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Sleep’s Impact On Inflammation & Immunity Was Shown In Two New Studies

Sleeping is often recommended when you're fighting off an infection or an illness; most of us have spent the day curled up on a couch at some point, under strict bed rest while our immune systems fight off the flu or some other nasty invader. The…

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Can Green Tea Help Prevent Cancer?

Within 40 minutes of green tea consumption, we get a boost in antioxidant power in our bloodstream, and, within 60 minutes, an upregulation of DNA repair.

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Pictures: Reasons You're Always Cold

Do you sometimes feel cold for no reason? Find out more about conditions that can make you feel chilly.

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Flu Shot Effectiveness Numbers Out for Current Season | Medpage Today

CDC also updates totals for deaths, hospitalizations for 'low severity' season

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Visual Guide to Low Blood Pressure

You probably know that high blood pressure is bad for you, but did you know that low blood pressure can cause problems, too? Find out more about what causes it, when it should concern you, and what to do about it.

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Low T Slideshow: Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Find out from WebMD what you can do to raise your testosterone levels naturally, including changes to your diet and lifestyle.

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Quiz: What Do You Know about Aging and Sleep?

You know some things will be a little different as you get older. But do you know how aging might change your slumber?

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'Ultra-processed' foods accelerate risk of early death, study says - CNN

The quick and easy foods you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France: We face a 14% higher risk of early death with each 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat.

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Half Of Parents Worry Flu Shot Makes Children Sick, Third Believe It Doesn't Work At All - Study Finds

A recent survey shows that more than a half of parents believe their child can get the flu from the vaccine itself, while a third simply believes the flu shot doesn't work.

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Pictures: When Should You Call 911?

It’s not always easy to tell the difference between a minor bump on the head and a serious head injury. WedMD illustrates certain situations that need medical help right away.

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Bad Breath Slideshow: Surprising Causes

You're brushing and flossing like you should, so why does your breath stink? Here are 10 things that might be the reason.

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'Shocking' rise in obesity-related cancers among young adults

Rates of obesity-fuelled cancers are now rising in successively younger age groups, a landmark study shows.

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Dr. Manny Alvarez: Late term abortion in New York and Virginia -- An Ob-Gyn's take | Fox News

Politicians advocating for late-term abortion are not thinking about the consequences of their actions. To legislate clinical indications for elective abortion into the third trimester is really political malpractice.

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Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles - NBC Southern California

A veteran Los Angeles City Hall official is one of the latest victims of an epidemic of the infectious disease typhus that continues to worsen across LA County. For months, LA County public health officials have...

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Male Hockey Fans More Likely To Suffer Heart Attack After Thrilling Victory - Study Finds

Hockey players put their bodies on the line when they lace up their skates and hit the ice, and as it turns out, so do the fans. A study finds that the thrill of a hard-fought hockey victory boosts the odds of a heart attack in men under 55. 

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Surprising Causes of Lung Damage

Carpets, fireworks, and hot tubs are some of the unexpected things that can hurt your lungs. Find out what you can do to prevent problems from these and other culprits.

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Pictures: 15 High-Protein Breakfasts

A protein-packed morning meal can help you fill up and slim down. Here are a few ideas from WebMD to help start your day the right way.

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The most common questions about measles, answered - CNN

Measles, previously declared eliminated in the United States, is making a comeback. Here is what families need to know about the highly contagious virus.

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“Crisis” of Seriously Ill Migrants Slams Border Patrol — TB, Pneumonia, Influenza, Parasites - Judicial Watch

Weeks after mainstream media outlets reported that illegal immigrants don’t bring disease into the United States, the Border Patrol reveals that it is getting slammed daily with dozens of illegal immigrants carrying “serious illnesses.” This include

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Quiz: Myths and Facts About Spreading Germs

Take this WebMD quiz and find out how much you know about spreading germs.

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Faecal transplant researchers identify 'super-pooper' donors | Science | The Guardian

Study finds stool transplants from some donors are far more effective than others

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Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science - Defense One

Hundreds of vets have tried out an experimental new treatment that could change how the world addresses mental disorders.

