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Sell birth control pills over the counter to teens?

Decades of research suggest it’s safe to sell birth control pills over the counter rather than by prescription, even for teenagers. A team of experts …

A good night’s sleep is like hitting the jackpot

Working on getting a better night’s sleep can lead to optimal physical and mental well-being over time—but quality of sleep is more important than …

Is pain the best antidote for your desk job?

Extreme physical challenges can help office workers deal with the impact of a sedentary lifestyle, say researchers. Tough Mudder involves running through …

Neighborhood ‘walkability’ can boost your health

Some neighborhood designs more conducive to exercise and general well-being than others, new research shows. Researchers set out to learn how four common …

Erectile dysfunction from hair-loss drugs can linger

Men with longer exposure to the drugs finasteride and dutasteride have a higher risk of persistent erectile dysfunction than do men with less exposure, a new …

Caffeine may boost enzyme that shields us from dementia

Caffeine—and 23 other compounds—may have the potential to boost the power of an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia, according to a study …

How high-status friends could affect your weight

Gender plays a significant role in the relationship between a person’s weight and the socioeconomic status of the people in their lives, research suggests. …

How some breast cancer cells return after chemo

Researchers have identified a biochemical chain of events that allows some breast cancer cells to survive chemotherapy and restart tumor growth. The recurrence …

Top 5 ways to lose weight for this summer

All of us are likely to have heard the suggestion that if you are keen on losing weight, we require eating less and moving more. Though it appears seems plain …

Who gets sunburned? Survey finds risk is greater for young adults with melanin-rich skin

CHICAGO-February 27, 2017–Results from a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association point to an urgent need for sunburn …

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