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How Holidays Are Like "Preventive Medicine": Study Reveals the Medical Benefits of Going on Vacation

By | Wed, 01/30/2013 - 20:48

Holidays are a time for fun, relaxation and personal pampering, and a new study has revealed that going on vacation could even help rejuvenate the body by cutting blood pressure and lowering stress levels.

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Trust Your Guts When Shopping for Holiday Gifts

By | Sat, 12/22/2012 - 11:08

People can be better off trusting their intuition rather than thinking rationally during the last-minute shopping frenzy.

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It Feels Great Now, but Each Day of Over-Indulging Can Shorten Your Life by Hours

By | Tue, 12/18/2012 - 15:21

'Tis the season to eat, drink and be jolly, but health experts warn that each day of over-indulgence can cut a several hours off your lifespan.

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Growing Number of Kids Getting High off Common Holiday Spices, Toxicologist Warns

By | Tue, 12/18/2012 - 14:53

More and more thrill-seeking teens looking for creative ways to get cheap, legal highs from common holiday spices are winding up in the hospital with respiratory, cardiac and nerve damage.

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The Scientific Explanation for Rudolph’s Red Nose

By | Tue, 12/18/2012 - 12:56

Rudolph may be the most famous red-nosed reindeer of all time, but there are others.

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Holiday Fitness Gifts Trend From High-Tech to Basic

By | Mon, 12/03/2012 - 08:58

Gift offerings this year range from apps that can store a run in the country to be viewed later to gadgets so sophisticated they measure quality of sleep as well as calories burned.

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Tips for Buying Safe Toys This Holiday Season

By | Sat, 11/24/2012 - 11:30

Doctors have given some tips on toy safety this holiday season.

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How to Survive the Holidays After Losing a Loved One

By | Wed, 11/21/2012 - 13:09

Mental health experts offer tips to those in mourning on how to get through the holidays.

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Holidays May Actually Protect People Against Suicide

By | Fri, 10/12/2012 - 16:11

Contrary to popular belief, major holidays are actually associated with a lower number of suicides, but days in the beginning of the week, and in the start of spring, were linked to more suicide attempts.