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  1. 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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  2. Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress can slow a woman's metabolism and lead to weight gain, new research suggests. The study included 58 women, average age 53, who were asked about their stress levels the previous day and then given a meal than include

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  3. Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chopin, Vivaldi and Bach may have had natural musical talent, and then some. A new study suggests accomplished musicians are genetically programmed to commit to the long hours of practice needed to become skilled musicians.

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  4. Standing During Meetings Gets Creativity Flowing?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Need to get more out of routine office meetings? Getting colleagues to stand up during those gatherings might help, new research suggests. The new study included teams who were given 30 minutes to develop and record a univ

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  5. Scents May Sway Your Sense of Beauty

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women may be seen as more attractive if they use scented products or perfumes, a small new study suggests. "Odor pleasantness and facial attractiveness integrate into one joint emotional evaluation," study author J

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  6. Does Sugar Make Your Heart Sweeter?

    April 14, 2014 -- Celebrity Snickers pitchmen Joe Pesci and Don Rickles show that “You’re not you when you’re hungry.” In a Snickers commercial, Pesci and Rickles make rude comments to strangers they meet at a party. Now a new study suggests that the commercial might have a hint of truth: Hunger rea

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  7. Texting While Walking a Dangerous Combo: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that texting while walking can be risky business. Researchers found that doing both at the same time affects posture and balance, causing people to swerve and walk slower, according to the findings

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  8. Workplace Wellness Programs Work

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Wellness programs in the workplace help cut health care costs and reduce hospital admissions for employees with chronic illnesses, a new study suggests. The researchers said, however, that workplace wellness program

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  9. What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are that you've heard good things about yoga. It can relax you. It can get you fit -- just look at the bodies of some celebrities who sing yoga's praises. And, more and more, yoga is purported to be able to cure nu

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  10. Brain Differences Seen in Social Butterflies

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study suggests that parts of your brain may differ depending on whether you're a social butterfly or a lone wolf. The research is preliminary, but it could lead the way to more insight into how humans -- and other p

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