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A handful of nuts a day could keep the grim reaper away, according to new research. A sweeping analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts each day are less likely to develop potentially fatal conditions such as cancer and heart disease. (Provided you don't have nut allergies, of course!)

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Few things are scarier than watching someone you love freak out uncontrollably at night — even if they won't remember. Scarier still is hearing that someone was you from a loved one or roommate. Those are night terrors, and they're no ordinary nightmares. Here's why and when they happen, and how you can stop them.

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The morning penile erection, or as it is medically known, “nocturnal penile tumescence”, is not only an interesting physiological phenomenon, it can also tell us a lot about a patient’s sexual function.

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The rules of chess have remained consistent since the early 19th Century, but that doesn't mean our approach to the game has stayed the same. Here are some intriguing and surprising ways the Game of Kings has changed its shape over the past 150 years.

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Hospitals across Melbourne were put on emergency alert on Monday night as thousands of people called ambulance services, reporting breathing difficulties and other severe symptoms. Emergency rooms were so strained that day units were opened to handle the overflow. It was a severe outbreak of the phenomenon called "thunderstorm asthma" — but how does an emergency like this actually happen?

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Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier — as I'm sure most people would — so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are 10 of the best ones I found.

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If you missed out on last night's supermoon due to the crummy weather, we have some good news: tonight's moon will still be bigger and brighter than usual. Here's how to get the best vantage point.