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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: How Infections May Impact Alzheimer’s Development, How Massage Therapy Can Manage Pain, and Why Friendships Keep You Healthy

New research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease may develop from infections in the brain. Some researchers believe that infections may cause buildup in the brain that can increase the chances of getting…

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Today’s Headlines: The Type of Bug Spray You Should Be Using, the Four Habits That Can Lower Your Risk For Cancer, and an Update on the Zika Virus

Don’t waste your money on natural bug spray. According to tests from Consumer Reports, natural repellents don’t last as long as their synthetic counterparts. “The consumer testing group released its…

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Today’s Headlines: Why You Need to Double Check Your SPF, What You Should Know Before Getting into the Pool This Summer, and What May Help Prevent Cancer

Your sunscreen may be lying to you. According to a recent report, almost half of all sunscreens sold in the U.S. has less SPF than the amount listed on the…

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Today’s Headlines: How Exercise May Prevent Cancer, The Difference Between Reading a Book and Reading on Your Computer, and Why Adults Don’t Get as Much Sleep

Exercise may decrease your risk for many different types of cancer. A new analysis from the National Cancer Institute studied 1.4 million people and determined that physical activity could aid…

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Today’s Headlines: The FDA’s Standards for Healthy Foods, Why You Should Wear Sunscreen in the Car, and The Factors That Determine Sleep

Do you know what the word “healthy” means on a food label? ​The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is redefining the criteria for labeling foods as “healthy” and are now allowing KIND…

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Red Steps Challenge: A Campaign to Prevent Heart Failure

Editor’s note: This post was written by Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, FAHA, MACP, FHFSA. Dr. Yancy is a past president of the American Heart Association, and is a…

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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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