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    1. Penalty, Not Reward, May Get Workers Healthier

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Financial penalties work better than cash rewards for motivating employees to meet physical activity goals in a workplace wellness program, a new study reports. Employees met a daily walking distance goal more often when

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    2. Bonding With Others: Crucial for Long-Term Health?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Social ties are as important to your long-term health as exercise and healthy eating, a new study suggests. "Our analysis makes it clear that doctors, clinicians, and other health workers should redouble their efforts to he

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    3. 6 Tips to Beat a Hangover

      Ask a dozen people how to cure a hangover and you’ll get a dozen different answers. Eat greasy grub. Drink coffee. Pop over-the-counter pain relievers. Do any of them work? "There’s no magic potion that gets rid of a hangover," says George Koob, MD, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abus

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    4. Secret Santa or Grinch? Brain Scans May Tell

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you spend the Christmas season decking the halls and whistling Christmas tunes, or grumbling "bah humbug" at holiday-spirited passers-by may depend largely on a particular network of nerves in your brain, a sm

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    5. Unhappiness Won't Kill You

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some good news for the grim and the grumpy: A new study claims that unhappiness itself has no direct effect on whether people will die before their time. Women in poor health are more likely to be unhappy, but t

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    6. Cohabitation, Marriage Boost Women's Mental Health

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Living together or getting married provides young adults -- especially women -- with a boost to emotional health, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from 8,700 Americans who were born between 1980 and 1984, and in

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    7. Too Much TV When Young May Hamper Middle-Age Brain

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who watch tons of TV, and spend more time on the couch than at the gym, may end up paying for it with diminished mental performance in middle-age, new research suggests. "We found that low physical activity and

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    8. Many Americans 30 and Older Find Happiness Elusive

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans 30 and older are less happy than generations past, while teens and 20-somethings seem more satisfied with their lives than ever, a new study finds. Researchers said the pattern marks a striking reversal of what stu

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    9. Cortisol Controls Stress, but What Else?

      Nov. 9, 2015 -- Although cortisol is known as the “stress hormone,” researchers suspect it plays a much larger role in our health. A recent study, for example, linked cortisol to memory in older adults. People with unusually high nighttime cortisol levels had reduced brain size and did more poorly o

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    10. Can Rainy Days Really Get You Down?

      By Julie Taylor The Rumor: Rainy days can really get you down Ever notice that as rain drops from the sky, your mood sometimes drops, too? If you feel meh on a dreary day, you might just chalk it up to coincidence. Sure, the Carpenters sang, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” But can rain

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