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Diabetes May Increase Stroke Risk in Women but Not Men

A crucial part of preventing stroke is to learn more about factors that boost stroke risk. Researchers recently may have pinpointed one such risk factor for women, who tend to die from stroke more often than men.  More »

Serious Dangers of Intense Activity at Work

In general, exercise boosts heart health. A job that demands rigorous physical activity, however, might trigger a heart attack or stroke, especially for those with high risk factors.  More »

Do You Need That Multivitamin?

Multivitamins and dietary supplements are common among adults in the United States. But these vitamins and supplements might not be as beneficial as people thought.  More »

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Might Affect Child's Behavior

Acetaminophen is the most common over-the-counter pain reliever in the United States, and is generally considered safe for pregnant women to use. A new study, however, showed that the medication may affect a child's behavioral development.  More »

Meatless Diet May Lower Blood Pressure

While lean meats like chicken can serve as a great source of protein in the diet, there may be some benefits to going meatless — particularly for blood pressure.  More »

8 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier

These 8 ways — from a simple smile to a good night’s rest — are scientifically proven to make you happier without spending a dime.  More »

Know Your Family History for Heart Disease

Having close biological relatives with heart disease can increase your risk of developing this disease. Family health history offers important information to help you and your family members understand health risks and prevent disease.  More »

Your Daily Bowel Movement is a Sublimely Choreographed Dance

Gastroenterology scientists have discovered how interacting motions work together to create a specific rhythm, which results in your daily bowel movement.  More »

Why Your Limbs Fall Asleep, and How To Wake Them Back Up

Paresthesia, the sense of a sleeping limb, is easily erased -- but not without first suffering through the dreaded pins and needles.  More »

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