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Could Fast Food Make It Harder For You To Get Pregnant?

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19 Signs Your Thyroid Isn’t Working Right

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Can You Make Up For Years Of Poor Eating?

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Eating more fruit sped conception Women who eat more fast food spend longer trying to get pregnant, while those who eat more fruit conceive more quickly, researchers in Australia reported Thursday. It’s one more finding adding to evidence that a healthy diet can help make people more fertile. Women who ate fruit less than one …

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Things can start to go wrong when your thyroid is under- or over-active The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, can have a dramatic impact on a huge variety of bodily functions, and if you’re a woman over 35 your odds of a thyroid disorder are high—more than 30 percent, by some estimates. At …

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Even if you can’t, you can still substantially reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke through lifestyle changes and certain medications. In your 20s, maybe you sometimes chose fast-food burgers and fries over healthier foods. Perhaps in the decades that followed you pursued a series of fad diets, questionable lifestyle choices, and too many …

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Stroke is a feared medical problem because it can be debilitating or even deadly. Your best defense is to make sure you know how to prevent a stroke and how to recognize one so you can get treatment right away. In Stroke, Harvard Medical School experts distill the latest research and recommendations into understandable advice that can help …

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Sleep.  Oh, to sleep.  A good night’s sleep is often a struggle for more than half of American adults.  And for occasional insomnia, there are good reasons to avoid using medications, whether over-the-counter or prescription. We’ve all heard about home remedies such as warm milk, chamomile tea with honey, or a shot of bourbon or brandy as a nightcap. …

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Here is your moment of Zen. How Does Meditation Change the Brain? Meditation can sharpen attention, strengthen memory and improve other mental abilities. Scientific American editor Ferris Jabr examines the changes in brain structure behind some of these benefits. The practice of meditation can sharpen our attention, strengthen memory and improve other mental abilities. In …

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Scientists think there may be a link between what’s in your gut and what’s in your head, suggesting that bacteria may play a role in disorders such as anxiety, schizophrenia and autism. Dr. James Greenblatt, a Boston-area psychiatrist, had a puzzling case: a teenager arrived in his office with severe obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well …

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