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9 surprising postmenopausal health risks you can’t ignore

9 surprising postmenopausal health risks you can’t ignore

From gum disease to sleep apnoea and more, the hormonal changes of menopause can make women more vulnerable to certain conditions. Here’s what may be in store – and what can be done about it.
5 ways to trick your fat genes and keep the weight off

5 ways to trick your fat genes and keep the weight off

Groundbreaking research shows how certain foods and lifestyle changes can deactivate the genes that cause us to store fat.
13 foods you should never, ever eat past the expiration date

13 foods you should never, ever eat past the expiration date

Think the sniff test can protect you from foodborne illness? Not when these items are involved.
14 things to NEVER lie to your doctor about

14 things to NEVER lie to your doctor about

How much you smoke, drink, eat, exercise and whether you use protection during sex or while out in the sun matters. Doctors weigh in on what matters most.
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Can science explain why we cry?

Can science explain why we cry?

Humans are the only creatures whose tears can be triggered by their feelings. But why? Our tears are far more important than scientists once believed...

12 medical conditions that can kill you in 24 hours or less

12 medical conditions that can kill you in 24 hours or less

While heart attacks and strokes can, of course, lead to sudden death, when it comes to infectious diseases, many factors come into play that will determine if you get sick – and how sick you get. The good news? Infections that kill quickly are rare.
18 ways to keep blood pressure in check

18 ways to keep blood pressure in check

High blood pressure damages your blood vessels, heart and eyes while also increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia and kidney disease. The following tips will help to lower high blood pressure, or keep it from rising if it's at a healthy level.
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19 things you can do in under 10 minutes to live longer

19 things you can do in under 10 minutes to live longer

Some of the best longevity tips are the easiest. Here are the life extenders you should add to your daily routine.
20 secrets to steal from people who never get sick

20 secrets to steal from people who never get sick

Have you ever noticed some people never get sick? Just what is their secret, apart from good health?
 10 ways you never knew you were using the toilet wrong

10 ways you never knew you were using the toilet wrong

You gotta look before you flush, ease up when you wipe, and, yes, there is a right way to hang toilet paper.
50 simple ways to boost your metabolism

50 simple ways to boost your metabolism

Your metabolism is like compound interest: The more you invest, the bigger your reward—in the form of effortless calorie burn. These little tricks provide a big payoff.
The 11 biggest health controversies of all time

The 11 biggest health controversies of all time

Our scientific knowledge is continually evolving – don’t forget that 80 years ago, doctors recommended cigarettes. Here’s the latest information on controversial health topics.
13 common illnesses that have been linked to Alzheimer's

13 common illnesses that have been linked to Alzheimer's

Although we don’t know a lot about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, having the following conditions may raise your risk or make your symptoms worse.
This is what a near-death experience really feels like, according to science

This is what a near-death experience really feels like, according to science

A new study reveals what kind of things you’re likely to see and feel when you have a brush with death—and in what order.

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