Even in svelte adults, cutting about 300 calories daily protects the heart

New data from a two-year Duke Health trial suggests when it comes to cutting your risk for killer ailments such as diabetes and heart disease, there’s always room for improvement. In adults already at a healthy weight or carrying just a few extra pounds, cutting around 300 calories a day significantly improved already good levels of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood […]

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Addicted to tanning: When it's about more than achieving 'a healthy glow'

‘Tan Mom’ says she was ‘proclaimed dead’ before emerging from recent health scare Patricia Krentcil, dubbed the ‘Tan Mom’ after allegedly bringing her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, is said to have been ‘proclaimed dead’ before emerging from a recent health scare. Placed in a medically-induced coma after collapsing on a Florida street, Krentcil is now recovering from her […]

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Here’s the dirty truth about disinfecting wipes

If you use disinfecting wipes on the regular, you’re far from alone. In 2008, the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) commissioned Echo Research to conduct a cleaning survey across the country. Most Americans — a considerable 71 percent — said they use some form of wipes, according to the results of the survey published in a press release. Of that […]

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Busy Philipps Gets Real About Fame With Her Daughters

Busy Philipps — actor and host of the (now-canceled, grrr) late-night show Busy Tonight — recently opened up about how a trip to Disneyland became a teachable moment about fame for her daughters, Cricket, 6, and Birdie, 10. Philipps did a cover story for Michigan Avenue, in which she spoke about the sometimes overwhelming attention she and her daughters received […]

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Exclusive: Vanessa Bayer is Pro-Joking About Childhood Cancer

For all its little joys, being a kid can be scary business. The world is big and unpredictable, and, sometimes, it’s completely unfair. But what are kids to do when life spirals out of their control and bad things happen to their loved ones? Those are the questions actress Vanessa Bayer tackles in her first children’s book, How Do You […]

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Miranda Lambert Speaks About Husband Brendan’s Son for the First Time

The next chapter! Miranda Lambert became a stepmother when she secretly married Brendan McLoughlin in January, and she is already loving her new role. “My stepson is amazing,” the country singer, 35, told Extra while attending her annual Mutt March in Nashville with the New York City Police Department officer, 27, on Thursday, June 6. “I’m loving that whole phase, […]

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I Became a Better Dad When I Stopped Worrying About Being 'Manly'

The first warning sign was when one of my six-year-old son’s friends compared me to Captain von Trapp. He was watching The Sound of Music with his parents one evening and Christopher Plummer appeared on the screen for the first time as “the Captain,” glaring at his happy children, blowing that stupid whistle, and looking generally like a miserable brute. […]

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About half of workers are concerned about discussing mental health issues in the workplace

Roughly half of American workers say they are comfortable talking about their mental health in the workplace and more than one-third are worried about job consequences if they seek mental health care, according to a new poll released here today by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). While most workers with benefits know how to access mental health services (70 percent) […]

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Poll: Many adults worried about developing dementia

(HealthDay)—Many adults are worried about developing dementia and about half report taking steps to maintain or improve memory, according to a report published by the National Poll on Healthy Aging. Preeti Malani, M.D., from the National Poll on Healthy Aging team, and colleagues surveyed 1,028 adults aged 50 to 64 years about their memory, concerns about developing dementia, and participation […]

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What you’re not told about ‘secretly healthy’ foods

Food gives us the nutrients we need to survive, and we know a balanced diet contributes to good health. Beyond this, many people seek out different foods as “medicines”, hoping eating certain things might prevent or treat particular conditions. Fancy drinking 200 bottles of red wine?Credit:Shuttestock It’s true many foods contain “bioactive compounds” – chemicals that act in the body […]

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