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Researched published Wednesday suggests that consuming more sugary drinks can increase your risk for cancer.

New data from a two-year Duke Health trial suggests when it comes to cutting your risk for killer ailments such as diabetes and heart disease, there's always room for improvement.

Pizza, ice cream and chocolate chip cookies can trigger cravings and withdrawals just like a drug, says CNN's nutritionist Lisa Drayer.

In the small study, researchers determined that a certain type of heart fat, pericardial adipose tissue, was reduced in patients who did weight lifting, but not in those who worked on increasing their endurance with aerobic exercise, according to a report published in JAMA Cardiology.

Water aerobics and swimming are terrific exercises for seniors. They’re easy on the joints, improve overall health, and may even help you live longer.

Researchers examined data on 32,606 male and 55,743 female health professionals who had a colonoscopy between 1986 and 2012. Study participants provided detailed information about their health, lifestyle, eating and exercise habits every four years.

Being able to go online offers a wealth of knowledge, keeps you connected to loved ones and makes all sorts of transactions more convenient. But there's a downside.

It's all over social media: warnings to stay out of our waters before the holiday weekend after two people contracted life-threatening bacteria.

If you're going swimming this summer, be on the lookout for these three things to make sure you and your family are safe to swim.

There are three types of cholesterol: HDL or good cholesterol, LDL or bad cholesterol, and total cholesterol. Read this article to find out the recommended levels of each type of cholesterol for people of different ages. It also discusses how to keep these levels balanced and when to see a doctor for treatment.

A three-fold jump since 1975 in the percentage of adults worldwide who are obese has been driven mainly by a shift in diet and lack of exercise, but genes do play a role as well, according a large-scale study published Thursday.

A quick trip to the park ended in the intensive care unit for a Kentucky toddler, who contracted a rare disease from a tick bite. Two-year-old Jackson Oblisk...

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A new study published in the journal Emotion has found that teens who can describe their emotions fully are less likely to get depressed.

Menstrual symptoms including pain, heavy bleeding and low mood may be linked to nearly nine days of lost productivity per woman every year, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal this week.

Summer is here, which means most of us are enjoying some sunshine, much-needed vacations, and living in constant fear of mosquitoes and the swollen, itchy welts they bring. What can be done about these winged miseries? Is there a way to protect…

People who have fatty liver disease related to being overweight may get the disease under better control when they get lots of support to lose weight, a research review suggests.

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About one-fifth of adults in the United States have experienced some form of harm due to someone else's behavior while drinking.That's according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, which found that in 2015, an estimated 53 million adults -- or nearly 1 in 5 -- said they had experienced at least one harm attributable to someone else's drinking in the past year. That harm ranged from property damage to physical injury."One thing to think about…

Not to spoil your summer pool fun, but outbreaks of "crypto," a swimming-related diarrheal illness, are on the rise.

Sleep traits could be a risk factor for breast cancer, new research suggests. Women who said they preferred to get out of bed early were found to have a lower risk of breast cancer than those who stay up late.

An important nutrient you need plenty of regularly is fiber. Fiber is a form of starch that is usually lacking in the standard American diet, which means it is typically a challenge to get enough for what you need. However, when you actually do get enough fiber in your diet, it is important to monitor how much of this nutrient you take it so that you do not get constipation. One way to prevent constipation from affecting you is to watch out for…