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Drug maker payments to doctors linked to higher opioid overdose deaths

This appears to be the first study to link opioid marketing to overdose deaths and is likely to cast the pharmaceutical industry in a still harsher light.

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Man claims maggots used to eat away infection in foot saved his life | Fox News

A U.K. man said he is lucky to be alive and credits the 400 maggots used to eat away at a deadly infection in his foot with helping to save his life.

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How Tainted Drugs Reach Market And Make Patients SickerKaiser Health News

The Food and Drug Administration is supposed to inspect all factories, foreign and domestic, that produce drugs for the U.S. market. But a KHN review of thousands of FDA documents — inspection records, recalls, warning letters and lawsuits — reveals h

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Pictures of Turmeric Health Benefits

The yellow-orange spice turmeric may be trendy with the wellness crowd. But is it truly a super food? Here's what it can -- and can't -- do for your health.

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Surgeons are doing fewer knee surgeries - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publishing

Arthroscopic surgery is effective for certain knee problems, but not all. Still, they are often recommended, but this may be changing.

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Migrant illnesses run rampant, forcing U.S. Border Patrol to seek help

More than 450 arrived ill in a week through Sunday and 17 are hospitalized

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Dr. Marc Siegel: Miracles await -- 2019 will be a year of amazing strides in medical innovation | Fox News

Remember when Dr. McCoy on “Star Trek” was able to make diagnoses with a tricorder and perform brain surgery by simply putting a futuristic band around a patient’s head? That kind of medicine seemed like pure fantasy at the time.

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Slideshow: Bandaging & Treating Scrapes, Injuries, Burns From Head to Toe

Learn the best way to cover or wrap a scrape, cut, sprain, blister, or burn. WebMD shows you which first aid bandages will stay put for hard-to-cover injuries.

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Why losing a loved one really CAN break your heart: Stress triggers a 'storm' of the immune system | Daily Mail Online

Research in Scotland found an inflammatory response in MRI scans of patients with 'broken heart syndrome'. The heart muscles temporarily shut down, but it wasn't understood why.

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How to protect yourself in peak flu season, as illnesses rise in many states - CBS News

Flu season runs from October until about April, but usually peaks between December and February

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When to Go Organic: Pictures of the Best and Worst Picks

Organic food is grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and other additives. But is it better for you? The answer might surprise you. Check out WebMD's slide show to learn more.

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Study links early puberty in girls to chemicals in shampoo, toothpaste and soap – even if only used by mother in pregn

Chemicals known as endocrine disrupters, commonly found in hygiene products, may mimic hormones and lead children to mature well before their natural time

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Chronic fatigue syndrome may be due to an overactive immune system, study shows - CNN

An overactive immune system could be the reason some people develop chronic fatigue syndrome after an infection, researchers say. The finding can help with diagnoses and treatments for the chronic condition that can leave people bedridden in severe cases

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Estrogen Dominance, Our Gut and Fat Loss! - Oxygen Magazine

Learn how your gut health impacts your hormones and your waistline — and what you can do about it.

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Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status – Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels. The study reported in the December issue of

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How Does Your Neighborhood Affect Your Health? Living Near Nature Is Where It's At, Study Shows

Whenever I'm feeling gloomy, I sometimes want to just stay in my pajamas all day and drink copious cups of tea. While there's definitely a time and place to laze around on the couch, I've realized it's usually more helpful to get out of the…

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Health spending growth slows - CNNPolitics

It may not feel this way, but spending on health care actually grew more slowly last year.

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Patients suffer when states limit health-care choices | TheHill

These barriers to high-quality health care also impose long-lasting and even fatal harm on America’s most vulnerable patients.

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Why Is My Stomach Bloated? 15 Causes of Abdominal Bloating

You know the feeling: Your pants feel a bit tight, your belly feels a little too full -- your face might even be a bit puffy. You’re bloated. Find out why it happens and what you can do about it.

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Pictures: Forgetfulness -- Dementia Symptoms or Normal?

It’s not unusual to have a few “senior moments” as you get older. But how do you know when to be concerned?

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Pictures: How Your Height Affects Your Health

You can’t control how tall you are, but your height can play a role in some medical conditions. Find out more about how your height can affect your health.

