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Get Active — Any Woman Can Cut Her Risk of Breast Cancer by Exercising

Apparently it’s quite simple: Exercise reduces a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The 7 Best Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a list of seven of the best charities most deserving of your support.

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Male Contraceptive Coming In Near Future

So the news about a male contraceptive has been discussed for about a month now, and it's not a pill. The new form of male birth control is an injection, and it's not taken in the arm!

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Denver Post Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon/Getty IMages

Enterovirus D68 Found In Springfield

A Springfield hospital says federal and state health officials have confirmed eight cases of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children around the country.

Baystate Children's Hospital said in a statement that eight specimens tested positive for enterovirus D68

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New Hampshire Public Radio, flickr

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Police departments across the country, and here on the Southcoast, will take part in the ninth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.

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Eating Cheese May Help You Live Longer

Bring on the flaming Kasseri Saganaki! Step right this way Pecorino Romano, Feta, Brie, Asiago and Cheddar! The good news is recent research indicates that dairy products should be an important part of your diet.

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Catherine Yeulet

Don’t Laugh Off ‘Senior Moments’ of Forgetfulness

I admit, I'm probably an early candidate for dementia. I've noticed myself forgetting names of people, where I placed my keys and the like. No big thing? Well, increasingly, scientists are reporting that a forgetful person is much more likely to develop dementia than those who report no such symptoms.

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Your Eyes Can See Future Health Problems

Your eyes are not only like sentinels, occupying the highest place on your body, but can see into your future, detecting early evidence of high blood pressure or diabetes! 

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

D68 Respiratory Virus Found In Southeastern Mass

State health officials say a case of an unusual respiratory virus affecting children around the country has been confirmed in an 8-year-old southeastern Massachusetts girl.

Department of Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett said Tuesday the girl has a history of asthma

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Getty Images

WHO Predicts Expansion Of Ebola Cases

Over the next six weeks, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could sicken 20-thousand people.

Researchers with the World Health Organization and London's Imperial College say the virus could infect 20-thousand people by the beginning of November, unless intensive control measures are launched

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