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How the flu virus makes us sick

Researchers have discovered new information about how flu viruses infect people, which could lead to new and more effective flu medicines. Using the protein …

Are baby wipes and dust key ‘ingredients’ for food allergies?

  A mix of environmental and genetic factors must coexist to trigger food allergies in infants and children, a new study suggests. “This is a recipe for …

Exercise fights depression, but what about if you’re happy?

  A review of studies on exercise and happiness addresses some lingering questions about the effects of physical activity on positive health conditions. …

Eating out boosts your exposure to this harmful chemical

  People who eat more fast food are exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates than people who ate more home-cooked …

Here’s another reason to stop taking antibiotics

  Mice are more susceptible to severe West Nile disease if they’ve recently taken antibiotics that change the makeup of their gut bacterial community, …

Why the flu shot doesn’t always work

  Immune history with the flu influences a person’s response to the flu shot, according to a new study examining why the influenza vaccine was only …

Why exercise on social media makes some of us self-conscious

  The more exercise-related posts we see on social media, the more concern we feel about our own weight, which may lead to unhealthy body image, according …

Top 7 health reasons to consult a plastic surgeon

Engaging the services of a reputable plastic surgeon in Montreal or in any major city involves a considerable amount of money. In addition, plastic surgery is …

How low-calorie diets help intestines recover from injury

  New research clarifies the relationship between dramatic calorie restriction and improved regeneration in the intestines after injury. Diets reduced by …

When does ‘old age’ start? Depends on your age

A new study of more than half a million Americans shows just how skewed views of aging can be—particularly among young people—and how these views change …