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Focus on Health: Add a Little Spice, Live a Little Longer

If you're not a fan of spicy foods, you might reconsider. A recent study suggests regularly eating spicy foods—in particular, chili peppers—may lengthen your life.

Women's Health: High Heels: Fashion Footwear or Safety Hazard?

High-heeled shoes are a fashion staple for many women. But they may not be the safest footwear to step out in, according to a recent study.

Heart Care: High Blood Pressure Still a Major Killer

In a recent study, researchers found that death rates from high blood pressure rose by 23%. But those from all other causes dropped by 21%.

Chronic Condition News: Should You Be Tested for a Thyroid Problem?

Thyroid disease is a common problem as you get older. But experts don't recommend routine screening for thyroid dysfunction.

Focus on Health: Too Many Sweet Drinks May Be Bad for Your Liver

It probably isn’t news to you that drinking lots of alcohol can harm your liver. But what about sugar-sweetened beverages? Think soda, fruit juice, and sports and energy drinks. A recent study suggests they also may be bad for your liver.

Men's Health: Fitter Middle-Aged Men Seem to Fend Off Cancer

If you’re looking for a good reason to shape up, consider the finding of a recent study. Here’s the worthy incentive: Men who are fitter in middle age may be less likely to develop and die from cancer.

For Your Child: Preventing SIDS: Are You Following All the Basics?

Parents need to be up-to-speed on the best tactics for preventing SIDS. Unfortunately, a recent study shows many may not be doing all they can.

Cancer Awareness: The Dark Side of Caramel-Colored Soda

A caramel coloring gives cola, root beer, and other dark-colored soft drinks their hue. The coloring may have a chemical that may raise the risk for cancer.

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