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August 31st, 2010
04:31 PM ET

Garlic breath? Drink some milk

Garlic breath. Whether you're on a date or about to give an important presentation, that strong odor can be hard to get rid of.

But now scientists say that there is an easy remedy: Milk.

Researchers at Ohio State University have a study in the Journal of Food Science that found both fat-free and whole milk reduced the concentration of the chemicals of garlic that make it smell so strong. Water was the major component of milk responsible for deodorizing the smelly remnants of garlic. Because of the fat content, whole milk worked better than fat-free milk.

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August 31st, 2010
01:08 PM ET

Bipolar disorder: Your thoughts

When it comes to bipolar disorder in children, controversy abounds.

Who is really "bipolar," and who is reacting directly to circumstances in the family? Who should take medication, and who should try other interventions? Should we have different diagnoses for children who have extreme tantrums, or would new disorders simply lead to more kids on psychiatric medications?

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August 31st, 2010
12:53 PM ET

Eating mix of fruits, veggies may cut lung cancer risk

We've all heard the expression, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." And for years, we've known that at least in spirit, it's  somewhat true. Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins and nutritionists say they contain ingredients that can fight off certain illnesses.

Now a new study, published this week in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, finds that eating a diverse diet of veggies and fruit can decrease your risk of developing lung cancer, especially if you are a smoker.

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August 31st, 2010
12:30 PM ET

Ripple effect seen from rising C-sections in first-time moms

One in three first-time moms are now delivering their babies by Caesarean section, according to a new study.

This has a tremendous ripple effect because most of these moms are likely to have repeat C-sections, says lead study author Dr. Jun Zhang.  "C-section in first-time mothers is increasing and VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) is decreasing."
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August 31st, 2010
08:39 AM ET

Are mood swings a sign of depression?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Tuesdays, it's Dr. Charles Raison, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University, and an expert in the mind-body connection for health.

Question asked by Betty of Texas: Is it possible to have mood swings where one moment you are happy, then the next you can be sad? Is this a sign of depression? I do also have ADD as well but currently am not on medicine.

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