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Snoring is a serious problem

Can Nasal Strips Stop Snoring?

Nasal strips are simple to use and inexpensive. But they’re not a permanent fix for some types of snoring. Here’s what you should know.

Blood Pressure Monitors: Wrist vs. Arm

Blood Pressure Monitors: Wrist vs. Arm

The American Heart Association does not recommend the use of wrist models to measure blood pressure. Here’s why.

1 in 5 Adults Are Infected With High-Risk HPV

1 in 5 Adults Are Infected With High-Risk HPV

Nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults 18 to 59 are infected with genital human papillomavirus, and more than one in five have a high-risk strain that cause cancer.

Fatty fish like salmon may help preserve your hearing.

How Your Diet Could Affect Your Hearing

From fish to folate, having these items on your plate may reduce your risk of hearing loss, according to researchers.

Warning About 'Superbugs'
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New Warning About 'Superbugs'

A dozen antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” pose a massive threat to human health, the World Health Organization warns.

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Liver Damage from Supplements Is Increasing

Many dietary supplements can harm the liver, according to a recent review. Weight-loss products, such as green tea extract, and bodybuilding formulas accounted for about half the cases.

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Female Viagra and Other Options for Low Sex Drive

The female sexual response is complex; many factors—physical, mental, and interpersonal—are involved.

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Male Enhancement Pills: Better Sex in a Bottle?

It can be tempting to turn to herbal supplements in an effort to improve your sexual performance. Here’s why you should think twice before trying them.

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Urinary Tract Infections: What to Know

If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve had at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) in your lifetime.

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How Marriage Can Boost Your Health—or Not

Married people appear to enjoy better physical and mental health. But there’s a catch.