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  • Unprotected sex more common among young gay, bi men with detectable HIV

    Unprotected sex more common among young gay, bi men with detectable HIV

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    New strategies to reduce risky sexual behaviors among young gay and bisexual men with human immunodeficiency virus may be needed to reduce new infections, according to a new study.Researchers found that most young gay and bisexual men with HIV don't have the virus suppressed…

  • Drinking coffee tied to lower risk of death

    Drinking coffee tied to lower risk of death

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    In a 10-year U.S. study, people who drank coffee regularly were less likely to die of many causes, including heart disease and diabetes, than those who didn't drink coffee at all.The more coffee study participants consumed, the lower their risk of dying, and decaf…

  • The sweetener that may boost your athletic performance

    The sweetener that may boost your athletic performance

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    Maple syrup is having a moment. From stories about Tour-de-France cyclists incorporating itinto their racing diets, to the creation of new companies like UnTapped, which sells its "athletic fuel" of 100% pure Vermont maple syrup in 100 calories gel packets, the amber, sticky-sweet substance has…

  • US life expectancy flat for third straight year at almost 79

    US life expectancy flat for third straight year at almost 79

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    Life expectancy in the United States has stalled for three straight years, the government announced Wednesday.A child born last year can expect to make it to 78 years and 9½ months — the same prediction made for the previous two years.In most of…

  • Smokeless tobacco users exposed to more nicotine, cancer-causing chemical

    Smokeless tobacco users exposed to more nicotine, cancer-causing chemical

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    Compared to cigarette smokers, users of smokeless tobacco are exposed to equal or higher levels of nicotine and NNK, a cancer-causing chemical in tobacco products, according to a study from the U.S. government.More research is needed on the toxic components of smokeless tobacco products…

  • 9 things to do when you feel a cold coming on

    9 things to do when you feel a cold coming on

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    Sniffles. Has there ever been a word that was simultaneously so frightening but, like, kind of adorable, like a baby bunny with a wittle pink nose? Don't be fooled. The sniffle is a ghoulish harbinger of the apocalypse riding on a snot rocket. It signals…

  • New $710-a-day drug saves lives but strains state budgets

    New $710-a-day drug saves lives but strains state budgets

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    A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. But it comes with a punishing price tag - about $710 per…

  • Speaking more than one language eases stroke recovery

    Speaking more than one language eases stroke recovery

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    There are ways to reduce your risk of having a stroke — for example, you can exercise more and not smoke. But should a stroke occur, you might also be able to reduce your risk of losing brain function if you are a speaker of…

  • Why healthy foods may not be healthy for everyone

    Why healthy foods may not be healthy for everyone

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    Like many people, one middle-age woman in an Israeli study just couldn't seem to find a diet that worked. The problem: The seemingly healthy tomatoes she was eating multiple times per week were actually causing her blood sugar levels to spike.The New Zealand Herald…

  • Forget the winter blues, beware the winter munchies

    Forget the winter blues, beware the winter munchies

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    My wife says that she always knows when we will have a very cold winter. The way she determines this is by noticing the animals – especially squirrels and foxes – will start eating more and fatten themselves up before the full force of winter…

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