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Do Synthetic Thyroid Hormones Work?

Depression is sometimes the result of a complex but common condition that develops when two key hormones produced by the thyroid are in short supply.

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Cricket Juice Healthier Than Orange Juice? Many Insects Loaded With Antioxidants, Study Finds

A new study out of Italy has found one more reason to consider eating insects; certain types are absolutely packed with antioxidants.

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Is Bayer on the Brink of Financial Ruin?

Is Bayer on the Brink of Financial Ruin? by Wellness Editor. Bayer is likely suffering from major buyer’s remorse over its decision to purchase Monsanto last year. Just months after the buyout, the German drug manufacturer started getting hit with lawsu

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'Targeted Hygiene' Embraces Some Dirt and Germs

Targeted hygiene means intervening with kids and their environment, but only when you can stop the risk of infection

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Pictures: Foods That Fight GERD

It goes by many names: indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, GERD. Whatever you call it, it happens when stomach juices flow in the wrong direction, back toward your throat. Find out from this WebMD slideshow which foods may help with 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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Medicare Going In ‘Right Direction’ On Opioid Epidemic | Kaiser Health News

A new report by the inspector general for HHS shows prescriptions to treat opioid addiction are way up in recent years, while prescriptions for the painkillers have fallen.

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Pictures: Health Benefits of Coffee and Tea

Most of us like the ritual -- not to mention the caffeine boost -- that comes with a cup of tea or coffee. WebMD explains how it can be good for your health, too.

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Pictures: How to Keep Your Liver Healthy

Your liver helps break down every single thing you put into your body. That includes toxins that could hurt you. WebMD guides you to the best way to take care of this essential organ.

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Judge rules against Trump on drug pricing disclosures | TheHill

A federal judge on Monday sided with a coalition of drug companies and blocked the Trump administration from implementing a policy that would require prescription drug manufacturers to disclose list prices in TV ads.

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Eye Injury Quiz: How to Treat Scratches, Blows, Chemicals, Burns, and More

What’s the best way to treat a black eye, a scratched cornea, or other eye injuries? Take this quiz from WebMD to see how much you know.

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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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CHILD NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENT PATCH (60 PCS) - Creative & Home

Outdoor season is already here so save your kids from mosquitoes! The Child Natural Mosquito Repellent Patch is an easy and affordable solution against mosquito bites. It is engineered from natural herbs that annoying insects hate and is 100% chemical

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Trump 'favored-nation' drug pricing order could hammer profits | Fox Business

The move could force drugmakers to offer treatments in the U.S. at the lowest cost offered elsewhere in the world.

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14 Ways to Stay Healthy: Checklist With Pictures

You hear lots of advice about what it takes to live well. Let's break it down into a few simple, easy-to-remember ways for adults to stay on a healthy path.

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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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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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Slideshow: Below the Belt: Rashes, Bumps, and Lumps

Wondering about that unusual bump or rash? WebMD shows you what's going on down there and whether it could be a genital wart or cyst, skin tag, or herpes.

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Sally Pipes: How much does your health care cost? Trump wants you to know and save money | Fox News

By shining a light on prices, President Trump's executive order will tilt the competitive landscape back in favor of consumers.

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New research shows Parkinson's disease origins in the gut - Neuroscience News

A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that Parkinson's disease may start in the gut. Researchers found gut-to-brain propagation of alpha-synuclein spread via the vagus nerve. The study provides a more accurate model of Parkinson's progression a

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Pictures of Common Toxic Foods

Could a common food poison you? Find out which foods may be home to hidden toxins.

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COPD in nonsmokers, smokers share similar prevalence by US region

There is a strong correlation between the state-level incidences of COPD in both nonsmoking and currently smoking populations, indicating that in certain U.S. regions, nonsmoking adults are more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a stu

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Coffee could help burn fat, new study says

A new study from the University of Nottingham has found that coffee can stimulate fat fighters in the body.

