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Vitamin B Supplements May Reduce Stroke Risk

Taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of stroke, a new review suggests. Researchers looked at 14 clinical trials involving nearly 50,000 participants, and
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Sensor-Augmented Insulin Pump Therapy Reduces Rate of Severe Hypoglycemic Events

Use of an insulin pump with a sensor that suspends insulin delivery when blood glucose falls below a set threshold reduced the rate of severe...
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Alcohol Doesn't Cause Depression

There is no truth to the long-held belief that alcohol causes depression, clinical neuroscientists from The University of Western Australia have concluded. Professor Osvaldo Almeida, of...
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New Scan May Diagnose Alzheimer's as Brain Changes Occur

Alzheimer's disease causes brain changes that eventually rob adults of their memories and abilities to perform everyday functions. Many of these changes can be seen...
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Three Exercises to Melt Away Love Handles

While there are no secrets to melting away your love handles, there is definitely a right and a wrong way to attack them. "Too many...
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Does Being Fat Cause Headaches?

Being seriously overweight can nearly double a person’s chances of suffering migraines, a study has found. The disabling condition affects one in seven adults and costs...
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Bragging About How Sleep-Deprived We Are Is the New Status Symbol

Do you answer every inquiry about your wellbeing with 'I'm fine, just tired'? If so, you've fallen prey to Collective Fatigue Syndrome. But this is no...
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Man loses 245 lbs with the three P's

In the third grade, Marlon Gibson was so overweight his mom had to take him to the men's store to buy his Easter suit. "Even back...
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200,000 bottles of infants' Motrin recalled

The makers of Motrin are voluntarily recalling about 200,000 bottles of concentrated drops for infants over potential contamination with tiny plastic particles The manufacturer, Johnson &...
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Three deaths may be tied to synthetic marijuana in Colorado

Three people in Colorado may have died after smoking synthetic marijuana, state health officials fear. The Colorado Department of Public Health has launched an investigation...
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The cancer Valerie Harper really has

"Valerie Harper is facing a devastating diagnosis: terminal brain cancer," a People cover story from March started. "Her doctors say she has as little as...
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Most Women Make Peace With Their Bodies at Around Age 34

Women are most at peace with their naked bodies when they're 34 years old, the magical age when, after 20 years of being overly self-critical,...
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Food Addicts Get High After Their 'Hit' and Feel Judged Like Junkies

Cravings for food can be as bad as those for drugs, according to new research. A survey of more than 5,000 slimmers found that a fat...
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5 Weight-Loss Tricks That Actually Work

When it comes to weight loss, every little bit helps. If you're stuck in a diet-and-exercise rut and are looking for a little extra calorie-busting...
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Will Eating Mushrooms Every Day Slim Your Hips But Not Your Bust?

Mushrooms are like Marmite: people tend to love or loathe them. And given that half the population would blanch at the prospect of tucking into...
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Ten Unbelievable Diet Rules Backed by Science

When describing how you really feel about the latest miracle fix in the diet and fitness world, you'd probably like to drop an F-bomb-as in,...
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Mothers Who Breastfeed Lower Their Risk of Developing Alzheimer's by Two-Thirds

Mothers who breastfeed have a two-thirds lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s in later life, compared with women who never breastfeed their children, according to a...
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World's First Test-Tube Patty Is Sampled in London - and 'It Tastes of Meat but Could Be Juicier'

A slice of history has been served up in the shape of burger after two food experts sampled the world’s first test-tube patty, made from...
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The Breath Diet That Takes Just Five Minutes a Day

If you are struggling to stick to a diet of carrot sticks and lettuce leaves, news of the latest weight loss technique to be sweeping...
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Medicine Is Now So Advanced That Corpses Could Soon Be Revived 24 Hours After Death

A U.S. doctor has claimed that modern medicine will soon reach the point where it will enable experts to resurrect people up to 24 hours...
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The Taller a Woman Is, the Higher Her Chances Are to Get Cancer After Menopause

Tall women are more likely to get cancer, new research suggests. American scientists found the taller a post-menopausal woman is, the greater her risk of developing...
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Skipping Breakfast May Increase Heart Attack Risk

ATLANTA -- Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly...
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"I Live Like a Disabled Person Even Though I'm Physically Healthy" - Chloe Jennings-White

A Cambridge University educated research scientist is so desperate to live the life of a wheelchair-bound person she is prepared to pay a doctor help...
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Why Are Some People Mosquito Magnets?

