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Latest by Lara DeSanto

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Prevention

The Herpes Viruses are Getting Smarter

Find out what it means for prevention and treatment.

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Family Health

Teens Have (Almost) No Clue How to Find Reliable Websites

It starts with fear of embarrassment. But it doesn’t stop there.

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Treatment

Could Your Doctor’s Religious Beliefs Come Between You and Your Health Care?

The Trump administration says its new ruling is a way to protect religious freedoms. But many say it goes too far.

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Treatment

New Treatment for Postpartum Depression Works 6 Times Faster Than Current Meds

Postpartum depression can be life-threatening — and yet, the main treatments for this illness can take weeks to start working. But a new drug called Zulresso just approved by the FDA can take effect in as little as two days.

Pregnant woman.
Risk Factors

How to Fight Migraines During Pregnancy

A new study found that migraine may increase health risks for you and your baby. But getting a handle on these vicious headaches can help.

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Living With

Famous People Who Fought Head and Neck Cancer

Fact: Two U.S. presidents and one member of the Beatles dealt with head and neck cancer.

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Diagnosis

Understanding Head and Neck Cancer Types

Head and neck cancer is a group of cancers that occur in the mouth, nose, and throat. Learn more about the most common types.

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Symptoms

Common Symptoms of Head and Neck Cancer

Worried about head and neck cancer? Here are the symptoms you should watch for.

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Medication

Can These Common Meds Give You Dementia?

Check your medicine cabinets—a new study found that anticholinergic drugs may make you more likely to develop dementia down the line.

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Risk Factors

Your Body Wash Could Make You More Likely to Break a Bone

Want to reduce your osteoporosis risk? You may want to check the ingredients list on your personal care products.