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Do Bad Teeth Equal Bad Grades?

There are some obvious pitfalls for those children with bad teeth, including self-esteem issues, poor quality of life, and uncontrollable pain.

However, a new study suggests that kids walking around with busted-out, rotten grills may actually suffer more academically.

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Insurance for Unexpected Places [VIDEO]

If you're like most people, there is probably a part of your body that you would spend anything to improve . Then again, if you're like most people, you probably have a body part that you'd spend anything to protect from damage.

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The 10 Most Deadly Foods on the Planet

Sometimes the food you eat is trying to kill you. Not in the traditional sense, with saturated fat, refined sugars and cholesterol. There are a few foods out there that can literally end your life if improperly prepared, or at the very least make you terribly sick. While you probably won’t encounter most of the items on this list during the normal course of your life, a few of them are surprisingly common.

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Reason 2,423,877 to Quit Smoking: It Ruins Sleepy Time

As the surgeon general helpfully details on every pack of cigarettes, there are many health problems associated with smoking. But here's a new one: Smoking can cause restless nights.

German researchers surveyed the sleep habits of 1,100 smokers and 1,200 non-smokers. They found that 17 percent of

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Stressed at Work? It’s Probably Your Parents’ Fault

It might be easy to blame your boss for all the work-related stress and high anxiety coursing through your veins, but a new study suggests that you might want to start pointing the finger at your family instead.

Well, sort of. Scientists have found that genetics play a significant role in how you react to your work environment.

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Men — But Not Women — From Divorced Families More at Risk for Stroke

There are all sorts of repercussions that can stem from being the product of a broken home, and now we can add stroke to the list. A new study suggests that men with divorced parents could be more susceptible to brain attacks than men from intact families.

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11 Reasons Your Weight Loss Regimen Won’t Work — The Funnies

Weight loss is always on the minds of most Americans. Thanks to the unforgiving media, the ideal body weight is about 90 pounds and that person can promptly fall over at the gust of a single wind. This amount of pressure to be thin often drives people to great lengths to stay skinny.

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Research Reveals Disturbing New Side Effect of Secondhand Smoke

Most of us are aware by now that not only is smoking detrimental to the health who do it, but also to everyone in their vicinity, as secondhand smoke has been labeled a culprit in diseases like respiratory infections, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and lung cancer.

Oops -- and we almost forgot memory loss.

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Sleeping In on the Weekends Could Actually Ruin Your Work Week

For some people, the weekend is spent trying to catch up on all the sleep they deprived themselves of throughout the course of the last week. Yet, while sleeping in can be somewhat of a godsend, new research finds that it might actually make you more tired throughout the week.

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Why Do We Eat Fast Food So, Well, Fast?

There are times when the dining area of a fast food joint looks more like the savage confines of an arctic wolf den with a pack of mangy inhabitants tearing a bloated caribou limb from limb.

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Women: Drink Alcohol, Prevent Arthritis

Well, does this sure sound like a good deal or what?! A new study has come out that show that woman who drink alcohol in moderation are more likely to be protected against rheumatoid arthritis and that's not all! It also will help prevent...

 

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Study Finds Parents Can Allow Babies to Cry at Night

Babies can be exhausting enough during the day, but when they cry throughout the night the so-called bundles of joy can leave their parents cranky and depressed.

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