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Beyond HPV: Certain Bacteria Raise Cervical Cancer Risk

High-risk strains of HPV cause 99 percent of all cervical cancer cases and a new study suggests certain types of bacteria may also play a role.

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The Truth About Nightshade Veggies

Tom Brady says to “hold the nightshades,” but should you?

Family cleaning their home.

The Air Pollution INSIDE Your Home May Rival That of a Major City's

Keeping your house clean can actually make the air dirtier, say researchers. In fact, cooking and cleaning can lead to air pollution similar to a major city.

Tofu and peas.

Your Diet Can Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are on the rise, and it may be because of our diet. Here's what you can do to prevent this painful condition.

Overweight man yawning at his desk.

Sleep Apnea: Daytime Sleepiness Signals Heart Risk

A new study shows that adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive daytime sleepiness have a significantly higher risk for heart disease.

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Your Partner's Porn Habit Could Fuel an Eating Disorder

Women whose husband or boyfriend regularly watches pornography are more likely to develop an eating disorder, according to a study that shows a link.

Diabetic ketoacidosis on tablet with stethoscope.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

If you have diabetes, you should know the signs, symptoms, and treatments for diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition.

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Diet Soda Danger for Older Women: Stroke

Postmenopausal women who drink multiple diet drinks per day have a higher risk for stroke than women who don’t drink beverages with artificial sweeteners.

Woman drinking beer.

Do Women Ignore the Alcohol-Breast Cancer Link?

Middle-aged women aren’t getting the message that there’s a proven link between alcohol consumption and higher breast cancer risk, say researchers.

Doctor weighing a senior man.

Obesity Linked to Nearly 1 in 20 Cancers Worldwide

As of 2016, 40 percent of adults (that’s nearing half the world population) and almost 20 percent of kids worldwide are overweight or clinically obese.