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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.

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.

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