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CNN’s Dr. Gupta says Trump doctor letter is “absurd,” questions veracity

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CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta raised some serious questions about the letter Trump’s “doctor” released about his health.
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Corn syrup and artificial sweeteners are even worse for you than you thought

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Soda isn’t just bad for you; it’s one of the worst things people regularly consume.
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3D-printed pills are a thing, and could make treatment easier

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3D-printed pills could allow doctors to set customized dosages, reducing the risk of side effects.
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Sitting can be deadly, even if you exercise regularly

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People who are sedentary at work or home are more likely to develop certain diseases, or even die.

John Oliver on the evils of sugar (video)

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Sugar activates our brains in a similar manner to cocaine, apparently.
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Science is not the enemy

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When I wrote about the risks of e-cigarettes & benefits of circumcision, you’d have thought I spat on the flag.
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Circumcision may be the kindest cut of all

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Recent research confirms that from a health standpoint the benefits of circumcision outweigh the costs.
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What everyone should know about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and anal cancer

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Actress Farrah Fawcett was the most famous woman to die of anal cancer. Learn the risks, symptoms and prevention.
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Is margarine really healthier than butter? It depends

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A look at the relative health merits of butter versus margarine, and at how all margarine is not the same.
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Good medical news about chocolate, coffee and tea

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Reductions in the incidences of heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease in chocolate-eaters.
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Weird science: Brain-eating amoeba

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There’s a new medical mystery that reminds medical researchers of the early days of AIDS: brain-eating amoeba.
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HIV’s cousin being used to treat brain cancer

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Dr. Thoma walks us through how a modified form of a virus called Toca 511 is being used to treat brain cancer.

2 cups of cocoa a day might keep the Alzheimer’s away

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85 grams of chocolate a day shows significant health benefits in older people with poor circulation.
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