If you feel as if every mosquito in a 50-mile radius has you locked in its sights, while your friends are rarely bitten, you could...
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Pepsi Challenged by Watchdog on Carcinogen in Coloring

ST. PAUL, Minn. — NEW YORK -- An environmental group said Wednesday that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of...
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Casual S*x Increases the Risk of Depression and Anxiety

Young people who have casual sex are more likely to suffer from depression, according to a new study. Experts have found higher levels of general anxiety,...
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Puffy ankles? Have a Banana. Eat the Right Vitamin for Your Ailment

Could that niggling health problem actually mean you're deficient in something? Learn what your body might be trying to tell you about the vitamins and...
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Pennsylvania Hospitals' Ban on Hiring Smokers Strikes Debate

With just days to go before two of the city's most prestigious hospitals refuse to hire smokers, the ban has relit a debate about the...
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Fierce Asian Tiger Mosquito Begins Biting in New Jersey

Just as people in New Jersey get over the recent invasion of cicadas, there's a new scourge in town.  It's the Asian tiger mosquito, an elegant...
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Eating Two Large Meals a Day Helps You Lose More Weight Than Grazing on Small Portions

It looks like less really is more when it comes to weight loss.  A new study presented today at the American Diabetes Association meeting in Chicago...
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Can BUTTER Coffee Give You More Energy? The Morning Brew That Claims to 'Shrink Waistlines' and 'Promote Brain Function'

A new craze is seeing coffee-drinkers blending their morning brew with up to 80 grams (two-thirds of a stick) of butter, in a bid to...
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Breakthrough Medical Trial Allows 3-Year-Old to Hear for the First Time

Grayson Clamp's parents tried everything to help their deaf 3-year-old son hear. But when a cochlear implant failed to fix his auditory disability, Len and...
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Did Man's Yearning for Young Women Create the Menopause?

Women now have someone to blame for the hot flushes and mood swings of the menopause – men. Traditionally, scientists believed men tried to mate with...
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Sarah Murnaghan's Surgery Was a Success

PHILADELPHIA — A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation spurred public debate over how organs are allocated underwent a successful double-lung...
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Man Sues Doctor After Surgery Leaves Him With Eight-Month Erection

A truck driver is suing a doctor after he was left with an erection that lasted for eight months and a scrotum the size of...
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UK to Start Regulating Electronic Cigarettes as Medicines

Britain will start regulating electronic cigarettes and other products containing nicotine as medicines, according to the country's top regulator. In a statement on Wednesday, the Medicines...
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Infant Superglue Saves 3-Week-Old Baby With Rare Life-Threatening Condition

Surgical superglue is reportedly being credited with saving the life of a 3-week-old infant suffering from a rare, life-threatening condition. Doctors at the University of Kansas...
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Tongue Patch Diet: Too Painful to Eat So You Lose 30 Pounds in a Month?

Tongue patch surgery, called the “Miracle Patch” is a new dangerous fad gaining popularity in Beverly Hills. This postage stamp-size piece of plastic is stitched...
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Children From Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier

Children of same-sex parents are doing as well or better than the rest of the population on a number of key health indicators. That is the...
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Astonishing Photo Shows Newborn Delivered Inside Its Amniotic Sac

A doctor has recorded the moment he delivered a baby inside an intact amniotic sac. Obstetrician Dr Aris Tsigris published the photo of the newborn on...
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Man Donates 100 Gallons of Blood Over 35 Years

Harold Mendenhall, 84, reached an usual milestone last month as he reached 100 gallons of donated blood in a span of 35 years. Mendenhall, who is...
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