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When a frustrating situation makes your head explode, try this advice.
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Any physical exercise will improve thinking, as long as you do it somewhat consistently and stick with it long enough, according to an analysis of 98 previous studies.
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The emotion nostalgia has a darker past, in which sufferers experienced extreme psychosis, and at worst, death.
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Preliminary research in mice suggests that one day, it might be possible to reverse atherosclerosis in humans with a simple injection.
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Raw oysters from Canada are tied to a norovirus outbreak that's sickened more than 200 people.
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Having blood type O almost trebles the risk of dying from serious injury because it does not clot as well, scientists have found.
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A new breakthrough at the University of Colorado is the latest advance in the burgeoning realm of anti-aging science, demonstrating how a chemically altered nutritional supplement may well reverse aging of the blood vessels, in turn giving cardiovascular health a vital boost. ​
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Note to readers: This essay contains graphic and disturbing content.

I was 14 and working as a babysitter when the thoughts first came.
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This study, plus an earlier on in Israel, bolsters anecdotal evidence that in states where marijuana is legal, opioid overdoses decline.
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As early as your mid-40s, especially if you're sedentary, your heart muscle can show signs of aging, losing its youthful elasticity and power. But moderately strenuous exercise can change that.
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Science shows that our brain is the most modifiable part of our body and easiest to strengthen, more than our heart or teeth.
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It’s the first FDA-authorized genetic-cancer-risk test available without a doctor’s note.
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As someone who has suffered from and eventually escaped the diet roller coaster, and who has professionally been on a mission to help others get off it, too, it's no surprise that I follow anti-diet voices on social media – many of whom are nutrition experts.
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In a paper published in 2016, researchers suggested that in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid scientists to obscure the relationship between sugar and heart disease, derailing the course of nutrition science and policy for years to come. Two researchers at Columbia University say that those claims are not backed by the historical evidence.
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Thousands of Americans undergo angioplasty each year when they don't need. Consumer Reports explains when stents are and aren't needed.
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A Japanese drug company is offering up a big claim: Shionogi & Co. says it has an experimental pill that can kill the flu virus within a single day, according to news reports.

In a clinical trial, a single dose of the drug made by the pharmaceutical company eliminated the virus from people's bodies in a median time of 24 hours, The Wall Street Journal reported. Both Japanese and American flu patients were included in the trial.
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Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or boost your mood, you've likely taken a stab at tweaking your fitness routine. Unfortunately, there's a lot of fitness advice out there that won't help you meet your goals and could actually do more harm than good.

Here's an overview of some of the most enduring workout myths and misconceptions, as well as the real science that can help you meet your fitness goals in a healthy way.
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What is kratom? That depends on whom you ask. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the herbal substance falls into the category of opioids. But what exactly makes something an "opioid"?
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By studying interactions between testosterone and the immune system in male mice, scientists from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, have discovered a molecule that seems to protect against multiple sclerosis.
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A mom in California walked into her OB-GYN's office to be treated for postpartum depression. They called the cops.
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The flu epidemic sweeping the United States has caused a notably high number of deaths. Now officially “widespread” in 49 U.S. states — all of them except Hawaii — the flu virus has directly or indirectly caused a proportion of deaths that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider “above the epidemic threshold,” according to a report released by the agency on Friday. In a teleconference on Friday, federal officials said that this flu season is the worst one to hit the U.S. since the 2009 swine flu pandemic swept the country, citing the current epidemic’s rising hospitalizati
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on rate.
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The practice of intentionally reducing the amount of food you eat is a discipline which can yield a host of benefits.
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A dental clinic in Sydney has been found to have been using instruments that were not properly cleaned and sterilised.
Hundreds of patients who underwent invasive dental procedures at Dr Nicholas Southall’s Cronulla clinic in Sydney are now advised to take blood tests for hepatitis B and C and HIV.

The New South Wales Health and the Dental Council has contacted around 930 patients of Southall since 2003, advising them to see a doctor for testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. The missive came after NSW Health’s two-month probe concluded that the dental clinic did not properly cleane
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d, sterilised or stored instruments properly. These could lead to spreading of viruses among patients.
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In a new study, scientists found that the brains of highly creative people have more connections among three specific regions compared to the brains of less creative thinkers. Plus, the more-creative brains were better able to fire up these regions in coordinated way compared with other brains.
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The immune system responds to a fast food diet in much the same way as it does to a bacterial infection, according to a study on mice, raising new questions about just how damaging regular trips to burger and pizza chains could be to our health.
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The 200-mile drive from Chicago to his home in Springfield, Ill., seemed longer than usual as James Weitzel tried, with little success, to relieve the dull pain near his right shoulder blade that had dogged him for months.

His family doctor had told the 20-year-old he had probably pulled a muscle or injured a disk in his back while hoisting cases of beer at the pizza shop where he worked. Over-the-counter painkillers hadn’t helped, and Weitzel discovered that sitting on his hand while piloting his blue Cadillac down Interstate 55 made the pain less bothersome.
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A saline-solution shortage worsened by Hurricane Maria has hospitals worried, even as staff turn to creative solutions such as breaking out the Gatorade.

The shortage of the ubiquitous intravenous bags of saline has been going on since 2014, but the supply got hit even further when the hurricane damaged the country’s biggest supplier in Puerto Rico last fall.