How reducing air pollution benefits health

A new report looks at the effects of interventions that reduce air pollution on several health outcomes across different countries.

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New diet that matches biological clock may be better for diabetes

New research suggests that a three meals per day — and not a six meals per day — approach brings more benefits to people with type 2 diabetes.

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Kissing bug bites: Symptoms, risks, and treatments

Sustaining a kissing bug bite may lead to Chagas disease or allergic reactions. In this article, learn about the symptoms, risks, and treatments associated with kissing bug bites.

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What to know about becoming a vegetarian

People choose to become vegetarian for many different reasons, but there are a few things to consider before starting a vegetarian diet. Learn more here.

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Facing an existential crisis: What to know

An existential crisis occurs when a person often wonders if life has any inherent meaning or purpose. Though not a serious mental health condition in itself, it can lead to complications. Read more here.

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Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): What to know

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a recently recognized eating disorder. People with ARFID stop growing and gaining weight as they do not eat enough calories.

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Average IQ: What is it?

Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a score derived from standardized tests that measure a person’s cognitive ability against that of similarly aged peers. In this article, learn about the average IQ.

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What to know about testosterone injections

Testosterone injections are a hormone treatment for low testosterone in males and postmenopausal symptoms in females. Doctors also use them in masculinization therapy for transgender men and nonbinary people. Learn more here.

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What's the link between dairy and acid reflux?

Although dairy is not a recognized cause of acid reflux, some people who consume dairy products may experience acid reflux. Learn why here.

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How to treat and prevent leg muscle cramps

Leg muscle cramps are common, but they can be uncomfortable and very painful. In this article, learn about how to treat and prevent them.

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Repairing leaky blood-brain barrier may rejuvenate brain function

New research in mice suggests that a leaky blood-brain barrier can accelerate brain aging, and that targeting inflammation can reverse some changes.

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Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates

In the first study of its kind, researchers identify a surprising link between living in a cold, damp climate and increased rates of cancer.

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Alzheimer's risk gene and heavy metal exposure may impair cognition

New research in mice suggests that exposure to cadmium can lead to cognitive decline in those with the Alzheimer's risk gene APOE4.

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Dirty makeup sponges harbor dangerous bacteria

Mounting evidence shows that many beauty products — particularly makeup sponges — become contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria.

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Fibroid surgery: Everything you need to know

The many different types of fibroid surgery include a myomectomy, radiofrequency ablation, and a hysterectomy. Learn about these and other surgery options here.

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Reasons for discharge in males

Some types of male discharge are normal and healthy. Others may signal an underlying medical condition. Read on to find out what is normal and when to see a doctor.

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14 myths about pregnancy

Many myths surround pregnancy. In this article, we investigate 14 common pregnancy-related myths and explain the truth behind each of them.

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How effective are different hair transplant methods?

Hair transplants can be an effective treatment for hair loss. Here, we look at how the different types work, as well as their success rates and side effects.

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Melatonin: Is it safe for babies?

Melatonin is a hormone in the body, and taking supplementary melatonin can help adults get to sleep. But is it safe for babies and kids? Find out here.

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What is the prognosis for hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection. Prognosis tends to depend on how soon a person receives a diagnosis and whether or not complications develop. Learn more about life expectancy with HCV here.

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