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Taking Supplements May Result in Feeling Invincible — Health Check

People who take vitamins may be perceived as healthier, but new research finds those people often engage in decidedly unhealthy habits — possibly thinking the vitamins will make up for it.

A study in Taiwan discovered smokers who take vitamins smoked twice as much on average, and supplement-takers also made poorer food choices. Worse yet, the vitamin group was more likely to engage in risky behavior such as casual sex and binge drinking.

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US Teen Birth Rate Hits a 70-Year Low — Health Check

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the teen birth rate in the United States dropped to an all-time low in 2010.

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Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check

A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories.

Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was part of a group that profiled 250 people who’d lost significant amounts of weight. The key was to learn how they maintain their weight loss in order to help others lose weight and keep it off.

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Brushing Your Teeth Just May Save Your Life — Health Check

A multi-year study of more than 100,000 people by researchers in Taiwan found dental cleanings can be associated with a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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Depressed Fathers Can Cause Behavioral Issues in Kids — Health Check

A study of 20,000 US families found kids with fathers suffering from depression are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems than other children.

Michael Weitzman at the New York University School of Medicine, who authored the study, said these findings are especially important at a time when unemployment is high and some military dads are returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with emotional wounds.

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Will Smiling Make You Look Younger?

We’ve always been told to watch out for those laugh lines, but apparently a smile can make you look younger right now, if not in the future. A new study shows that people are more likely to underestimate the age of a person with a happy expression.

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New Cell Research May Offer Key to the Fountain of Youth

Scientists may have found a way to stave off some effects of aging simply by removing human cells that stop dividing as we get older.

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Steven Tyler and Roger Daltrey Funding Development of Vocal Cord Repair Gel

Scientists working at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the funding help of hometown hero and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, are working on a special, almost magical gel that replicates the activity of a human vocal cord. It will be able to help the damaged voices of singers and, more importantly, cancer patients! The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey is also partly funding the endeavor.

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The Sun
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Arizona Mom Strives to Be Fattest Woman Ever [VIDEO]

World’s fattest mom Susanne Eman weighs 728 pounds, and the 32-year-old mother of two is consuming over 20,000 calories a day in hopes of eventually setting the all-time record for heaviest woman, which is 1,600 pounds.

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Spanx for Men Promises to Eliminate Unsightly Beer Belly

 

Women have long turned to body-shaping undergarments to present a sleeker figure — now, men can too. Asda, Britain’s answer to Wal-Mart, is now selling the male equivalent of popular girdle brand Spanx (jokingly called Manx) for about ten bucks an undie.

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New Study Finds That Watching TV Shortens Your Life

Two steps forward and three steps back?  A new study shows that every hour of television watched by persons over the age of 25 shortens their life by 22 minutes.

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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 just about as likely to smoke, drink, eat poorly, be obese and shun exercise as a control group of about 3,000 people who had been born around the same time, but didn’t end up living as long.

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