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5 Ways Being Tall Affects Your Health

Being tall might get you a spot on the basketball team, and it may even be good for your self-esteem and your paycheck. But recent research has also found that towering over your peers may affect various aspects of your … Continue reading

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This Week in Health: A Way to Detect Cancer in Seconds

Scientists from Texas have developed a pen-sized device that can identify cancer in seconds. If it becomes FDA-approved, it may one day help doctors get rid of as much cancerous tissue as possible during surgeries. Here’s what else caught our … Continue reading

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These Are the Best Health Items to Donate to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Hurricane Harvey has been classified as one of the worst storms in American history, with some 30,000 people in need of shelter, and another 450,000 qualifying for federal assistance. Amid the devastating wreckage of the storm (the damage is estimated … Continue reading

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How to Clean Your Filthy Cell Phone: This Week in Health

Your cell phone picks up bacteria everywhere it goes. (Touching it 47 times a day, the national average, doesn’t help.) Not to worry, though: doing this just a few times a month will likely protect you. Here’s the other health … Continue reading

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The Best Exercise For Fat Loss: This Week in Health

Exercise is not always intuitive. (Case in point: running a marathon isn’t always healthy, but brief bouts of exercise are among the best for you.) This week, TIME explored two burning workout questions: is protein powder good for you, and … Continue reading

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How to Use Castor Oil for Hair Growth, Skin Care and Health (18 uses)

Is your makeup kit loaded with an array of products, each serving a different purpose? Are you tired of using different home remedies to deal with different health conditions? It would be really wonderful if a single ingredient could solve … Continue reading

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The 19 Best Foods for Health and Happiness

If a single food was guaranteed to make you instantly slim or happy, or end your allergy woes, stores would have to fight back the feverish shoppers. We’re not quite there yet, but there are foods and nutrients that science … Continue reading

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Low-Calorie Ice Cream, CRISPR and Dog Vaccines: This Week in Health

For the first time in the U.S., scientists have used the gene editing technology CRISPR to edit out genetic disease in human embryos. In another first—this from the world of nutrition—the low-calorie ice cream brand Halo Top became the best-selling … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Happiness Really Can Improve Health

Scientists have thought for years that happiness may have a real effect on physical health, but a comprehensive new review makes the case stronger than ever. The review, published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, examines the effects of “subjective … Continue reading

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Artificial Sweeteners Don’t Help You Lose Weight: This Week in Health

Sometimes foods don’t live up to their nutritional hype. This week’s health news revealed that artificial sweeteners may not be helpful weight loss aids, and meal kits may not actually be getting more people to cook. Here’s what else caught … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Improve Your Health in Just One Minute

One minute to better health No, you don’t have to devote every minute of your life to getting healthy. Sometimes just one minute will do. All it takes to adopt new good-for-you habits is a bit of creativity and a … Continue reading

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Health Experts Are Worried About a Huge Rise in Smoking in Movies

Depictions of people using tobacco in top-grossing movies grew by 80% from 2015 to 2016, according to a new study. The report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found tobacco use in movies jumped up a total … Continue reading

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The Number of U.S. Adults Without Health Insurance Has Risen by Two Million This Year

(WASHINGTON) — The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode. The new numbers highlight what’s at stake as … Continue reading

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Georgia’s Health Commissioner Becomes New CDC Director

(NEW YORK) — Georgia’s health commissioner was named Friday to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government’s top public health agency. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is an OB-GYN and has been head of the Georgia Department … Continue reading

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