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You cannot be 'too clean' health experts warn, in bid to debunk myths

You cannot be "too clean", millennials are being told, as public health experts attempt to debunk myths around hygiene. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) said incorrect theories which became popular in the 1990s were fuelling confusion

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Quiz: Do You Know Your STDs?

From herpes to HPV, test your STD knowledge with this WebMD quiz.

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Cannabis Compound Could Be Latest Weapon in War Against Superbugs

CBD could prove to be a useful antibiotic, according to a study in which the cannabis compound effectively killed several strains of bacteria.

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List of Anticholinergic Drugs (warning, some may be dangerous for seniors)

List of Anticholinergic Drugs that some studies suggest may contribute to dementia related disorders like Alzheimer's Disease. A complete list here.

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These common prescriptions may increase risk of dementia, study finds

A study published Monday found a link between dementia and certain medications, including antidepressants, antipsychotics and antiepileptic drugs.

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New drug to boost women's sex drive approved in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several...

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In Pictures: Common Walking Mistakes

Walking is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other, but you can make some missteps. Find out how to avoid common walking mistakes.

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Bug Bites - Pictures to Identify Bug Bites and Bugs

Learn to identify ticks, poisonous spiders, fleas, chiggers, and other bugs in this WebMD slideshow. See what their bites and stings look like -- and how to find relief.

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Heat Exhaustion: Symptoms, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention

WebMD explains the symptoms and treatment of heat exhaustion, a heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids.

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Want to Avoid Tick Bites This Summer? Here Are 5 Cheapest Tips You Should Know

It's summertime and the woods are calling! A walk in the forest or a camping trip with friends ...

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Pictures: Use Exercise to Help Depression

When you’re depressed, it can be hard to do anything. But if you can get yourself to exercise regularly, you may find you feel a bit better. Get information you can use from this WebMD slide show.

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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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Childhood Illnesses Every Parent Should Know With Pictures

Croup, strep, glue ear, and Kawasaki disease are among 24 illnesses parents must know. Symptoms and pictures from WebMD help parents know when to call the doctor.

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The most promising uses of psychedelic drugs that were once illegal - Business Insider

There's been a resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs' potential to treat conditions like depression. Research is beginning to yield new treatments.

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Health Trends That Are Hurting Your Teeth

These health trends may seem promising, but they could be taking a toll on your dental health.

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'Zoonotic' diseases that can pass between animals and humans - Business Insider

Illnesses that people can get from their pets and wild animals are known as zoonotic. They're also alarmingly common.

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Are Collagen Supplements Helpful for Arthritis? - Living With Arthritis

Can collagen supplements or bone broth really help your arthritis? Learn more about types of collagen supplements and how they work.

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Do Mindfulness Apps Really Help Your Health?

Technology can bring nonstop, alarmist news alerts, online arguments, and

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Glyphosate: Breakfast cereal still contains levels of the Roundup chemical, study finds - CBS News

An environmental group says its test results show many glyphosate levels above what it considers safe for children

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Sinus Infections and Asthma: Symptoms, Effects, and Treatments

As many as half of all people with asthma also have chronic sinusitis, or sinus infections. WebMD explores the connection.

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9 Extremely Subtle Signs You Have Too Much Inflammation In Your Body

If you're experiencing signs your body has inflammation, it can crop up in the form of various symptoms, and be a sign of a number of different health concerns. Usually, inflammation is associated with joint health, since arthritis is one of the top…

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21 Facts About Daily Vitamins No Ever Tells You

More than a third of all Americans take a multivitamin daily, according to the National Institute of Health, and it's possible to get virtually every vitamin the human body needs in supplement form. Many of us include them in our daily routines in…

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Weight-Gain Shockers: Stress, Medications, and More in Pictures

WebMD explains the possible causes of sudden weight gain, when there are no changes in diet or exercise. Learn about the effects of certain medications, some medical conditions, sleep issues, and more.

