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April 22, 2011


1. Study: Diet Soda May Not Raise Risk of Diabetes After All
Previous studies have linked drinking diet soda with a higher risk of diabetes, among other health problems. But a large, long-term study bucks the trend, suggesting that diet sodas and other artificially sweetened drinks won't raise your chance of developing [...]

2. School Band Instruments are Teeming with Bacteria and Fungi
Playing a musical instrument is great for kids' developing brains â€" think it's sheer coincidence that Tiger Mom placed so much emphasis on piano practice? â€" but a new study shows it could be bad for their health. In the [...]

3. Add Inches!! (No, Really, Men Can Make It Longer)
Don't worry, you didn't just accidentally click on spam email. Though most advertised penis-enlargement methods are bogus, a new review of 10 existing studies suggests that some non-surgical techniques really can increase the length of a man's organ. Two urological [...]

4. Spring Allergies: Can They Make You Depressed?
Leave it to a terrible spell of spring allergies to ruin your day, or for many sufferers, many days or even weeks. It turns out, the coughing, sneezing and itchy eyes that accompany seasonal allergies may also help trigger or [...]

5. Half of U.S. States Have Enacted Indoor Smoking Bans Since 2000
Half of all states and the District of Columbia now have comprehensive bans on smoking in restaurants, bars and the workplace, federal officials said Thursday â€" an extraordinary pace of progress, considering that just over a decade ago, no state [...]

6. You Know Your Blood Type. What About Your Gut Bug Type?
Consider this: of the trillions upon trillions of cells in the human body, only about 1 in 10 is actually human. The rest belong to microbes, which colonize every inch of you, from the inside of your mouth to the [...]

7. Mind Reading: The Surprising Upside of Getting Old
Americans have tremendous fear of aging â€" and a great deal of prejudice against the elderly. But, as the joke has it, being old is better than the alternative. And, despite our fears, new research suggests that being old is also [...]

8. Ditch the Piggybank. Teach Kids Financial Literacy Instead
"Is money important?" my 3-year-old asked this week. I answered truthfully with a hearty "Yes." I explained it to her simply, telling her that we need money to pay for our house and our food and her ballet class. Maybe it's [...]

9. When Is a Salad Not a Salad? Why Dieters Are Easily Confused by Labels
Dieters are a focused bunch: they calculate calories, sugar and fat content and conscientiously ask for salad dressing on the side. Right? Not exactly. According to a new study, dieters actually tend to make snap judgments about the healthfulness of [...]

10. Exposure to Pesticides in Pregnancy Can Lower Children's IQ


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