Stroke Deaths Are Rising In Some Parts of America

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Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans have a stroke, and more than 140,000 die from it. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and one of the primary causes of serious disability among Americans. The number of Americans who die from stroke has been dropping since the …

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This Pen Can Diagnose Cancer in 10 Seconds

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When it comes to treating cancer, surgeons want to get rid of as much cancerous tissue as possible during tumor removal. Now a new technology—the size of a pen—is attempting to make that easier by distinguishing between tumors and healthy tissue in just 10 seconds. The MasSpec Pen is a …

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Are These ‘Healthy’ Foods Really Good for You?

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TIME asked nutrition experts to give us the skinny on the health world’s latest food fads. Here’s what they said. Hydrogen water So-called hydrogen water–water into which hydrogen gas is dissolved–has become increasingly popular in recent years, with a handful of companies (including one created by physician personality Dr. Nicholas …

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Most Moisturizers Marketed as Hypoallergenic Actually Aren’t

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people with sensitive skin, finding a moisturizer that doesn’t cause itching or irritation can be a real challenge. (That goes double for those with conditions like dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis.) A good place to start is with products advertised as fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, or dermatologist-recommended. But unfortunately, a  shows that these …

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Acid Reflux May Respond Better To Diet Than Drugs

Reflux is one of the most common health complaints among Americans, and the drugs used to relieve it are among the nation’s best-selling meds. Americans spend nearly $13 billion a year on both prescription and over-the-counter versions of proton pump inhibitors (PPI), the most popular anti-reflux medications. But it turns …

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12 Meal Prep Ideas For Eating All Week

you think of meal prep as another begrudged Sunday activity (perhaps somewhere between folding laundry and balancing your checkbook), we get it. The idea of braving a populous grocery store and spending hours in the kitchen doesn’t quite fit in with your Netflix-and-chill agenda. However, spending a little extra time …

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Why Teenage Brains Are So Hard to Understand

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The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Childhood, which is available in stores, at the TIME Shop and at Amazon. When Frances Jensen’s eldest son, Andrew, reached high school, he underwent a transformation. Frances’s calm, predictable child changed his hair color from brown to black …

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How Marriage May Literally Break Your Heart…or Keep it Healthy

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eople’s heart health, many studies have concluded, is very connected to the health of their relationships. Research consistently shows that happily married people have lower levels of coronary heart disease, the world’s No. 1 killer, than divorced, single or separated people Divorce is linked to such heart diseases as coronary …

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

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ung 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 …

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Can Baby Powder Really Cause Ovarian Cancer?

Bottles of Johnson's baby powder, produced by Johnson & Johnson, sit on display at a Tesco supermarket in London, U.K., on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Johnson & Johnson, reeling from more than 50 drug and device recalls since the start of 2010, is trying to recapture its younger self by digesting Synthes Inc. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a 63-year-old woman in Los Angeles who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based baby powder for decades. Like many women who use baby powder to freshen up or reduce chafing between their thighs, on their genitals, or in …

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