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Will Certain Foods Bolster Brain Health After Stroke?

Researchers found the benefits among stroke survivors who most closely followed the principles of the so-called "MIND" diet. It pulls together elements from two eating plans known to improve heart health: the traditional Mediterranean diet and the "DASH" diet, for controlling high blood pressure.

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Is it harmful to have sex if I have a vaginal infection?

Having sex when you have a vaginal infection or vaginal inflammation may be uncomfortable and might make your symptoms worse. If the source of your infection is from a sexually transmitted infection, you may also transmit the infection to your partner. If you have chronic yeast infections (candidiasis), confirmed by...

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Don't blame pizza, fries or dirt for acne

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all...

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Artificial sweeteners may not be risk free

People hoping to lose a few pounds by substituting artificial sweeteners for regular sugar may end up disappointed, suggests a fresh look at past research. The review of 37 studies suggests the use of so-called non-nutritive sweeteners could be linked to weight gain and other undesirable outcomes like high blood pressure...

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