How to Do the Perfect Push-Up

The basic push-up isn’t quite as simple as dropping down and giving us 20. Learn how to nail the muscle-sculpting move.

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How Eating Avocado Can Help You Slim Down

If you weren’t already in love with avocados, here’s another science-backed reason to jump on the bandwagon.

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Yes, You CAN Touch Your Toes

Don’t despair: Yoga expert Kristin McGee proves this move is fully within your reach.

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Do False-Positives Scare Women Away from Mammograms?

False-positive mammograms do increase anxiety, but the feeling is short-lived and most women go on to have breast screening in the future, new research suggests.

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Nearly 70% of Americans Support Birth Control Coverage Under Obamacare

Nearly 70 percent of Americans support the new health care law’s mandated coverage of birth control, a nationwide study finds.

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3 Effective Ways to Burn Fat While Running

Finding (and safely getting to) your ideal weight should be a top goal for every runner. Here are three of the best ways to structure your running program to burn fat and lose weight.

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Stress May Make Your Allergy Symptoms Worse

Stress may trigger symptom flare-ups in people with seasonal allergies, a new study suggests.

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More People Worldwide Eating ‘Healthy’ Fats, Study Finds

Levels of healthy fats in people’s diets worldwide increased over the past two decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same, a new study finds.

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What Your Sleep Position Says About Your Relationship

Your sleeping position with your significant other offers clues about the quality of your relationship, according to a new study.

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FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

A surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions could increase a woman’s risk of cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.

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Having an ‘Apple’ Shape is Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Body shape—whether a woman is wide at the waistline—is not in itself a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a large new study. But overall body weight IS a factor, the researchers added.

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Does Oil Pulling REALLY Whiten Your Teeth?

People are discovering an ancient practice called oil pulling, or oil swishing. Some report the practice sweetens their breath; others say it treats gum disease, prevents tooth decay and even improves arthritis and asthma.

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4 Weird Causes of Back Pain

Can a cold or flu really cause backaches? Here’s what experts have to say.

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Christie Brinkley Dishes on Her Skincare Secrets

How does the age-defying supermodel look so amazing at 60? Fortunately for us, not all is due to great genes.

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Most Medical Devices for Kids Only Tested on Adults

Most medical devices approved for use in children are not tested on pediatric patients before they are marketed, a new Harvard study finds.

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Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Later On

Years later, people who were underweight at birth, and those who were breast-fed only a short time or not at all, could be at increased risk for chronic inflammation and related health problems, a new study suggests.

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17-Day Leech Treatment Helps Save Woman’s Ear After Dog Attack

A savage dog attack results in the total dismembering of a teenage girl’s ear. And though the ear remains fully intact, complications during the initial reattachment process raise the real risk she could lose her ear forever. So a Rhode Island doctor turned to leeches.

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