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Breast asymmetry predicts breast cancer

Women who go on to develop breast cancer tend to have breasts that are less symmetrical than women who don’t develop the cancer. A study...
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Why some women look younger than others

Some people’s skin appears more youthful than their chronologic age. Although many people try to achieve this with creams, lotions, injections, and surgeries, new research...
Hidden killers Heart attack triggers revealed

Hidden killers: Heart attack triggers revealed

Intense states of high emotion such as grief or anger can trigger a heart attack, says a cardiovascular researcher from University of Sydney. Dr. Buckley’s...
Can an elimination diet help you lose weight

Can an elimination diet help you lose weight?

The foundation of dieting has always been diligence and moderation. Elimination diets, growing in popularity, are no different. But instead of simply shrinking portion sizes...
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For people living with both Type 2 diabetes and heart failure, taking an aspirin each day appears to lower the risk of dying or...
Anxious people should take care of their blood pressure

Anxious people should take care of their blood pressure

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About one billion people worldwide take regular aspirin, usually to prevent heart attacks or strokes. Writing in The Lancet, researchers have shown that ‘one-dose-fits-all’ use...
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Many restaurant foods are still way too salty

A look at menu items from 66 of the top 100 chain restaurants shows that while restaurants are offering lower-sodium options, food—particularly in main...
Why diabetes and high blood pressure are double trouble

Why diabetes and high blood pressure are double trouble

Diabetes and high blood pressure are both chronic health conditions that can harm your health. Both are big risk factors for heart disease, stroke and...
Could beta blockers harm heart attack survivors

Could beta blockers harm heart attack survivors?

Beta blockers are a class of drugs that block the action of beta-adrenergic receptors and weaken the effects of stress hormones. The drugs can help...
A new hope to attack aggressive prostate cancer

A new hope to attack aggressive prostate cancer

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a promising new line of attack against lethal, treatment-resistant prostate cancer. Analysis of hundreds of human prostate tumors revealed...
5 things about ovarian cancer everyone should know

5 things about ovarian cancer everyone should know

Ovarian cancer can be beat. Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, a UCLA professor, is convinced of it. She and her colleagues are committed in particular to finding out...
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4 ways to troubleshoot weight loss

Countless Americans, exhausted after adhering to a strict diet and exercise regimen for scarce results, have asked themselves: Why am I not losing weight? The question...
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Ginger root, or simply ginger, is a common spice people use during cooking. Recent studies have found that ginger can provide lots of health benefits....
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6 things to know before you do high-intensity exercise

High-intensity exercises like boot camps, interval training, and other new strength and conditioning programs have become more popular recently. However, these exercises could cause injury...

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From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

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People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
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3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

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A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
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Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

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Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

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Foods for people that are bad for your dog

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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

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