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Is Kombucha Actually Healthy?

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You’ve likely heard of kombucha. It’s a trendy, fermented fizzy drink said to promote gut health, help with digestion, support weight loss, and strengthen your immune system. Researchers continue to explore the health benefits of the bubbly beverage. Evidence suggests that because it’s rich in probiotics–which increases the number of good bacteria in your gut–it’s a welcome addition to your diet. But it’s still up for debate. Our experts discuss whether or not kombucha is healthy, what to avoid when drinking it, and how often to pour yourself a glass.

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8 Best Topical Treatments to Get Rid of Pimples, FAST

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It happens to the best of us. No matter how diligently you abide by your daily skin care regimen or lead a healthy lifestyle, we still get that unwelcome surprise courtesy of a pimple that seems to come out of nowhere. Perhaps you had a stressful week at work, have been clocking in less sleep than usual or are experiencing a reaction from that new serum that is all the rage on Instagram–but whatever the cause, waking up to find an angry zit is enough to send anyone into panic mode. So how do you deal with it?

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Can Dieting Damage Your Metabolism?

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When it comes to losing weight and maintaining weight loss, diets are obviously a popular choice — but what kind of effect can loss (and, realistically, gaining some back) have on your metabolism?

Understanding how the metabolism works — and the changes that occur when weight fluctuates — can be useful for creating a diet that’s beneficial instead of damaging.
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7 Things About Antidepressants That Nobody Ever Told You

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I was 17 when a psychiatrist first put me on the antidepressant Prozac, which was actually being used to treat anxiety in my case. Prozac is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which means it keeps the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin around longer in your brain, theoretically leaving you happier. It did help alleviate some of my anxiety and constant irritability, but it also had a few side effects nobody told me about.
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Prostate Cancer Screening Has Become Less Common Among Men, Study Says

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The number of men being screened, diagnosed, and treated for prostate cancer has declined in recent years, suggests a new study.

Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle were interested in analyzing how the 2012 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation, which advised against using the prostate-specific-antigen (PSA) test for all men, has impacted prostate cancer care around the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men in the United States.

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