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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

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

New Advice About PSA Testing

Should you be screened for prostate cancer? New guidelines leave the decision to individual men but recommend against screening those 70 and older.

Straight Talk About Hammertoe

Hammertoe is a painful foot deformity in which a toe bends unnaturally and becomes clawlike. Here are the causes and treatments to consider.

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.

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.

New Warning About 'Superbugs'

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

Should You Avoid Certain Foods if You Have Arthritis?

Steering clear of peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and potatoes won’t help prevent or improve the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Here’s why.

The Truth About Detox Diets

A “detox” diet is supposed to cleanse your body and give it a radical reboot. But is this trend all it claims to be?

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.