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Health News November 2020

Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources: A COVID-19 Vaccine For Children May Still Be Many Months Away - NPR Scotland Becomes 1st Country To Make Period Products Free - NPR Families May Be Apart For Thanksgiving This Year, But Connections Burn...

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Health News October 2020

-Big contact tracing study shows role of kids and superspreaders in coronavirus pandemic – CNN
-Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Need Only a Fraction of People to Get Sick – The Wall Street Journal
-Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Trying Times – The New York Times
-The coronavirus pandemic has hurt Medicare’s hospital program – The Washington Post

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Health News September 2020

-First coronavirus reinfection case in US being investigated by Nevada scientists – Fox News
-Past vaccine disasters show why rushing a coronavirus vaccine now would be ‘colossally stupid’ – CNN
-New U.S. Coronavirus Infections Slow to Lowest Level in More Than Two Months – The Wall Street Journal
-‘Sudden’ Cardiac Arrests Often Aren’t So Sudden – The New York Times
-Covid-19: A bad flu season colliding with the pandemic could be overwhelming – The Washington Post

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Health News August 2020

-US death toll climbs as Trump claims coronavirus under control – CNN
-California is still showing how to make Obamacare work, even with COVID-19 – Los Angeles Times
-Four new Dengue fever cases have been confirmed in the Florida Keys – Miami Herald
-‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus. – The New York Times
-Health illiteracy is nothing new in America. But the pandemic magnifies how troubling it is. – The Washington Post

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Health News July 2020

-Reopening the economy doesn’t mean Covid-19 is getting better. It just shifts more responsibility to you – CNN
-Scientists say WHO ignores the risk that coronavirus floats in air as aerosol – Los Angeles Times
-Three Months In, These Patients Are Still Ravaged By Covid’s Fallout – The Wall Street Journal
-Amid Virus Surge, Republicans Abruptly Urge Masks Despite Trump’s Resistance – The New York Times
-‘Cries for help’: Drug overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic – The Washington Post

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Health News June 2020

-Why So Many Doctors Are Supporting Protests in the Middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic – TIME
-Grocery stores and universities should reopen first, liquor stores and gyms should reopen last, new research says – CNN
-U.S. food makers stock up on ingredients in case of another coronavirus surge – Los Angeles Times
-Coronavirus Patients Lose Senses of Taste, Smell — and Haven’t Gotten Them Back – The Wall Street Journal
-How Do You Decide if Children Can Play Together Again? – The New York Times
-7 in 10 Americans would be likely to get a coronavirus vaccine, Post-ABC poll finds – The Washington Post

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Health News May 2020

-Coronavirus to likely last two years, new report says – Fox News
-The coronavirus lockdown is miserable. Rushing herd immunity could be worse – Los Angeles Times
-Researchers Explore Using Common Blood-Plasma Treatment to Fight Coronavirus – The Wall Street Journal
-Find a Vaccine. Next: Produce 300 Million Vials of It. – The New York Times
-Excess U.S. deaths hit estimated 37,100 in pandemic’s early days, far more than previously known – The Washington Post

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Health News April 2020

-Reported disinfectant poisonings in children on the rise during pandemic – CNN
-Florida medical examiners were releasing coronavirus death data. The state made them stop – Miami Herald
-Coronavirus Testing Capacity Is Going Unused – The Wall Street Journal
-U.N. Warns World Hunger Could Double as Global Economy Crashes – The New York Times
-Pandemic anxiety is making us sleepless, forgetful and angry. Here are tips for coping. – The Washington Post

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Health News March 2020

-Coronavirus death toll climbs to 9 in U.S. as global mortality rate increases to 3.4% – Los Angeles Times
-Are You Lonely? You’re Not Alone. – The Wall Street Journal
-Fatal Car Crashes Rise With Spring Clock Reset – The New York Times
-Stop touching my face? Why the easiest way to prevent coronavirus is so hard. – The Washington Post

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Health News February 2020

-Burnout linked to potentially lethal heart condition – Fox News
-Another win for optimism! Recovery after stroke – CNN
-Caloric counts on nutrition labels may not be as precise as you think – Los Angeles Times
-Patients Often Get Antibiotics Without a Doctor Visit, Study Finds – The Wall Street Journal
-Why Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk – The New York Times
-Being obsessed with being productive…is unproductive – The Washington Post

