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Myth Busters: Does This Food Cause Cancer?

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The internet is chock full of recommendations of what to add or remove from your diet to stave off cancer. Are there really superfoods that can prevent cancer or bad foods that can cause or worsen the disease?

Worried Parents Scramble to Vaccinate Kids Despite FDA Guidance

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One week after reporting promising results from the trial of their COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11, Pfizer and BioNTech announced they’d submitted the data to the FDA . But that hasn’t stopped some parents from discreetly getting their children under age 12 vaccinated.

COVID-19 Booster Shots: Top Questions Answered

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Do I need to show proof of being high risk? Am I still fully vaccinated if I haven’t received a booster? We break down your most pressing questions surrounding FDA’s updated COVID-19 booster guidelines.

Take Control of Your Cancer Risk

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What you eat to your outlook on life mostly determine if you get cancer. WebMD’s chief medical officer, John Whyte, MD, shares what you can do to prevent it.

Tips for Great Lips

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When it comes to skin care, people forget that their lips need attention. Learn some new tips for great lips to help get rid of bothersome lip dryness.

COVID-19 Variant Sparks U.K. Travel Restrictions

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A highly transmissible coronavirus variant detected in the United Kingdom has prompted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to shut down parts of the country, triggering other nations to impose travel and shipping restrictions.

Eye exercises: Some tips and techniques

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Your Eyes:  

Some people believe that certain eye exercises can help improve vision or treat eye conditions. There are a number of eye exercises a person can try. Read about them here.

What types of eye doctors are there?

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There are three main types of eye care doctor. In this article, find out about their different roles, as well as the differences in training and levels of expertise.

Demisexuality: What to know

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People who identify as demisexual only experience sexual attraction to another person if they feel a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Learn more here.

What to know about oscillopsia

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Oscillopsia is the sensation that the surrounding environment is constantly in motion when it is not. Oscillopsia is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Read more here.

Blocked tear duct: What to know

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When tear ducts become blocked, tears build up. These irritate the eyes, increasing the risk of infection and causing painful swelling. Read more about blocked tear ducts here.

What to know about alcohol and depression

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Alcohol is a depressant and can amplify or trigger depression symptoms in some people. Learn more about the links between depression and alcohol in this article.

What to know about brain atrophy

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Brain atrophy can refer to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between these cells. In this article, learn about the symptoms of brain atrophy, as well as some causes and treatments.

What to know about a swollen scrotum

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There are several potential causes of swelling in the scrotum. This article outlines some of these causes, their symptoms, and their associated treatment options.

Masturbation and penis size: What’s the link?

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Penis size can be a concern for some people. There are many myths about masturbation, and among these is the idea that masturbation can make a person’s penis bigger or smaller. Read more here.

A guide to the best probiotics

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There are many types of probiotic, and each has a different set of health benefits. In this article, learn about the best probiotics for various situations.