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New Research Claims Exercise May Help You Stop Smoking

Smokers who have tried to quit in the past using patches, gum, voodoo witchdoctor magic and other addiction propaganda may just want to step outside for a run the next time they feel the need to smoke,.

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New Research Shows Being an Only Child May Increase Risk of Obesity

There certainly are some amazing benefits to being an only child, like not having to share your room, not having to share your friends and not having to share your food.

However, a new study suggests that those kids who grow up without a brother or sister might find more benefit in some good old-fashioned diet and exercise, as researchers have found that kids without siblings are 50 percent more likely to be overweight than children with siblings.

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Majority of US Employees Experience Work-Related Stress

Stressed out about your job? You’re not alone. A new survey of US employees finds nearly three-quarters of them experience at least one of a variety of workplace-related worries.

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Young People in Sweden Actually Believe Cancer is Contagious

Most young adults know that babies do not come from wild-eyed storks or highly potent drinking water, but a new study suggests they might be a little confused about a few other things.

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Is Modern Technology Making Us Fat?

It’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle promotes obesity, but a new study by the Milken Institute in California confirms the negative impact of TVs and computers while adding a frightening statistic — for every 10 percent increase a country spends on technology, that country’s obesity rate climbs.

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Ab Circle Pro Slapped with $25 Million Fine for Crazy Weight Loss Claims

In today’s news of the obvious, it turns out three minutes of daily exercise won’t get you in shape — no matter what type of equipment you’re using. And because Ab Circle Pro made those outrageous claims, it’s now on the hook to pay a $25 million fine.

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Contaminated Ink May Make Getting a Tattoo a Real Danger

Tattoo aficionados know they should only frequent parlors where things are clean and the artist uses sterile tools. But dangers may lurk elsewhere — new studies show the ink itself could be contaminated.

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What’s the Biggest Health Problem Facing Kids? [POLL]

It’s probably safe to say that kids these days aren’t as healthy as youngsters have been in the past.

But of all the health risks that children of the 21st century face, which poses the biggest threat?

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