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10 things to know about e-cigarettes

With catchy names like Smurf Cake and Unicorn Puke and sweet flavors like bubble gum and strawberry, electronic cigarettes may have special appeal to...
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Prostate MRI scans both increase detection of cancer and reduce over-diagnosis

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The effects of diet on the start of the menopause

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Meditation and breathing exercises can sharpen your mind

Meditation and breathing exercises can sharpen your mind

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Why a little dirt is good for us

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Women need to know about the link between the pill and depression

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How to shop for groceries with IBD

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Alternative treatment for mild asthma

Alternative treatment for mild asthma

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Gene study spots clues to heart risk for statin patients

A Vanderbilt-led research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like...
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How fish may reduce your child’s breast cancer risk

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Extreme swings in blood pressure are deadly dangerous

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The best foods for arthritis symptoms, says new research

Osteoarthritis is the most common of the more than 200 forms of arthritis, affecting more than 20% of the population. Unfortunately, there are currently no...

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