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If you are bitten by a Lone Star tick, you could develop an unusual allergy to red meat. And as this tick's territory spreads beyond the Southeast, the allergy seems to be spreading with it. Robert Noonan/Science Source hide caption

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Red Meat Allergies Caused By Tick Bites Are On The Rise

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A study finds light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of getting cancer and dying prematurely — lower than nondrinkers. Alcohol is estimated to be the third-largest contributor to overall cancer deaths. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Drinking Alcohol Can Raise Cancer Risk. How Much Is Too Much?

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The Controversy Over Maple Syrup

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Americans are increasingly taking multiple drugs. And depression is a potential side effect of many of them. Glasshouse Images/Getty Images hide caption

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1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression

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The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

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A man shops for vegetables beside romaine lettuce for sale at a supermarket in Los Angeles. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hey, Salad Lovers: It's OK To Eat Romaine Lettuce Again

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Frozen vegetables are displayed for sale at an Aldi supermarket in Hackensack, N.J. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Frozen Food Fan? As Sales Rise, Studies Show Frozen Produce Is As Healthy As Fresh

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Pennsylvania's Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Soda Tax Case

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Signs declare the calorie counts for sandwiches and other grab-and-go items at a Starbucks in Washington, D.C. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Now That Calorie Labels Are Federal Law, Will We Eat Less?

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Black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks, can carry Lyme disease. Kenneth H Thomas/Science Source/Getty Images hide caption

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Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here's How To Prevent It

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Probiotics For Babies And Kids? New Research Explores Good Bacteria

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A sample of cannabidiol (CBD) oil is dropped into water. Supplements containing the marijuana extract are popular and widely sold as remedies for a variety of ailments and aches. But scientific evidence that they work hasn't yet caught up for most applications, researchers say. Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg Creative Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

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