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If you're a worm, don't date outside your species. Otherwise you'll fall prey to "killer sperm." @PLOSBiology lat.ms/1u0zpQZ
There IS something more rare than being killed by lightning, @CDCgov says. It's dying in a ___. (click to find out) lat.ms/XfIECb
Only 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables are needed to help you live longer. Beyond that, more isn't better lat.ms/1oLWtCH
Extremely cold weather kills twice as many Americans as extremely hot weather, @CDCgov data show. lat.ms/XfIECb
Walking up several times a night can be as debilitating as getting just four hours of sleep a night, a study finds: lat.ms/1nqcFcp
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Think 5 minutes of exercise isn't enough to make a difference? Think again: lat.ms/1s1Nz44
If you can run for 5 minutes a day, you may add years to your life lat.ms/1kk1xOZ
Weight-loss research zeroes in on a "stop eating" switch inside the brain lat.ms/1ryeFyD
The sanitary benefits of fist-bumping over hand-shaking are well-studied in the medical literature. Who knew? lat.ms/1uALikQ
Warning: Shaking hands with your doctor can be hazardous to your health. lat.ms/1uALikQ
The latest health advice: Do NOT shake hands with your doctor. Try a fist bump or high five instead: lat.ms/1uALikQ
Low blood cell counts in wild monkeys near Fukushima may be a sign that their immune systems are compromised lat.ms/1pPllHA
What do folks in the US, Canada, France, Taiwan and South Korea have in common? They're in the Clean Plate Club. lat.ms/1rBg1KM
"Are you gonna eat that?" If you put it on your own plate, chances are overwhelming that the answer is "Yes" lat.ms/1rBg1KM
"If you put it on your plate, it’s going into your stomach": lat.ms/WGsn9o
When we serve ourselves food, we eat pretty much everything on our plates, study shows lat.ms/WGsn9o
In America, 76% of overweight kids and 42% of obese kids think their weight is "about right." @CDCgov lat.ms/WGeo3o
"Body size misperception" is rampant among US kids & teens, @CDCgov report says: lat.ms/WGeo3o
Pradaxa can be safer for patients, but telling them how would undermind the marketing pitch. via @bmj_company lat.ms/1raYXJJ
What's jealousy good for? 36 dogs and 2 scientists suggest it helps animals (of all species) survive childhood. lat.ms/1jWyOPJ
To fight depression, researchers have this advice: Don't gain weight. via @marymacvean lat.ms/1odJqd1
43% of men who served in U.S. military suffered emotional abuse as children, twice the rate of other men lat.ms/1qAQ7sE
Clinical trial @USC & @ChildrensLA helps 3-year-old hear for the first time. A success years in the making. lat.ms/1qz1zVC
As if losing a parent isn't bad enough for a kid, new @PLOSMedicine study says it increases risk of premature death lat.ms/1kRwpky
Keep your skin from sunburn with clothes: lat.ms/1nbPYZi