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What Is Dysbiosis? 7 Signs Your Microbiome Is Out Of Whack

Our bodies contain at least as many bacterial cells as human cells, yet the role of the bacterial cells in our health remains poorly understood. What we do know is that there are bad bacteria that can lead to infections and other health issues, as…

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Men's penises are half-an-inch smaller because of chemicals in non-stick frying pans | Daily Mail Online

Researchers at the University of Padua in Italy found chemicals called PFCs, which are in hundreds of everyday items, can lower testosterone levels in babies and teenagers.

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Pictures of Foods That Help and Hurt Your Asthma

Even though there's no specific asthma diet that can help your condition, certain foods may help or harm your breathing. Learn the pros and cons of fruits, veggies, fish, and more.

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This Is U.S.: Just 12 Percent Of American Adults Are Metabolically Healthy, Study Finds

The prevalence of what doctors consider good metabolic health is shockingly low in American adults, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health say that just 12 percent of the country's a

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Pictures of the Best and Worst Foods From Your Supermarket’s Deli

No time to cook? Head to your supermarket’s deli for prepared dishes and sandwich ingredients. But keep in mind that some choices are healthier than others.

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Pictures of What Eye Color and Shape Say About Your Health

The eyes are more than just windows to your soul. They could be windows to your health, too.

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Air pollution takes years off lives. This tool shows how much. - Vox

How improving air quality could add years to people’s lives around the world.

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AFib Diet: 15 Foods to Avoid With Atrial Fibrillation

While these foods may not be strictly off-limits, you should think twice before you eat them to help keep your heart healthy.

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13 Reasons Why Sitting Too Much Is Bad for Your Health

Sit all day at the office? You might want to rethink that. Long hours in the chair are bad for your health. Find out why it’s time to get up and stretch your legs.

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Safe Food Handling: When to Toss Food Out in Pictures

It’s hard to know exactly how long it’s safe to keep different foods. Find out when it’s best to just throw out spoiled meat, bad produce, and more.

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Things that increase your risk of breast cancer - Business Insider

There are actually certain factors, however, that make you more or less likely to develop breast cancer, and many of them are under your control.

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One in four women say taking the contraceptive has damaged their mental health | Daily Mail Online

Dr Zoe Williams (pictured) presented an episode of Horizon revealing the pill can cause small increases in the risk of breast cancer and blood clots, and may be linked to higher rates of suicide attempts.

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Trade agreement could spark incredible new treatments for diseases – here’s how | Fox News

The trade agreement recently approved by President Trump and leaders of Mexico and Canada to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would strengthen the economic incentives for American drug companies to develop new life-saving treatments

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A CPAP Machine Can Help Some Get Better Sleep But Insurers Don't Make It Easy : Shots - Health News : NPR

Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good night's rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics, including surveillance, to make patients bear the costs.

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Pictures: 16 Ways You May Be Hurting Your Joints

Your joints link bones together so you can bend your knees, wiggle your hips, and move your body. Learn how you might be preventing your joints from working their best.

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Socialized Medicine Requires Six Things — America Has None Of Them. | Investor's Business Daily

In the age of Trump, post-election Democrats have embraced the one issue they think can expand their power: socialized medicine.

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Health Problems, Medical Marijuana, and Treatment in Pictures

See the types of medical marijuana and find out what conditions it can treat in this WebMD slideshow.

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Pictures: Why Your Joints Are Stiff and How to Help Them

You use your joints to bend, touch, type, drive -- to do just about everything. Find out more about what can make your joints stiff and what you can do about it.

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School with chickenpox outbreak has high vaccination exemption rate

The Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina has the state's largest chickenpox outbreak since a vaccine for the virus became available more than 20 years ago. The school has one of the highest vaccination exemption rates in the state.

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4 Better Ways To Address Pre-Existing Conditions Than Obamacare

Obamacare uprooted the entire market to address a small universe of truly uninsurable patients. A better reform would use a more specialized approach.

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7 in 10 Baby Deaths or Cases of Brain Damage at Birth Caused by Bad NHS Care | Breitbart

A study has found that 71 per cent of baby deaths or neonatal brain injuries could have been avoided if the NHS had given better care.

