The Birth Control Pill Might Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

Oral contraceptives — also known as birth control pills — may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests.

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‘Goth’ Teens Really Are More Likely to Be Depressed

The dark look associated with Goths may not be all show: Teens in this subculture appear more prone to depression and self-harm than their peers, researchers report.

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What You Need to Know If You Had High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Yes, you can find your way to meditation’s storied benefits.

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Couples Who Do This Together Are Happier

A study shows that this joint activity is a good indicator the relationship’s going to last.

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Why People Are Living Longer All Over the World

Average life expectancy among people worldwide has risen by more than six years since 1990, and healthy life expectancy has climbed by more than five years, a new report shows.

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Taking Antibiotics Might Up Risk for Diabetes

Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

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The Facts About the Bizarre Bird Disease Found in an Alabama Zoo

State health officials issued a notice Wednesday warning that any visitors to the Birmingham Zoo’s aviary in the past 30 days may have been exposed to a psittacosis, which can spread from birds to humans.

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How This Man’s Contacts Left Him Partially Blind in One Eye

Lesson: Don’t sleep in your contacts, even if you use “extended wear” lenses.

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Too Few Gay Teens Get HIV Tests, Study Finds

Gay teen boys are much less likely to get tested for HIV than older gay males, researchers report.

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