, carried by deer ticks, has so far been found in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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The Happiest, Healthiest Places to Live in the US

A new report ranks the best — and worst — states for well-being.