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Is Sneezing Into Your Elbow the Healthy Thing to Do?

Most of us have been taught to cover our mouths when we cough or sneeze, but for the last five years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been trying to persuade kids to cover their convulsive expulsions with their elbows, instead of using their hands.

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Unsurprising New Research Finds Bar and Restaurant Employees at High Risk for Alcoholism

Bartenders can make a lot in tips, one of the upsides to working in the bar or restaurant industry. However, a new study suggests there is a major pitfall to employment in a business where booze is served: it is a common breeding ground for alcoholism.

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Smile! It’s Good for Your Heart

Ever been told to “grin and bear it” during a rough time? According to a new study by researchers at the University of Kansas, that advice might be more than just an old cliché. In fact, the study says, smiling might just be good for your heart.

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Teen with Terminal Cancer Finishes Bucket List

Alice Pyne isn’t your average teenager. The 16-year-old from Ulverston, England has been fighting cancer since she was12, and within the last year, her illness has been diagnosed as terminal. But that hasn’t stopped the spunky teen from making the most out of every moment.

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Eww! Chances Are Your Cell Phone Has More Germs Than Your Toilet [POLL]

Chances are that no matter how charming of a ringtone you heard coming from a toilet seat, you wouldn’t stick your face against it to find out who was calling. The reason? It’s not supernatural – toilets are disgusting.

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Why Does Pregnancy Last Nine Months?

Have you ever wondered why the human gestation period is nine months long? A recent study bucked years of traditional wisdom and revealed a surprising answer.

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Are Negative Remarks About a Person’s Weight Offensive? [POLL]

These days, over 60 percent of American adults are classified as overweight or obese.

Since the majority of Americans are currently packing on extra pounds, does that make it okay to make negative remarks about a person’s weight?

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New Research Suggests Working Parents Are Not Focused On Raising Healthy Kids

Many moms today are cursed with having to put in more hours at the office to feed the kids, but a new study suggests that those moms working full-time time jobs to put food on the table are actually not paying close enough attention to their children’s dietary and fitness requirements.

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