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How to avoid colds and flu when you fly

Posted: 11/24/2015 - Traveling and social events bring people closer together, making us more vulnerable to the flu, colds, and other bugs, say experts

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Coffee drinking linked to a longer life

Posted: 11/16/2015 - New research adds to growing evidence that coffee has protective health benefits and suggests that it may may even reduce your risk of dying from heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

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Do over-the-counter cold meds work? It depends

Posted: 10/30/2015 - We spend $8 billion a year on over-the-counter cold medicines. But a recent study finds the active ingredient in many nasal decongestants commonly taken for colds is no more effective than a placebo.

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Two-thirds of the world population has herpes

Posted: 10/30/2015 - More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 -- about 67 percent of the global population -- are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

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Oregon girl believed to have bubonic plague

Posted: 10/29/2015 - A Crook County, Oregon girl is believed to have acquired bubonic plague from a flea bite during a hunting trip near Heppner in Morrow County, Oregon.

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Trying to lose weight? Low-fat may not be best

Posted: 10/29/2015 - A meta-analysis of dozens of randomized controlled trials showed low-fat diets were not effective for achieving long-term weight loss compared to higher far diets.

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American Cancer Society changes mammogram guidelines

Posted: 10/20/2015 - New breast cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society bump up the recommended age for a first mammogram from 40 to 45 for women at average risk for breast cancer.

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