Health - Page 6

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Could the Zika Virus Bring Down the Summer Olympics?

The Olympics are still on, but U.S. athletes are being asked to use their judgment in attending.