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Can You Catch Obesity?

Can You Catch Obesity?

Can you catch obesity from others was studied by JAMA Pediatrics and came away with more questions.  You may find the answers in the story below. The study was conducted on some military families that were assigned to different bases.  ...
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Happier People Stay Healthier

Happiness may be a key to staying healthy in old age. A new long-term study involving nearly 3,200 people ages 60 and older found that those who enjoy life are better able to handle physical activities such as eating, getting ...
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Nazi Lair Found In Argentina

Nazi Lair Found In Teyu Cuare Park, Argentina

Nazi Lair: Teyu Cuare Park, Argentina Nazi lair found: Argentine researchers have discovered what appears to be a Nazi hideout deep in the jungle. The Nazis built shelters in remote areas around the world for their top leaders to retreat ...
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How Supervolcanoes Erupt

Luckily for most of the U.S., the likelihood this eruption would happen is pretty low: about one in 100,000 any given year. If it did happen, it would be pretty devastating, though. "Thinking about a Yellowstone super eruption is like ...
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Lightning Blamed for Reindeer Death

Lightning Blamed for Reindeer Death

It’s not unusual to find animals that have been killed from lightning strikes, but climate change is making it worse.  They found an entire herd of over 300 reindeer that were killed by a lightning strike in Norway.  In the ...
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Heavy drinking and binge drinking rise sharply in US counties

As rates of any drinking remained largely unchanged, binge drinking and heavy drinking have increased at the county level, influenced mainly by higher rates of drinking among women SEATTLE – Today, Americans are more likely to be heavy drinkers and ...
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Super-Agers

Super-Agers

As we age a third of us may contract Alzheimer’s, or dementia, and another third may have cognitive decline.  The last third researchers have found that they are very healthy, and researchers are very interested in studying this group.  The ...
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ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

A new World Health Organization report shows that 3.3 million people die each year from alcohol use. Here's a look at annual alcohol intake around the world in liters per person over age 14: ...
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The World’s Healthiest Hearts

The World’s Healthiest Hearts

In the rain forests of Bolivia, the Tsimane people say that they have the healthiest hearts in the world.  This is due to their diet of complex carbohydrates like rice, plantains, and corn with an addition of wild game and ...
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Dolphins stranded in Cape Cod

Wellfleet, Mass. Over a two week span, more than 85 dolphins had become stranded along the craggy Cape Codcoastline, including 30 in one day, said the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Typically, 120 dolphins beach themselves from January to April, ...
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