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Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.

But researchers predict that rising temperatures will mean higher numbers of kidney stone patients.

Slow down the calorie counting: Personalized diets could be the future of healthy eating, study suggests

A recent twin study hints that one-size-fits-all diets might be doomed to fail. Call it incompatibility.

Obesity now associated with at least 13 types of cancer

Smoking has been the No. 1 preventable cause of cancer for decades, but obesity is poised to take the top spot.

Supplemental steroids, testosterone may lower men's sperm counts

Men who abuse hormones such as testosterone or steroids for bodybuilding can have declines in sperm and testosterone production, researchers say.

Fast food delivers even more calories than decades ago

Fast food fans today are ordering off menus that have grown more apt to make them fat.

Listening to music can 'significantly impair' creativity, study says

Do you listen to music while working? It could be affecting your creativity, according to a new report.

Weekend 'catch-up sleep' is a lie

The negative health effects of skimping on sleep during the week can't be reversed by marathon weekend sleep sessions.

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When it comes to breathing during exercise, you're probably doing it wrong

Experts are learning that breathing through the mouth may not be as efficient or effective as breathing through the nose.

Beer before wine, always fine? Not according to hungover study participants.

In drinking lore, it’s said that having beer before wine, instead of the other way around, can help prevent a hangover. Well, it’s not true, a new study finds.

More evidence that abuse of Xanax, Valium is on the rise

About one in every five people who take Valium, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are misusing the potentially addictive medication, U.S. survey data show.

Experts see wearable technology, group fitness and HIIT leading 2019 fitness trends

A look at the biggest health and fitness trends of 2019, as predicted by industry insiders.

Wearing contacts 24/7 can have major consequences

Dangerous infections, blinding ulcers in the eyes: These are just some of the troubles that can come from wearing your contacts for too long.

Don't think of it as a New Year's resolution. Think of it as a new skill.

A more helpful approach to creating more healthful habits is to consider those behaviors new skills.

The CDC keeps warning people not to eat raw cookie dough — even though it's delicious

Christmas cookies are in the oven; mixing bowl, which is still coated with sugary sweet dough, is calling your name. Don't listen to it, health experts warn.

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Stressed out about the holidays? Annapolis practitioners say mindfulness can help

The holidays can be a stressful time, filled with worries about the future and regrets about the past. By practicing mindfulness — defined simply as being present in the moment — people can reduce their stress this holiday season.

Cold, windy days can strain the heart

Brisk autumn winds and chilly winter temperatures may make you more vulnerable to heart trouble, a new study suggests.

Celiac disease vaccine may make gluten-free diet a thing of the past

People with celiac disease must follow a very restrictive diet, but an experimental vaccine may offer many of them the freedom to eat more normally.

Young people can be desensitized to peanut allergy through controlled, escalating exposure: Study

A large study provides the strongest evidence that children and teenagers can be desensitized to peanut allergies through controlled, escalating exposure.

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