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Think Before You Ink

Think Before You Ink

Tattoos are designs on the skin made with needles and colored ink. A permanent tattoo is meant to last forever. Permanent makeup is a type of tattoo. There are many tattooed Americans. Surveys estimate that about one in five Americans now has at least one. The health risks of piercings and tattoos include: ...

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45% of U.S. Men Infected

45% of U.S. Men Infected

Many American men are infected with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), but unlike women, men are more likely to stay infected throughout their lives, a new study finds. About 45 percent of U.S. men are infected with the sexually transmitted disease, as are 45 percent of women. Among women, the ...

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5 Cold Remedies That Work

5 Cold Remedies That Work

We all know there is no cure for the common cold but there are some remedies that can help a lot! Cold remedies are almost as varied as the people who share them. While nothing can cure a cold, there are many remedies that can help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so bad. Here are 5 common cold ...

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Preventable Deaths Declining

Preventable Deaths Declining

The number of potentially preventable deaths – premature deaths that could have been avoided – declined from 2010 to 2014 for three of the five leading causes of death in the Unites States, CDC researchers estimate. In 2014, the five leading causes of death for people under age 80 were diseases of the heart, ...

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Prostate Cancer Registry Helps Black Men

Prostate Cancer Registry Helps Black Men

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) announces a nationwide expansion of its Prostate Cancer Registry. The registry galvanizes prostate cancer survivors to share their stories in an effort to reduce health disparities and improve the treatment, care and long term quality of life issues that affect African-American prostate ...

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HIV Test with a USB

HIV Test with a USB

Scientists develop HIV test using a USB stick Researchers have developed a screening test for HIV that uses a USB stick to process data in a move they say vastly improves upon conventional methods. Typically, HIV screenings can take as long as three days to produce results. Scientists at Imperial College London ...

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