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I tried ‘exercise snacking’ for a week and here’s why I’m going to keep doing it

ABCBY ABC NEWS’ KATIE KINDELAN (NEW YORK) — Exercise snacking has nothing to do with eating chips during a SoulCycle class. It simply means doing short bursts of exercise throughout the day. The extra movement may be as effective as taking a spin class or doing sprints on your own, some experts say. As someone whose job requires sitting at …

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Company claims to have ‘complete cure for cancer’ within a year, but is it too good to be true?

Jakub Rupa/iStockBY: DR. ERICA ORSINI (NEW YORK) — An Israeli biopharmaceutical company recently announced that it would be able to cure cancer within the next year. But is this claim too good to be true? “We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” Dan Aridor, chairman of the board for Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies (AEBi), …

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Susan Lucci urges women to look out for heart disease symptoms following health scare

Taylor Hill/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Soap opera star Susan Lucci is opening up about a recent heart health scare in hopes of sharing a message with other women to “listen to your symptoms and act on them.” Lucci, who skyrocketed to fame for her role as Erica Kane, the matriarch on the long-running TV show All My Children, said she never …

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Colorado could join small list of states that includes consent in sex education curriculum

noipornpan/iStock(DENVER) — A controversial bill making its way through the Colorado legislature would add information about healthy relationships and consent to the state’s sex education curriculum. Should the bill pass, Colorado would become only the ninth state in the U.S. to require teaching about consent as part of sex education in K-12 schools. “Recognizing that even the adults in this …

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Do we judge pain differently for boys and girls? A new study says yes

AndreyPopov/iStock(NEW YORK) — Pain is a subjective feeling — only you can really know how much pain you feel. But are we judging children’s pain differently depending on whether they’re a girl or a boy? Levels of discomfort may not be obvious to bystanders, who tend to look for clear expressions of pain: facial expressions, sounds of distress and how …

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People are trying face yoga in an attempt to reduce wrinkles, signs of aging

Olivia Smith/ABC(NEW YORK) — Hang your tongue out of your mouth while your eyes drift to the ceiling. Breathe loudly and use your hands to pull your head in every which way. This is yoga for your face, and some people are using it as an alternative to Botox or plastic surgery. “When you exercise your face muscles you can …

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Mysterious, well-liked egg’s Instagram account is all about mental health

Chesnot/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An egg is usually beaten but its Instagram account whipped up a lot of buzz last month, and on Super Bowl Sunday, its purpose was revealed: mental health awareness. Instagram user @world_record_egg posted a generic picture of a farmer’s brown egg on Instagram in January and ultimately became the most-liked photo on Instagram with 52 million …

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Too much toothpaste may hurt your child’s smile, study says

Tomwang112/iStock(NEW YORK) — When struggling to put a child to bed on time each night, one of the last things on a parent’s mind is the amount of toothpaste smeared across their toothbrush. However, a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that parents and care providers for young children should focus on the amount of …

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New measles cases discovered in Houston amid outbreaks elsewhere

Dr_Microbe/iStock(HOUSTON) — Three new cases of measles were confirmed by health officials in Houston on Monday, making it the latest city to have the once-eliminated disease appear in recent weeks. The Houston outbreak comes as new cases of measles are being confirmed in Washington state on a daily basis, and other cases have been confirmed in Oregon, Georgia, and New …

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Woman creates clothing line to inspire others with chronic illnesses

demaerre/iStock(NEW YORK) — There was a time when 33-year-old Keisha Greaves hid her muscular dystrophy. Now, she embraces her condition with her inspirational clothing line, Girls Chronically Rock. In 2010, Greaves, who had a bachelor’s degree in fashion design and merchandising and was studying for her masters at Framingham State University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, started noticing that she was no …

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