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  1. Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Volunteering may improve your mental health and help you live longer, a new review suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 40 published papers and found evidence that volunteers had a 20 percent lower risk of death than non-vol

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  2. That Bad Boss May Be Toxic to Your Family, Too

    By Lisa Esposito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- When workplace stress spills over into your personal life, your family's well-being can also suffer, new evidence suggests. A recent conference on work, stress and health, sponsored in part by the U.S. National Institute for Occ

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  3. Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- People who think stress is affecting their health may be setting themselves up for a heart attack, a new study contends. The researchers found that these people had double the risk of a heart attack compared with people who

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  4. Cell Phone 'Distracted Walking' Can Be Dangerous

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Pedestrians are becoming more likely to be injured while using their cellphones and an estimated 1,500 were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2010 as a result, a new study finds. It's impossible to know how many of the injurie

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  5. Do You Need a Nature Prescription?

    A stroll outside on a sunny day is a great pick-me-up. Now it may also be just what the doctor ordered. The benefits of nature for both body and soul are finding their way to the prescription pad as more health care providers are telling their patients to take a hike -- literally. Many health care r

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  6. 'Hands-Free' Devices Unsafe While Driving: Report

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers who think hands-free devices for talking or texting are safer than handheld cellphones are mistaken, a new report suggests. Instead, devices such as speech-based technologies in cars can overload drivers, taking the

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  7. Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk, a new study says. Researchers examined data from more than 102,000 men and women, aged 17 to 70, in the United Kin

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  8. Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Hair analysis can reveal if seniors have elevated stress hormone levels that may put them at increased risk for heart disease and stroke, a new study suggests. Unlike a blood test that provides information about stress hormo

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  9. Ranting on Websites May Just Make You Angrier

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- It's so tempting. You read something on a website about a hot-button issue that makes you mad and you've got to respond. Before you know it, you're verbally sparring with a stranger. But you may want to think twice befor

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  10. Hate Overhearing Cell Phone Calls? This May Be Why

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to the list of "really annoying things," new research is pointing the finger at a technology that can turn public spaces into private misery for many: cellphones. The study suggests that cellphone calls, and the half-con

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