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Health News January 2020

-Only a few drugmakers even try to fight superbugs — a growing threat – Los Angeles Times
-Where you live might affect your brain: Study – Chicago Tribune
-Hospitals Give Tech Giants Access to Detailed Medical Records – The Wall Street Journal
-No More Excuses Not to Exercise – The New York Times
-Is this the secret to getting teens to reject junk food? – The Washington Post

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Health News December 2019

-Here’s Why You Really Need A Flu Shot – NPR
-Half of the U.S. Population Will Be Obese by 2030 – TIME
-More than 6 million US middle and high schoolers used tobacco products in 2019, report says – CNN
-Getting a good night’s rest is critical to your health. How to improve your sleep habits – Miami Herald
-What if you knew a cookie would take 20 minutes to run off? – Chicago Tribune
-New Ways to Battle Procrastination – The Wall Street Journal
-Even a Little Alcohol May Raise Cancer Risk – The New York Times
-Essential oils are potent, risky and promising, Here’s what you need to know. – The Washington Post

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Health News November 2019

-Open Enrollment Is Here: 6 Tips For Choosing A Health Insurance Plan – NPR
-2 in 5 Americans have misdiagnosed themselves after searching symptoms online, survey finds – Fox News
-Even a little running cuts risk of premature death, new study shows – CNN
-If you have type 2 diabetes, you’re at much greater risk for fatty liver disease – Miami Herald
-Shifting the Focus of Breast Cancer to Prevention – The New York Times
-Deep brain stimulation is being tested to treat opioid addiction – The Washington Post

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Health News October 2019

-The Placebo Effect Works And You Can Catch It From Your Doctor – NPR
-Cutting Down on Sugary Beverages? Here’s What to Drink Instead, According to a New Study – TIME
-Not washing your hands after using bathroom worse than eating raw meat, study finds – Fox News
-Mediterranean Diet May Help Ease Some Symptoms of Depression – The New York Times
-Never exercised in your life? It’s not too late to start — and benefit. – The Washington Post

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Health News September 2019

-Climate Change Isn’t Just a Global Threat — It’s a Public Health Emergency – TIME
-Which drink is best for hydration? Hint: It isn’t water – CNN
-How the prescriptions doctors wrote may have helped fuel the U.S. opioid crisis – Los Angeles Times
-Dental tourism: A vacation and bargain dentistry to boot – Chicago Tribune
-High Doses of Vitamin D Don’t Strengthen Bones – The New York Times
-Plastic, metal or glass: What’s the best material for a reusable water bottle? – The Washington Post

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Health News August 2019

-Do You Need All Those Meds? How To Talk to Your Doctor About Cutting Back – NPR
-New procedure that postpones menopause could also lead to longer fertility – Fox News
-Health insurance companies are useless. Get rid of them – Los Angeles Times
-More than half of younger patients skip or quit blood pressure meds – Chicago Tribune
-FDA Pushes for Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs – The Wall Street Journal
-How to Reduce Exposure to Air Pollution – The New York Times

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Health News July 2019

-Cutting Calories May Improve Your Health Even If You’re Not Trying to Lose Weight – TIME
-How to tell if you’re officially burned out – Fox News
-People in the United States are misusing antibiotics, study says – CNN
-What to do when you have arthritis in your ankles – Miami Herald
-Autism largely caused by genetics, not environment, study finds – Chicago Tribune
-How Much Protein Do You Need a Day? – The Wall Street Journal
-From fish to bacon, a ranking of animal proteins in order of healthfulness – The Washington Post

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Health News June 2019

-U.S. Suicide Rates Are the Highest They’ve Been Since World War II – TIME
-FDA food testing finds contamination by ‘forever chemicals’ – Fox News
-Why frozen fruit and veggies may be better for you than fresh – CNN
-How to protect your mental health from social media: Tips from an expert – Chicago Tribune
-By the Numbers: Vaccines Are Safe – The New York Times
-How binge-watching is hazardous to your health – The Washington Post

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Health News May 2019

-Why Ditching Processed Foods Won’t Be Easy — The Barriers To Cooking From Scratch – NPR
-Self Improvement Might Sound Healthy. But There’s a Downside to Wanting to Change – TIME
-The DNA diet: How knowing your genes can help you fit into your jeans – CNN
-Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences – The New York Times
-More younger women are having heart attacks. Here are steps to minimize your risk. – The Washington Post

