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  1. Cash Incentives Spur Poor To Buy Healthier Foods

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A recent program encouraged healthy eating by offering extra spending power to poor people who get government assistance to buy food. The only catch: They had to purchase healthier types of food at farmers' markets. It's n

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  2. Start at the Healthier End of the Buffet

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Putting healthier foods at the start of a buffet table can help diners pass up more fattening fare, according to a new study. Researchers found that when healthy foods are seen first, people are more likely to se

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  3. Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Beyond slimming the waistlines of morbidly obese patients, weight-loss surgery also may help reverse the aging process in some patients, turning back the clock on a key sign of decline in the body's cells, a small, early stud

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  4. Many People Ignore Calories on Fast-Food Menus

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Posting the calorie content of menu items at restaurants is designed to make diners stop and think, tally up the total and make wiser choices. In real life, that doesn't seem to be the case, according to new research. In

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  5. Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are obese as they near retirement age have a higher risk of early death and may find their remaining years blighted by disability, researchers say. Obese women are three to six times more likely to suffer a disabilit

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  6. Nutritionists: Trans Fat Ban Good for Heart Health

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's proposal to ban trans fats from the food supply will trigger some scrambling by manufacturers and restaurant chains, but ultimately it will be a boon to the nation's health, dietitians sa

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  7. FDA Moves to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

    Nov. 7, 2013 -- The FDA announced Thursday that it is taking steps that will all but eliminate artery-clogging trans fats in processed foods. The agency is proposing to label partially hydrogenated oils, the primary source of trans fats, as “not generally recognized as safe” for use in food. Althoug

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  8. 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Lose Weight

    Mindfulness could be the key to your weight loss success. Being mindful simply means to give your full attention to your environment, thoughts, behaviors, and experiences. “When you bring awareness to your internal and external environments, and you do so without judgment, you also have the opportun

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  9. Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Women who shed pounds after weight-loss surgery gained a more satisfying sex life, researchers report. Two years after their procedure, known as bariatric surgery, women reported improvements in their arousal, lubrication, sexu

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  10. Stay Focused on Health: Have Backup Plans

    You've been sticking with your food and exercise plan for a while -- and feeling confident with it. Then, bam! There's an office birthday party or bumper-to-bumper traffic, and your dinner plan or gym time is derailed. The best way to fight unexpected temptations is to have a solid backup strategy t

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