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Any Breastfeeding -- Even If Combined With Formula -- Cuts SIDS Risk In Half

Even a combination of breastfeeding and formula feeding appears to help substantially protect infants against dying from SIDS in their sleep.

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Ways to Exercise if You Hate to Work Out

You know you need to raise your heart rate a few times a week, but you don’t like to run and the gym’s never been your thing. Here are a few ways to make exercise easier and more fun.

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Energy Foods Slideshow: Foods that Give Your Diet an Energy Boost

WebMD shows you which foods may boost your energy level and have a positive impact on your mood.

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Vitamins You Need as You Age

Your body needs more of certain vitamins and minerals as you hit your 40s and beyond. Find out which ones will benefit you -- and which won’t.

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Contagious Viruses You're Most Likely to Catch at Work (and How to Avoid Them)

Here are the most common illnesses you're likely to catch at work, and everything you can do to prevent getting sick.

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Study Suggests Fructans Might Be More Harmful Than Gluten for Food Allergies - Cooking Light

If you're suffering from a wheat allergy, there's another allergen besides gluten you should be looking out for.

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Slideshow: Checkups and Tests You Shouldn't Miss

When's the last time you had your cholesterol, blood pressure, or weight checked? Learn which medical tests and screenings you should have and how often you should have them.

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Slideshow: 10 Ways to Deal With Menopause Symptoms

Don't let menopause symptoms wreck your day. Get simple tips in this WebMD slideshow for managing hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and more.

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11 Strange Heart Disease Causes and Risk Factors

You probably know the usual heart disease causes: too many pounds, lack of exercise, eating too much fat and salt. But much stranger things can also increase the risk of heart disease.

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FDA Approves New Flu Drug for the First Time in 20 Years | PEOPLE.com

The FDA approved a new drug to treat the flu for the first time in 20 years, just as the new season is ramping up

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Pictures of Viral Rashes

Your skin breaks out in itchy rashes, painful blisters, or crusty sores. Allergies? Eczema? The answer could be a viral infection.

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The Benefits of Eating Breakfast

From controlling your weight and preventing disease to thinking sharp and being in a better mood, there are plenty of reasons to eat a healthy meal to start your day.

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Pictures: Baking Soda for Personal Health

Baking soda is a kitchen staple. But it deserves a spot in your medicine cabinet, too. Here are the ways baking soda can help you stay healthy and clean.

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Slideshow: Exercises to Help Knee Pain in Pictures

Getting over a knee injury? WebMD shows you moves that can help make you stronger, so you're less likely to get re-injured.

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Let down by 'agonising' end-of-life care - BBC News

Variation in care homes in England means some people face distressing and painful deaths, warns expert.

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Study sheds light on differences between male and female fat tissue, and health – Scienmag: Latest Science and Health

Credit: York University News TORONTO, October 23, 2018 - New research from York University on fat tissue is providing an important clue as to how females stay healthier than males, even as their bod..

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Is Your Health Sabotaging Your Sex Life?

Is your health taking the sizzle out of your sex life? Learn what conditions can cause problems between the sheets.

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Organic foods cut your cancer risk, study suggests - CNN

You can protect yourself from cancer by eating organic, a new study suggests. Those who frequently eat organic foods lowered their overall risk of developing cancer, a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine finds. Specifically, those who primari

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Pictures of Common Household Hazards

Learn how things you have around the house -- from batteries to large TV sets -- can cause injuries to you and your kids. Find out what you need to do keep your family safe.

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When to Get a Mammogram - Consumer Reports

When should you be screened for breast cancer? Because there's conflicting advice, Consumer Reports offers a guide on when to get a mammogram.

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Probiotic Foods: A Must in Daily Diets of All

Probiotic foods are very beneficial to health if added to our daily diet as they boost the performance of the digestive system.

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LeBron James makes Lakers debut, reveals secret ingredient to success: oatmeal | Fox News

Minutes after NBA superstar LeBron James walked off the court Thursday night following his highly anticipated debut in purple and gold, the four-time MVP shared the key ingredient necessary to resuscitate the legendary but languishing Los Angeles Lakers

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Pictures of Things That May Live on Your Body

You may try not to think about it, but the truth is there are tiny creatures living all over your body. Learn which ones are OK and which ones are not.

