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You may be your germs

Though most of our genes come from primate ancestors, many of them slipped into our DNA from microbes living in our bodies, says British res…

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How women can wipe out Alzheimer’s

The truth is, we’re right in the middle of an epidemic, but we as a nation are in denial. An Oscar for “Still Alice” is shining the brightes…

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The island where people forget to die

An interesting statistic from the World Health Organization claimed Okinawa, Japan, had the longest disability-free life expectancy in the w…

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Are you an e-hypochondriac?

You know that game “6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon”? There should seriously be a version of that called “6 Degrees of Cancer” — as in, when looki…