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Postpartum depression.
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.

Woman washing her shoulder in the shower.
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.

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Risk Factors

Brushing and Flossing Could Reduce Your Risk of This Cancer

Have you tended to your teeth today? Here’s how to improve your mouth health and lower your risk of liver cancer.

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Lifestyle

One More Great Reason to Take a Vacation

Turn on that out-of-office email reply and get yourself away—your heart will thank you.

Woman in sneakers walking up steps.
Treatment

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Takes a Step Forward

A new drug combination has been shown to shrink tumors and extend patients’ lives. Learn the risk factors for this disease and what you can do to lower your odds.