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The Breast Cancer Risk Women May Not Know About

While it’s well established that alcohol can up your chances of getting breast cancer, many people are still in the dark. Get the facts here.

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'Open Sesame?' What You Need to Know About This Common Allergy

Being allergic to sesame may be more common than we thought—and you might not even be aware when you’re consuming it thanks to food labeling laws.

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New Hope for Throat Cancer

There’s currently no screening test that can help identify HPV-related throat cancer early. But new research suggests we’re one step closer.

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9 Sneaky Lung Cancer Symptoms

It's not always easy to spot lung cancer. Knowing these signs can give you a head start.

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Have You Been Using Hormones to Manage Menopause for Too Long?

According to a new study, extended periods of time on hormone replacement therapy may increase breast cancer risk.

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How a Hot Temper Can Damage Your Health

As you get older, excessive anger could up your risk of chronic illness, a new study finds.

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How to Stay Connected When You Live Alone

Even the most solitude-loving people get lonely sometimes. Here’s how to fight it.

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Gestational Diabetes: 5 Life-Saving Tips for You and Your Baby-to-Be

Untreated diabetes during pregnancy can have serious repercussions. Our doctor-approved plan will help you spot the signs and take action to stay safe.

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8 Simple Ways to Cut Your Cancer Risk Today

No big life overhauls here. Getting proactive about avoiding even one or two of these common carcinogens can help lower your odds of cancer. Which one will you try?

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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.