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Get Out! All You Need Is Two Hours A Week

You've probably heard about the benefits of getting outside to improve your health and well-being. But no one has told you how much time in the great outdoors is beneficial; until now. The magic number is 2 hours per week. That's it! A survey of 20,000 people in England , who reported how long they...
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The More Kids Are Teased About Their Weight, The More Weight They Gain

Researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland , and the National Institutes of Health , found that making fun of kids for their weight is linked to increased weight gain well into adulthood. And the more they're teased, the more they gain. Following...
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Some Veggies May Help Your Body Fend Off Cancer Cells

Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, arugula, kale fall into the category of cruciferous vegetables. And according to new research done at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute in Boston they can help a gene in our bodies, called PTEN, that...
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No Downtime Fast, Painless and Safe.

My Girlfriend Sue, an RN, was telling me all about the latest lasers being used to address feminine health issues. She said most women feel that they are the "only ones" dealing with issues that come along with giving birth and hormonal changes. Well, turns out 80% of all women will deal with at...
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You Might Not Be Getting Enough Sun

There's a good reason being outside on a warm, sunny day makes us feel so good. Vitamin D! That crucial vitamin is produced when your bare skin is exposed to direct sunlight. And the more skin that gets exposed, the more Vitamin D your body produces. The right amount is responsible for strong and...
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Skipping Breakfast Could Lead to Heart Disease, Study Shows

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. A new study has found that people that routinely skipped breakfast had a significantly increased risk of dying early from cardiovascular disease. The results were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology used data from...
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WATCH: Deadly Mushroom Spreading Across North America

The Death Cap Mushroom has been spreading across North America due to our efforts to beautify properties by moving trees around and importing some from areas into habitats that aren't where they're naturally found. And the Death Cap (or Amenita phailloides ) attaches itself to trees' roots, and...
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Wine And Beer Lovers Are Likely Consuming Weed Killer, Too

A new study by the education group U.S. PIRG found glyphosate in 19 of the 20 beers and wines they tested. Glyphosate is the main ingredient in the weed killer RoundUp , and has been linked to cancer. The drink with the highest glyphosate concentration was Sutter Home Merlot , at 51.4 parts per...
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The Secret To A Longer Life? More Coffee

That second cup of coffee each day could add years to your life. And a third cup, even more years! And on and on. A study done by researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute and Northwestern University using data from the UK Biobank measured the mortality of a massive study group of over...
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It's National Napping Day

Feeling a little sluggish after the time change? Go ahead, put your head down and catch a few z's. It is National Napping Day , after all. Created in 1999 by a Boston University professor and his wife to highlight the health benefits of napping, National Napping Day is observed every March 11th. I...
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