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Americans Prove They’ve Got a Long Way to Go When It Comes to Taking Care of Their Teeth

How much do you know about oral hygiene? Odds are, not much. After 1,500 people took the American Dental Association’s first oral health quiz, their overall grade was a dismal ‘D.’

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New Research Reveals ‘Central Link’ Between Computer Use and Mental Disorders

Facebook, Twitter and Skype users, be warned. New research has found a “central link” between mental health disorders and intensive computer use.

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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.

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Is Chocolate Really a Health Food?

For years now, chocolate-lovers around the globe have been attempting to justify their addiction with the dubious claim that chocolate is actually healthy. Well, it’s time to eat your hearts out because the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has backed Barry Callebaut’s claim that cocoa flavanols, found in dark chocolate, are indeed good for blood circulation!

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Can Being Too Fat Actually Be Healthier Than Being Too Thin?

Much ink has been spilled about studies detailing the health risks associated with being overweight.

And while there is no doubt that severe obesity can lead to a litany of medical problems, a new study suggests that moderately overweight people are still pretty healthy. So, what’s the skinny on this phenomenon?

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Woman Performs the Ultimate Challenge – Hugging a Person a Day for a Year

Melinda Schmidt has been a hugger her whole live. So when the 35-year-old mother of two recently moved to Raleigh, NC, she immediately started missing the parade of embraces she used to get in her smaller hometown.

Melinda decided to do something about this, and since she couldn’t import her friends and family to Raleigh, she started hugging strangers instead.

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Why Do Women Have a Harder Time Losing Weight Than Men? We May Finally Know

For a woman, there’s little more frustrating that starting a diet with her husband or boyfriend only to watch the weight fly off of him while hers ticks downward at a glacial pace. So what gives?

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How Long Does It Take for a New Mom to Feel Like Herself Again?

Celebrity moms seem to bounce back from pregnancy and childbirth with lightning speed — but is that typical?

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Want Low Blood Pressure? Try Passing Gas

Next time you’re sitting next to someone on the bus and they let one rip, don’t just hold your nose and turn away — congratulate them on their low blood pressure. Seems the same gas that produces farts has been shown to control blood pressure in mice.

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‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Suffers Heart Attack

Alex Trebek gave new meaning to ‘Jeopardy!’ when the longtime game show host landed in the hospital on Saturday after what’s been deemed a “mild heart attack.”

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