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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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There Are 3 Million Fewer Smokers in the US Today Than in 2009 — Why the Huge Drop?

It appears as if some smokers have been forced to either kick the habit or go broke, as a new study recently found that a massive tobacco tax increase may be responsible for the decline in smokers in this country, specifically among teens, the lower class and those who receive welfare.

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New Research Reveals Popular Kids Smoke More

We do not know anyone that believes it would be cool to eventually grow up to have heart disease, lung cancer or emphysema.

Yet, a new study suggests that popular students are smoking more cigarettes than those less popular, putting the the "cool kids" at a higher risk for developing health problems.

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Unsurprising New Research Finds Bar and Restaurant Employees at High Risk for Alcoholism

Bartenders can make a lot in tips, one of the upsides to working in the bar or restaurant industry. However, a new study suggests there is a major pitfall to employment in a business where booze is served: it is a common breeding ground for alcoholism.

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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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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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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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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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New Research Claims Exercise May Help You Stop Smoking

Smokers who have tried to quit in the past using patches, gum, voodoo witchdoctor magic and other addiction propaganda may just want to step outside for a run the next time they feel the need to smoke,.

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New Research Shows Being an Only Child May Increase Risk of Obesity

There certainly are some amazing benefits to being an only child, like not having to share your room, not having to share your friends and not having to share your food.

However, a new study suggests that those kids who grow up without a brother or sister might find more benefit in some good old-fashioned diet and exercise, as researchers have found that kids without siblings are 50 percent more likely to be overweight than children with siblings.

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The ‘Doctor’ is In — 10 Things To Check Out This Week

Summer is winding down, but there are still plenty of great movies, TV shows, games and more to fill your brain hole! Allow us to point you to this week’s best new entertainment and pop culture releases. Here are 10 Things To Check Out This Week:

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Young People in Sweden Actually Believe Cancer is Contagious

Most young adults know that babies do not come from wild-eyed storks or highly potent drinking water, but a new study suggests they might be a little confused about a few other things.

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