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Constipation can trigger health issues such as inflammation, allergies and colon cancer.

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Tips to ease the misery through diet and household habits.

Trailer: 'A Cure for Wellness'

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

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Side effects of the gorgeously deviant thriller can include head-scratching and nausea.

Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine dose

More than 5,300 cases of mumps were reported last year, the most in a decade.

Many people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatment

People being treated for addiction continue to consume opioids at a surprising rate, despite the health-care system's efforts to stop them.

Air pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds

Maternal exposure to fine particulate matter was associated with nearly 3 million preterm births worldwide in 2010.

Constipation can trigger health issues such as inflammation, allergies and colon cancer.

Supporting each other, having fun and being honest are the keys to making it work.

  • Jae Berman
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Some ingredients undergo changes that make them equally or more nutritious than they once were.

  • Cara Rosenbloom
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  • Feb 9
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A new study shows people have a better chance of shedding pounds when the temperature drops.

It’s more useful to track your body composition.

Pickle juice is an option. Thankfully, it’s not the only one.

  • Jeff Vrabel
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Don’t assume you’ll automatically be healthier.

  • Jae Berman
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  • Feb 2
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It’ll make you feel better, and you can make it better.

The treadmill’s weird history.

Antioxidant, anti-cancer properties can help the body run smoothly.

  • Carrie Dennett
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  • Jan 26
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Oversimplified representations of eating habits persist, and they can affect our health.

  • Christy Brissette
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  • Jan 25
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Those who worked out once or twice a week had a 30 percent lower mortality rate than those who didn’t exercise at all.

  • Amby Burfoot
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  • Jan 24
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When motivation dips, some tips to put the spark back in the sport.

  • Amanda Loudin
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  • Jan 23
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“If a diet causes suffering, you’re not going to stick with it. Desiring certain foods doesn’t mean you lack willpower. It’s just a sign of the human condition.”

  • Amby Burfoot
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  • Jan 19
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Don’t let your worries turn you away from fruits and vegetables. Most Americans aren’t getting enough.

  • Cara Rosenbloom
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  • Jan 18
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It depends on what kind of shopper you are.

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