9 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Heart

9 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Heart

What you need to know about heart disease You know the basics of heart disease: It’s the number one killer of women, you’re at risk if you have high blood pressure or cholesterol or both, and you can improve your odds by staying slim and exercising. But there are other factors that can damage your ticker […]

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How Showering at Night Helps You Sleep

How Showering at Night Helps You Sleep

A hot morning shower can wake you up and even boost creativity, according to some research. But if you want to improve your sleep, showering at night is the way to go. Experts say there’s evidence that a night shower can help you drift off, if you time it just right. The main trick is […]

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The New Bottom Line on Your Daily Aspirin

The New Bottom Line on Your Daily Aspirin

Aspirin can be a life saver; it can reduce the risk of further heart attacks in people who have already had one and lower the risk of certain cancers. That encouraging data led people to ask if the over-the-counter drug could also help prevent heart problems and cancer in the first place. In the latest […]

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Hepatitis C Is Spiking Among Young People

Hepatitis C Is Spiking Among Young People

Cases of hepatitis C in the United States have nearly tripled within a five-year period, reaching a new 15-year high of around 34,000 new hepatitis C infections in 2015, federal health officials reported. Experts attribute the higher rates to more injection drug use during the ongoing opioid epidemic. The new report from the U.S. Centers […]

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Taking Ibuprofen Daily Raises Your Heart Attack Risk

Taking Ibuprofen Daily Raises Your Heart Attack Risk

Ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib are among the most commonly used drugs in the U.S. They don’t require a prescription, and they’re a quick answer to all kinds of pain. But lately there’s been growing evidence that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may not be as benign as people think they are. (For more recent reporting on […]

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Swearing Can Be Good for You, According to Science

Swearing Can Be Good for You, According to Science

The next time you could use a little burst of power—whether you’re biking up a steep hill or simply trying to open a jar of pickles—it might help to utter a few not-safe-for-work words while giving it your all. According to a new study, swearing seems to increase strength for short periods of time. Previous […]

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Your 12 Worst Allergy Mistakes

Your 12 Worst Allergy Mistakes

How to prevent and reduce allergy symptoms when pollen and outdoor allergens are making life miserable. Are you making allergies worse? Allergies are the worst. A stuffy nose, itchy eyes, coughing, and other allergy symptoms can make life a misery. But is your own cluelessness contributing to the problem? Here are the 12 biggest mistakes […]

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