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Fast Food Breakfast Sandwiches Can Harm Your Heart
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Fast Food Breakfast Sandwiches Are Tasty, Quick and Grossly Unhealthy

When it comes to breakfast, few things are tastier than an Egg McMuffin. But a new Canadian study says delicious morning meals like that may be causing serious damage to your heart.

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Are You Planning to Get a Flu Shot This Year? [POLL]

Flu season is upon us, and the best way to avoid the chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort of influenza is to get a flu shot. The vaccine, which greatly reduces your chance of catching the bug, is available at most drug stores.

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Got Blood? The Facts About Blood Donation

The holidays are vastly approaching. Why not give the gift of life this year and donate a pint of blood.

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Breast Cancer Also Affects Men

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while all the pink we see on the players during NFL games in October mainly focuses our attention on how the disease affects women and what they can do about it, we should also keep in mind (or learn) that men, too, can contract breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 1,000 men will fall victim to the disease, which claims the life of at least one man every day.

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Can Milk Protect Against HIV?
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Can Milk Prevent HIV?

As the old saying goes, milk does a body good. But in addition to strong teeth and healthy bones, milk may also have the power to protect against HIV.

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Boys Are Hitting Puberty Earlier Than Ever

Fifteen years ago, researchers began to notice that girls were hitting puberty earlier than usual. Now they've discovered that boys are showing their first signs of sexual maturation an average of up to two years before their counterparts from a few decades ago

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Can a New Sports Bra Really Detect Breast Cancer?

Is possible for a bra to detect breast cancer?

Well, according to First Warning Systems, the answer is a resounding yes. The Reno, Nevada-based company says they have invented a sports bra that comes complete with built-in heat sensors that can allow doctors to see malignancies through a state-of-the-art thermal imprint.

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You Probably Don’t Need an Annual Checkup With Your Doctor

It would seem like getting a yearly physical would make you less likely to die of an otherwise undiagnosed malady than someone who doesn't go in for such checkups. But that may not be the case.

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