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Thirsty Thursday: On Days We Exercise More, We Drink More, Science Says

If the thought of chugging an ice-cold beer (or six) is the only thing that gets you through a grueling CrossFit class, you are not alone: […]

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The Key to Creativity Could Be Eating Your Fruits and Veggies, Study Says

Here’s one more reason to load up your dinner plate up with heirloom tomatoes tonight: A new study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology found […]

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What’s the Secret to Happiness? Genes and Expectations, Say Two New Studies

Searching for the secret to happiness? Two new studies shed some interesting light. In one of the most peculiar genetic studies we’ve ever come across, […]

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Want to Live Longer? Run Slowly for Less Than 10 Minutes a Day, Study Says

It doesn’t take much, in terms of exercise, to see a big pay-off for your health and longevity, according to a new study. A research […]

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Gross: Science Says You Should Quit Shaking Hands, Stat

In today’s news of everyday activities that are totally gross: A new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, and reported today on The Week, shows […]

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Study: Exercise Can Actually Change How You See the World

There are just about a bazillion reasons to exercise: To bulk up, to lose weight, to reduce your risk of disease, to up your energy […]

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Study: How Doctors Can Quickly Identify the Sickest Patients in the ER

Emergency-room doctors could have a new weapon in their assessment arsenal if the results of preliminary research published in Emergency Medicine Journal hold up under […]

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PA Among Top 15 States Where People Walk the Most

Consumer electronics company, Withings, which makes activity trackers, analyzed user data to find the states where residents log the most steps each day. Guess what? Pennsylvania […]

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WHAT?!: Bikram Burns the Same Amount of Calories As a Brisk Walk, Study Says

In today’s totally mind-blowing news: A study found that yogis burn the same amount of calories during a Bikram class—a 90-minute yoga class where a series […]

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Study: You’d Rather Shock Yourself Than Be Alone and Think

If you think that you’d rather be sitting at home, doing absolutely nothing, instead of sitting in work on this post-long-weekend Monday, think again. Turns out most […]

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STUDY: Sex With Strangers is Good For Your Health

Well this goes against everything we ever learned (but  kind of knew deep down inside): A new study conducted by sex researcher Zhana Vrangalova and published […]

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Study: Why You Should Add Broccoli Sprouts to Your Diet, Stat

It turns out, your mom was right: You really should eat more broccoli. Well, the sprouts, at least. A new study, published in the journal […]

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Study: Majority of Wikipedia’s Health Entries Are Terrifyingly Wrong

You know how people say you should never EVER google your symptoms when you’re sick? You know, because they think the Internet is full of […]

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Study Links Less Sodium to Huge Drop in Heart-Related Deaths

We all know we’re supposed to eat less salt for the sake of our hearts. But as you go to add one more shake to […]

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Mom Was Right: Eat Your Veggies and You Could Live Longer, Study Finds

Okay, okay, we all know fruits and veggies are good for us. But new research, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, shows […]