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  • 5 ways to fat-proof your home

    Here simple ways to keep your home food-temptation free. This works for even the most weak-willed among us.

  • How he became an Ironman

    Joe Van Veldhuizen was 19 miles into his first Ironman. He had two hours left to complete the race, and only three miles to go in the 26.2-mile marathon.

  • Predicting the flu so you can avoid it

    Imagine being able to predict when the flu might strike your town, a bit like how meteorologists predict when a storm is heading your way.

  • Flu shot less helpful, but still key

    This year's flu vaccine is not as effective against the current strain of the influenza virus because the virus has mutated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an advisory to doctors.

  • Vintage cold and flu ads

  • A form of sugar helps twin girls

    Hugh and Chris Hempel welcomed beautiful twin girls into the world in 2004. Since the girls were about two, the whole family has been fighting to treat the twins' rare genetic condition.

  • Electrodes in brain to treat Tourette's

    A pioneering procedure might be the answer to ending the misery of Tourette's syndrome.

  • The next medicinal marijuana?

    Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. But is it a drug, or is it medicine?

  • Music helps your brain

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us why music therapy is good for the brain and how it can help us live to 100.

  • Live to 100: Laugh more

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how laughing more can help us live to 100.

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  • Road-Testing a High End Stroller: A Look at the Stokke Xplory

    Buying a new stroller doesn't have to feel as overwhelming as buying a new car. In our We Love, You Need series, we ask parents to review the latest baby gear -- from bargain steals to splurge-worthy buys. Our latest review is of the pricey Xplory stroller from Stokke, which starts at $1,000 without accessories. Here's what our mom reviewer had to say:

  • What to Say When a Friend Gets Divorced

    When a couple decides to end their marriage before "death do us part," the decision can cause a ripple effect among friends and family. You may be tempted to step in to prevent what you consider to be a mistake or maybe you want to exclaim “it’s about time!” Then there are worries about how your friend is holding up or how she’ll manage in the future. But the truth is your soon-to-be-single friend doesn't need to hear any of that.

  • 5 Fuss-Free Steps to Your Best Skin Ever

    Forget any beauty fears that might be lurking at the back of your mind: skin that earns compliments is something that every woman at every age can achieve.

  • Is It Really Okay to Wear White To Another Bride's Wedding?

    I grew up in the South, and there are a few things I learned growing up that are just good, old-fashioned manners. Keep your elbows off the table during meal times, don’t stare, and don’t wear white to a wedding if you’re not the bride. I’ve considered myself a well-mannered sort, and I’ve always stuck pretty close to the rules most of the time. Well, except for this one wedding where the color of my dress came into question.

  • Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?

    Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.

  • Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain

    Guided by movements of couples engaged in sexual intercourse, a new report suggests that alternatives to the traditional missionary-style position can help men who have lower back pain.

  • Could You Be Allergic to Farm Antibiotics?

    Allergic reactions to food are a concern for millions of Americans, and now a study suggests there's a potential new player on the immunology front: Some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables.

  • Have Bad Breath? 6 Simple Tricks to Get Rid of It...for Good

    We’re comfortable asking our dentists about everything from TMJ to teeth whitening…but inquiring about bad breath? Not always the most pleasant conversation. In the name of research, we asked top dental experts to share their tips for diagnosing, preventing and treating halitosis—so you don’t have to.

  • It's Official: Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss

    For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.

  • How to Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries

    You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, new research suggests.

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  • FDA Backs AbbVie's Hepatitis Treatment

    U.S. regulators on Friday approved AbbVie’s new multidrug regimen for hepatitis C, and the company priced it below rival treatments from Gilead Sciences.

  • FDA Approves AstraZeneca Ovarian Cancer Drug

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to treat cases of ovarian cancer linked to specific genetic mutations.

  • Lawsuit Alleges Price Gouging by Maker of Hepatitis Drug

    Ever since Gilead Sciences began selling its Sovaldi hepatitis C treatment, there has been controversy over the high price. Last week, the transit agency that serves greater Philadelphia filed an unusual lawsuit claiming that Gilead is price gouging.

  • Medicare to Cut Payments to Some Doctors, Hospitals

    More than 257,000 U.S. doctors will see their Medicare payments cut by 1% next year because they didn’t meet federal goals for using electronic medical records, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

  • Japanese Institute Fails to Reproduce Stem-Cell Results

    Japan’s Riken research institute said efforts by embattled researcher Haruko Obokata to reproduce results of what was once billed as a groundbreaking method of creating stem cells have failed.

  • Stents Boost Stroke Recovery, Study Finds

    A landmark study of stroke patients found that using devices known as stents to pull blood clots from brain arteries can significantly improve people’s ability to rebound from a stroke.

  • Life Expectancy Increases by Six Years

    The rise in global life expectancy for men and women by about six years is mainly the result of dramatic advances in health care, according to a study published in the journal Lancet.

  • Pharma Deal's Victor Now Must Execute

    Actavis CEO Brent Saunders, the drug industry’s most prolific deal maker this year, must now become one of Big Pharma’s best managers, after engineering the acquisition of Botox maker Allergan.

  • Tennessee Moves to Expand Medicaid

    Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday announced a plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in a deal aimed at expanding insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of poor Tennesseans.

  • Health Site Holds Up Amid Enrollment Surge

    Consumers rushed to meet a Monday deadline for picking or changing health plans for the new year, creating a surge of visitors to HealthCare.gov that tested the revamped site.