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Scientists Trace Virus Outbreak to…A Reusable Grocery Bag?

Reusable grocery bags are supposed to cut down on plastic waste and help the environment, but officials in Oregon recently learned they can also be breeding grounds for dangerous pathogens.

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Drinks Your Kids Should Avoid

I brought Sam to his yearly check up and as we always do, the doctor and I talked about some things that are good for Sam now that he is growing and some things that I should now limit.

I found out Milk is good for you, but in moderation. Water is always the best and first choice. Sam likes to drink a lot of liquids like I do, so if you want to monitor your kids better, or you for that matter, here's some bad choices.

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Whiskey Soothes Sore Throats and Freshens Breath While Getting You Drunk

You don’t usually need a good excuse to have a nice glass of heavenly whiskey, but now you have one.

Whiskey can do so many things: calm your nerves after a long day, make a three look like an eight-and-a-half, turn a misdemeanor into a felony

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Study: The Heart Can Make "Bad Fat" Burn Calories

A team of researchers at the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute in Orlando found that hormones produced by the heart can cause regular fat calls from mice and humans to taken on characteristics of brown fat cells.

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Girl’s Chicken McNugget Fixation Finally Catches Up with Her

We all go through phases of having favorite foods, but for one 17-year-old British girl, it’s gotten a bit out of hand — the teen has eaten almost nothing but McDonald’s chicken nuggets and french fries for the past 15 years.

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Can Using Facebook Make You Sad?

Many people use social media sites to relax and unwind from the stresses of the day, but a new study indicates Facebook in particular might actually make us feel worse.

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Researcher Propose Higher Tax on Sugary Beverages

As obesity continues to plague the United States, many states have imposed a tax cost on some of the products that contribute to unhealthy weight gain, like soda. But experts believe that the current sales tax isn’t high enough to truly impact health and weight loss.

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10 Tried-and-True Ways to Lose Weight

If you're like most people, you've probably made a New Years resolution to lose weight. Unfortunately, most people – 80 percent – tap out before they really get started. To help you maintain your goal through 2012 and for years to come, we've compiled a list of tips the experts want you to know to get on the right track to weight loss.

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Viagra Could Ward Off Heart Disease, Study Finds

The popular pill for erectile dysfunction may positively impact another part of the body: your heart.

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10 Tips to Get Fit With Your Kids in 2012

Want to help your kids get in shape this year? It could be easier — and a lot more fun — than you think.

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Walking May Make You Thinner, But Will It Also Make You Stronger? — Health Check

In recent years, health advocacy groups have recommended walking a minimum of 10,000 steps a day to stay fit.

And although all that pavement-pounding does help keep your weight down, researchers have found it doesn’t make people stronger or improve their balance and agility.

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Put Down the Raw Cookie Dough and You Won’t Get E. Coli — Health Check

Arguably the best part about making cookies during the holidays is getting a sneak spoonful of the raw dough before it goes in the oven. Like with tons of other great-tasting grub, however, it’s so not good for us. In fact, two years ago, 77 people in 30 states became ill from doing just that.

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