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Follow This 7 Step Checklist for Lowering Heart Disease Risk

Want to lower your risk of heart disease? Taking seven simple actions recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) could do the trick, Medical News Today reports. Heart disease is the number-one cause of death in the U.S., killing one in ...

No Such Thing as ‘Fit Fat,’ New Study Claims

Any activity is better than being sedentary, but the benefits of fitness diminish significantly the heavier you are, a new Swedish study says. In other words, so much for “fit fat.” Looking at a group of more than 1.3 million men, researchers ...

Are E-Cigs a Gateway Smoke for Teens with Emotional Issues?

Teens with mild to moderate mental-health problems who wouldn’t smoke regular cigarettes may be drawn to e-cigarettes as a “less-risky” alternative, a new study from the University of Southern California suggests. There has long been a ...

Another Study Ties Coffee Drinking to Lower Death Risk

Go ahead, put on a pot of coffee: Drinking four to five cups daily could keep you healthy and lower your risk of dying prematurely, Reuters reports. People who drink four to five cups of coffee daily had a 21-percent lower death risk during an ...

Teen Alcohol and Other Drug Use Falls – Except for Pot

Teen use of alcohol and illegal drugs has fallen in the past year, with the sole exception of marijuana use, CNN reports. Levels of alcohol use among teens are still high – 40 percent drank in the past year, while 22 percent reported drinking in ...

Teens Ignore Dangers of Driving and Phone Use

Teens understand the risks of using phones while driving, but most ignore those dangers anyway, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania finds. "Teens think about what they do behind the wheel in very different ways than we think about teens ...

Binge Watching TV Could Cause Brain Drain in Young People

Young brains, like young bodies, are still growing and changing, so it’s easy to think they’d be resistant to cognitive decline more associated with old age. But for those who spend too much time sitting around and watching TV, even youth ...

Sitting Even Worse for Those with Heart Disease

Most people should spend less of their days sitting, but for those with heart disease it’s even more important to get up and moving, researchers from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in Canada find. Sitting greatly increases your chances ...

Good News: It’s OK to Drink Coffee During Pregnancy

Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you need to stop drinking coffee, Medical News Today reports. Pregnant women are often told to limit or curb their caffeine intake entirely, not so much because it raises blood pressure and heart rate ...

Teens Could Improve Memory With a Little Mindfulness

If you teach a teen to meditate regularly, their memory – and maybe their grades – may improve as a result, Reuters reports. When groups of middle-school aged students meditated twice weekly for 45 minutes for four weeks (under the tutelage of ...