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Cases of deadly sepsis more than doubles in two years, NHS figures reveal | Daily Mail Online

There were 350,344 cases of the life-threatening blood poisoning condition in 2017/18, up from 169,215 in 2015/16, according to NHS England statistics.

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Women are spending up to £1,200 on vaginal rejuvenation treatments to boost sex life | Daily Mail Online

The Mail On Sunday's Eve Simmons investigates why women across the UK are spending up to £1,200 on vaginal rejuvenation treatments for their intimate areas to boost their sex life.

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Brushing Your Teeth Helps Prevent Alzheimer's, Finds New Research

An alarming new study produces a clear relationship between gingivitis and Alzheimer's.

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Cinnamon Health Benefits With Pictures

Could the jar of cinnamon on your spice rack be the secret to better skin, a healthier heart, lower blood sugar, and more? Find out if the claims hold up.

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Stages of Puberty Explained in Pictures

See what to expect as your child goes through puberty. WebMD shows you the changes you’ll see, including growth spurts, acne, and more.

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GP advises fellow doctors to urge patients to SING to ease the symptoms of dementia and Parkinson's  | Daily Mail Onlin

A GP has called for doctors to prescribe singing as an alternative to medicine. Dr Simon Opher said he sees patients less often if they join a music group or a choir because of singing's benefits.

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Visual Guide to Stopping a Panic Attack

Don’t let fear control your life. Learn more about how to prep for panic attacks, and what to do when one pops up.

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Harvard Study: Supplements For Energy, Weight Loss, Muscle-Building Carry Risk For Youth | CommonHealth

The hundreds of reports of hospitalization, ER visits and even death among young people are likely just "the tip of the iceberg," a researcher says.

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FDA to make it easier for doctors to get unapproved cancer drugs for patients - The Washington Post

The agency's oncology staff will work closely with physicians seeking treatments through the FDA's "expanded access" program.

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FDA to make it easier for doctors to get unapproved cancer drugs for patients - The Washington Post

The agency's oncology staff will work closely with physicians seeking treatments through the FDA's "expanded access" program.

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FDA to make it easier for doctors to get unapproved cancer drugs for patients - The Washington Post

The agency's oncology staff will work closely with physicians seeking treatments through the FDA's "expanded access" program.

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FDA to make it easier for doctors to get unapproved cancer drugs for patients - The Washington Post

The agency's oncology staff will work closely with physicians seeking treatments through the FDA's "expanded access" program.

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FDA to make it easier for doctors to get unapproved cancer drugs for patients - The Washington Post

The agency's oncology staff will work closely with physicians seeking treatments through the FDA's "expanded access" program.

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FDA food testing finds contamination by 'forever chemicals'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery...

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Dark side of biologic drugs for arthritis, psoriasis: 34,000 deaths

As biologic drugs have flooded the market to treat arthritis, psoriasis and other autoimmune disorders, deaths due to complications have grown.

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The U.S. Is Entering a Public Health Crisis. Parents Are Creating It. | Fatherly

Parents who do not vaccinate their children are responsible for measles outbreaks and undoing decades of public health accomplishments. One physician and expert in community health thinks it's time they're held personally responsible.

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What type of IUD is better? The copper and hormonal options have very different benefits

If you're someone who constantly forgets to take your birth control pill, the intrauterine device (IUD) might sound like a dream come true. But even if you're totally on-board with the device, it can be tough to figure out which type of IUD to get,…

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Obesity is the new smoking as NHS warns that cancer cases linked to weight are forecast to DOUBLE  | Daily Mail Online

Britain’s obesity crisis – driven by poor diets and lifestyles – means that by 2035, someone will be diagnosed with cancer every 13 minutes that has developed due to their weight.

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Sally Pipes: Trump order could cut your cost of health care and drugs | Fox News

President Trump is expected to issue an executive order to require insurers and hospitals to disclose the prices they've negotiated for services.

