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New Study Reveals Almost Half of All Americans Will Be Obese by 2030

With countless reports weighing in on the unfit conditions of the great American waistline expansion project, it should come as no surprise that the battle of the bulge is in no way coming to a screeching halt.

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Kids May Be Short If Their Mothers Suffer from This Condition

According to a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics mothers who suffer depression after pregnancy are more likely to have short kids.

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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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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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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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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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8 Foods You Should Avoid

It is a royal shame that some of the greatest foods are so horrible for you. I mean, I love McDonalds but this goes way further than just your obvious fast food restaurants that aren't good for you at all. In fact, some of these you forget or don't realize how bad they are for you. Some may even just shock you.

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Monday Is Community Health Day At The Buffalo Museum of Science

Moms and dads looking for something to do with the kids can get free general admission to the Buffalo Museum of Science Monday, January 16th, 2012. The Museum is hosting a community health day with a variety of activities focusing on good health.

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Vitamin D Helps Heart, Bones, Immune System

University of Kansas researchers, analyzing data on more than 10,000 patients, found that 70 percent were deficient in vitamin D and were at significantly higher risk for a variety of heart diseases.

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New Tanning Bed Danger Possible: New Study

With the summer-like weather Western New York enjoyed this just-ended weekend, more than a few people may have tried to add to their summer tan. We all know skin cancer can result from extended exposure to the sun, or to the artificial rays of tanning beds. Now a new British study notes that tanning beds may be more dangerous than many experts believe.

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Man Runs 50-Mile Marathon With Mouth Wired Shut

Brandon Mulnix wasn’t going to let a little thing like having his jaw wired shut get in the way of completing a 50-mile marathon.

The 32-year-old from Lowell, Michigan made it to the finish line of the 50 mile North Country Trail Run in roughly 12 hours, despite having his jaw wired shut ten days prior to fix complications from a previous injury. He was only able to take in liquid nutrition before the race.

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