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Should Smoking Be Banned in Bars? — Survey of the Day

It wasn’t that long ago that smoking was as synonymous with bars as alcohol and questionable decisions. However, over the last decade, more and more states and local government are banning cigarettes from saloons.

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Researchers Find That Exercise Can Soothe a Mean Boss

Having a mean boss is sometimes an occupational hazard. Bosses that are harsh in tone, reprimand you in front of others, or just overall abusive, may be able to improve their attitude simply by exercising.

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The NFL Quarterback Workout Plan

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There may not be a Super Bowl ring in your future, but you can still get a body worthy of multi-million dollar contract. Although they have the best trainers money can buy, some of the biggest stars in the NFL get lean and strong with surprisingly simple workouts.
 

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Your Smartphone May Someday Diagnose Diseases

Soon you’ll likely turn to your smart phone for medical tests instead of the hospital. Scientist in Korea are in the process of developing an app to do medical tests.

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Can You Chew Your Way to Thinness?

If you’ve had trouble losing weight in the past, take heart — someday soon, tamping down your appetite could be as simple as popping a stick of gum.

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Would You Get Plastic Surgery? — Survey of the Day

Is there a part of your body you’d like to have rendered bigger or smaller or smoother by way of plastic surgery? According to a new survey, about a quarter of Americans are open to the idea of a bit of nip and tuck.

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Bacon Linked to Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Eating two strips of bacon can increase your risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

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10 Tips to Get Fit With Your Kids in 2012

Want to help your kids get in shape this year? It could be easier — and a lot more fun — than you think.

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Treating High Blood Pressure Adds Years to Life, Study Says

Controlling your blood pressure can help you live longer, according to a new study.

Researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey discovered those treating their condition with medication lowered their risk of death during a 20-year period.

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Can Maggots Heal Wounds Faster Than a Doctor? — Health Check

Hold on to your lunch. Maggots have been approved for use in wound care in the US since 2004, but new studies are raising questions about whether or not they actually help the wounds heal or just do quick work while seeming kind of gross.

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Nurture Your Baby Now for Better Relationships Later — Health Check

Want to make sure your new baby will have healthy relationships later in life? Nurture the bond you have with him or her now.

A new study with 75 kids over a 20-year period found those with secure emotional attachments to their mothers were later better at resolving and recovering from relationship conflicts and enjoyed more stable, satisfying ties with romantic partners in early adulthood.

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Obesity Isn’t Just Bad for Your Body, It’s Bad for Your Wallet, Too — Health Check

The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but there’s a financial downside, too — data shows obese people also earn less money, especially women.

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