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Yikes: Having a Beer Belly Seriously Ups Risk of Death, New Research Shows

Beer bellies are bad news, a new study shows. According to The New York Times, new research from a national study of over 15,000 adults, […]

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How to Never Go to the Gym and Still Be Thinner Than People Who Do 

Well, here’s one reason to take your dog for a longer-than-usual brisk walk today. New research led by a health economist at the London School of […]

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This Common Kitchen Habit Says A Lot About Your Weight, New Study Shows

Hide your cereal boxes, hide your soda cans, hide it all, people. Well, except for the fruit bowl. A new study done at Cornell found […]

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New Study: The Later You Go to Bed, the Fatter You Are

Welp, this makes me feel better about my grandma-style bedtime of 9 p.m. sharp: A new study published in the October issue of Sleep suggests […]

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Hey, Millennials: If We Lived in the 1980s, You Would Be Skinnier, Study Says

Welp, in today’s evidence that life is completely unfair: A recent study published in the journal Obesity Research and Clinical Practice found that it’s harder, […]

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Why You Absolutely, Positively Need 7 Hours of Sleep

Prepare to cringe: For this study I’m about to tell you about, 164 men and women had a live common cold virus sprayed directly up their […]

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Why Science Says You Should Really (Really!) Work Less 

If you work upward of 55 hours on a regular week, you might want to cut back in the name of health (not to mention […]

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What Do Runners Think About? A Lot of the Time, They Think About How Much Pain They’re in, New Study Shows

If you were looking for proof that long-distance runners are masochists, here it is: A new study, published in the International Journal of Sport and […]

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Are Biking Desks the New Treadmill Desks?

The news keeps telling us that we’re sitting too much, particularly at work, and that it’s really hurting our health. As word has spread, solutions […]

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Study: Eating Disorders Five Times More Likely in Transgender College Students

A disturbing new study out of Washington University at St. Louis examined trends in eating disorders between transgender and cisgender college students, and the results […]

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Study Done at CHOP Shows Huge Percentage of Doctors and Nurses Work While Sick

A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that a whopping 83 percent of doctors and nurses at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania had worked while […]

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Surprise: Gluten-Free Products Aren’t Any Healthier Than Their Gluten-Filled Counterparts

We’ve said it before: A gluten-free diet doesn’t necessarily benefit those who do not have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, and it certainly isn’t a […]

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STUDY: Binge-Watching Your Favorite Show Is Making You Depressed

You may feel elated when you jump on the sofa to begin binge-watching whatever new show was just released on Netflix, but new findings suggest […]

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Listen Up, Mimosa Drinkers: Scientists Find Link Between Citrus Consumption and Skin Cancer

Mimosa fans, beware: In a study of over 100,000 Americans, published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers discovered an unexpected link between high […]

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Exercise Could Be a Legitimate Form of Therapy, New Study Shows

We all know people who use exercise to clear their minds and, in some cases, to maintain their sanity. And new research shows that doing […]