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Slideshow: Exercises for Knee Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain

Learn exercises to relieve knee osteoarthritis pain and stiffness from this WebMD slideshow. Photographs illustrate moves to strengthen the knee and help prevent knee injury.

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All About Aloe in Pictures

You may know aloe as an ingredient in soaps and creams, but did you know it can help treat burns and certain skin conditions like dermatitis? Find out more about aloe and how to use it safely.

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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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Pictures: Knee Pain Dos and Don’ts

Your knees go through a lot in the course of a day, and sometimes they can run into trouble. Here are a few things from WebMD you can do when knee pain hits.

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Dr Michael Mosley shows how to beat chronic pain simply by breathing | Daily Mail Online

By taking long, deep breaths, you are forcing your diaphragm, the big muscle that lies beneath the lungs, downwards, making your belly expand. This reduces tension and stress, says Dr Mosley.

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The Brain Can Give Birth To New Cells Throughout Life, Study Finds

Brain cells can continue to form into one's golden years. Which is good motivation to start engaging in the habits that support new growth.

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Everything You Need to Avoid Ticks This Summer • Gear Patrol

The CDC estimates there are 300,000 annual cases of Lyme disease. Here's a list of items you can use to avoid ticks on summer adventures.

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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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Slideshow: What Are Hemorrhoids?

A hemorrhoid is an irritated clump of swollen veins around the anus, and anyone can get them. Learn the symptoms of hemorrhoids, and how they are diagnosed and treated while viewing this WebMD slideshow.

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13 Health Uses for Salt, With Pictures

Salt is more than just a flavoring. It can also help treat everything from stains on teeth to constipation. Find out more about all the uses you can find for this kitchen staple.

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15 Numbers That Matter as Much as Your Weight

Instead of focusing just on the scale when you're trying to lose weight and improve your health, there are other numbers you should also pay attention to.

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Melatonin Supplements: Effects, Usage, Safety

Find out how much you know about this supplement and how to use it safely.

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Sex After 60 Guide

Sex after 60 can be better than ever before, but aging does bring some changes. Learn how to work with and around them to keep your sex life aglow.

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Slideshow: Nip and Tuck: Plastic Surgery for Men

From liposuction to facelifts, more men are having procedures to look better. WebMD shows you the more popular plastic surgery choices many make, including hair transplants and microdermabrasion.

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Types Of Lyme Disease Can Be Very Different From Each Other, & This Research Can Help Explain Why

If you grew up in the Northeast, you probably knew at least one person who had Lyme disease. Typically treated with a course of antibiotics, the tick-borne illness most often causes a tell-tale red rash and flu-like symptoms. But different types of…

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Cannabis Use and Psychosis? It’s Not All Good News

Differing frequencies of daily, high-potency cannabis use contributed to striking variation in the incidence of psychotic disorder across European sites, with important public health implications.

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How Can I Control "White Coat Syndrome"? | RESPeRATE-blog

White Coat syndrome can be very annoying to deal with. So what can we do to avoid white coat syndrome? Here are a few tips -

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‘Ultraprocessed’ foods may make you eat more, clinical trial suggests | Science | AAAS

In a monthlong study, people ate more calories on a processed diet, but the reasons are unclear

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Pictures of Essential Oils and What They Do

There are hundreds of essential oils on the market, with claims for helping with almost as many health issues. But do they work? Are they safe? Find out with a guide to some of the most common ones.

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Keep Calm & Carry On: Anger More Harmful To Health Than Sadness, Study Finds

A new study finds that anger appears to be much more harmful to our health, with the potential to increase one's risk for ailments like heart disease, arthritis, and even cancer in old age.

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Feds: Immigration top US crime, one-third of all sentencings

Immigration crime, virtually all involving illegal male, Hispanic immigrants, was the top offense in federal courts last year, according to the United States Sentencing Commission.

