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You can get STDs through any type of sexual contact, even just skin-to-skin contact if one partner has open sores.
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A hypoallergenic dog is a myth. Dog allergies are caused by microscopic proteins derived from the pet's skin dander and saliva.
Water is necessary to life and a healthy beverage, but not in excessive quantities.
Your body can give you an indication of how much water it needs. It is better to drink to your thirst.
Sixty to ninety minutes of daily cardiovascular exercise is not an effective method to lose weight.
To lose weight, you need to build more muscle, because the more muscle you have, the higher your basal metabolic rate.
Strength training is an essential part of your exercise routine.
Eliminating gluten from your diet does not offer health benefits. Whole grains are a great source of fiber and vitamins.
Only a handful of people should consider avoiding gluten. These are people with Celiac disease and the small number of people who have gluten intolerance.
Your body makes vitamin D when exposed to the sun. While sunscreen blocks the sun's rays, new studies revealed wearing sunscreen does not cause vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D is gained through food, supplements and small doses of sunshine.
Failing to bring up gross symptoms with your doctor can make it harder to get the right diagnosis and treatment.
Doctors have to continually remind their patients to talk about these icky topics.
Your body can detoxify itself, provided you have a healthy liver and kidneys.
Detox diets may even harm you. Juices high in sugar can increase your blood sugar level. A juice fast may also lead to malnourishment.
Everyone has abs, they're just hiding under layers of fat.
Great abs are the result of diet and exercise.
Tanning can increase your risk of cancer. Sun damage is the primary cause of wrinkles.
You have a greater risk that a doctor might miss something important because you declined an X-ray than the small risk posed by the machines.
An hour in the sun exposes you to more radiation than a full set of dental X-rays.
Many people believe a woman has the best chance of conceiving the day of ovulating or shortly thereafter.
The best time to conceive is just before ovulation.
We should think of food in terms of quality, not just quantity.
Food high in sugar is associated with cancer and should be eaten in limited amounts.
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