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    1. The New Way to Combat Stress at School and Work

      Sept. 24, 2015 -- In the cavernous gymnasium at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore, dozens of third, fourth, and fifth-graders sit on yoga mats -- legs crossed, eyes closed, palms loosely open and facing upward on their knees. At the front of the room, a young man guides them through a

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    2. Could All Work and No Play Hurt Your Health?

      Sept. 1, 2015 -- Type A. Workaholic. Burning the candle at both ends. Married to the job. If any of those describe your approach to your career, and you’re letting those vacation days pile up, you may be setting yourself up for some serious health problems. A recent study from University College in

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    3. Do People Transmit Happiness by Smell?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As emotions go, happiness usually hides in plain sight: seen in a broad smile, heard in a raucous laugh, felt in a big hug. But new research suggests there may be a less obvious way to pick up on another person's positive vib

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    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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