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Obesity is contagious among friends, study suggests

usatoday.com | November 5, 10 at 12:49 PM

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Obesity is contagious among friends, study suggests

The more obese friends you have, the more likely you are to become obese, a new study suggests. This confirms previous research that gaining weight may be socially contagious. The research also shows that if nothing changes significantly in the...

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Come on, get happy -- scientists tell you how

latimes.com | October 26, 10 at 10:28 AM

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Come on, get happy -- scientists tell you how

Among the many wise things said by President Abraham Lincoln is this take on happiness: A person will be just about as happy as he makes up his mind to be. That sentiment is somewhat controversial among psychologists and other...

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Banning sodas from school and teaching healthy eating works!

latimes.com | October 18, 10 at 10:22 PM

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Banning sodas from school and teaching healthy eating works!

Excerpt:   Buchanan, whose daughter Skye is in fourth-grade at the school, has been working with Fremont for 11 years. He runs a program that introduces students to taste, label-reading and manners. The students shop at a farmers market, prepare...

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This is what Chicken McNuggets look like -- Seriously!

October 4, 10 at 04:38 PM

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This is what Chicken McNuggets look like -- Seriously!

This photo below has been extensively passed around the web today, and for good reason: it's a peak into the rarely-seen world of mechanically separated meat, or Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR). Fooducate writes: Folks, this is mechanically separated chicken, an...

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Jack LaLanne's 10 Commandments (VIDEO)

September 30, 10 at 02:36 PM

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Jack LaLanne's 10 Commandments (VIDEO)

97-year-old Jack LaLanne knows a few things. Back years ago, he gave his list of 10 points for healthy living.  Good stuff. =Scroll Down for Video=  ...

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Factory Farms: The high costs of cheap meat

latimes.com | September 26, 10 at 10:01 AM

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Factory Farms: The high costs of cheap meat

If you adjust for inflation and income, Americans have never spent less on food than they have in recent years. And yet many feel we've also never paid such a high price. U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show the average...

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Mercersburg Pennsylvania Goes Plant-Strong with Rip Esselstyn (VIDEO)

EarthSave.org | September 21, 10 at 11:52 AM

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Mercersburg Pennsylvania Goes Plant-Strong with Rip Esselstyn (VIDEO)

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Last week EarthSave board member Rip Esselstyn and EarthSave CEO Jeff Nelson traveled to the small rural town of Mercersburg, PA, to undertake a unique project.  Rip had been invited by local Mercersburg physician, Liz George,...

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Prescription Drug Use Rose to Include Half of Americans in 2008

bloomberg.com | September 5, 10 at 09:27 AM

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Prescription Drug Use Rose to Include Half of Americans in 2008

Almost half of Americans took at least one prescription drug per month in 2008, an increase of 10 percent over the past decade, a U.S. study found. One of every five children ages 11 or younger took at least one...

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Researchers find that wisdom and happiness increase as people grow older

washingtonpost.com | August 27, 10 at 07:03 PM

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Researchers find that wisdom and happiness increase as people grow older

With 14 siblings screaming at one another, mediator Carolyn Miller Parr threatened to summon a security guard at D.C. Superior Court. That lowered the temperature in the room. When the family returned for a second session, disagreements escalated again. This...

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Food binge may cause long-term body fat increase

August 25, 10 at 08:57 AM

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Food binge may cause long-term body fat increase

A moment on the lips can actually mean a lifetime on the hips, according to Swedish researchers, who found that binging on food seems to have a long term effect on body weight. People who gorged on fast food for...

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VIDEO: EarthSave's Meals For Health Benefit Party -- Available on DVD!

EarthSave.org | August 24, 10 at 09:58 AM

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VIDEO: EarthSave's <i>Meals For Health</i> Benefit Party -- Available on DVD!

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO EarthSave's June 20 Meals For Health party in Beverly Hills, California -- was a huge success! Now you can own it on DVD, while helping support EarthSave. It was a truly magical evening -- great food,...

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Las Vegas Casino Goes Vegan

aolnews.com | August 24, 10 at 06:39 AM

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Las Vegas Casino Goes Vegan

The staples of Vegas cuisine are so famous they're part of nearly every punchline about the city: 99-cent shrimp cocktails, midnight $2.99 steaks, the gargantuan feeding frenzy known as the all-you-can-eat buffet. Now we may have to add to that...

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Study: 85 percent of new drugs offer few if any new benefits

eurekaalert.org | August 22, 10 at 05:02 AM

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Incentives and protections for industry encourage development of many drugs with few new benefits over existing pharmaceuticals, but with risk of serious harm to users ATLANTA -- The pharmaceutical industry is a "market for lemons," a market in which the...

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Forget healthy eating, just give statins with Happy Meals -- seriously?!

msnbc.com | August 17, 10 at 09:16 AM

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Forget healthy eating, just give statins with Happy Meals -- seriously?!

Fast food outlets should hand out free cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to their customers to "neutralize" the heart risks of eating fatty foods like burgers and fries, British scientists suggested on Thursday. But a few experts say you might want to...

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Hog farmer switches to vegan diet after battling cancer

the-leader.com | Clare Howard | August 17, 10 at 05:51 AM

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Hog farmer switches to vegan diet after battling cancer

Lunch was Greek cabbage salad sprinkled with pumpkin seeds, Ezekiel sprouted wraps, walnuts, raw almonds and a glass of hot purified water. The setting for lunch was a renovated iron-front building with a sign out front: "Best of Health, Nutrition...

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Coca-Cola: Pollution in a Bottle

Heroin & Corn Flakes | August 3, 10 at 03:58 PM

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Coca-Cola: Pollution in a Bottle

Last year, drinks sold by Coca-Cola in the UK were found to contain pesticides up to 300 times the level allowed in tap or bottled water. Researchers tested 102 cans and bottles of soft drinks bought from 15 countries, for...

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Chelsea Clinton's mostly vegan wedding

msnbc.com | Lynn Bruno | July 30, 10 at 08:24 AM

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Chelsea Clinton's mostly vegan wedding

Tongues are wagging -- with some salivating and others going "yuck" -- over news reports that Chelsea Clinton's super-secret upstate New York wedding to Marc Mezvinsky this Saturday will feature a vegan menu and a gluten-free cake. The couple will...

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Jungle-Flying through Hawaii

youtube.com | Jeff Nelson | July 27, 10 at 06:50 PM

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Jungle-Flying through Hawaii

Summer is the time for a new adventure, a time to try something different. This month the VegSource crew invaded Kona.  You may have previously watched how we saved a fish our first day in town. Now you can watch...

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Extra Weight Adds to Economic Woes

nytimes.com | TARA PARKER-POPE | July 22, 10 at 11:43 AM

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Extra Weight Adds to Economic Woes

Years of being overweight not only contribute to health problems but also to a person's economic woes, new research suggests. Adults who have been overweight since high school are more likely to be unemployed or on welfare than those...

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Exploring the vegetarian lifestyle at Stanford University

The Stanford Daily | July 22, 10 at 09:54 AM

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Exploring the vegetarian lifestyle at Stanford University

Someone once said that it's a rite of passage to become a vegetarian while in college. But for some Stanford students, this switch doesn't last only for a couple of years - it becomes a lifestyle change with long-lasting effects...

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