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New York City Board of Health Weighing a Ban on Large Movie Popcorn

Look out, New Yorkers — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Board of Health aren’t just after your large sodas. Now they want your bucket-sized popcorn and jumbo milkshakes, too.

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Rare ‘Sleeping Beauty Syndrome’ Causes 15-Year-Old Girl to Sleep for Two Months

Some people need a good night’s sleep.

Some need a good month or two of sleep.

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It’s True — We Really Are More Stressed Out Now Than We Were 25 Years Ago

In the first-ever historical comparison of stress levels across the US, researchers have now determined what many of us have suspected: adults are a lot more stressed out now than they were just 25 years ago.

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Move to New York, You’ll Live Longer

New York City may be grimy, congested and teeming with more than 22 million people, but a new report by researchers at the University of Washington say it’s actually a very healthy place to live.

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New Research Reveals Unemployment Is Bad for Your Health

It seems that there might be a correlation between long-term unemployment and poor health.

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Do You Live in One of America’s Most Stressed-Out Cities?

Las Vegas and Miami are known for their glitz and glamour, but all that fun apparently comes at a price. The residents in those cities have been deemed the most in need of some rest and relaxation.

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What Are the Best and Worst Jobs for Your Health?

Most of us probably never stop to consider if what we do for a living is healthy for us or not.

Maybe we should.

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Guess What Parents? Nintendo Wii Isn’t Actually Making Your Kids More Fit

Parents, don’t let your kids fool you into getting them a Nintendo Wii with promises that it’ll make them exercise more. A newly released study says that’s just a bunch of bologna.

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Ozzy Osbourne on Tony Iommi’s Lymphoma – ‘He’s Gonna Beat It’

Ozzy Osbourne‘s ‘Ozzy’s Boneyard’ radio channel has officially launched on SiriusXM. In an interview on the station, the Prince of Darkness wasted no time addressing his Black Sabbath partner Tony Iommi‘s current cancer battle, joking that he told the guitarist “if he dies, I’m gonna kill him.”

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Obesity Isn’t Just Bad for Your Body, It’s Bad for Your Wallet, Too — Health Check

The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but there’s a financial downside, too — data shows obese people also earn less money, especially women.

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Put Down the Raw Cookie Dough and You Won’t Get E. Coli — Health Check

Arguably the best part about making cookies during the holidays is getting a sneak spoonful of the raw dough before it goes in the oven. Like with tons of other great-tasting grub, however, it’s so not good for us. In fact, two years ago, 77 people in 30 states became ill from doing just that.

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Can You Avoid the Stench of Bad Grades by Studying with Pleasant Smells? — Health Check

Hey students, want higher test scores? Try studying with a little potpourri or the scent of fresh-baked cookies. Scientists have discovered that our ability to learn actually decreases when the information is paired with a nasty smell.

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