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Apples Increase Muscle Tone and Reduce Fat: Study
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Apples Increase Muscle Tone and Reduce Fat: Study

Will an apple a day actually make you a big hit on the beach?

It's possible, as new research suggests that ursolic acid, which is found in abundance in an apple's peal, builds muscles while reducing fat.

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Research: Sitting Can Be as Deadly as Smoking
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Research: Sitting Can Be as Deadly as Smoking [VIDEO]

If you're going to light up, at least make sure to stand up.

New research has found that sitting for long periods of time can be just as dangerous as smoking.

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The Less a Man Sleeps, The Worse His Sex Life Is
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The Less a Man Sleeps, The Worse His Sex Life Is

Some guys are looking to score and some may be looking to snore.

Researchers from the University of Chicago have conducted a study of 10 guys in their 20s that found the less sleep a man gets, the worse his sex life is.

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Food Pyramid Gets a Makeover
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Food Pyramid Gets a Makeover

The food pyramid, which since 1992 has demonstrated the proper amount of grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat a person should consume per day, is no more.

On Thursday, the USDA rolled out the government's new foo

Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says New Study
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Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says New Study

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer the radiation in cell phones may cause cancer.

The group came to this conclusion after analyzing 30 previous studies which had explored the link between cell phones and cancer.

As a result of this finding, cell phones have now been given a "2 B" cl

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Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter Diagnosed With Brain Cancer
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Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Doctors say Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a form of inoperable brain cancer called glioblastoma. Doctors at Duke University treating the 57-year-old Carter released a statement saying surgery is not a good alternative at this time, although "we discussed an aggressive treatment plan with Mr. Carter and his family, which will include chemotherapy and radiation."

Carter, who just wrapped up his second season as baseball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University, plans to undergo treatment near his home in Florida.

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What are the Most Common Regrets of the Dying?
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What are the Most Common Regrets of the Dying?

We only have a certain amount of sand in the hourglass, so we need to make sure the grains count before it's too late.

A woman named Bronnie Ware who once worked as a nurse has put out a list of the five most common regrets she encountered with people who were dying.

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British Mother Defends Decision to Smoke While Pregnant
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British Mother Defends Decision to Smoke While Pregnant [VIDEO]

The brilliant ladies of MTV's 'Teen Mom' may have met their match in Charlie Wilcox.

Wilcox, a British mother who smoked 3,500 cigarettes while pregnant, claims all that nicotine was actually healthy for her newborn daughter because it made the girl's heart work harder since it restricted her oxygen supply while in utero.

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Woman Constantly Falls Asleep While Laughing
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Woman Constantly Falls Asleep While Laughing

Claire Scott's medical condition is a laughing matter.

The 24-year-old British woman suffers from a rare disorder called cataplexy, in which she falls asleep whenever she laughs. The rare condition has caused her to pass out as many as 50 times each day since she was a wee little lass.

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New Caffeine-Lined Pants Promises to Help People Lose Weight
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New Caffeine-Lined Pants Promises to Help People Lose Weight

Drink enough soda and you'll pack on the pounds. Wear enough soda and you'll shed them.

At least that's the claim made by a European clothing company called Lytess, which is marketing pants lined with caffeine to help people lose weight.

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Is It Really One Dollar?

I'm sure a lot of you have wondering what the deal is with Gold's Gym only charging $1 to sign up for a membership.  I am pleased to tell you that there are no games, gimmicks, hidden fees, or whatever you want to call it involved

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Crossing Your Arms Reduces Pain
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Crossing Your Arms Reduces Pain

Simply crossing your arms reduces the feeling of pain.

Since we generally use our right hand to touch things on the right side of our orientation, and our left hand to touch things on the left side, scientists believe that when you cross your arms the brain gets confused and doesn't process stimuli -- including pain -- as well

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