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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.

pregnant woman laying on couch

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.

Beautiful woman buying kale at a farmers market

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.

Man eating pizza at night.

These Eating Habits Could Endanger Your Heart

When (and if) you eat certain meals throughout the day could have serious implications for your cardiovascular health, according to new research.

Fresh head of lettuce.

Eat Your Way to Stronger Heart

Heart failure is a serious condition that affects millions of adults in the U.S., but this new study gives us one clear-cut way to lower our risk.

Good nutrition, healthy salad diet.

A Simple Way to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Improving your diet may be one of the most powerful steps you can take to protect yourself against cancer.