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The deadly antibiotic risk that stays hidden for decades

We’ve all heard the old adage: You have to take the good with the bad. And as much as I wish it weren’t true, sometimes that’s the case even in medicine. Sometimes, in order to treat one problem, [...]

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Three good reasons to think twice about genetic testing

The FDA just approved the first direct-to-consumer genetic tests that promise to give people a peek into their future. Bypassing the doctor completely, these tests let people find out whether [...]

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Yo-yo dieting is far more dangerous than you may realize

I knew yo-yo dieting was bad, but I didn’t know it was this bad… I mean, we all know that an on-again, off-again approach to weight loss isn’t as healthy as slow, steady, and consistent. But I [...]

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The most compelling reason yet to lose that belly fat

If you’re carrying extra weight around your middle, I’m afraid I have more bad news for you. We already know that abdominal fat is a risk factor for a number of diseases. Extra belly fat is [...]

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The super-effective trick marketers don’t want you to know about

If you feel like you’re being duped by marketers, that’s because you probably are. People who do marketing for a living are no dummies. They have an incredible amount of influence on almost [...]

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