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13 Things mentally strong people don't do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.

4 in 10 Americans think work affects their health

Many Americans think their job takes a toll on everything from their health and stress levels to their eating and sleeping habits, a new poll found.

Study cites the fats that could shorten your life

One nutritionist believes the study should help clear up the confusion many consumers have about dietary fat.

Drink water, stay slimmer?

Water might be a secret weapon for dieters, research involving nearly 10,000 adults suggests.

Now pasta is good for your diet?

Pasta may have gotten a bad rap. New research suggests pasta -- specifically noodles in this study -- might actually help you lose weight.

Savvy marketing gets school kids to snap up veggies

While clever marketing can steer kids towards junk food, a new study shows that creative advertising can also prompt more kids to eat veggies.

Fourth Of July food safety tips and recommendations

When July 4th comes, most of us want to be outside in the warm weather soaking up the sun until it’s time to watch fireworks. All that heat and outdoor eating can lead to some risky food safety situations. 

Walking: The cheap, easy workout

Walking is a simple and inexpensive exercise that has been shown to offer numerous benefits for bones, muscles and joints.

Not kidding: Childless couples happier

Parents in the United States are not quite as happy as their childless peers, a new report reveals.

Caffeine's jolt can sometimes be short-lived

Caffeine no longer improves alertness or mental performance after a few nights of sleep restriction, according to a new U.S. military study.

'Love hormone' gene may be key to social life

Lower activity of a specific gene may affect a person's social behavior, including the ability to form healthy relationships, researchers say.

Most Americans are eating better

More than half of Americans were eating healthier in 2012 than they were in 1999, a new study finds.

Got a spare 15 minutes? A little exercise may boost life span

Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults' risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests.

Shouting? The 'silent treatment'? How spouses argue linked to physical ills

How spouses disagree may predict which ones are more likely to develop certain ailments down the road, new research suggests.

Are 'workaholics' prone to OCD, anxiety?

Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests.

What the heck is a crick in the neck?

You may have heard some people say that they have a “crick in their neck” when describing their neck pain or you maybe you’ve used this expression yourself. But have you ever wondered about what it really means? Is it even a real medical term?

Healthy fats in Mediterranean diet won't boost weight

An eating plan that includes healthy fats such as olive oil and nuts isn't likely to cause weight gain, a new study finds.

Hey drivers: Hands-free cellphones not risk-free

Talking on a hands-free phone while driving may be just as distracting and dangerous as using a hand-held phone, according to a new study.

Cutting back on wine? Try a smaller glass

Like wine just a little too much sometimes? You may sip a little less over an evening if it's served in smaller goblets, a new British study finds.

Pop stars often hawk unhealthy foods to kids

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5: Some of America's biggest pop stars are making millions from ad campaigns for sugar-laden, low-nutrition foods, a new study says.

Sun protection comes in many forms

As folks start baring more skin at the beach, pool or barbecue, it's time to start covering up with sunscreen.

Make that Memorial Day bbq tasty -- and safe

As Americans fire up their grills this Memorial Day weekend, experts note that while there isn't enough evidence to conclude that barbecued meat increases cancer risk, it's still a good idea to take some precautions.

6 sun safety tips for 'Don't Fry Day'

Here are six tips for protecting your skin as we head into summer.

Late dinners won't doom kids to obesity

Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.

Too few Americans take advantage of local parks

Most neighborhood parks in the United States are geared toward younger people, which limits their use, a new study suggests.

Could spuds be bad for blood pressure?

Potatoes are a popular staple of the American diet, but eating too many -- whether boiled, baked, mashed or fried -- may raise the risk for high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Focus on healthy foods, not avoiding 'bad' ones, for heart health

Emphasizing healthy foods in your diet, not just banishing "bad" foods, may be the key to avoiding heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests.

10 reasons you're exercising and not losing weight

If you started an exercise program in part to lose weight and the scale is not budging, it can be frustrating.

Nagging your kids about weight might backfire

When parents believe their children are overweight -- regardless of whether they are or not -- those kids are likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.

Does exercise help or hinder your diet?

Dieters sometimes worry that workouts could make them hungry, but new research indicates exercise has the opposite effect, diminishing the appetite -- at least temporarily.

Your income, hometown may be key to your lifespan

Where they live and how much they earn significantly affects the average American's longevity, a new study suggests.

Too much sitting may shorten your life

Get off your duff: A new study finds that sitting less may extend your life.

Weight loss with a Paleo diet?

There’s been a lot of discussion recently about whether we’d be healthier eating more back-to-very-basics food staples similar to that of our Paleolithic kin — hunter-gatherers who lived mainly on a diet of freshly killed meat, fish, fruits and freshly picked vegetables.

Could lots of time spent on social media be tied to depression?

The more time young adults spend using popular social media, the greater the link to depression, new research suggests.

Kids' fruit drinks, juices contain day's worth of sugar

Many commercially sold fruit drinks and juices give kids a full day's worth of sugar in a single serving, a new British study shows.

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