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  1. Acupuncture Less Effective for Skeptics

    Feb. 17, 2015 -- People with back pain who think it's unlikely that acupuncture will help them get less benefit from it than those who believe it will work, according to new research. Researchers from University of Southampton in the U.K. recruited 485 people who were planning to have acupuncture. T

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  2. Money Tops Americans' List of Stressors

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Money continues to be the leading cause of stress for Americans, a new survey finds. Overall, stress in the United States is at a seven-year low, and average stress levels are declining, the American Psychological Asso

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  3. How to Be More Optimistic

    Think happy thoughts. Find the silver lining. Look on the bright side. Rolling your eyes yet? Alexandra Hruz is. She's a 27-year-old self-proclaimed pessimist who lives in Chattanooga, TN. "When people are overly optimistic, it's much easier to be let down by circumstances," she says. "I don't think

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  4. Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who feel "young at heart" may be more likely to live to a ripe old age, a new British study suggests. Seniors who said they felt three or more years younger than their actual age experienced a lower death rate over

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  5. Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Dec. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Looking for a way to help reduce your stress? Try checking your emails less often, researchers suggest. The new study featured 124 adults -- including students, financial analysts, medical professionals and others -- who

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  6. How to Reach Your Goals

    Have you ever found yourself nodding when your doctor says you should lose weight, quit smoking, or exercise more? And while you have every intention of trying, that’s not enough to make healthy habits happen. You need a plan for putting your ambitions into action. Smart goal-setting and the right m

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  7. Some People Are Born Java Junkies, Study Suggests

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who chug lots of coffee may have their genetics to thank for their java cravings, a new study says. Researchers have linked six genes to a person's coffee consumption. All of the genes are related to the body's res

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  8. Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recurring emotional stress may trigger a stronger biochemical response in overweight people, possibly increasing their risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researche

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  9. Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having good neighbors may reduce your heart attack risk, new research suggests. The study included more than 5,000 U.S. adults, average age 70, who were followed for four years. Sixty-two percent were married, and nearly t

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  10. Your Genes May Help Pick Your Friends

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A person's DNA may play a big role in who they decide to hang with, a new study suggests. "Looking across the whole genome, we find that, on average, we are genetically similar to our friends," study co-author James Fowler

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