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What Are the World’s Healthiest Countries?
Earlier this month, we were astonished to learn what countries were the laziest in the world. So, it stands to reason that in order to put the scope of the worldwide condition into perspective it is now necessary to identify the world’s healthiest countries. To do that, Bloomberg developed he…
Do School Food Laws Help Kids Lose Weight?
In an effort to curb rising child obesity rates, many states across the US have limited the unhealthy foods that kids can buy at school — and new evidence shows it could be paying off. Researchers followed more than 6,000 fifth and eighth-grade students in 40 states and found those who lived …
Young Model With Down Syndrome Makes History
Models with Down syndrome aren’t new — earlier this year, Target drew praise for featuring a boy with the chromosomal condition in one of its ads. But in a first, a little girl with Down syndrome is now fronting a whole campaign. Spanish swimwear designer Dolores Cortés chose Vale…
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. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health say that while smoking is responsible for 5 million deaths worldwide every year, …
How Much Sleep Should You Get to Keep Your Memory Sharp?
We all know getting too little sleep isn’t good for us, but did you know getting too much shuteye can make your memory worse, too? A multi-year study of 15,000 women found that those who slept seven hours per night had the best memories, while those who slept five hours or less didn’t …

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