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What Can Ruin Your Health More Than Smoking?

If you’re sedentary, it’s time to get moving — a new study has revealed a lack of physical activity could be as harmful to your health as smoking.

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Can Being Too Fat Actually Be Healthier Than Being Too Thin?

Much ink has been spilled about studies detailing the health risks associated with being overweight.

And while there is no doubt that severe obesity can lead to a litany of medical problems, a new study suggests that moderately overweight people are still pretty healthy. So, what’s the skinny on this phenomenon?

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Hey, Ladies — Booze May Actually Be Good for Your Bones

While alcohol has been known to stretch the waistlines of men all over the world, a new study suggests that tying one on might actually be beneficial for women.

Grab a cold one because here comes the science.

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Do You Drink to Unwind? — Survey of the Day

Alcohol is known to be a social lubricant. But many people also use booze to help them recover from too much action and interaction.

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FDA Announces First Ever at Home HIV Test

In the never-ending war against the spread of the HIV virus that can lead to AIDS, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the first-ever a self-administered HIV testing kit that produces results without the use of a laboratory.

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Feeling Stressed Out? New Study Reveals Shopping Is a Great Way to Cope

There are lots of ways to relieve stress, and it seems whipping out your wallet is among them — not to pay for a visit to your shrink, but to go shopping.

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Scientists Have Discovered the Healthiest Meal You Can Possibly Eat

Food manufacturers and supermarkets like to advertise that their meals are healthy. But there can be only one “healthiest” meal, and British scientists have looked through 4,000 health claims in an effort to determine what that would be.

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Can Your Race Affect How Much You Sleep?

Not getting enough sleep has been increasingly associated with a higher risk of chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers.

Even worse, new research seems to indicate that how much we sleep could be linked to our ethnicity.

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What Are America’s Worst Restaurants for Workers?

It appears that no matter how delicious the food at your favorite restaurant seems to be, it has nothing to do with how the business operates on the inside. Recently, a pro-worker group called Restaurant Opportunities Centers United produced a guide–mentioned in NY Times Columnist Mark Bittman‘s column–that lists many of America’s most popular restaurants with the purpose of letting you know just how badly the employees of that restaurant are treated.

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Arby’s Urinal Gives Man’s Junk a Steam Burn

It looks like an Arby’s restaurant is in some hot water this week after a customer in Colorado claimed one of their urinals sprayed scalding steam and burned up his genitals.

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What Time Do You Wake Up in the Morning? — Survey of the Day

Due to differing work schedules and circadian rhythms, there really isn’t much of a universal time when people wake up in the morning.

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Drinking Eight Glasses of Water a Day Is Nothing But a Big Fat Myth

Conventional wisdom has long held that eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day are necessary to keep a body healthy and hydrated. But, health experts now say this is a myth and that people should should simply drink when they’re thirsty, instead.

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