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Live Close to a Gym? You're Probably a Bit Trimmer

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to staying fit, research suggests it really is about location, location, location.

Tailgating Slows Everybody Down

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Impatient drivers tend to creep up behind slowpokes, but tailgating isn't a timesaver.

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Before the #MeToo movement and the fall of numerous powerful men accused of sexual harassment, researchers surveyed thousands of women and found the problem to be widespread.

Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire on Kids

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Graphic anti-tobacco posters intended to deter young people from buying cigarettes might actually have the opposite effect.

Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved Kids

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose families regularly eat meals together tend to have better social skills and fitness levels, researchers report.

Teens Acting Badly? Smog Could Be to Blame

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to behave badly -- lie, steal, vandalize, use drugs -- if they live in areas with heavy air pollution, a study of children living in greater Los Angeles suggests.

Higher Booze Taxes Might Pay Off for Public Health

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Raising one particular tax just might have a public health benefit.

Health Tip: Keep Gift-Giving Stress Under Wraps

(HealthDay News) -- Finding the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your shopping list is a major source of stress.

Tech at Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids and their smartphones aren't easily parted, but if you want your children to get a good night's sleep and to stay at a healthy weight, limiting bedtime screen time appears key, new research suggests.

These Personality Traits May Help You Live Longer

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stubbornness and optimism may be keys to a long life, a new study suggests.

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