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Eww! Chances Are Your Cell Phone Has More Germs Than Your Toilet [POLL]

Chances are that no matter how charming of a ringtone you heard coming from a toilet seat, you wouldn’t stick your face against it to find out who was calling. The reason? It’s not supernatural – toilets are disgusting.

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New Research Reveals Overweight Teens Get Bad Grades

There are many dangers that can come from being an overweight or obese teenager, including the risk of developing chronic conditions like heart disease, Type-2 diabetes and stroke.

However, new research indicates that teens suffering from obesity might be at risk for acquiring more than just poor health, but lower school grades as well.

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Colros, Flickr
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Are Negative Remarks About a Person’s Weight Offensive? — Survey of the Day

These days, over 60 percent of American adults are classified as overweight or obese.

Since the majority of Americans are currently packing on extra pounds, does that make it okay to make negative remarks about a person’s weight?

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PB & J: The Controversy

Who would have thought that a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich would cause such a stir? For one school, it’s a 50/50 split on parents who think that the ban of the sandwich is a ridiculous thing

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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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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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Smile! It’s Good for Your Heart

Ever been told to “grin and bear it” during a rough time? According to a new study by researchers at the University of Kansas, that advice might be more than just an old cliché. In fact, the study says, smiling might just be good for your heart.

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Research Reveals It Takes Only Seven Minutes a Day to Keep Kids in Shape

Prying your children away from their video game consoles and getting them to play outside for an hour might be somewhat of a task, but a new study suggests that all you have to do is keep them active for seven minutes to keep them healthy and physically fit.

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Paula Bronstein, Getty Images
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How Much Daily Exercise Is Required for Weight Loss? Probably Less Than You Think

Many people say they don’t work out because they simply don’t have the time. If you’re one of them, your favorite excuse may have just fallen by the wayside — a new study shows just 30 minutes of daily activity is enough for weight loss.

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Why Does Pregnancy Last Nine Months?

Have you ever wondered why the human gestation period is nine months long? A recent study bucked years of traditional wisdom and revealed a surprising answer.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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New Research Suggests Working Parents Are Not Focused On Raising Healthy Kids

Many moms today are cursed with having to put in more hours at the office to feed the kids, but a new study suggests that those moms working full-time time jobs to put food on the table are actually not paying close enough attention to their children’s dietary and fitness requirements.

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Shocking New Study Finds Cutting Calories May Not Mean You Will Live Longer

If you are one of those health nuts who has been counting and cutting calories under the preconceived notion that living on a Third World country starvation diet is the key to achieving longer life – man, do we have some news for you.

 

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Lars Klintwall Malmqvist
Lars Klintwall Malmqvist
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How Many Americans Wash Their Hands After Using Public Restrooms? [POLL]

A new survey on hand washing has revealed that 70 percent of Americans always wash their hands after using a public restroom, while 29 percent sometimes skip that ever-important, germ-killing step. And yes, 1 percent confessed to never washing their hands after using a public bathroom.

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