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The Weird Reason Humans Shake Hands as a Greeting


Photo: Getty Images It may not be as undignified as two dogs greeting each other but a handshake may amount to the same thing, according to a new study.

3 Simple Food Swaps to Shed Pounds Fast


Photo: Getty Images Need a weight-loss kick-start? No need for extremes: Simple moves can work just as quickly as big ones, says Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and author of the new book 5 Pounds: The Breakthrough 5-Day Plan to Jump-Start Rapid Weight Loss (and Never Gain It Back!

14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee


WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although they may just be learning how to say the word coffee, about one in seven 2-year-olds in Boston drinks the caffeinated beverage, a new study finds.

Medical Bills Another Burden for Eczema Patients: Study


WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Eczema isn’t just a painful, chronic problem for many — it’s a big drain on the pocketbook, too, a new study finds.

This Is Jennifer Lopez’s Advice for Anyone Who’s Been Cheated On


Photo: Getty Images In her latest movie, the psychological thriller The Boy Next Door, Jennifer Lopez plays a woman she says she could relate to: Claire Peterson is separated from her husband (John Corbett), who was caught cheating with his secretary—and she has to decide whether to forgive him or divorce him.

What You Should Know About Long-Term Use of Acetaminophen


Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Acetaminophen may not be as safe as previously thought, with larger doses and long-term use linked to increased risk of health problems, a new report contends.

The Surprising Link Between Painkiller Abuse and the Rise in Heroin Overdoses


Photo: Getty Images By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heroin overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, quadrupling since 2000, U.S.

3 Ways to Boost Your Brain the Easy Way


Photo: Getty Images Sure, you could spend months learning a new language to get your noggin in top form—or you could just adopt some simple habits to maximize your mind right now.

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout


WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many transplant surgeons in the United States suffer burnout, a new study reveals.

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000


By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heroin overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, quadrupling since 2000, U.S.

What You Should Know About the DIY Braces Trend


Photo: Getty Images Have you heard about the woman in Washington State who claims to have closed a gap in her front teeth in 44 days using DIY braces—specifically, five dollars worth of hair elastics?

Why Baby-Toting Moms and a Pregnant Model Were the Highlight of This Fashion Show


Photo: Getty Images Dolce & Gabbana honored motherhood during Milan Fashion Week with their Fall/Winter 2015 show “Viva la mamma!

6 Embarrassing Hair Fails and How to Avoid Them


Photo: Getty Images Celebrities—they really are just like us. (Well, for the most part.) Case in point: on Friday, Britney Spears suffered the ultimate beauty blunder when her hair extensions slipped out on stage during her Las Vegas show.

Ryan Phillippe on Depression: “I’m Just Innately Kind of a Sad Person”


Photo: Getty Images For actor Ryan Phillippe, life really is a bittersweet symphony. Among the nuggets of nostalgia he shared recently with Elle.com (like the fact that the Porsche in Cruel Intentions was fake), Phillippe also opened up about his lifelong struggle with depression.

Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do


TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Friends play a major role in youngsters’ levels of physical activity, new research indicates.

Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, a new study says.

Here’s What Happens When People Act Like Dogs at a Dog Park


Let’s face it, being prim and proper all the time can be a bit of a drag. We guess that’s why some folks recently got in tune with their animal instincts and filmed themselves in workout clothes mimicking man’s best friend at their local dog park.

Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new French study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients to calm them down before anesthesia is administered.

Crashes Cause Majority of Deaths for Truck Drivers


TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Crashes cause 65 percent of on-the-job deaths of truck drivers in the United States, making it the top cause of work-related deaths in that occupation, a federal government report shows.

Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study


TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most people dread the flu, and many work hard to avoid it. However, a new British study finds that the typical person over 30 only gets the illness about twice every decade.


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