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Standing Desks in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' Activity

Staying upright might also lead to improved behavior, research suggests.

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Eating More Good Fats Could Help You Live Longer

Could prevent more than a million heart disease deaths worldwide each year, researchers estimate.

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CDC Issues Zika-Virus Guidance for Docs With Pregnant Patients

Among the recommendations: ask about recent travel to high-risk areas and symptoms such as sudden fever.

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Most U.S. Restaurant Meals Exceed Recommended Calories

American, Chinese and Italian meals average around 1,500 calories, researchers say.

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Average U.S. Home Harbors About 100 Types of Insects, Other Critters

Survey of 50 North Carolina houses found diverse communities of flies, spiders, mites in nearly all rooms.

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No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: Experts

Physicians' group and CDC jointly advise that the drugs not be prescribed for colds, bronchitis in adults


Fewer Cruises Rocked by Gastro Illness Outbreaks: CDC

Vacation fun dampened on less than 1 percent of voyages, report finds.

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Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Five cups of spuds weekly boosts odds by 50 percent, research suggests.

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Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after the age of 50.

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Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition

Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula.

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Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: Survey

Facial drooping, sudden arm weakness or speech problems signal need for help, experts say.

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Influential Students Effective at Bully Prevention, Study Finds

Key may be enlisting kids with wide social networks, not who adults think is "good," researcher says.

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Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly Women

New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69.

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People May Eat More of a Food That's Labeled "Healthy"

Many subconsciously seem to consider it less filling, potentially leading to weight gain, researchers say.

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Report: DASH Diet Best Overall Eating Plan

The MIND, Mediterranean and Fertility diets also get high marks for health.