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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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Pictures: How to Treat and Prevent Workout Injuries

You were a regular at the gym until a workout injury put you on the sidelines. Read on to figure out what happened, how to fix it, and how to prevent it in the future.

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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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Trump says administration secured 'historic donation' of HIV prevention drugs to help end epidemic | TheHill

President Trump on Thursday said that his administration secured a "historic" donation of the HIV-prevention drug Truvada for PrEP. 

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Cocaine found in UK shrimp is part of a trend of drug-filled shellfish - Business Insider

Shrimp in five UK rivers have tested positive for trace amounts of cocaine. This is just one example of drug-filled shellfish around the world.

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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 insights on link between common lung diseases and cardiovascular risk

Patients with common lung diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung fibrosis, are significantly more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardio

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How the CDC’s opioid prescribing guidance went astray | American Medical Association

Payers, regulators and others have turned clinical advice into hard-and-fast rules that can harm patients.

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Thunderstorm Asthma: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Find out more about this weather-related, asthma condition that can cause serious problems for people with asthma, hay fever, or pollen allergies.

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As Measles Cases Climb, Doctors Say Some Adults Need A Booster Shot : Shots - Health News : NPR

With U.S. measles cases at record highs, doctors say adults who got vaccinated prior to 1968 should consider getting revaccinated to make sure they and their neighbors are protected.

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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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Long Life in Pictures: Tips on Sleep, Diet, and More

Friends are a surprisingly strong influence on how long you live -- for better or worse. WebMD's slideshow explains this and other secrets of longevity.

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Pictures: Don’t Make These Morning Mistakes

Your morning routine can set the tone for the rest of your day. So don’t do these things when you get up!

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Raw Food: How It Can Be Dangerous

Some raw or undercooked foods have bacteria and parasites lurking. Here are some that can make you sick.

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Pictures: Natural Ways to Ease Asthma Symptoms

You can do more than take medication to manage your asthma. Several other things can help you breathe more easily.

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How long do vaccines last? The surprising answers may help protect people longer | Science | AAAS

Scientists are developing vaccines that produce more durable immune responses and debating when booster shots are needed

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Pictures: Home Remedies: What Works?

Click through the WebMD slide show to find out about home remedies: Some that work, some that don’t, and some that you should avoid at all costs.

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Pictures: Chicken Pox, Mumps, and Measles – Not Just for Kids

You might think of chicken pox, mumps, and measles as conditions children have, but there’s nothing to stop adults from getting them as well. Click through the slideshow from WebMD to see health problems grownups can get that are mostly associated with

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'Doctors Became Overworked Robots': Physician Burnout Jumps Dramatically In 3-Year Study - Study Finds

Physicians may be more stressed than ever -- one recent survey found that half were thinking about hanging up their stethoscopes for good. New research continues to demonstrate the demise of doctors, with burnout levels jumping dramatically over just a th

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Air Pollution Map Shows Which Hot Spots in the US Affect Children's Health | Inverse

Each year in the US, more than $80 billion is lost because of asthma. One major environmental factor that might contribute to the development of asthma is air pollution from traffic. To quantify the connection between exposure to traffic pollution and chi

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Pictures of Parasites: Lice, Bedbugs, Ringworms, Pinworms, Scabies, and More

WebMD gives you the facts about common parasites and their diseases. Learn about lice, bedbugs, hookworms, ringworms, scabies, and more.

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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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3 Things That Happen To Your Body If You Don’t Experience Human Touch For 2 Days

Feeling a need for human touch is a very real experience. And as it turns out, there are some things that actually happen to your body if you don't experience human touch for a few days. If you've ever really felt the need for a good hug, then…

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Vitamin supplements don't help people live longer, study finds

Is it good to take vitamin supplements? Certain nutrients may contribute to longer life, but they only help when coming from food, a new study finds.

