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Is Ecstasy Bad for You? Canadian Researcher Says, ‘Heck, No!’

It is not often that a health care professional advocates for a drug which has been known to cause extreme bouts of paranoia, frightening hallucinations and the occasional death.

So, when it does happen, it’s news.

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Why Do Female Doctors Make Less Than Male Doctors?

Pay equity between men and women has been a hot topic in Washington as of late, and this should add fuel to the fire: a new study reveals female doctors are being paid less than their male counterparts.

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Volkswagen’s ‘Little Darth Vader’ Max Page to Undergo Open Heart Surgery

Although you probably wouldn’t recognize Max Page, you have almost certainly seen him before. The 7-year-old played miniature Darth Vader in Volkswagen’s 2011 Super Bowl ad, a spot that is among the most popular in the history of the Big Game.

After the commercial aired, Max made an appearance on ‘Today,’ where his mom revealed he had been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect at birth and has since worn a pacemaker.

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Experts Warn Ignoring ‘Use-By’ Dates on Food Could Make You Sick

Cash-strapped consumers are turning to a rather dangerous way to stretch their food dollars — they’re ignoring expiration dates and keeping leftovers in the fridge for longer periods of time.

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Is Sharing a Bed with a Partner Actually Good for You?

Sleeping in the same bed with a partner can sometimes be a pain, especially if one of you steals blankets or you can’t agree on how hot or cold the room should be.

But a growing body of research suggests sharing a bed can actually be good for your health.

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Do You Still Tan Despite the Risks? – Survey of the Day

Various medical studies have found that tanning, whether it be done under natural or artificial light, can greatly increase your risk of skin cancer. If anyone’s a prime example of that, it’d be Patricia Krentcil. Despite this blatant fact, a new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology has found that younger people, in particular, are still embracing tanning.

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Sleepwalking — Who’s Doing It and Why?

Sleepwalking might seem like an isolated phenomena that only few people suffer from, but it may be more common that previously thought — especially among those who take sleep aids.

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Smoking While Pregnant — You May Be Surprised Who’s Doing It

It’s no news that smoking is bad for us, and that the risks are compounded for expectant mothers.

Research shows pregnant smokers have a higher risk of premature births, birth defects, low birth weight, miscarriages and stillbirths — so it’s especially shocking that a new study reveals more than a fifth of white women continue to light up while they’re eating for two.

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Men Only Weight Loss Program Insists Men Stop Dieting Like Women

Men might not think like women, but they sure eat like ‘em. That’s why Wendy Meyers founded the Men Only Weight Loss program to help wean men off what she dubs “feminizing foods.”

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Do You Suffer from Chronic Pain? – Survey of the Day

According to a massive survey of more than 353,000 adults of all ages by Gallup, almost half of Americans over the age of 18 suffers from chronic pain.

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How Many Years Can Jogging Add to Your Life?

Want to live longer? Then start jogging. While that might seem like a chore, there’s even better news. You only need to jog a little bit to extend your time on earth.

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Avery’s Bucket List Blog Raises Awareness of Newborn’s Heart-Wrenching Illness

“Imagine you’ve been diagnosed with an incurable genetic disease and you are told you will not only lose your ability to walk and move your arms, but you will die between now and the next 18 months. What would you do?”

The parents of 5-month-old Avery Lynn Canahuati, who’s suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, had to ask themselves this same question. Their answer? Avery’s Bucket List Blog.

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