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Exercise Rx can help repair couch potatoes’ hearts

Confirmed middle-aged couch potatoes can reverse damage to their heart as long as they change their sedentary ways. So say researchers behind a long-term study published Monday in Circulation, the American Heart Association Journal. The regimen must begin by age ...

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Romaine lettuce linked to deadly E. coli outbreak

Avoid eating romaine lettuce until U.S. health officials determine the source of an outbreak of E. coli that has made 58 people sick in the U.S. and Canada, cautions Consumer Reports. The consumer advocacy group urged the Food and Drug ...

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Breast implants linked to heightened risk of rare cancer

Women with breast implants have an increased risk of getting a rare type of lymphoma, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology. But the overall chance of developing anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a cancer ...

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Penis bleaching is a thing — and it’s getting bigger

Men in Thailand are lightening up. About 100 men a month are going to Lelux Hospital in Bangkok to have their penises bleached in a $ 650 five-session laser-whitening treatment, AFP reports. The service launched in July. Since the hospital ...

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You don’t get a cold from the cold

A big bad winter storm is on its way — and you can bet that coworkers and friends will be sneezing, coughing and sniffling and blaming it all on the weather. Well, shut it, already. It’s not the elements’ fault. ...

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Here’s one way to avoid getting sick this winter

The key to staying healthy this winter may be to look more closely at the people around us to determine if they’re sick — while keeping at a distance. A new study shows that signs more subtle than coughing or ...

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Diabetes drug could be used to treat Alzheimer’s

A drug originally designed to treat diabetes “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice, and has potential for treating Alzheimer’s disease in people, according to British scientists. In a new study published in the journal Brain Research, lab rodents with age- ...

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Dr. Samadi: Know the difference between BPH and prostate cancer

How is BPH different from prostate cancer? For being two entirely different conditions, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer have a few similarities in common: Both affect the prostate gland, a walnut-sized gland sitting below a man’s bladder. Both ...

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The healthiest New Year’s resolution for 2018

Brace yourselves — it’s January. Online, that means you’re about to hear a vicious barrage of health recommendations and diet tips. They’re going to start popping up on your newsfeed, landing in your email inboxes, and littering all kinds of ...

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What to know about Solange’s autonomic disorder diagnosis

Solange revealed she’s been diagnosed with an autonomic disorder, making her one of over 1 million Americans who suffer from the same health woes. “It’s been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me…Sometimes I feel cool, and other times ...

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