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Eating raw garlic could help keep your memory sharp in old age | Daily Mail Online

Scientists at the University of Louisville found that when they fed 'older' mice a raw garlic compound, their gut health, short- and long-term memories improved, suggesting it could help older humans.

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Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds - BBC News

This goes against previous claims that moderate drinking might protect the heart, researchers say.

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Street cannabis contaminated by fecal matter, E. coli, study claims | Fox News

Scientists have found that some cannabis sold by street dealers in Spain has been contaminated with feces.

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"Mindful drinking" brings arguably healthier alternatives to consumers - CBS News

The trend includes hard seltzers, ciders and kombucha brands cropping up in bars and liquor stores

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Heart patients denied pump that could give them an extra 15 years | Daily Mail Online

NHS guidelines state that ‘left ventricular assist devices’ (LVADs) can be implanted only in limited circumstances, although Ian Potts from Cumbria has seen his life improve with one of the devices.

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Slideshow: 13 Worst Things in Your Fridge

That moldy leftover chili may not be the only thing you should throw out. Check out the 13 worst foods to have in your fridge.

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Poor diet and not enough healthy food killing us, global study finds - CNN

Poor diet is the top risk for death and disability around the world, according to a new 27-year global study of 195 nations.

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Cancer risks of alcohol, coffee, tea, and soda: What to know - Business Insider

There are health risks associated with drinking sweet beverages, downing alcohol, and even slurping super-hot tea.

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How Long Do I Need to Exercise a Day? | POPSUGAR Fitness

We've been conditioned to think if we can't get a solid 30-minute workout in a day, it's a waste of our time, and this is especially true from former athletes

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What is CBD? These popular cannabis products won't get you high

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound of marijuana that's becoming the new "it" drug amid widespread cannabis legalization. Is it safe? Is it legal?

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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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Measles Count in US This Year Already More Than All of 2018 | Health News | US News

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials report that the number of measles cases through the first three months of this year have surpassed the count for all of 2018.

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Sodium and Autoimmune Disease: Rubbing Salt in the Wound?

There are two ways in which salt may drive autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, type I diabetes, Sjögren’s syndrome, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Keep your childrens' baby teeth as researchers find stem cells in them could be used to treat cancer | Daily Mail Online

Keeping teeth that fall out during childhood could be a lifesaving move thanks to stem cells in young dental tissue, according to the United States National Center for Biotechnology.

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Pictures: Dry Eyes and What You Can Do About Them

Check out this WebMD slideshow for things that make your eyes irritated and uncomfortable, and find out how to treat and prevent them.

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How one leading psychodermatologist cures skin complaints using WORDS | Daily Mail Online

Psychodermatologist Dr Alia Ahmed, pictured, asks people about what was happening in their lives when they developed their skin complaints. She believes personal trauma can be a major issue.

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Eating mushrooms can cut cognitive decline risk, study finds | Fox News

Eating mushrooms could reduce the risk of developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease this month found.

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Eating Lots Of Fruit Can Mess With Your Gut Health, According To Science

Eating your fruits and vegetables has been a staple of health advice for generations. However, if you've been paying attention to health crazes and scares over the past few years, you'll have noted that fruit has come in for some criticism for its…

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Dr. Marc Siegel: Aspirin saves lives but it also cost lives – Here’s what you need to know about the drug | Fox News

Aspirin is a blood thinner that works on platelets, the sticky stuff in your blood that helps you to form blood clots.

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Pictures of Alcohol and the Aging Process

Once you’re old enough to drink alcohol, it can actually age you faster than normal. Here’s how.

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Pictures: Over 50? These Problems Can Sneak Up on You

As you get older, you may need to watch out for a few health problems that can come on slowly. Here are some things from WebMD that you can do to stave them off.

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Pictures About Heart Disease: 12 Clues You Might Have It

Discover some unexpected symptoms that could signal heart trouble. Often, related conditions can raise your risk.