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Health News April 2019

-Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy – Fox News
-Particulate pollution in the air we breathe kills thousands a year, study finds – CNN
-Under-the-tongue allergy pills replacing shots for many – Chicago Tribune
-Congress Looks to Tackle Surprise Medical Bills – The Wall Street Journal
-Eat Less Meat, Live Longer? – The New York Times

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Health News March 2019

-Sleeping in on weekends causes weight gain risks, research shows – Fox News
-The common exercise mistakes you are probably making right now – CNN
-Measles vaccine doesn’t cause autism, says a new, decade-long study of half a million people – Chicago Tribune
-Fighting Breast Cancer Without Surgery – The Wall Street Journal
-Supplements Won’t Prevent Dementia. But These Steps Might. – The New York Times

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Health News February 2019

-FDA targets illegally marketed dietary supplements – CNN
-Bacteria May Offer New Hope for Treating Skin Disorders – The Wall Street Journal
-Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Rates in Younger People – The New York Times
-Considering a medical alert device? Here’s what you should know before buying. – The Washington Post

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Health News January 2019

-Could Exercising In Frigid Temperatures Make Us Healthier? – NPR
-Being Bored Can Be Good for You — If You Do It Right. Here’s How – TIME
-When it comes to breathing during exercise, you’re probably doing it wrong – Chicago Tribune
-Opposed to G.M.O.s? How Much Do You Know About Them? – The New York Times
-Marijuana gives you the munchies. What about CBD? – The Washington Post

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Health News December 2018

-The Future of HIV Treatment Might Not Involve Pills – TIME
-Risk of breast cancer may increase after giving birth, study says – Fox News
-Depression, alcoholism often an unbearable combination – Miami Herald
-New E.P.A. Plan Could Free Coal Plants to Release More Mercury Into the Air – The New York Times

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Health News November 2018

-Does your gut need probiotics after antibiotics? – CNN
-UM studies how Alzheimer’s disease also affects loving caregivers – Miami Herald
-How to Take Charge of Your Medical Care – The New York Times
-New tick species capable of transmitting deadly disease is spreading in the U.S. – The Washington Post

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Health News October 2018

-Is Granola Healthy? Here’s What Experts Say – TIME
-Less sleep associated with risky behavior in teens, study says – CNN
-Study gives depressing look at how climate change puts Americans’ mental health at risk – Los Angeles Times
-Why Is CBD Everywhere? – The New York Times
-Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads – The Washington Post

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Health News September 2018

-The Scientific Secrets to Preventing Jet Lag – TIME
-More baby boomers turning to marijuana, study says – CNN
-New synthetic drug strains are making it difficult to diagnose overdoses – Fox News
-Do you really need to stretch? Science weighs in. – Chicago Tribune
-More Evidence That Nutrition Studies Don’t Always Add Up – The New York Times

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Health News August 2018

-Why STD Rates Are Higher Than They’ve Ever Been – TIME
-Smokers are better off quitting, even with weight gain, study says – Chicago Tribune
-The Call to Care for Aging Parents Comes Sooner Now – The Wall Street Journal
-The Illness Is Bad Enough. The Hospital May Be Even Worse. – The New York Times
-‘Medicare for all’ is the dream. ‘Medicaid for more’ could be the reality. – The Washington Post

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Health News July 2018

-Do You Really Need Less Sleep As You Age? – TIME
-Why is US one of the ‘most dangerous’ places in the developed world to give birth? – Fox News
-Endless Gaming May Be a Bad Habit. That Doesn’t Make It a Mental Illness. – The New York Times
-Plastic straws aren’t just bad for the environment — they can be bad for your body – The Washington Post

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Health News June 2018

-You’re probably washing your hands all wrong, study says – CNN
-The Overprotected American Child – The Wall Street Journal
-4 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy on Your Next Trip – The New York Times
-What if physicians stopped weighing heavier patients? Health care might improve. – The Washington Post

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Health News May 2018

-Here’s How Much Exercise You Need to Keep Your Brain Healthy – TIME
-Synthetics now killing more people than prescription opioids, report says – CNN
-Proposal to Curb Drug Prices Would Hand More Competition to Insurers – The Wall Street Journal
-Antibiotics May Raise the Risk for Kidney Stones – The New York Times
-Diseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas more than tripled in the U.S. since 2004 – The Washington Post

