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The Oz Blog’s Medical Research Team furthers the mission of the The Dr. Oz Show by facilitating a larger conversation on health, wellness, and important medical news as it happens. Stay informed, stay one step ahead, and stay healthy.

Today’s Headlines: The State That Raised the Smoking Age to 21, the Link Between Exercise and Pollution, and the FDA’s New Law on E-Cigarettes

  California’s smoking age is now the same as the federal drinking age. This week, California’s governor Jerry Brown signed a proposed bill that raised the age limit to buy…

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Balancing Your Skin From the Inside and Out

This post was written by Maggie Pierce, a Licensed Aesthetician, and is sponsored by USANA Health Sciences. As the temperatures begin to warm up outside, it’s easy to throw on your favorite…

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Today’s Headlines: Why You Shouldn’t Use Sleeping Pills for Your Insomnia, 3 Gut-Friendly Beverages, and The Technique That May Help Your Asthma

Ditch the sleeping pills and try therapy instead to eliminate sleeping problems. The American College of Physicians issued new guidelines for insomnia, stating that medication should be avoided at all…

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New Research on “Biggest Loser” Contestants Reveals Why Sustained Weight Loss Is So Hard

On The Biggest Loser, contestants went through a weight-loss journey, often losing upwards of a hundred pounds, through exercise and diet regimens. The difference in appearance is dramatic — but…

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Today’s Headlines: Why Working at Night May Affect Your Heart, How Weight Loss Can Help Your Brain, and the New Ingredient Being Added into the Flu Vaccine

Night shifts at work could lead to heart disease. A study of nurses who worked late night shifts found a link to cardiovascular health decline over a long period of…

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Today’s Headlines: The Foods That May Put You at Risk for Colon Cancer, Why Not Exercising Could Lead to Heart Problems, and What You Eat May Be Making You Sleepy

Foods like red meat and full-fat dairy could put your colon at risk. These types of inflammatory foods can irritate your intestines and lead to colon polyps or other tissue…

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Photoshopped Pictures Hurt Body Image, Even With Disclaimers

From magazine covers to billboards to TV ads, slender models seems to be everywhere. And while many people know the ideal body advertised is often impossible for the average person,…

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Today’s Headlines: How Greenery May Improve Longevity, The Three Things That Can Cause Stomach Cancer, and Which Fruit Contains the Most Pesticides

The more nature you live around, the longer you may live. A new study of female nurses found that those who lived close to and with a lot of plants…

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Today’s Headlines: The Bacteria That May Be Linked to Pancreatic Cancer, How to Wash Your Hands, and Why You May Want to Reconsider Cranberry Supplements

New research has pinpointed two strains of oral bacteria that could increase your risk for developing pancreatic cancer. While the link between pancreatic cancer and gum disease has been determined…

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Keeping Weight Off Likely Easier After First Year

If you’re someone who’s trying to lose weight, you’ve probably seen your body yo-yo back and forth between weight loss and gain. In fact, keeping weight off after it’s gone…

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