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Modifying recipes to cut out calories. Yummy Mexican dishes that are typical high-calorie can be changed into healthier options. Bake beef empanadas instead of frying them, for example. It will only take 10 minutes. Check out these quick and healthy Mexican recipes for inspiration en la cocina.

A new treatment for leukemia, which is showing positive results. The experimental procedure, developed at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, involves reprogramming the patient’s immune system to fight cancer-carriyng cells. This cell therapy approach has not worked for every patient, but researchers are excited about the results so far. 

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Sugary drinks, which contribute to a high number of obesity-related deaths. According to research presented at an American Heart Association conference this week, 180,000 deaths worldwide can be traced back to drinking too much soda, fruit drinks, energy and sports beverages. Researchers said the US ranked third in a list of countries with the most deaths related to consuming sugary beverages.

Allergies and insect stings, which come with spring. Take allergy medication before your symptoms grow unbearable. And to avoid getting stung by bees, the National Institute of Health suggests you skip wearing floral perfumes and sipping sweet drinks while outside. Get about more tips for spring here.

By Laura Jungreis