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Get Moving to Slash Your Risk of 7 Cancers

You already know that exercise is good for the heart. New research shows that working out cuts cancer risk, too.

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Missing Teeth? Postmenopausal? Check Your Blood Pressure

A study of 36,692 postmenopausal women in the United States indicated that women who have lost teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure.

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Working Too Hard May Raise Your Blood Pressure

Not sure about taking that vacay? A new study—that confirms a link between high blood pressure and working too much—may help you decide.

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Is Your City Raising Your Risk of Depression?

Could less air pollution in your town help lower the rates of depression? Maybe, say researchers.

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Sleepless Nights Can Up Your Anxiety Levels

If your anxiety levels are through the roof, you may want to check your sleep quality.

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A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer Early

Researchers have discovered a blood test with the potential to someday diagnose breast cancer years before any symptoms.

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It's Time to Rethink That Aspirin-a-Day

Have you heard? There are brand new guidelines regarding taking aspirin to help prevent heart disease. Here’s what you need to know.

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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.

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The Diet That Reduces Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Where’s your plate? Here’s how eating turkey and drinking wine (in moderation) can boost brain power.

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IBD: A Mental Health Risk for Kids?

New research shows an increase in psychiatric disorders amongst children with inflammatory bowel disease.