Healthy Behaviors

Smokers Seek Multiple Sources of Nicotine

Preliminary results from a major study of e-cigarettes and smoking finds that 40 percent of smokers get their nicotine fix from more than one source, the Associated Press reports. Of those, about half use some type of e-cigarette...

Smokers Seek Multiple Sources of Nicotine
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Should It Be Floss-Brush, or Brush-Floss?

Daily flossing, as your dentist has doubtless told you a million times, is crucial for dental health. But it turns out that even those who do floss each day may be doing it wrong. Self reports that while...

Should It Be Floss-Brush, or Brush-Floss?
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Emulsifiers in Food Suspected of Disrupting Digestion

Emulsifiers, which are chemicals commonly added to processed foods to increase "creaminess" and extend shelf life, may mess with gut bacteria and cause inflammation, researchers say. Reuters reports that the study raises concerns that the detergent-like chemicals may...

Emulsifiers in Food Suspected of Disrupting Digestion
Healthy Behaviors

'Superfood' Olive Oil May Fight Cancer, Too

An antioxidant found in olive oil causes cancer cells to die, suggesting that olive oil may have cancer-fighting potential, Fox News reports. The heart-health benefits of olive oil are well-documented, but the latest research says that the antioxidant...

'Superfood' Olive Oil May Fight Cancer, Too
Healthy Behaviors

Here's How to Break Up With Your Soda Bottle

Many of us grew up with soda, whether as an occasional treat or an everyday beverage. As adults, we known these sugary drinks are empty calories and bad for your health, but quitting them is easier said than done....

Here's How to Break Up With Your Soda Bottle
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Are Dietary Supplements a Massive Fraud?

Four of five dietary supplements sold at major retailers like GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart contain none of the herbs claimed on their labels, ...

Mixing Up Some Reasons You Should or Shouldn't Drink

They say that life's too short to drink crappy beer; it's also true that your life may be shorter if you drink too much beer, wine, or liquor. S...

Could Drinking Soda Trigger Earlier First Period for Girls?

Girls have been getting their first period younger and younger since the early 20th century, and a new study suggests that consumption of sugary ...
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Why Diabetes Hurts Your Heart

Many people with diabetes don't realize that the disease puts them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease: heart attacks and stroke kill two-thirds ...

These Bad Habits Are a Real Pain in the Back

Lower back pain affects many people at some point in their lives, but by paying attention to a few common triggers, you may be able to reduce your ...

Walking Groups Offer Health Benefits Along with Companionship

People who regularly take part in walking groups experience a wide range of positive benefits, both mental and physical, Reuters reports. A review ...
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Fish Risks for Pregnant Women May Be Outweighed by Benefits

Worries about mercury and birth defects have led doctors to caution pregnant women against eating fish, but the benefits of eating fish may outweigh ...

What's in Your Wallet? More Money, Americans Say

The financial fortunes of Americans seem to be on the rise, with 47 percent of us telling Gallup that our personal finances are in better shape now ...

Has American Optimism Finally Turned the Corner?

Americans may finally be climbing out of the hole created by the 2008 financial crisis: Gallup reports that our collective outlook is the best it has ...
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Is Your Fitness App Backed by Science?

A review of the top 100 free and fee-based fitness apps available on Apple iTunes and Google Play found that few are based on scientific research, ...

Is Your Fitness App Backed by Science?

A review of the top 100 free and fee-based fitness apps available on Apple iTunes and Google Play found that few are based on scientific research, ...

Experts Throw Cold Water on Your Morning Shower Routine

Do you take a hot shower to perk yourself up in the morning? You're doing it wrong, researchers say. Fox News reports that studies show that warm ...
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This Report Gives New Meaning to 'Practice Safe Sex'

They say that sex can be a dangerous business, and a recent study shows that certain positions are more likely to leave a guy 50 shades of black and ...

Here's Some Good News About Youth Cholesetrol Levels

Youth cholesterol levels, while still high, have declined since 1999, Reuters reports. Researchers say 20 percent of U.S. kids ages 8 to 17 had ...

Working the Overnight Really Might Be Killing You

The more years you work night shifts, the higher your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer if you are a woman, a new study suggests. Reuters ...

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