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Medication

Hidden Dangers in Drugs' 'Inactive' Ingredients

More than 92 percent of oral meds sold in the U.S. contain at least one ingredient that can cause allergic or adverse reactions in people who are sensitive.

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Complications

This Simple Test Could Diagnose Preeclampsia in Minutes

In a study, researchers say they’ve developed a simple urine test to quickly diagnose preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication.

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Risk Factors

Heavy Metal: Manganese Exposure Raises Parkinson's Risk

A recent study provides new information about how exposure to the industrial metal manganese can contribute to Parkinson’s-like symptoms.

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Family Health

Deadly Staph Infections Linked to the Opioid Epidemic

Rising rates of staph infections may be due in part to the huge increase in the number of people who are addicted to opioids and other drugs, says the CDC.

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Healthy Aging

The Napper’s Advantage: Lower Blood Pressure

Napping has blood pressure benefits similar to other lifestyle changes, like cutting down on sodium or alcohol, according to the American College of Cardiology.

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Memory Loss

Which Is Easier on Your Brain, Forgetting or Remembering?

If you’re of a certain age, you may find it hard to believe that forgetting something takes more mental effort — more brain power — than trying to remember it.

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Retina

Look Into My Eyes – and You May See Signs of Alzheimer’s

A new, non-invasive imaging device can pick up signs of Alzheimer's disease in just seconds, according to researchers at Duke Eye Center.

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Surgery

Enlarge Your Breasts? Get a Nose Job? Millions Are Doing It

So, what kind of “work” are people having these days? A new report shows a rise in cosmetic procedures like fat reduction, breast augmentation, and liposuction.

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Risk Factors

‘Easy’ Baby, Fat Kid: The Gestational Diabetes Link

Babies who are easiest to soothe between 2 and 6 months of age are at twice the risk of early childhood obesity, suggests a study in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Healthy Aging

Do You Feel Like You’re 65 – But You’re Older or Younger?

A recent study found most Americans say they experience the health problems of an “average 65-year-old” at about 68.5 years of age.