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Nurture Your Baby Now for Better Relationships Later — Health Check
Nurture Your Baby Now for Better Relationships Later — Health Check
Want to make sure your new baby will have healthy relationships later in life? Nurture the bond you have with him or her now. A new study with 75 kids over a 20-year period found those with secure emotional attachments to their mothers were later better at resolving and recovering from relationship conflicts and enjoyed more stable, satisfying ties with romantic partners in early adulthood. Read
Can You Stop Future Heart Attacks by Checking Your Blood Pressure? — Health Check
Can You Stop Future Heart Attacks by Checking Your Blood Pressure? — Health Check
Getting your blood pressure taken isn’t the most fun activity in the world, but now it looks like we have a better reason to get it measured than simply “because we have to.” Sorry to freak you out, but scientists discovered blood pressure fluctuations in middle age may be a precursor to both heart attacks and strokes.
Forget Calorie Counting, It’s Now All About Counting Gym Time — Health Check
Forget Calorie Counting, It’s Now All About Counting Gym Time — Health Check
When it comes to food, would you rather know how many calories you’re ingesting or how much treadmill time it’ll take to burn off the calories? Think carefully because some now believe displaying the amount of jogging time needed to burn off the calories from a sugary drink — instead of just showing a calorie count — may be more effective in dissuading you from drinking those beverages.
‘Obesity May Run in the Family,’ Say Researchers — Health Check
‘Obesity May Run in the Family,’ Say Researchers — Health Check
Is obesity contagious? A study back in 2007 seemed to indicate that, saying we get it from our friends. To back that up, researchers highlighted data showing members of social groups were likely to have similar rates of obesity. New research, however, seems to be changing all this by finding that social interactions may have little impact on body weight.
Could Shaving Your Chest Increase Your Risk of Getting Bedbugs? — Health Check
Could Shaving Your Chest Increase Your Risk of Getting Bedbugs? — Health Check
This year saw a rash of bedbug infestations worldwide, but scientists are now saying there might be a way of defending against the vermin. While no one seems immune, the more body hair you have, the less attractive you may be to the bloodsucking little critters. Looks like all the men out waxing their chests may have acted a little too hastily.
US Government Agency Begs to End Cell Phone Use While Driving — Health Check
US Government Agency Begs to End Cell Phone Use While Driving — Health Check
Studies about the dangers of using a cell device while driving have produced mixed results — some say talking or texting behind the wheel can increase the odds of a crash exponentially, while others say the perils are few. Regardless, the National Transportation Safety Board is so convinced of the dangers of “distracted driving” that it’s now called for a nationwide ban on non-emergency cell phone

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