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Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check

A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories.

Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was part of a group that profiled 250 people who’d lost significant amounts of weight. The key was to learn how they maintain their weight loss in order to help others lose weight and keep it off.

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Watch Out Guys, Birth Control May Be Causing Prostate Cancer — Health Check

Researchers discovered that countries with the highest numbers of women using oral contraceptives also have the highest rates of death from prostate cancer. What does this mean? They think estrogen from the urine of women who take birth control pills could be to blame.

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Brushing Your Teeth Just May Save Your Life — Health Check

A multi-year study of more than 100,000 people by researchers in Taiwan found dental cleanings can be associated with a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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Genetically Modified Rice Can Be Used in Lieu of Human Blood

Scientists have found a way to genetically modify rice as a replacement for human blood. The idea is to extract a protein containing human genes that could then be used in lieu of actual blood to help burn victims and those who’ve suffered massive blood loss.

It’s seen as a viable solution to shortages of blood donations, and it circumvents the need for HIV and hepatitis screenings that must be done on human blood before it can be used.

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Spending Time Outside Could Actually Protect Kids’ Sight

A new review of previous research indicates that there could be a correlation between the amount of time children spend outside and nearsightedness.

Researchers analyzed the results of eight different studies, involving more than 10,000 participants, and found that children who are nearsighted spend an average of 3.7 fewer hours a week outside than children with normal vision.

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Yuck! Survey Reveals Gas Pump Handles Among Dirtiest Surfaces in America

Next time you pump your own gas, you might just want to wear gloves. According to a report released by Kimberly Clark Professional, gas pump handles rank as one of the dirtiest surfaces that Americans touch on a regular basis. Yuck.

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Woman Breaks Hip in Hospital Lobby, Told to Call 911

If you’re going to fall and hurt yourself, you might think a hospital lobby is a pretty lucky place to do it. After all, the building does house doctors and nurses who can tend to you right away.

That’s what 82-year-old Doreen Wallace thought. But she was wrong.

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FDA Says Flu Injector Devices Not Approved as Vaccines

Flu vaccines have always been dreaded by those who hate shots, but this year a company called PharmaJet introduced a device that uses “a high-pressure steam of liquid to pierce the skin and deliver the vaccine.” The needle-phobics rejoiced.

But now the FDA is saying, Not so fast.

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Personal Trainer Intentionally Gains 70 Pounds to Identify With Overweight People [VIDEO]

As a way to better understand the hardships that overweight people face, personal trainer Drew Manning packed on a whopping 70 lbs. over a period of six months by forgoing exercise and eating nothing but junk food. Now that’s dedication!

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Supplements Could Be Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Women

Vitamins are said to be good for you. According to a new study from the University of Minnesota, however, that may not always be the case.

Researchers reviewed the cases of 38,000 women over a 19-year period and found that those who took supplements had about a 2.4 percent increased risk of death over those who didn’t, which could be related to the compounds supplements contain — compounds that can be toxic in higher amounts and have a detrimental effect on those who use them long-term.

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Study Says Women on the Pill Choose More Stable Partners

New research suggests women on birth control pills tend to choose men they feel will be more stable relationship partners over guys who may be better looking or sexier.

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Addiction Vaccines Will Potentially Cure Nicotine and Drug Dependencies

Scientists in San Diego are developing new vaccines that will potentially cure addictions, allowing cigarette and drug abusers to kick their habits with a simple injection.

Dr. Kim D. Janda, a Scripps Research Institute professor, is one of the leading experts, having made addiction vaccines his main priority for the past 25 years. “We view this as an alternative or better way for some people,” he tells The New York Times in reference to rehab programs.

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