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One Smoggy Day Can Raise Stroke Risk

Even short-term exposure to air pollution can raise your risk of having a stroke, the New York Times reports. A review of more than 100 research studies found that increases in nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and particulate...

One Smoggy Day Can Raise Stroke Risk
Healthy Behaviors

Get These Bad Eating Habits Out of Your Life

A healthy diet isn't all about eating better; it involves addressing bad behaviors, too. Health contributing nutrition editor Cynthia Sass says that dietary success requires you to drop these seven bad eating habits:

  • Drinking alcohol too often: Not...

Get These Bad Eating Habits Out of Your Life
Healthy Behaviors

Cardiovascular Fitness May Protect Against Cancer

Rates of certain types of cancer appear to be lower among middle-aged men with high levels of cardiovascular fitness, Fox News reports. Fit men not only had lower incidence of lung and colon cancer, those who...

Cardiovascular Fitness May Protect Against Cancer
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Here's How Fast You'll Lose Fitness if You Skip the Gym

Did you miss your workout this week? Not to worry: your body won't immediately turn to flab. But if you go two weeks without exercising you will start to lose cardiovascular fitness, CNN reports. Still, it probably will...

Here's How Fast You'll Lose Fitness if You Skip the Gym
Healthy Behaviors

Chefs Help Schools Achieve Healthy Eating Goals

Children ate more fruit and vegetables in schools that worked with trained chefs to design healthy, tasty meals, and the partnership ended up saving schools money, too, the Washington Post reports. Harvard researchers who studied the...

Chefs Help Schools Achieve Healthy Eating Goals
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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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Does Formaldehyde in Floors Pose a Health Risk?

A '60 Minutes' report on high levels of formaldehyde in flooring materials has resulted in consumer complaints and a possible investigation of seller ...

Low Testosterone Points to a Variety of Health Problems for Men

Trouble in the bedroom may be the least of worries for men with borderline low levels of testosterone, according to new research. Men who tested ...

Your Racing Heart Could Have Several Causes

It's always a little disconcerting when you feel your heart suddenly racing, but don't freak out if it happens to you: there are some pretty mundane ...
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Lest We Forget: Men's Memories Really Are Worse

It may seem like the man in your life isn't paying enough attention to what you say, but it's also possible that he really just didn't remember about ...

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 ...
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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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