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Study – Summer Makes Kids Dumber and Heavier [AUDIO]

A new study says summer is making kids dumber and heavier.

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Andre Pan, Flickr
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Can Being Too Fat Actually Be Healthier Than Being Too Thin?

Much ink has been spilled about studies detailing the health risks associated with being overweight.

And while there is no doubt that severe obesity can lead to a litany of medical problems, a new study suggests that moderately overweight people are still pretty healthy. So, what’s the skinny on this phenomenon?

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How Much Weight Do Ex-Smokers Put On After Quitting?

Since nicotine is an appetite suppressant and a stimulant, a fear of weight gain is one reason many smokers cite for refusing to quit.

And a new report stating ex-smokers pack on more pounds than previously thought probably won’t help matters any — but all may not be as it seems.

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British Teenager May Die From Drinking Too Much Coke

Zoe Cross has a drinking problem.

But it’s not what you think.

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Turns Out Being Overweight May Not Lead to an Early Death After All

For years, standard wisdom has held that extra pounds aren’t just unattractive, they’re also unhealthy and could shorten your life. But according to new research, that may not be the case.

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Can Sitting Down Kill You?

Want to live longer?

It could be as easy as getting out of the chair you may be sitting in right now.

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Are Teens More Likely to Smoke After Seeing Actors Light Up In Movies?

Currently, movies depicting smoking are often rated PG-13, while smoking accompanied by other adult behaviors such as sex and violence results in a film being slapped with an R rating.

But since a new study suggests teens are more likely to smoke after seeing it on-screen, some people now say all movies with smoking should be restricted to adult viewers only.

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Rival Restaurants Engaged In Heart-Stopping Legal Drama

There are a slew of legal debacles that have dominated the headlines in recent weeks. Barclays’ cross-continental interest rate fixing. ‘Obamacare’ passing. Anderson Cooper coming out. (Okay, maybe that one isn’t a legal debacle.) But honestly, all these cases hold little water when compared to the intense legal battle between New York City’s 2nd Avenue Deli and the aptly named Las Vegas restaurant The Heart Attack Grill. The point of contention? Who gets to call their sandwich the “Instant Heart Attack.”

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Are Bigger-Busted Women More Likely to Get Breast Cancer?

The size of a woman’s (non-surgically-enhanced) bustline is often determined by DNA. But could bra size also predict a woman’s odds of developing breast cancer?

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Nursing Home Closed, Residents Were In “Immediate Danger”

One Montana Health Center has been shut down completely after a regular certification inspection found too many flaws.

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