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Are you suffering from insomnia?

In a recent study, scientists from University of Pennsylvania find that 1 in 4 Americans develop insomnia every year. But the good news is that...
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5 simple ways to reduce breast cancer risk

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One dose of aspirin doesn’t fit all

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How insurance gaps hurt people with diabetes

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If you don’t have coeliac disease, avoiding gluten isn’t healthy

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How weight loss surgery changes your relationship

How weight loss surgery changes romantic relationship

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Is high blood sugar an effect rather than the cause of diabetes?

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Scientists fix genetic risk factor for Alzheimer

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Which weight loss method is best for your health

Which weight loss method is best for your health

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Almost half of US adults drink too much and continue to do so

Almost half of US adults drink too much and continue to do so

A new study led by Boston University researchers has found that about 40% of adults in the United States who drink alcohol do so...

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