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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.

Focus on Health: Vaccine Lessens Pain from Shingles

Only about 1 out of 4 eligible older adults has had the shot for shingles. That leaves many seniors at high risk for the condition and the lasting pain it may cause, according to a recent study.

Women's Health: Is It Safe to Buy Breast Milk Online?

Breast milk is best for babies. But not all mothers may make enough milk or be able to breastfeed their child. These women may turn to the internet to buy breast milk. A recent study found that may not be the safest option.

Heart Care: Do You Need That Heart Test?

A heart attack can sometimes be the first sign that you have heart disease. That frightening fact makes early detection important. Certain tests may help to diagnose the condition. But if you are at low risk for or have no symptoms of heart disease, experts continue to advise against such screenings.

Chronic Condition News: Exploring the Link: Asthma and Osteoporosis

A recent study suggests a link between bone health and asthma. Researchers found that people with asthma were more likely to have lower bone mineral density.

Focus on Health: Air Pollution May Raise Your Anxiety

You can’t always see air pollution. But your body may still feel its effects. If you have asthma, you may find it harder to breathe when too many pollutants are in the air. A recent study suggests one more ill effect of air pollution: more anxiety.

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