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Beware the ball pit

Scientists took a few samples from these colorful play areas and tested them in a lab. The conclusion: Well, read on.

Sit less, live more

A long-running American Cancer Study study of 92,000 people reinforces the simple notion that a more active lifestyle can lead to a longer, healthier life.

Growing threat for vets: Heart disease

A long-running CDC analysis has found veterans ages 35 to 70 suffer cardiovascular conditions at a greater rate than non-veterans.

Eating out? Mind your salt

A single meal at most restaurants far exceeds the recommended daily allotment of sodium.

The magic 8 for triceps training

Push-ups and dips are among the best exercises to engage these muscles.

The spring trifecta

Asparagus, watercress and peas are the mainstays of early spring yields—and they deliver a heap of vitamins and minerals lost to winter.

Ready for the male pill?

It's a decade or more from approval, but the experimental contraceptive is showing promise in its ability to safely lower sperm production.

Got broccoli and berries? Turn down the heat

Don't cook the goodness out of antioxidant-rich foods—they're more apt to maintain their powerful qualities when prepared gently.

Get a grip on hand pain

Left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions can worsen and lead to bigger problems down the road.

Study: Cutting carbs may lead to a-fib

Electrolyte abnormalities, dehydration and inflammation are all potential side effects of low-carb diets—and they all create conditions that can lead to heart malfunctions.

Top 7 migraine myths

They're a real and debilitating problem for millions of us, yet misunderstanding persists. Here are the facts.

3 steps to help prevent breast cancer

While certain genetic mutations can increase a woman's chances of a diagnosis, three specific actions can help offset the risks.

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