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10 Breast Cancer Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Knowledge is power—unless you’re falling for these common misconceptions.

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Never-Smokers Get Lung Cancer, Too

Turns out, anyone with lungs is at risk. But if you’ve never smoked and are facing a lung cancer diagnosis, here are 10 things you should know.

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Why Isn’t There an HPV Test for Men?

More and more men are being diagnosed with HPV-related cancers of the throat. So why aren’t they routinely screened for the virus?

PrEP

Should You Take PrEP to Prevent HIV? Here's What You Should Know

The drug is more than 90% effective at preventing the spread of HIV through sex. So why aren’t more docs prescribing it?

Pregnant woman raising the risk that her child will get diabetes by eating cookies and a croissant.

Gluten During Pregnancy Linked to Diabetes

Can a gluten-free diet during pregnancy reduce your child's risk of diabetes? Find out if you should cut gluten out of your diet while you're pregnant.

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Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

What you need to know if you’re planning on becoming, or are pregnant.

Ultrasound in pregnancy.

An Extra Routine Ultrasound Scan Could Prevent This Common Birth Complication

Most moms-to-be only get two ultrasounds during pregnancy — but new research could change that, benefiting moms and babies alike.

Two aspirin in hand.

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.

Mind your step to prevent falls.

Attention Gen-Xers: You Could Be at Risk for Falling, Too

You may think this is only an issue for your elderly parents, but new research shows even those in their 50s need to watch their step.

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Here’s Why You Should Get Your Main Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

Put down the vitamin bottle for a second and listen up: A new study found that it’s the nutrients from food you eat that benefit you most.