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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.

Mumps Outbreak Hits Washington State, New Jersey Aims to Lower Infant Mortality, Heavy Snow May Increase Male Heart Attack Risk

Mumps outbreak hits Washington State. The state of Washington has been grappling with a mumps outbreak since October and now, 367 people have been diagnosed or at least suspected of…

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The Importance of Vitamin D

Written by Austin Winegar, Ask the Scientists Manager at USANA Health Sciences Role in the Human Body Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient essential for bone growth and general health….

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Nordic Diet May Reduce Stroke Risk, Certain Brain Areas Work Like Traffic Lights, Licorice Potentially Dangerous During Pregnancy

I’ve really taken a Viking to this diet. New study suggests a link between the Nordic diet and risk of stroke. It’s estimated that more than 200,000 Americans suffer from…

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Study Uncovers Gut Bacteria-Blood Pressure Connection, New Report Ranks Each State’s Health, Study Says Oldest Child is Smartest

A gut reaction on heart health. New study links gut bacteria and blood pressure. With more bacteria cells in and on our bodies than human cells, it’s no wonder they…

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Brain-Stimulating Activities May Help Dementia Patients, Altitude Linked to Lower Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, Camping May Improve Sleep Quality

I don’t just like puzzles, I lobe them. There may be a link between brain-stimulating activities and dementia. In many ways, the brain is like a muscle that needs regular…

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Study Finds Cause for Misophonia, Elevated Testosterone Linked to Generosity, Ibuprofren No Better Than Placebos for Back Pain

Study determines why loud chewing bothers some. If you find yourself going bananas every time someone chews with their mouth open or slurps their tea, you aren’t alone. Many people…

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In the News: New Device Helps ALS Patients Communicate, Meal Timing May Affect Heart Health, Laundry Pods Causing Eye Injuries in Kids

New device allows ALS patients to speak again. A new device is making it possible for ALS patients to speak for the first time in years. One patient, a 68-year-old woman,…

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Carrie Underwood Shares Her Daily Diet, Feeling Bad About Weight Gain Linked to Illness, Potato Chips and Fries May Be Carcinogenic

Carrie Underwood shares her daily diet. Ever wondered how Carrie Underwood balances being a musician, mom, wife, and having a fitness apparel line, all while looking extremely toned and fit?…

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This Week’s Headlines: Cervical Cancer Death Rates Higher Than Expected, Joining a Gym Has Proven Health Benefits, and Cognitive Decline Starts Sooner Than Once Thought

Cervical cancer death rates higher than previous estimates. A recent study has found that the death rate from cervical cancer is not only much higher than once thought, but particularly prevalent…

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This Week’s Headlines: Chelsea Clinton Defends Barron Trump, Ballet Classes Lead to Improved Mobility, Facebook May Cause Narrow-Mindedness

Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump. As someone who has been in Barron Trump’s shoes before, Chelsea Clinton knows how tough it is to suddenly be thrust into the public eye….

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