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    It's official: The fist bump is healthier than the handshake. Looks like the Obamas are on to something.
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    Excessive Sweating: How to Stop It

    How much sweating is normal, and what’s too much? Here’s what to do if it interferes with life.
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    31 Surprising Health Facts You Need to Know, in One Sentence Each

    These 31 facts will blow your mind and change your habits, in one simple sentence each.
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    Lower Back Pain? New Study Tells Us to Take This, Not That

    The researchers recommend trying a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or an NSAID, which offer both pain killing and anti-inflammatory effects, instead.
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    The Secret to Living Longer (You’ll Want to Read This Standing Up)

    Research shows that simply standing more often carries life-saving benefits for sedentary folks.
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    4 Easy Ways to Prevent Old-Lady-Hunchback

    Women are four times likelier than men to get osteoporosis. Here are four easy ways to keep your bones strong, starting today.
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    Science confirms what we already thought about unbearable summer heat in the city.
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    27 Foods Doctors Consider to Be Poison

    If the guys who have to take care of you when you go to the hospital won't put these things in their bodies, you shouldn't either.
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    Ask a Scientist: Can I Get a Disease From Sitting on a Public Toilet?

    People often worry that if you sit on a public toilet you can get sick. But is that really the case? We asked a germ expert to weigh in.
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    Hey, Beauty Enforcers. Here's How to Get Your Friends to Wear Sunscreen

    A July 2014 study finds that scaring people about the risks of not wearing sunscreen is the best way to get them to listen.
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