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Can Using Smaller Plates Help You Lose Weight?
New research suggests most people could easily lose up to two pounds a month simply by eating off smaller plates and focusing more on their food during mealtimes.
In one study, people ate 45 percent more popcorn when they were given a larger size of the snack food, and diners given a “bottomles…
What’s the Key to Living to 100?
According to a new study, people live to 100 because of good genes and luck, not healthy living habits.
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York interviewed 477 Ashkenazi Jews between the ages of 95 and 112 on their lifestyle choices. They found that this long-lived group was ju…
McDonald’s Happy Meals to Get Healthy Makeover
In an effort to help stave off childhood obesity, McDonald’s announced Monday that its iconic Happy Meals are getting a healthy tune-up.
Traditionally, the meals included a burger or chicken nuggets, fries and a soda. But starting this fall, a fruit or vegetable will also be in the sh…
Study Reveals Head Trauma May Increase Likelihood of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease has long been a medical mystery, but new research may point to at least one cause for the debilitating condition.
After a study involving 300,000 veterans aged 55 and up, scientists at the University of California-San Francisco learned that older people who’ve experienced a trauma…
New ‘Dyslexie’ Font Created to Help Dyslexia Sufferers [VIDEO]
Dyslexia sufferers have a tough time with basic reading– the learning disability actually causes those afflicted to view words differently than the rest of us. They sometimes see letters flipped upside down, mirrored or even rearranged within a word.
A new typeface called Dyslexie is trying to change…
Can Romance Novels Be Hazardous To Your Health?
By promoting idealized relationships full of multiple orgasms, condom-less sex, and trouble-free pregnancies, relationship expert Susan Quilliam believes romance novels are having an adverse effect on the sexual health of women.
In a paper published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive …
New Site Offers Daily Deals to Help You Maintain Healthy Lifestyle
You know about Groupon — once a day, it offers you a cut-rate deal on everything from massages to restaurant dining. A new daily-deal site in San Francisco is now hoping to use the same method to improve your health.
Zipongo doesn’t just save you money, it encourages you to make better decisions by …

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