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100 people sickened after eating Honey Smacks cereal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg’s cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states. Read More

New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom

Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air. Read More

Late-life high blood pressure can harm brain, study finds

Autopsies on nearly 1,300 older people, including about 640 clergy members, found more signs of damage and one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in the brains of those with higher blood pressure than among those with pressure closer to normal, researchers reported Wednesday. Read More

How to ease the itch of mosquito bites

There are millions of mosquitoes swarming this summer, sucking blood and leaving itchy, red bumps on the skin. Here are some ways to stop yourself from scratching. Read More

20 health orgs say exercise helps fight cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, get ready for a new Rx … it may surprise you: exercise. Read More

New study shows teen vaping increases toxin levels

A new study published in Pediatrics analyzed urine samples from 103 teens and found those who vaped had three times the levels of metabolites of chemical toxins that are known carcinogens. Read More

3 tips to overcoming loneliness

Loneliness can lead to depression, inactivity, cardiovascular problems, decreased memory function, loss of self-esteem, alcohol and drug abuse, and plain old bad decision-making. Read More

Weight loss plans for couples — even if only one person is on it

It takes two to tango, especially if you’re doing the weight-loss pas de deux, say researchers at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Read More

Flu vaccine worked better than expected in 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states the effectiveness rate ended up around 36 percent across several different flu strains, but primarily guarded against H3N2. Read More

New study says saunas help prevent stroke

According to a study published in the journal Neurology, taking several saunas weekly reduces your risk of having a stroke. Read More

Nearsightedness linked to education level

The more years of schooling you have, the higher your risk for nearsightedness. Read More

The good news and bad news about apple cider vinegar

Studies show that apple cider vinegar can reduce the rise in your blood glucose level after a meal and help promote weight loss as part of a calorie-restricted diet. Read More

10 lifestyle steps to protect you from disease, premature aging

If you want to achieve your healthiest life, follow these 10 steps. You’ll decrease your risk of heart disease and dementia by morethan 80 percent, slash your cancer risk and increase your happiness quotient. Read More

Magnesium deficiency is common, can be dangerous

All essential nutrients are important for health. Magnesium, not to be confused with manganese, is an essential mineral that gets too little appreciation. Read More

Try this 5-minute yoga sequence for better sleep

The grind of a busy day can make shutting down and falling asleep a little on the tough side. The solution? Yoga. Creating a ritual to relax the body and calm the mind can help you fall asleep sooner, sleep deeper and for a longer time. Read More

Dancing helps elderly ease through later decades

Researchers found that ballet-dancing seniors end up with better posture and more flexibility, energy and happiness. Read More

Are core exercises really helpful?

Instead of loading you up with pain meds or suggesting unnecessary procedures, your physician should try to direct you to the first line of defense for everyday shoulder, neck and low-back pain. Read More



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