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Billions K-Cups Are Brewing an Environmental Nightmare

K-Cups are convenient: what's easier than brewing up a quick, single serving of coffee (or tea, or hot chocolate) for yourself in the morning? But the disposable, plastic cups that work with the Keurig brewing system aren't recyclable, which means ...

California Says E-Cigarettes Are a Health Hazard

Electronic cigarettes deliver a dose of addictive nicotine and cancer-causing chemicals and should be regulated like tobacco cigarettes, California health officials say. The Associated Press reports that the California Department of Public Health ...

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 or hot showers have a relaxing effect -- that's why sleep doctors recommend them at bedtime. Pa...

Parents May Have to Slice Kids’ Pizza Intake

Pizza is the second-largest source of calories for American kids behind cookies and cakes, and while some people see it as a relatively healthy option, pizza is often loaded with saturated fat and sodium, Today reports. That's why some nutriti...

Couples Drop Pounds Better Together

Couples who partner up to achieve a health goal like exercising more, losing weight, or quitting smoking are more likely to succeed than when one partner makes changes independently and then encourages the other by example, British researchers ...

Soda No Longer on the Menu in Wendy’s Kids Meals

Childhood obesity experts say kids should not be drinking soda or other sugar-sweetened drinks, and apparently the Wendy's fast-food chain agrees. USA Today reports that soda will no longer be a menu option for kids' meals at Wendy's restaura...

The Blueberries of Healthiness May Lower Your Blood Pressure

Both systolic and diastolic blood pressure were reduced among a group of study subjects who ate blueberries every day for eight weeks, the New York Times reports. “There is something very special about the composition of blueberries that is ...

You Can Walk Your Way to a Longer Life

Twenty minutes. That's all the walking it takes on a daily basis to extend your lifespan, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge in England. Daily moderate exercise, such as a brisk, 20-minute daily walk, can reduce your risk of ...

You Need More Than Strong Legs to Be a Good Runner

An upper-body workout can help make you a stronger, more balanced runner, Details magazine reports. When we think strong runner, we usually envision someone with powerful legs. But leg motion is only part of the equation when it comes to running ...

Run, Jump and Flip Your Way to Fitness with Parkour

Pushups and planking aren't the only body-weight exercises out there: parkour is a fitness regime that will have you running, jumping, and climbing like a little kid again. CBS News reports that parkour involves moving at high speeds through a ...