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New Study Sheds Light On The Ten Germiest Places In A Restaurant

If you're like most people, you dine out for at least one meal a week in a restaurant.  And, you'd like to think that the food and the environment is as safe and clean as your own home. Unfortunately, it's no surprise that they're not - and a recent study sheds light on the "most-germiest" places in a restaurant.  The worst part:  The restroom isn't in first place!

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Changes are Coming to the Nutrition Labels on the Foods You Buy

The Food and Drug Administration is making changes to the nutrition labels you see on the products you buy at the grocery store.  The alterations are aimed at helping customers make "health choices".

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Yearly Physicals Make Sense, Or Do They?

Routine checkups can pick up early signs of disease and get you on treatment that could save your life. Or can they?

According to Time.com, the latest review, published in the Cochrane Library from the The Cochrane Collaboration, shows that such vigilance does not reduce the risk of dying from from serious illnesses like cancer and heart disease, and may cause unnecessary harm instead.

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The Number One Threat To Children’s Health, and It Takes Minutes To Prevent

Kids are bombarded by many things nowadays. They spend hours playing video games, watching TV, playing sports, texting, and on the computer. Only a couple of minutes each day can help prevent a lifetime of problems.

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jsmjr, flickr
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Standing Up Is an Easy Way to Improve Your Health

You exercise, eat well and don’t smoke, but if you think that’s all it takes to be healthy, think again.

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Biggest West Nile Virus Breakout Hits The U.S.

The United States has the biggest outbreak of West Nile Virus according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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More and More Americans Are Walking for Exercise

As a whole, the US has an obesity problem — but the good news is that more of us are getting up off the couch and talking a walk.

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Would You Be Willing to Skip Eating If It Meant Living Longer?

We all want to live longer, but one way to do it may not sit well with you — it involves eating less. A lot less. In fact, on some days, you’ll eat almost nothing at all.

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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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Hey, Ladies — Booze May Actually Be Good for Your Bones

While alcohol has been known to stretch the waistlines of men all over the world, a new study suggests that tying one on might actually be beneficial for women.

Grab a cold one because here comes the science.

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New ‘Motivation Pill’ Can Help You Get Off Your Lazy Butt and Exercise

Now they’ve gone and done it. It looks as if a group of mad scientists has emerged from a dirty basement in central Switzerland, carrying a handful of pills in which they claim will help motivate a lazy society.

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Drinking Eight Glasses of Water a Day Is Nothing But a Big Fat Myth

Conventional wisdom has long held that eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day are necessary to keep a body healthy and hydrated. But, health experts now say this is a myth and that people should should simply drink when they’re thirsty, instead.

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