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Pictures: Autoimmune Diseases -- Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Multiple Sclerosis

Find out more about these disorders that happen when your immune system, which is supposed to protect you, mistakenly attacks healthy parts of your body.

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Pictures: 10 Foods That Are Good for Your Eyes

Use this WebMD slideshow to discover an array of foods (beyond carrots) with nutrients that will help your eyes stay healthy now and later.

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10 Contagious Skin Rashes With Pictures

Some skin problems come from touching another person's skin or something they touched. Here's what to watch out for and suggestions for what you can do.

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14 Surprising Facts About Growing Older No One Ever Told You

Think you know what it’ll be like to get older? Check out these surprising facts from WebMD about your golden years.

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Mumps and Other Infectious Diseases Know No Borders | ImmigrationReform.com

CNN is reporting that almost 200 people housed in immigration detention facilities across Texas have contracted mumps. Prior to 1968 mumps was common in the United States but a nationwide vaccination program reduced the number

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H.I.V. Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDS Epidemic

Scientists have long tried to duplicate the procedure that led to the first long-term remission 12 years ago. With the so-called London patient, they seem to have succeeded.

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Top 10 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Pictures

Get the WebMD list of the top 10 vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, whooping cough, flu, polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, mumps, Hib, tetanus, and hepatitis B.

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Atrial Fibrillation ECG Test Pictures: Symptoms, Causes, Tests, and More

See inside a heart during atrial fibrillation. WebMD shows the causes, tests, and treatments for this common heart rhythm problem through illustrations and photos.

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Health benefits of orgasms - Business Insider

Orgasms have some major health benefits. From a decrease in stress to a healthier heart, here's how orgasming is good for you.

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Pictures of the Health Benefits of Peppermint

Peppermint is packed with perks for your health: It can aid digestion, curb your appetite, improve your memory, and more. Find out all the reasons you might try it.

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Devastating investigation reveals impact of deadly statin denier propaganda | Daily Mail Online

Dr Zoë Harcombe (pictured) author of one of the bestselling diet books of 2019, recently blogged: ‘High cholesterol is not even associated with high heart disease, let alone a cause.’

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Nasal Irrigation Pictures: Colds & Allergy Symptom Relief

Clogged sinuses and congestion bothering you? Nasal irrigation can relieve sinus symptoms associated with colds and allergies. Learn how to do nasal irrigation with this visual guide from WebMD.

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Vasectomy Quiz: Effectiveness, Sex Drive, Pain, and More

Where do your sperm go after a vasectomy? Is the procedure easy to reverse? Do you still need a condom? Take this WebMD quiz to see how much you know about the procedure.

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LA County-Wide Outbreak Of Whooping Cough Hits Exclusive Harvard-Westlake Hard – CBS Los Angeles

Harvard-Westlake, which has campuses in Studio City and Beverly Crest, was hit particularly hard, with 30 students coming down with whooping cough since November.

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Active ingredient in Roundup weed killer found in popular beers and wine, researchers say | Fox News

Traces of a weed killer have been found in popular beers and wine, according to a study by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG).

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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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World's 1st Patient With Lab-Grown Bone Implant Competes In Israman Triathlon | Health News

Danny Yaakobson was the first patient to benefit from breakthrough technology developed by Bonus BioGroup to grow bones in a lab from an individual's own fat cells. | NoCamels

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FDA head says federal government may take action if states don't adjust lax vaccine exemption laws

In interviews with Axios and CNN, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the federal government could intervene in states' vaccine exemptions. Some states are considering proposals that would eliminate vaccine exemptions for pe

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Former FDA commissioner says agency erred in allowing drug companies to promote opioids for long-term use - 60 Minutes -

Dr. David Kessler, who was FDA commissioner in the 1990s, tells 60 Minutes, "There are no studies on the safety or efficacy of opioids for long-term use."

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Anaphylaxis (Anaphylactic Reaction): Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Anaphylaxis: WebMD explains how to recognize an anaphylactic reaction and how to get help.

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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.