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Woman suffers from actual broken heart after her dog dies

Losing a pet can be heartbreaking — literally. A Texas woman suffered “broken heart syndrome” after the death of her dog, Meha. According to the case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Joanie Simpson woke up experiencing ...

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How to tell if you’re a worrywart or just a practical person

Are you a worrywart or are you just a pragmatist? In order to answer this, we have to appreciate the thin line between anticipating future events and worrying about future events. The essential difference — anticipating versus worrying — has ...

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Even moderate drinking may increase cancer risk … slightly

The alcohol industry was accused of attempting to downplay the beverage’s connection to an increased risk of seven different types of cancer, and new research published by the journal Drug and Alcohol Review reveals that even “responsible drinking” bears a ...

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Belgian study links tumor growth with sugar intake

New research shows that sugar fuels cancer cells. A team of molecular biologists in Belgium have compiled research for nine years regarding sugar and stimulated tumor growth. The group has since published their findings in the Nature Communications journal — ...

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11 million U.S. men are infected with oral HPV

About one in nine American men aged 18 to 69 — 11 million total — have oral human papillomavirus, an illness that can lead to head, neck and throat cancers, according to a new study published in the Annals of ...

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Depressed fish controversial tool in developing anti-depressants

Scientists consider fish to be a promising animal to use in the development of new anti-depressants. Zebrafish are currently being researched at Troy University in Alabama to create new medications to combat the symptoms of depression in humans, the New ...

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White men who exercise a lot are at high risk for plaque build up

Caucasian men who exercise three times above the U.S. national guidelines for working out (150 minutes per week) are 86% more likely than black men, and those who exercise less, to develop a buildup of plaque in their hearts by ...

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Nearly 4 in 10 adults in U.S. are now obese, CDC finds

Americans’ obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again. In 2015 and 2016, just short of 4 in 10 American adults had a body mass index that put them in obese territory. In addition, just under 2 in 10 ...

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A drug-free, all-natural approach to eliminate anxiety

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a general term used to describe worry, fear or apprehension. It is a normal response to a traumatic, dangerous or fear-inducing circumstance. However, if you are experiencing anxiety without those normal causes, that can be ...

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Dr. Samadi: What to do if your sex drive is stuck in low gear

Should you worry or not about your sex drive? Your libido — how would you rate it? Are you always gung-ho for sex the second you jump into bed or does it need some time for encouragement and reawakening to ...

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