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Sunday 16 December 2018
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Category: Featured

Do gel manicures increase cancer risk?

Q. I like gel manicures because the polish doesn’t chip easily, but I’ve heard that they may cause cancer. Is this true?...

7 questions to ask when you’re given a prescription for an opioid

Opioid misuse is now one of most important health problems in the United States, rivaling smoking as a cause of death. Although news...

Antidepressant side effects: Feeling better, but not quite right?

Antidepressant medications can be a godsend for people struggling with the dark mantle of depression. Yet like all drugs, they can cause...

Learn the risks of sleep aids

Millions of Americans rely on prescription sleep medications, called sedative hypnotics, to fall asleep. While the drugs can help people...

High olive oil consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

A preliminary study published Sept. 14, 2015, in JAMA Internal Medicine reported that older women in Spain who ate a traditional...

Are you at risk for COPD?

Maybe you never smoked, or you stopped decades ago. But you may still be at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)....

Home remedies for low back pain

As people enter middle age, they are more likely to experience bouts of low back pain. In fact, according to the Harvard Special Health...

Can vitamin C prevent a cold?

Vitamin C is often touted as a natural cold remedy. The nutrient is featured in supplements promising to boost the immune system. Nobel...

Are some painkillers safer for your heart than others?

People with aching joints from arthritis—which affects nearly one in four adults—often rely on drugs known as NSAIDs to ease the pain...

Rx for longer life: Maintain healthy habits

Want to live longer? An observational study published online Nov. 24, 2016, by The BMJsuggests that the greater the number of healthy...