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Why Is My Stomach Bloated? 15 Causes of Abdominal Bloating

You know the feeling: Your pants feel a bit tight, your belly feels a little too full -- your face might even be a bit puffy. You’re bloated. Find out why it happens and what you can do about it.

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Healthy Songs: The Amazing Power of Music Therapy | music therapy | Oliver Sacks | Gabby Giffords

When I was a child, on most Fridays, my dad, mom, brother, and I would travel to Cape Cod to visit my grandparents. For my father, this drive would come after a long day of work, during which he had already commuted from our home, an hour outside of the c

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Microplastics found in 90 percent of table salt: potential health impacts?

A new study looked at sea, rock, and lake salt sold around the world. Here’s what you need to know.

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Unusual Asthma Symptoms: Cough, Sleep Problems, Anxiety, and More

Learn more from WebMD about unusual asthma symptoms that may point to other health conditions.

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Health Insurance Premiums to Decline in 2019, CMS Predicts | ACA | Affordable Care Act | center for medicare and medicai

Health insurance premiums are expected to decline on average next year, for the first time since 2014, the year the Affordable Care Act went into effect.

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Pictures: Reasons You're Always Cold

Do you sometimes feel cold for no reason? Find out more about conditions that can make you feel chilly.

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Pictures of Heart Palpitation Causes

Why does your heart race or skip a beat? Learn what causes heart palpitations and when to see your doctor.

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Slideshow: 8 Habits That Are Bad for Your Heart

You want your heart to be strong and healthy. But are you making any of these mistakes? It’s time to get back on track!

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Pictures of Foods That Fill You Up Without Weight Gain

We all want to enjoy our food and feel full, but we don’t want to gain weight. Find out more about which foods fill you up the most without packing on the pounds.

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Pictures: Bad Habits and Your Health

We all have them, but some can be worse for you than others. Find out just how bad your habits may be.

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Infections are on the rise: Sepsis, UTIs and skin infections are becoming more common in the US | Daily Mail Online

A new study from the CDC has found that people with diabetes are almost three times more likely to be hospitalized with an infection than the general population.

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Men's Health Slideshow: Health Lessons Men Can Learn From Women

Women do a lot of things better than men. WebMD shows you how men can learn from women when it comes to taking care of their health.

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What Your Period Says About Health Explained With Pictures

Some things about your period -- like heavy flow and type of cramps -- offer clues to problems in your body. Find out what's normal and when to see the doctor.

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Asthma Survival Guide for Allergies

You can live a full and active life even when you have allergic asthma.

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Slideshow: Exercises to Help Knee Pain in Pictures

Getting over a knee injury? WebMD shows you moves that can help make you stronger, so you're less likely to get re-injured.

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Faster. Slower. How We Walk Depends on Who We Walk With, and Where We Live. - The New York Times

Men tend to walk differently with other men than with women. And Americans walk faster with children, whereas Ugandans move more leisurely.

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Osteoporosis: Effects of Bone Fractures

When you have osteoporosis, the effects of a bone fracture go beyond the initial pain and discomfort. Learn about the most common fractures and how they might affect your life.

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All About Menopause and Perimenopause With Pictures

Menopause affects every woman in time, and although it's not a disease, menopause can have a big effect on a woman's health. Learn about the causes, side effects, treatments, and complications of menopause.

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Having sex once a week can make you feel 15 years younger, study shows

Neo G, an orthopaedic support firm, also found that petting animals, going on holiday and spending time with your partner also helps shave off the years

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Digestive System: All About Your Stomach, Gallbladder, and More

Do you know how your digestive system works? Test your knowledge with WebMD.

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Fox News - Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos & News Videos

Breaking News, Latest News and Current News from FOXNews.com. Breaking news and video. Latest Current News: U.S., World, Entertainment, Health, Business, Technology, Politics, Sports.

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New technique could see humans live to 150 and regrow organs ‘for the price of a coffee a day’  | Daily Mail Online

An extraordinary new anti-ageing technique being developed by Australian researchers could see humans live to 150 and regrow their organs by 2020 - costing as much as a cup of coffee each day.

