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Is "man flu" real? Study suggests illness may hit men harder - CBS News
As winter rolls into town, so does the flu and all its miserable symptoms. Yet, doctors and women alike have long noticed that men tend to bemoan those symptoms more than women. The phenomenon even has a name: the "man flu." So, are men just whiny ...

America's healthiest and least healthy states - CNN
(CNN) Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report. Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest ...

Researchers Find Common Psychological Traits in Group of Italians Aged 90 to 101 - UC San Diego Health
In remote Italian villages nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains lives a group of several hundred citizens over the age of 90. Researchers at the University of Rome La Sapienza and University of California San Diego School of Medicine ...

Having more older brothers increases men's odds of being gay, study confirms - WPXI Pittsburgh
According to the study, published in the journal PNAS Monday, maternal antibodies in the womb may play a role in the process. Researchers believe that when a woman gets pregnant with her first boy, a protein linked to the male Y chromosome (which is ...

Do you see corners or curves? This optical illusion tricks our minds into seeing what isn't really there - Herald Sun
A mind-blowing optical illusion dubbed ?Curvature Blindness? is sweeping the internet and promises to make you question what you see. In the illusion image (below), all the lines are exactly the same despite how they appear to the human eye. Japanese ...

Mum arrested after faking son's 'terminal cancer' for eight years - New Zealand Herald
Dad feared for son's life after boy had 13 unnecessary major surgeries during mum's plot. Source: NBC 5. Daily Mail. By: Jessa Schroeder. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook ...

Why am I not losing weight? - CNN
(CNN) Weight loss is still incredibly challenging for most people, as evidenced by the growing global obesity epidemic. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, more than two in three US adults are considered ...

BC coroner says fentanyl detected in most deaths up to October - CTV News
VANCOUVER -- Illicit overdoses have claimed 1,208 lives in British Columbia between January and October this year. The BC Coroners Service says the latest figure compares with 683 deaths during the same period last year. The service says fentanyl was ...

Teen cancer survivor seeks to change school hat policy after alleged punishment - Fox News
Chloe Terpenning lost her hair in March while undergoing chemotherapy for stage 2 Hodgkin's lymphoma. (Photo John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye). A 15-year-old cancer survivor is seeking to change the way her school handles its dress code policy after she ...

Why You Need the Flu Shot Every Year - New York Times
Most people know: If you got a flu shot this year, next year you'll need it again. This is because the virus changes, usually rendering the previous year's vaccine partly or totally useless. And it's no secret that the flu vaccine's effectiveness falls ...

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