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Pesticides Lower Birth Weights

In one California agricultural region studied, the 5 percent of women with the highest exposure to pesticides had negative effects for all birth outcomes, including low birth weight, gestational length, preterm birth and birth abnormalities.

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Facial Exercises Ease Midlife Signs of Aging

Facial Exercises Ease Midlife Signs of Aging

Middle-aged women doing 30 minutes a day of specific facial muscle movements looked an average of two-and-a-half years younger in 20 weeks.

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Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Exercising 30 to 60 minutes three times a week improved healthy gut microbes in people even without dietary changes.

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Seek 15 Minutes of Device-Free Time

Seek 15 Minutes of Device-Free Time

Spending just 15 minutes away from a device reduced unhealthy intense emotions in young adults, reports a University of Rochester study.

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Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health

Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health

Over half of teenagers that have consumed energy drinks report experiencing nausea, increased heartbeat and other negative health consequences.

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Preterm Births Down After Coal Plant Shutdown

Preterm Births Down After Coal Plant Shutdown

After a polluting coal-fired power plant was shut down, women living 30 miles downwind had a 28 percent lower chance of a pre-term birth.

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Scientists Discover Alcohol-Cancer Link

Scientists Discover Alcohol-Cancer Link

British researchers have discovered why DNA mutation results from alcoholic consumption that’s linked to seven types of cancer.

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Mangoes Carry Health Benefits

Mangoes Carry Health Benefits

Two studies have found that mangoes fight inflammation and have properties useful in treating gastrointestinal disease.

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Healthy Oils Improve Good Cholesterol

Healthy Oils Improve Good Cholesterol

In separate studies, virgin coconut oil, walnut oil and camlina oil improved cholesterol levels, making them good alternatives to olive oil.

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People that Don’t Slight Sleep Eat Better

People that Don’t Slight Sleep Eat Better

People that sleep more than seven hours a night are likely to eat less sugar, fat and carbohydrates the following day, British researchers report.

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