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People who drink moderately, exercise, quit smoking and eat five servings of fruit and vegetables each day live on average 14 years longer than people who adopt none of these behaviors, researchers said on Tuesday.

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Can adding a cup or two of coffee to the exercise routine increase protection from skin cancer? New research indicates that just might be the case.

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Scientists have linked certain genes to restless legs syndrome, suggesting the twitching condition described as “jimmy legs” in a “Seinfeld” episode is biologically based and not an imaginary disorder.

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Most women know that calcium is critical in preventing osteoporosis, the disease of progressive bone loss and fractures that affects millions of Americans.

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Fertility experts claim to have identified a protein which could be harnessed to delay the menopause. The discovery raises hopes that drugs could be developed which will allow women to wait longer to have a child.

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Although women are four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis, or porous bone, one in 12 men also suffer from the disease, which can lead to debilitating - or even life-threatening - fractures, mainly of the spine, hip and wrist. The underlying causes of osteoporosis are numerous, but in women, low estrogen levels after menopause have been considered an important factor.

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Maybe hormones aren’t so bad for women’s hearts after all — if the women are still in their 50s. In a postscript to a landmark study five years ago that led millions of women to abandon hormones during menopause, a new review suggests the heart risks for this group of women were overstated.

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Alcohol withdrawal is physical symptoms and emotions you have if you drink heavily or frequently and suddenly stop drinking. It can also happen if you drink much less than you are used to drinking. You are most likely to have withdrawal problems 1 to 7 days after your last drink.

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The fear and distress arthritis patients feel about their condition can make a big difference in how they perceive the pain that comes with it, a novel brain-imaging study shows.

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Last year, researchers told women that regular aspirin won’t prevent heart disease or cancer. Now a new study says it does — for some women, at least.

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