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Easy treatments can help reduce winter blues

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4 things may increase your stroke and heart attack risks

In a recent study, researchers found fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in healthy people are linked to a higher...
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3 reasons why sleep is important for your health

Many of us don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis. It might be due to a sleep disorder, busy social life, new baby, long...
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6 things you can control to protect your blood pressure

High blood pressure is a dangerous health condition that can increase risks of heart disease and stroke. Luckily people can keep their blood pressure...
Many chronic diseases in men may be due to low total testosterone

Many chronic diseases in men may be due to low total testosterone

In a recent study from the University of Michigan, researchers found that a man’s total testosterone level may be associated with more than just...
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Healthy eating for blood sugar control

If you have diabetes, a healthy eating plan for you is not that different from a healthy eating plan for people without diabetes. The American...
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One in five breast cancer patients could benefit from BRCA treatments

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6 things could increase your obesity risk

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These 4 things could help you achieve healthy aging

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Scientists solve a 100-year mystery in blood pressure research

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3 things that prevent type 2 diabetes effectively

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How elite athletes lose weight fast

How elite athletes lose weight fast

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To fight cancer, put these foods on your plate

To fight cancer, put these foods on your plate

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