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Leukemia drug Imatinib holds promise to treat type 2 diabetes

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Do over-the-counter weight loss supplements work?

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Whole grain diet could significantly reduce heart disease risk

Whole grain diet could significantly reduce heart disease risk

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Even moderate alcohol drinking may cause heart chamber damage

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A surprising method to treat insomnia

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7 benefits of regular physical activity

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Can diet pills help you lose weight?

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