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Health News April 2018

-6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day’s Worth of Added Sugar – TIME
-Bringing meals to people with food insecurity may deliver savings to the healthcare system – Los Angeles Times
-Some patients pay high price for seeking cheap plastic surgery abroad – Chicago Tribune
-How to Start Working Out – The New York Times
-Will calorie counts on menu items do more harm than good? – The Washington Post

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Health News March 2018

-Cleaning products tied to lung function decline in women says new study – Fox News
-Can timing of meals help with weight loss? – Chicago Tribune
-The Challenge of Doctor-Patient Relations in the Internet Age – The New York Times
-Testing for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rate – The Washington Post

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Health News February 2018

-Alzheimer’s pervasive plaque contained when key enzyme is removed in mice, study finds – Fox News
-Paid parental leave elusive 25 years after Family and Medical Leave Act – CNN
-How to treat and prevent head lice infections in children – Miami Herald
-Bad genes are a problem you can live with – Chicago Tribune
-Do Hangovers Get Worse as We Age? – The New York Times

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Health News January 2018

-FBI strengthens crackdown on darknet drug dealing – Fox News
-4 ways to use your fitness tracker you hadn’t thought of yet – Chicago Tribune
-Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One. – The New York Times
-Savvier shoppers see through misleading food labels. Here’s how. – The Washington Post

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Health News December 2017

-8 reasons why your wound won’t heal – Fox News
-Is this what the doctor’s office of the future will look like? – Los Angeles Times
-The Mentality of Sexual Assault and Harassment, a Q&A – The Wall Street Journal
-Fewer Pain Pills May Be Best Bet After Surgery – The New York Times
-The moral differences between pro- and anti-vaccine parents – The Washington Post

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Health News November 2017

-What happens when you get a vasectomy — and then change your mind – Fox News
-How marriage might be linked to lower dementia risk – CNN
-How to Age Well – The New York Times
-Concerned about inflammation? These foods may help. – The Washington Post

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Health News October 2017

-7 things that might be causing your infertility – Fox News
-More phthalates banned in children’s toys by US government – CNN
-Ditch the headlines telling you what to eat, not to eat. Here’s how to live healthier. – Miami Herald
-Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report says – Chicago Tribune
-High Blood Pressure in Midlife Tied to Later Dementia – The New York Times

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Health News September 2017

-Feeding your baby this peanut powder may help prevent a peanut allergy – Fox News
-Why today’s teens are taking longer to grow up – CNN
-Education is key to avoid being traumatized by natural disasters – Miami Herald
-Opioids Aren’t the Only Pain Drugs to Fear – The New York Times
-Want your kids to have healthy bones? It will take more than a milk mustache. – The Washington Post

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Health News August 2017

-There might be dangerous chemicals in your tap water — here’s how to stay safe – Fox News
-Consistency is key for weight loss, study says – CNN
-Is Specialized Fitness Getting Less Special? – The Wall Street Journal
-Moderate Drinking Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk – The New York Times

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Health News July 2017

-‘Stem-cell tourism’ needs tighter controls, say medical experts – Fox News
-The Mediterranean diet doesn’t benefit everyone, study says – CNN
-Is it safe to take anti-inflammatory meds for a long time? – Miami Herald
-Diet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggests – Chicago Tribune
-​Want to slow down your aging process? Mind-set can be key, oldest seniors say. – The Washington Post

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Health News June 2017

-Predicting hair loss no matter your gender – Fox News
-Tick tock: Men have biological clocks too – Chicago Tribune
-Nutrition experts warn coconut oil is on par with beef fat, butter – Chicago Tribune
-Can Air-Conditioners Cause Sinus Congestion? – The New York Times
-WHO creates controversial ‘reserve’ list of antibiotics for superbug threats – The Washington Post

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Health News May 2017

-​Births to older moms rise as teen birth rate drops – CNN
-​Sun safety today essential to protect children’s skin in the future – Miami Herald
-Magic diets don’t change behavior. Tips to lose, keep off weight – Chicago Tribune
-​For Bad Backs, It May Be Time to Rethink Biases About Chiropractors – The New York Times
-​Keep these healthy snacks at your desk to stave off midday hunger – The Washington Post

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Health News April 2017

-Want to be happy and successful? Try compassion – CNN
-Does Parkinson’s disease begin in the gut? New research suggests it does – Los Angeles Times
-Oral cancer among reasons doctors urge HPV vaccine for kids – Chicago Tribune
-How to Find Your Missing Keys and Stop Losing Other Things – The New York Times
-The DASH diet is proven to work. Why hasn’t it caught on? – The Washington Post

