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Fighting the Zika Virus with Mosquito Gut Bacteria

Researchers are comparing the strategy to a Trojan horse—one that may be able to help slow the spread of the…

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Dropping Just 5% Body Weight Benefits Your Heart

When it comes to heart health, small changes often provide big benefits. That was certainly the case recently, when researchers…

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Kicking the Sugar Habit Not So Simple, Study Finds

Habits become habits for a reason. It happens over time, as repeated behavior slowly changes the circuitry of our brains…

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Staying Active Eases Menopause Symptoms, Study Finds

While there is no avoiding menopause, there may be a simple way for women to lessen some of the unpleasant…

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Study Says BMI is Flawed—and Here’s why it Matters

Looking at the results from the most current National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers from the University of California…

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Is Your Brain Getting in the Way of Your Healthy Weight Goals?

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight alongside a husband or guy friend, you may have had a frustrated thought…

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Love Matters: 2 Heartfelt Studies Tell Us Why

When you take away the flowers and chocolate, Valentine’s Day really is something special: a whole day devoted to telling…

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Doctors Swab C-Section Babies with Bacteria from Mom

It is widely believed that newborns receive their first dose of bacteria from their mothers as they travel through the…

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Being in Nature Soothes the Brain

Writer—and city dweller—Florence Williams recently agreed to a unique experiment: she headed into the wilderness with cognitive psychologist Dr. David…

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Concerned about Heart Health? Choose Your Fats Wisely, Study Says

Here’s the thing about fats: they’re not all bad. And when it comes to heart health, it’s all about balance.…

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Do You Know These 7 Habits for a Healthy Heart?

When it comes to heart health, some things are just worth repeating. Like the fact that heart disease is still…

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Even a Little Sugar May Harm Your Liver in the Long Run

As it turns out, simply switching to a healthier diet may not be enough when it comes to supporting liver…

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Popular Heartburn Drugs May Be Harmful to Healthy Kidneys

More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, and millions more suffer from heartburn symptoms every…

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Go Ahead, Hit Snooze: 2 New Studies Tout the Benefits of Sleep

Nowadays it seems the busier our lives get, the more we put off getting a good night’s rest. But countless…

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CDC Says Obesity Still on the Rise, Women Slightly Worse Off

For a short time, experts thought the U.S. obesity problem may have been stabilizing—and possibly heading toward a decline—but a…

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