Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S.

Hazardous waste sites are scattered all across the country, from a Brooklyn canal once surrounded by chemical plants to a shuttered garbage incineration facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. There are more than 1,300 of these spots in all — dubbed … Continue reading

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Why Fewer Babies Are Being Born With HIV

Researchers have seen big progress in reducing HIV transmission from mother to child, according to the latest data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In a report published in JAMA Pediatrics, scientists found that in 2013, … Continue reading

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Sleeping Well Feels Just as Good as Winning the Lottery

It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep can do wonders for your mood. Now, a new study shows that improving your Z’s over time is associated with better health and well being. In fact, researchers say, scoring better shuteye … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the First AIDS Drug

Today, if someone is diagnosed with HIV, he or she can choose among 41 drugs that can treat the disease. And there’s a good chance that with the right combination, given at the right time, the drugs can keep HIV … Continue reading

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This Is the Secret to Not Getting Heart Disease

Scientists have fresh evidence of just how healthy a non-Western lifestyle can be. In a new report, researchers studied an indigenous group of hunter-gatherers that live in South America and found that their risk for coronary atherosclerosis—hardening of the arteries—is … Continue reading

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This Week in Health: Eat 100 Filling Foods, Beware of Spinning

This week, we rounded up a list of the very best foods for curbing hunger and keeping you full for longer. Here’s what else grabbed our attention in health this week. 100 super-healthy and filling foods By now the elements … Continue reading

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Three People Are Nearly Blind After Getting a Stem Cell Treatment

When doctors give their patients a difficult diagnosis, whether it’s for a condition like cancer or a rarer disease for which there is no standard treatment, they often refer them to clinicaltrials.gov. The National Institutes of Health and National Library … Continue reading

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Common Pain Meds Are Linked to a Higher Risk of Heart Problems

Ibuprofen and other common painkillers are linked to an increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to a new Danish study published in the European Heart Journal—Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. The authors say these drugs should be used with caution and that people … Continue reading

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Millions of Women Don’t Have Access to Fertility Treatments in the U.S.

Many Americans deal with fertility issues at some point in their lives, and more than 11% of women seek fertility services. But according to a new report, whether or not a woman has access to the clinics that provide these … Continue reading

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Failed Fertility Treatments Are Linked to Higher Heart Risks

Women who undergo fertility treatments but don’t get pregnant have an increased risk of developing heart disease later in life, according to a new study. But the overall risk for women in the study was low, and the authors say … Continue reading

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Joe Biden at SXSW Vows to Work With the Trump Administration on Cancer

At the annual digital, music and entertainment festival in Austin, Tex., former Vice President Joe Biden described how his role in heading up the White House Moonshot on Cancer came about — from a comment he made to former President … Continue reading

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This Week in Health: Have More Sex, Eat Soy, Do Zumba

We thought we knew a lot about sex and exercise, but this week proved there’s still a lot to learn. Here’s what else grabbed our attention in health this week. Here’s how much sex you should have each week Experts … Continue reading

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Use This Trick to Get an Amazing Memory

If you’ve ever watched someone memorize and recite back a string of numbers or a long list of words and thought, “I wish I could do that,” we’ve got good news: You totally can. A simple mnemonic device used by … Continue reading

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Women’s Health Services Face Cuts in the GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Bill

(WASHINGTON) — Women seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and have a tough time paying for their care under the Republicans’ health care bill. The bill would replace much … Continue reading

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How to Tell if Your Pet Has Allergies

Allergy symptoms like sniffling and scratching aren’t exclusive to humans. A lot of the sensitivities that cause discomfort for us can also bother cats or dogs. Because pinpointing the source can be tricky, you should always head to the vet … Continue reading

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