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6 ways to stay healthy this winter

Take a look at these six ways to stay healthy this winter and you might manage to avoid seasonal viruses. If you do come down with somethin… Read more

Shutdown has mixed impact in mid-valley

BENNETT HALL Corvallis Gazette-Times

Visitors to Siuslaw National Forest headquarters in Corvallis these days are greeted by a locked do… Read more

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Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins

One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. Read more

Family travel five: Take action to combat winter blues

If winter's dreary weather has you down, take action. Here are five ideas to consider. 1. Make a plan. We all like to look forward to an adventure. And research shows that by planning ahead, more families will actually take much-need vacations and thus reap a multitude of personal and professional benefits. By crafting a strategy in advance you'll have your pick of departures, the best cabins ... Read more

With up to 7.3 million people hit by flu this season, scientists search for better vaccine

Between 6.2 million and 7.3 million people in the United States have developed the flu this season, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

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America's most-searched-for phobias of 2018

From a fear heights and spiders to a fear of being alone, here are the top phobias in each state. Read more

The five most addictive substances in the world

Chances are, you've tried at least two of these addictive substances. Here's how they affect your brain. Read more

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

Before embarking on a weight loss plan for the new year, here's a look at some of what was learned last year. Read more

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Hearing evaluation recommended when external sounds don't go away

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes tinnitus, and is there anything that can be done to get rid of it? ANSWER: Tinnitus-- the sensation of hearing a sound when no external sound is present-- often is described as a ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, humming, pulsing, or hissing sound, or any combination of these sounds. Read more

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: My antidepressant helps but leaves me flat and unemotional

Q: I take Prozac for depression. It has definitely helped, but it makes me feel flat, less emotionally responsive. A: Similar to you, the majority of people take one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as fluoxetine to treat depression. Read more

Power powders

Among muscle men, protein powders have been held in high regard for several decades. But now, protein powders are being marketed to more than bodybuilders and frat boys turning it into a multi-billion dollar industry. The products are popular for a wide variety of reasons: Many users like that they are a... Read more