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Medication

Demand for IUDs Is Up — Here's Why

President Trump recently ramped up his promise to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare. Here’s how women are reacting, according to a new study.

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Fitness

Want to Try HIIT Workouts? Read This First

HIIT workouts are tempting due to their reputation for being a quick way to see big gains — but before you start, it’s important to understand injury risk.

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Prevention

Turns Out, Moderate Drinking Doesn’t Actually Lower Your Stroke Risk

This long-held belief is now firmly in “health myth” territory, thanks to a large new study on alcohol consumption and stroke rates.

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Vaccines

A New Vaccine Could Treat Existing HPV and Precancer of the Cervix

The current HPV vaccine, Gardasil9, prevents cervical cancer—but a new vaccine could actually get rid of HPV and precancerous cells in people who are already affected.

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Treatment

The New (Free! All-Natural!) Way to Relieve Stress

Feeling stressed? Just 20 minutes in nature may be just what the doctor ordered, according to a new study.

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Risk Factors

There's No Such Thing as a 'Depression Gene' After All

Contrary to decades of previous research, there’s no support for the idea that specific genes or gene variants increase your risk of depression on their own, according to a large new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Risk Factors

For the First Time, Study Shows That Behavior Can Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Thanks to a study published in Arthritis Care and Research, we know that sustained smoking cessation can reduce the risk of developing RA.

Yawning woman, tired at work.
Lifestyle

‘Smart Pajamas’ Could Improve Your Sleep: Here’s How

If you’re one of the 70 million Americans who struggles to get a good night’s sleep, these new high-tech PJs could be the solution.

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Treatment

New Vaccine for Aggressive Brain Cancer Could Increase Survival By Nearly 2 Years

In a clinical trial, a vaccine for the treatment of glioblastoma, which killed John McCain, showed promising results.

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Prevention

Using a Daily Skin Moisturizer Could Protect You From Diseases Like Alzheimer’s, Diabetes

A new study out of the University of California at San Francisco found that older adults who used a skin cream twice a day for a month had lower levels of inflammation throughout their bodies. Here’s what you need to know.