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Michelle Obama Urges Kids to Stay Active at U.S. Open

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The First Lady spoke to thousands of children at the Arthur Ashe Kids Day on Saturday, encouraging them to pick up a tennis racquet. The stadiums that will soon host the likes of Serena Williams and Roger Federer in the U.S. Open opened their courts to a smaller set of players on Saturday. Children and…

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Eat Three Meals a Day for Weight Loss

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When obese women ate either three meals a day or six mini meals, three squares resulted in faster weight loss, a new study finds. Eating three larger meals — not six mini meals — might be healthier, researchers from the University of Missouri report in the journal Obesity. In a small study, three substantial meals a day lowered…

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Can Testosterone Therapy Help Obese Men Lose Weight?

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It may really be that feeling stronger promotes more physical activity, experts note. Older obese men with low levels of testosterone can lose weight when levels of the male hormone are restored to normal, a new study suggests. But it might not be the testosterone itself. Rather, it could be that men undergoing the hormone therapy feel…

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Seafood allergies often begin later in life

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Seafood allergies are the most commonly-reported severe allergy in adults. A study led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers and published today in the July, 2004 Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology shows that seafood allergies are much more prevalent than once thought, with more than 6.5 million Americans believed to be affected. The…

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Listerine antiseptic as effective as dental floss

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A survey of 1,004 consumers and 300 dentists confirms what many suspected all along – a majority of Americans don’t floss their teeth as often as they should and their gums are suffering as a result. According to a 2004 oral hygiene survey by TIS, a division of NOP World, Americans are too busy and…

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China’s most epic high-speed rail journeys

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It was once Japan that was famous for its high-speed train network, introducing the world to its Shinkansen, or bullet trains, way back in 1964. But while the Land of the Rising Sun is still a leader in rail technology, it is now China that holds the crown of high-speed train capital of the world….

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Alternative Yunnan: best towns and villages to beat the crowds

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A journey to China’s southwest province of Yunnan is a journey into the colourful cultures of the region’s Bai, Yi and Naxi people, labyrinthine and historic old towns in the shadow of snow-capped peaks, and flavour-packed street food and local markets. Yunnan is a popular region for visitors, especially with Chinese tourists, so the following…

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No, Really: It’s Never Too Early to Get Ready for Retirement

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“Really wish I had saved less for retirement,” said no one, ever. Also never spoken: “That was quick and easy, building up my retirement nest egg!” And for good reason. Amassing enough wealth to coast comfortably through your sunset years is no simple feat. So here’s why both saving and careful planning are necessary: To…

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5 Habits That’ll Ensure You’ll End Every Day Feeling Successful

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You know those days when you leave work feeling amazing, pumped that you were highly productive? On the flipside, I’m sure you have days that are just the opposite. Ones that leave you feeling frustrated, wondering whether you got anything done. What if there was a way to end every day knowingthat it was successful? Unfortunately,…

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New Study Comparing Weekly Osteoporosis Treatments with Fosamax and Actonel

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Fosamax Maintained or Increased BMD at Hip and Spine for Significantly More Patients than Actonel, with Similar Tolerability, in this 12 Month Study FOSAMAX Once Weekly (alendronate sodium) increased bone mineral density (BMD) more than Actonel Once-a-Week (risedronate) with similar tolerability, according to results of the FOSAMAX Actonel Comparison Trial (FACT). This is the first…

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