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Health News March 2017

-​Chronically stressed people more likely to gain excess weight, study says – Fox News
-The genius in people with learning disabilities, mental health disorders – CNN
-Parenthood can boost your longevity, if you don’t die from the stress first – Miami Herald
-Frequent, Brisk Walks May Aid Those With Early Alzheimer’s – The New York Times
-Want a productive work day? Watch what you eat. – The Washington Post

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Health News February 2017

-Acupuncture shows promise in migraine treatment, study says – CNN
-The 7 numbers you need to know to keep your heart healthy – Miami Herald
-No drugs for back pain, new guidelines say – The Wall Street Journal
-​Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine dose – The Washington Post

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Health News January 2017

-Whole grains: what you need to know – TIME
-The surprising link between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease – Los Angeles Times
-Conquering negative thinking – The New York Times
-Yes, it’s possible to dine out and eat a healthful meal. Here’s how. – The Washington Post

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Health News December 2016

-Yoga has a surprising health benefit – TIME
-Hypertension an increasing concern among overweight, sedentary children – Miami Herald
-Scientists say the clock of aging may be reversible – The New York Times
-Sleep-deprived drivers have plenty in common with drunk drivers – The Washington Post

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Health News November 2016

-How to stop feeling guilty about everything – TIME
-​Every year of smoking causes DNA mutations that make cancer more likely – Los Angeles Times
-Want to look younger? Wearing sunscreen is a critical first step – Miami Herald
-Letting Children Always Win Is a Losing Strategy – The Wall Street Journal
-Pessimism may be bad for your heart – The New York Times

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Health News October 2016

-Blood pressure meds could raise your depression risk – CNN
-Why believing in miracles could be hazardous to your health – Chicago Tribune
-New Thinking on Concussion Treatment – The Wall Street Journal
-​What Keeps Kids Up at Night? Cellphones and Tablets – The New York Times
-Does eating your biggest meal at dinner make it harder to lose weight? – The Washington Post

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Health News September 2016

-In addition to fueling aggression, testosterone can also make men more generous – Los Angeles Time
-​Don’t leave the hospital until you know what comes next – Chicago Tribune
-Mosquitoes Are Deadly, So Why Not Kill Them All? – The Wall Street Journal
-​Brain Benefits of Exercise Diminish After Short Rest – The New York Times

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Health News August 2016

-​Genetic studies’ lack of diversity may lead to misdiagnosis, researchers say – The Wall Street Journal
-​A guide to help pregnant women reduce their Zika risk – The New York Times
-​Can a short, high-intensity workout replace your longer, more moderate routine? – The Washington Post

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Health News July 2016

-Caring for cuts, burns and scrapes: The rules have changed – Los Angeles Times
-​Helpless to prevent cancer? Actually quite a bit is in your control – The New York Times
-Don’t believe those who say smaller, more frequent meals will control appetite – The Washington Post

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Health News June 2016

-Giant colon goes on tour to promote cancer awareness – The Wall Street Journal
-Prescriptions drug abuse among older adults is harder to detect – The New York Times
-Why running is the perfect time for podcasts – The Washington Post

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Health News May 2016

-Should cellphones have warning labels? – The Wall Street Journal
-Worried? You’re not alone – The New York Times
-When it comes to fitness, grit counts more than genetics – The Washington Post

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Health News April 2016

-Should all teens be screened for depression? – The Wall Street Journal
-Loneliness may be bad for your heart – The New York Times
-Are those popular meal-kit delivery services actually good for you? – The Washington Post

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Health News March 2016

-The healing power of forgiveness – The Wall Street Journal
-​Study focuses on repeated hits, not concussions – The New York Times
-How to get kids to kick their sugar habit – The Washington Post

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Health News February 2016

-​Stress raises cholesterol more than you think – The Wall Street Journal
-HPV sharply reduced in teenage girls following vaccines, study says – The New York Times
-Tired of treadmills? Don’t underestimate the elliptical. – The Washington Post

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Health News January 2016

-Companies ponder a rating of workers’ health – The Wall Street Journal
-US becomes more vulnerable to tropical disease like Zika – The New York Times
-The eternal weight-loss question: exercise or diet? – The Washington Post

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