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New Study Says Impulsive People Weigh More

We all know eating too much and moving too little can add a little extra around the waist. But can your personality lead to weight gain too?

A new study published by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology says it’s possible.

Three researchers from the US Department of Health and Human Services followed nearly 2,000 people over a 50-year life span and found those who were more impulsive were likely to be about 24 pounds heavier than those who weren’t. They also found that subjects who weren’t terribly friendly may experience  “a greater increase in the Body Mass Index across the adult life span.”

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Will Sharing a Bed with Toddlers Harm Their Development?

It’s okay for a parent and a toddler to sleep in the same bed, according to a new study.

Bed sharing has always been a topic of disagreement among parenting experts:  some endorse the practice, while others say it’s a bad idea.

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Study Reveals Marriages Are Happier When Wives Weigh Less Than Their Husbands

An overweight husband and a thin wife has been a sitcom staple since Ralph and Alice Kramden on ‘The Honeymooners.’

According to a new study, that type of pairing may also be one of the keys to marital bliss.

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Red Wine May Have Similar Health Benefits As Exercise
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Red Wine May Have Similar Health Benefits As Exercise

If you've been knocking yourself out at the gym lately, you may not want to read this.

A new study suggests that knocking back a glass of red wine could have similar health benefits to that of working out, in terms of maintaining muscle mass and bone strength.

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New ‘Superbug’ Strain of Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics
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New ‘Superbug’ Strain of Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics

Gonorrhea, a bacterial sexually transmitted infection, used to be easily treated with antibiotics. But now, a "superbug" strain of the STD has been found in Japan and scientists fear it could become a global public health threat.

"Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it," said Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria, who discovered the strain with Japanese colleagues.

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America’s Obesity Rate Continues To Skyrocket
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America’s Obesity Rate Continues To Skyrocket

Americans keep getting fatter and fatter.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's annual state-by-state report on the obesity epidemic has revealed that between 2008 and 2010, 16 states had what was described as a steep increases in their adult obesity rate.

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US Government Mandates Fast Food Nutrition Labeling
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US Government Mandates Fast Food Nutrition Labeling

In an effort to help people make more informed choices when eating away from home, the federal government is introducing mandatory nutrition labeling for fast food menus and vending machines.

Items sold at movie theaters are exempt, which is odd given what calorie bombs those snacks can be.

The problem is that few Americans pay much attention to the nutrition labeling on even the packaged foods brought into their homes.

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Diet Soda May Make You Pack on the Pounds

By analyzing the results of a 10-year longitudinal study of 474 people, researchers  were able to determine that the participants who drank two or more diet sodas a day experienced a waist size increase 70 percent greater than those who stayed away from diet soda.

Dr. Martin P. Paulus, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, and an author of the study, offered this theory as to why something without calories can lead to weight gain:

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The American Medical Association Declares War on Photoshop [VIDEO]

The American Medical Association is taking a stand against Photoshop.

For decades, photo manipulation software has been whittling the waists and thinning the thighs of celebrities and models, and the AMA says it’s caused unrealistic and unhealthy body image issues — especially among children and adolescents.

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New Graphic Warning Labels To Cover Half of Cigarette Packs

Smokers are going to need a strong stomach if they want to continue their habit.

That’s because starting in September of 2012 new FDA requirements will mandate that half of the area on every pack of cigarettes be covered by a graphic anti-smoking warning label.

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Yoplait Pulls Commercial Amidst Eating Disorder Complaints [VIDEO]

A group that encourages healthy eating is saying “no way” to Yoplait.

The National Eating Disorders Association has applauded the yogurt-maker for its decision to pull one of its commercials, out of claims that it depicts unrealistic images and expectations of being skinny.

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Apples Increase Muscle Tone and Reduce Fat: Study
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Apples Increase Muscle Tone and Reduce Fat: Study

Will an apple a day actually make you a big hit on the beach?

It's possible, as new research suggests that ursolic acid, which is found in abundance in an apple's peal, builds muscles while reducing fat.

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