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Quiz: What Is Mindfulness?

How much do you know about mindfulness? Test your knowledge of this practice that connects your body and mind.

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Did you get whooping cough vaccine? Don't assume you're protected

Decatur teen's experience with whooping cough illustrates resurgence of that disease in U.S.

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Fatal heart attacks could be predicted years in advance

A new method of reading routine heart scans that can pinpoint those most at risk proved successful in its first major trial.

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It's not 'meat' in Missouri unless it comes from an animal

Meat must come from animals, not plants or labs, according to the new law.

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Listening to yoga music before bed could prevent deadly heart attacks | Daily Mail Online

Researchers from Sunil Memorial Superspeciality Hospital, Jaipur, India, found that hearing soothing, meditative tunes just before a person nods off increases their heart rate variability.

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Pictures: Baking Soda for Personal Health

Baking soda is a kitchen staple. But it deserves a spot in your medicine cabinet, too. Here are the ways baking soda can help you stay healthy and clean.

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Mosquito Repellents That Work Explained With Pictures

Mosquito bites are itchy, annoying, and can even make you sick. Find out what works (and what doesn't) to protect you from these blood-sucking bugs.

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Germs Slideshow: Dirty Public Places

A lot of public places have more germs than a toilet seat. WebMD shows you where the bacteria and viruses lurk, from playgrounds to elevators to hotel rooms.

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New cervical cancer guidelines start making Pap smears obsolete

New USPSTF recommendations say most women can get an HPV test instead of a Pap smear to check for cervical cancer risk, and can wait five years between tests.

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Sex and Aging Quiz: Beyond Menopause and Erectile Dysfunction

Take this WebMD quiz to see how much you know about aging and sexual activity.

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L-citrulline: Uses and Risks

WebMD explains the uses and risks of the supplement L-citrulline.

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All About Honey

Honey’s been used to heal wounds, ease allergies and sweeten things up for centuries. What is it? Where does it get these special powers, and can it really do everything it gets credit for?

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Slideshow: Kids’ School Lunches: Tips, Meal Ideas, and More

You want your child’s school lunch to taste great and give them all the energy and nutrients they need for a super school day -- without a lot of effort. It can be simple! WebMD shows you how.

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Is Red Rice Yeast A Good Statin Alternative For High LDL Cholesterol Levels? - DrWeil.com

This tip is brought to you courtesy of the Weil Vitamin Advisor - visit today for your completely free, personalized recommendation of vitamins and

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E-cigarettes can damage DNA

The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow worldwide, as many people view them as a safer alternative to smoking. But the long-term effects of e-cigarette usage, commonly called "vaping," are unknown. Today, researchers report tha

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Doctor’s orders: Let children just play | National | bakersfield.com

Imagine a drug that could enhance a child’s creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free.

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The doctor is out? Why physicians are leaving their practices to pursue other careers

Why are so many experienced doctors leaving the field — and why are more medical students choosing not to follow a career in medicine after they graduate?

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Common Foot Problem Pictures: Corns, Callouses, Blisters, Bunions, and More

Learn to spot bunions, corns, athlete's foot, plantar warts, and other common foot problems in this WebMD slideshow -- and learn what treatments may help these conditions.

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Pictures: Sudden Health Problems After 50

After you hit 50, those aches and pains can suddenly turn serious. Here are a few things to watch out for in middle age.

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Uncommon and Common Food-Poisoning Dangers in Pictures

WebMD's pictures show the most common culprits in food poisoning, symptoms to look for, possible complications, and how to keep your food safe.

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Pictures: What Are Personality Disorders?

What does it feel like to have a personality disorder? It can be confusing and upsetting to do everyday things like going to the store or asking for a favor. Find out if you have signs of these conditions and what to do if you think you might have one.

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Pictures: Things That Can Affect Your Medication

You’ve been to the doctor, picked up your prescription, and are taking your medicine as directed. But if it’s not working like it should, check out these things you eat and drink that can change the way some medications work.

