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30% of Americans know drinking alcohol can cause cancer: survey

Almost 80% of American adults polled for a cancer risk factor survey correctly identified tobacco use as a potential cause of the illness, but only 30% know that drinking alcohol can lead to cancer, too. The poll, conducted by the ...

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The 8 most common urological issues affecting men

The practice of urology is a vital component of men’s health care. This medical specialty focuses on the urinary tract system which encompasses the system responsible for creating and removing urine from the body, which includes the kidneys, bladder, ureter, ...

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Weed smokers may have better sex lives, study says

If you get high, you’re more likely to get laid. Weed smokers have 20% better sex lives than those who don’t smoke, reported a new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The study looked at the answers of more ...

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Eating alone could have awful consequences for your health: study

Eating most meals alone could increase the risk for heart disease and diabetes in some people. Men, in particular, who ate alone at least two times per day, were identified as more likely to have metabolic syndrome — a group ...

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Walgreens pharmacies to sell opioid overdose medication Narcan

Walgreens is now carrying Narcan, a nasal spray that can save opioid users from overdosing, the company announced. Narcan is an FDA-approved form of naloxone, which works by binding the opioid receptors in the brain and blocking their effects. It ...

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Ovarian cancer might not start where we think it does

Ovarian cancer might not begin in the ovaries. Instead, ovarian cancer may, in fact, begin in the Fallopian tubes, new research revealed this week. The study, published in Nature Communications, looked at various cancerous and noncancerous tissue samples from nine ...

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Smart mirror only reflects if you smile first

Say cheese, or else. A high-tech, high-cost smart mirror won’t reflect unless it senses that you’re smiling. The concept may seem cheeky — or annoying, depending on your point of view — but Smile Mirror was created to raise the ...

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Wash apples with this pantry staple instead of just tap water

How about them apples. The best way to clean pesticides off Granny Smiths, Honeycrisps, Macouns and the like is by using baking soda, according to a report in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. That means ...

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Popular baby formulas and foods contain arsenic, lead and BPA

Baby food products — including 80% of infant formulas — tested positive for arsenic, according to the findings from a new study released Wednesday. The 530 baby products, purchased in the past five months, were all tested by the Clean ...

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Woman says docs misread test, resulting in unneeded surgeries

Medical professionals misread a woman’s genetic test results, causing her to undergo three unnecessary — and irreversible — operations, she claims in a $ 1.8 million lawsuit. Elisha Cooke-Moore, 36, said she underwent a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy after ...

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