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How to fend off a cold

Adults who averaged five or six hours of sleep nightly were much more likely to catch a cold than people who slept at least seven hours.

Heroin laced with illicit version of fentanyl

The dangerous combination is quickly killing unsuspecting users — and worsening the nation’s epidemic of heroin deaths.

Texting helps diabetes patients

Mobile technology can help diabetes patients with the process of titrating their dosage without having to see a doctor.

Sleep disorders harm body, brain

More than 50 million U.S. adults have a disorder such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea.

Nutrition good for the brain

More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn’t just good for the body; it’s great for the brain, too.

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