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Glyphosate, weed-killing Roundup chemical linked to cancer, found in children's breakfast foods - CBS News

31 out of 45 tested products had glyphosate levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children

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New tick causes epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

The brown dog tick is responsible for an epidemic in the Mexican border town of Mexicali that threatens to spread into the U.S., researchers say.

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57K Un-Vaccinated Kids Could Cause Texas Measles Outbreak, Says Physician

Up to 57,000 children whose parents who opted out of school vaccinations could fuel an outbreak of measles in Texas.

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Pictures: Forgetfulness -- Dementia Symptoms or Normal?

It’s not unusual to have a few “senior moments” as you get older. But how do you know when to be concerned?

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Health Problems, Medical Marijuana, and Treatment in Pictures

See the types of medical marijuana and find out what conditions it can treat in this WebMD slideshow.

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Cancer Symptoms: Skin Spots, Weight Loss, Fatigue, and More

From lumps and redness to weight loss and fatigue, WebMD shows you possible cancer symptoms, what these signs might mean, and when it could be time to call your doctor.

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Pictures of What Your Nails Say About Your Health: Ridges, Spots, Lines, Bumps, and More

Subtle changes in the color or texture of your nails may be a sign of disease elsewhere in the body. WebMD shows you what secrets might be hiding at your fingertips.

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Lax Oversight Leaves Surgery Center Regulators And Patients In The Dark | Kaiser Health News

A Kaiser Health News and USA Today Network investigation finds that a hodgepodge of state rules governing outpatient centers allow some deaths and serious injuries to go unexamined. And no rule stops a doctor exiled by a hospital for misconduct from openi

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Men get postpartum depression too - MarketWatch

New dads experience anxiety, loss of sleep and burnout at work.

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Common Adult Skin-Problem Pictures: Identify Rashes, Eczema, Hives, and More

Is your skin itching, breaking out, covered in a rash, or playing host to spots of some sort? It may be the result of infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant. This WebMD slide shows you how to spot skin problems common

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New research shows blue light from electronics leading to blindn - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Our cell phones are practically connected to us. Now, scientists at the University of Toledo say the blue light that comes from electronics is doing permanent damage to our vision. 

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Video on Hidden Triggers of Asthma

Dust and pets are common allergens, but what not-so-obvious triggers are making it hard to breathe?

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Lyme disease now found in all 50 states - SFGate

If you thought you were safe from Lyme disease because you don't live in New England, where the tick-borne illness first appeared, think again.

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8 Reasons to Take Probiotics

Your body is home to trillions of microorganisms—known collectively as the microbiome—that outnumber...

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7 Tips to Soothe Your Dry, Itchy Skin

Common household products can strip your skin of moisture and cause dry, itchy skin. WebMD offers simple tips that can help soothe your dry skin.

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Is Detoxing In A Mud Bath Helpful Or Harmful? - DrWeil.com

Mud baths are an acquired taste, but they can be healthy and therapeutic. Researchers have found that the application of warm mud - as opposed to cosmetic

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In silly San Francisco disease-ridden needles are A-OK but a plastic cocktail stirrer will soon be illegal | Fox News

Liberal San Francisco is starting to pay dearly for its embrace of drug culture and an out-of-control homeless crisis.

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Slideshow: Get a Good Night's Sleep -- Tips for Better Sleep

See how to get better sleep with tips about diet, exercise, scheduling, and more with this WebMD slideshow.

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The 15 Dirtiest Thing You Touch Every Day

You touch lots of stuff every day. Where do the germs hide? Find out more about where you pick up the germs that make you sick.

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What Your Nose Says About Health Explained with Pictures

Do you smell something no one else does? Is it hard to breathe? Different conditions affect smell and breathing. Learn what your nose says about health.

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Homocysteine Test: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information

A homocysteine test measures the level of homocysteine in your blood. High homocysteine levels may be a sign of a vitamin deficiency, heart disease, or a rare inherited disorder. Learn more.

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C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information

A c-reactive protein test checks for inflammation in the body. Inflammation can be caused by infection, injury, or chronic disease. Learn more.

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Pictures: 12 Foods That Leave You Hungry

Ever notice that some foods just don’t satisfy your hunger very well? Or for very long? Find out more about why this happens.