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This 10-Second Quiz Can Tell You if You Should Get Screened for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women, partly because the disease is often diagnosed too late to treat effectively. The American Lung Association wants to change that, by encouraging people who are at high risk of lung cancer to talk to their doctor about a potentially lifesaving screening procedure.

On a website launched this month, people can take...

A New Therapy May Cure Kids of Peanut Allergy
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In a long-term study of the latest treatment for peanut allergy, scientists in Australia report that an immune-based therapy helped children allergic to peanuts eat them without reactions for four years.

The study, published in the journal Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, follows up on children enrolled in an earlier study of an immunotherapy treatmen...

Around 4 in 5 Americans Want the Effort to Repeal Obamacare to End, Poll Finds
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WASHINGTON — Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: It’s time to make the Obama health care law more effective. Stop trying to scuttle it.

That’s the resounding word from a national poll released Friday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. The survey was taken following last month’s Senate derailment of the GOP drive to supplant much of President Barack Obama’s statute with a diminished federal role in h...

You Really Need to Stop Putting Smiley Faces in Work Emails
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Smiley faces may seem benign, but typing them in work emails may be doing more harm than good.

In a new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel want...

The Battle to Give Nigeria’s Moms and Babies a ‘Golden Window’ to a Healthy Life
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There is no period more critical in a child’s development than its first few months of life, which is why so much attention is paid to what the mother, and the child, eats during that time. Nutritionists like to call it the “golden window” — the slim period of time where a child, if he gets the right nutrients, can set out on a healthy path, or, if he doesn’t, risks irreversible stun...

Don’t Have Time to Exercise? Do This for 10 Minutes
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In the fitness world, the word “miracle” gets thrown around like a two-pound dumbbell. But when it comes to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), a very short workout, the benefits you’ve heard about are both legitimate and—we’ll say it—miraculous.

HIIT is a combination of brief, very-high intensity bursts of cardio

Why Some States Are Raising the Age to Buy Tobacco
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Oregon became the fifth state to raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21.

Under a bill signed by Gov. Kate Brown this week, store clerks who sell traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigars as well as those who sell vapes to people under 21 will face fines ranging from $50 up to $1,000 for multiple offenses.

The s...

Dog Owners: Stop Worrying About Autism and Vaccinate Your Pet

Virtually every dog I’ve ever met has suffered from autism. Don’t believe me? Consider that, a) Virtually every dog I’ve ever met has been vaccinated against canine diseases, and b) Not a single one of them ever spoke so much as a word afterwards. Connect the dots, folks, connect the dots.

You might argue that the odds were fairly good that the dogs weren’t saying much before their shots either, and that autism doesn’t even exist in dogs. But ...

Angelina Jolie Was Diagnosed With Bell’s Palsy—Here’s What You Need to Know About It
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Angelina Jolie has already spoken publicly about her preventive double mastectomy, reconstructive surgery, and ovary removal. Now the actress is opening up about another health condition she’s facing: Bell’s palsy.


9 Causes of Leg Cramps—and How To Stop Them
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What are leg cramps?

If you haven’t already, you will probably experience leg cramps at some point in your life. They can hit at the worst possible moments; whether you’re lying in bed at night or taking a run on the treadmill, that sharp stabbing pain can feel totally debilitating. If leg cramps, also called charley horses, persist, they can become even more irritating, perhaps knocking you off your typical exercise or