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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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Category: Health, Lifestyle
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Are Your Kids Becoming TV Addicts? Guess What the Cure Is

Want your kids to watch less TV? Spend more time with them. It’s that simple. A new study indicates doing so could mean they log 30 fewer minutes in front of the boob tube every day.

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Category: Health, Kids
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Charlie Daniels Reacts to ‘Obamacare’ Healthcare Mandate

News that the Supreme Court upheld the national healthcare mandate — dubbed Obamacare — has angered some, delighted others and left a few country artists worried about the future of the United States. Charlie Daniels was quick to speak his mind on Twitter Thursday morning.

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The Supreme Court Makes a Historic Ruling – Upholds President Obama’s Health Care Plan

A few minutes ago the U.S. Supreme Court announced their much-anticipated decision regarding the Health Care Reform proposed in 2010 by President Obama and soon after signed into a law by Congress. The nine justices upheld the individual insurance requirement, which was the core of the health care reform. What now?

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Supreme Court Upholds Obama’s Health Care Law

The Obama administration got an enormous victory on Thursday when the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the President’s signature achievement: the 2010 health care law.

And in a surprise to many court watchers, it was Chief Justice John Roberts who sided with the more liberal justices and wrote the majority opinion.

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Can You Name the Flowers That Might One Day Treat Depression?

In what could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of depression, scientists have discovered that compounds found in a certain South African species of flowers snowdrops and daffodils affect parts of the brain involved in the illness. The question is, which ones?

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Feeling Stressed Out? New Study Reveals Shopping Is a Great Way to Cope

There are lots of ways to relieve stress, and it seems whipping out your wallet is among them — not to pay for a visit to your shrink, but to go shopping.

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Scientists Have Discovered the Healthiest Meal You Can Possibly Eat

Food manufacturers and supermarkets like to advertise that their meals are healthy. But there can be only one “healthiest” meal, and British scientists have looked through 4,000 health claims in an effort to determine what that would be.

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How Does Feeling Lonely Affect Our Health?

We know smoking and obesity are bad for our health, but now scientists have discovered something that could be even worse: loneliness.

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Category: Health
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Dying Man Blows Life Savings On Bucket List — Then Finds Out He’s Perfectly Healthy

In May 2010, Frank was told the cancer he had been struggling with had spread to his heart and he only had a few months to live, so the 69-year old New Zealand man decided to spend his remaining days in luxury.

Bad move.

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What Are the Best and Worst Jobs for Your Health?

Most of us probably never stop to consider if what we do for a living is healthy for us or not.

Maybe we should.

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Are Morning People Happier Than Night Owls?

Turns out those chirpy morning people really are happier than night owls — a new study says that as we get older, we tend to shift to more of a daytime schedule, and that it makes us more cheerful people overall.

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