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Trying to Avoid the Common Cold? Give Lots of Hugs

The tongue-in-cheek name of this publication might imply that we are already pro-hugging, but new research suggests that hugs may have preventative health benefits. Affectionate physical contact, and…

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15 Best & Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

Being sick is never fun. While reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep can help you get through a nasty bout of seasonal sickness, food can play an important role, too. Of course, some foods are b…

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3 Personal Items You Should Be Cleaning More Often

Even the most hygiene-conscious people often forget to clean some everyday items. But the truth is, wiping the toilet seat and scrubbing the kitchen counter are simply not enough to protect you from i…

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Why You Should Probably Not Read the Magazines at Your Doctor’s Office

It’s something we do without really thinking about it—leafing through a magazine while we wait for our turn at the doctor’s clinic. But it may be a good idea to resist that habit. Instead, pop your…

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Do You Google Your Illness? That May Be a Good Thing

Your habit of Googling for a diagnosis may help detect an infectious disease epidemic. By searching your symptoms or even a specific type of illness, you are contributing data that may help stop an ep…

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Top 10 Causes of Death Around the World

Most humans don't like to think about dying, but it's an inevitability for all of us. How or why we will die isn't something any of us can know for certain, but there are plenty of things that can tip…

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CrossFit Workouts Could Cause Deadly Condition

Rhabdomyolysis is an extremely rare and potentially fatal muscle disease that fries the kidneys. This is doubtfully the first time you've heard of it, unless you're a CrossFitter. CrossFit is a Marine…

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5 Ways To Stay Happy During Shorter & Darker Days

Everyone has a favorite season, and if you feel alive and joyful during Summer's long, warm days, you probably view the impending chill with some apprehension. Although the science of whether the seas…

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Antibiotic Resistance and the Rise of the Superbug

This was a particularly tough cold and flu season. In my neck of the woods, people were getting sick for weeks instead of days, with illnesses tearing through entire families at once. Thousands flocke…

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Pick Your Placebo

For four years, since Tricia Barrett first introduced me to the merits of drinking green juice as a dietary supplement, I’ve been drinking 4 or 5 fresh green veggie juices daily. These juices – painst…

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