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Beth Cooney offers tips to keep you healthy

Mind Games for Your Stomach

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Anyone who’s ever battled a weight problem knows it’s awfully tricky. A new study suggests tricking our minds into believing food will be more filling than it is before we eat it could be the key to losing weight. In other words, portion control may be simply a matter of perception. British researchers showed study subjects […] [Read More]
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Is Romantic Rejection Addictive?

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If you’ve ever wondered why being rejected by a romantic partner drives some people over the edge, science may have an explanation. According to a study by researchers at Rutgers University, Yeshiva University, Stony Brook University and SUNY Stony Brook, the pain and anguish of rejection by a romantic partner may be the result of […] [Read More]
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Massage and Headache

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There’s no question that a massage can be enjoyable and relaxing. According to new research, it may also help bring relief to people suffering from tension headaches. Researchers at the University of Grenada, the Clinical Hospital San Cecilio and the University Rey Juan Carlos in Spain say their study proves that the psychological and physiological […] [Read More]
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Milk and Muscle Tone

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If you regularly turn to sports drinks after a workout at the gym, you might want to switch to milk. A recent study found that women who drink two large glasses of milk a day after their weight-lifting routine gained more muscle and lost more fat than women who drank sugar-based energy drinks. Researchers at […] [Read More]
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Seeing Red?

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A red outfit often makes a woman feel beautiful and powerful, but it turns out the color also brings a special reward to men. According to a new study, simply wearing the color red or being bordered by the rosy hue makes a man more attractive and sexually desirable to women. And women don’t have […] [Read More]
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Teens, Reality TV and Plastic Surgery

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Reality televisions shows can certainly be addictive — if not intellectually stimulating — but they could also be encouraging teenagers to go under the knife. According to recent research, teens who are fond of reality TV shows touting happiness as just a nip/tuck away are more likely to undergo plastic surgery. A husband and wife […] [Read More]

Western Diet and ADHD

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If your teenager suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you might want to take a look at what she’s eating. According to a recent study, there may be a link between ADHD and a “Western-style” diet in adolescents. Researchers at Perth’s Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Australia examined the dietary patterns of […] [Read More]
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Yoga and Your Mood

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If you think yoga helps improve your mood, it may not be all in your head. According to new research, yoga may be superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine set out to contrast the brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels of yoga […] [Read More]
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Today’s Superheroes and Your Son

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If your son idolizes superheroes – and really, what little boy doesn’t – you’ll want to read this. According to a recent study, watching superheroes beat up villains may not be the best image for boys to see if society wants to promote kinder, less stereotypical male behaviors. Psychologists from the University of Masachusetts-Boston say […] [Read More]
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Cycle Day and Sexy Clothes

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Are you wearing something sexy today? If so, new research says you may be ovulating. Yes, I’m serious. A study by researchers from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management found that ovulating women unconsciously dress to impress - not to impress men, but to outdo rival women during the handful of days every month when they are […] [Read More]
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