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The 20 Worst Foods in America

Your favorite restaurant could be serving you a meal that’s 2,900 calories, 182 g fat, and 240 g carbs. Find out which meals made the list and at what restaurants.


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Does birth order matter?

A new research study has announced that firstborn’s IQs tend to be higher than those of their younger siblings. But is this study universal? Let us know what you think!

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Five Commonly Misdiagnosed Diseases

The following diseases are commonly misdiagnosed:

1. Aortic Dissection
2. Cancer
3. Clogged arteries
4. Heart attack
5. Infection

In order to avoid misdagnosis, you should do the following:

1. Ask your doctor, “What else could my illness be?”
2. Don’t assume no news is not good news.
3. Ask for additional tests.
4. Assume that the doctors don’t talk to one another.
5. Be wary if your doctors are working in shifts.

Read more about misdiagnosed diseases.

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Environment and Health

According to a research study lead by the University of British Columbia, people who live in neighborhoods with sidewalks and other pedestrian amenities tend to weigh less than people who live in more isolated, car-dependent areas. So why is it that nearly one fourth of people in the Atlanta area are exercise enthusiasts, but have to live in neighborhoods without sidewalks or other accommodations? Not only is this a problem in Atlanta, but it’s one that is widespread throughout the United States. Because of this, researchers are now suggesting the need for more sidewalks to accommodate those who would like to go walking and jogging.

Read more about the research study at CNN Health.

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Multivitamins recently reported that more than half of the 21 multivitamins it tested had too little or too much of certain vitamins. Additionally, some of the vitamins were actually contaminated with dangerous substances such as lead. So what multivitamins shouldn’t you take?

Avoid the multivitamins singled out on ConsumerLab’s 11 Multivitamins to Avoid list.

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Tips to Quit Smoking

Tips to quit smoking from four women who were able to do so:

1. If you’re a social smoker, start avoiding situations in which you’d want to smoke.
2. Instead of trying to quit instantly, gradually cut back from the number of cigarettes you smoke.
3. Take a class and learn about nicotine-replacement-therapy options.
4. Realize that you’re in control, not your craving.
5. Set a quit date and start working toward your goal. It will help you gradually prepare.

Read more about the tips at CNN Health.

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What makes young people happy?

According to CNN, it’s not the keys to the car that makes young people¬†happy, it’s spending time with their family. An extensive¬†survey conducted by The Associated press asked 1,280 people from 13-24 what made them happy and this answer ranked number one. The number two and three answers? Spending time with friends, and spending time with a significant other.

Read more about the survey.

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