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High-Cholesterol Diets Can Speed Up Tumour Growth 100-Fold, Scientists Say

Diets high in cholesterol can ramp up the speed of cancer tumour growth by up to 100 times, a new study has revealed – but as scary as that is, the findings could also lead to better treatments to stop this from happening.

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Vitamin D Levels May Drop When Women Stop Using Birth Control

Women risk having their vitamin D levels fall when they stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives containing estrogen, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Vitamin D is a hormone involved in the immune system and managing calcium levels in the...

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What Is Sleep Dentistry?

Have you heard of sleep dentistry? No, it's not napping during a cleaning. Sleep dentistry is what dentists do to help people with sleep problems. Since the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine's founding 15 years ago, doctors, sleep specialists, and dentists have worked together more and more, mostly on easing sleep apnea and snoring symptoms. About 50 million...

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To make your day better, stay in bed longer. Really.

When the alarm goes off, what do you do? (Besides hit snooze, that is!) Pop out of bed and get going? Guess what: you're doing it wrong. And I was too. When you bolt upright from lying prone for several (several) hours, says physical therapist Erika Mundinger, you run the risk of hurting yourself...

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