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4 Surprising Tricks to Beat Pain

You’ve slammed your finger in the door (ouch!), and in that first minute, well, you pretty much think you’re going to die. But don’t freak: Instead, stay calm and cross your fingers. That simple move may be enough to numb the pain a bit, according to a recent study study …

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Find Out Why Your Boobs Hurt With This Useful Chart

A twinge there, an ache there—breast pain is something most women have experienced at one point or another. Luckily, in most cases, it’s nothing to worry about, says Sharon Rosenbaum Smith, MD, a breast surgeon at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Your period, your workout, or even …

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The Safest Place To Sit On a Train or Plane

Since the tragic Amtrak derailment, I’ve faced a dilemma when I board my train to and from work: Where is the safest place to sit? I think of the eight victims who died, and how their choice of seat determined their fate. I used to always head for the first …

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Breast Cancer: Aspirin, Ibuprofen May Cut Risk

By Theresa TamkinsWEDNESDAY, Oct. 8 (Health.com) — Can taking aspirin or ibuprofen reduce your risk of getting breast cancer? One of the largest studies of its kind suggests that the answer might be yes. In the past, researchers have flip-flopped on the issue, so they recently combined some of the …

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